Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »

 

Tag Archives: Moscow

ISIS claims responsibility as eight stabbed in Russian city

:: Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website. “A man was moving along

Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and

Russia’s ex-ambassador to US rejects accusations of meddling

:: The former Russian ambassador to the United States on Saturday strongly denied the accusations of meddling in the US presidential election. Sergei Kislyak, who has just returned from Washington, said on Russian state Rossiya 24 television

Russian says US exit from Paris pact ‘terrible mistake’

:: Russian on Saturday criticized the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as “terrible mistake”. “It is a terrible mistake!!! President Trump will actually pull the US — the largest player — out of the

Russia: Truce in Syria’s Homs province after safe zone agreed

:: Syrian regime forces and “moderate” rebels will cease fire in northern parts of Homs province on Thursday after Russia struck a deal with the opposition on implementing a safe zone, Moscow said. “From 1200 local time

Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

:: President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new US sanctions approved

Earthquake of magnitude 7.7 jolts Russia’s Commander Islands

:: An earthquake, measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale, hit the area on the Commander Islands on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The tremor shook the Islands at 23.34 GMT, with its epicenter located nearly 233 kilometers away from

UN’s de Mistura: Syrian Kurds should take part in drafting new constitution

:: Syria’s Kurds should not be ignored, and their representatives must be allowed to take part in drafting the country’s new constitution, UN envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura told RIA news agency in an interview published

US, Russian leaders made no promises on cyber unit: Moscow

:: Russia confirmed on Monday that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had discussed forming a joint Russian-US group on cybersecurity, an idea that has provoked uproar in Washington, but said it was only a tentative proposal. Trump

Lavrov says trying to clarify US Syria no-fly zones proposal

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow was seeking to clarify a claim by his US counterpart that Washington is ready to work together to set up “no-fly zones” in Syria. “We have asked, but

Diplomatic sources: Washington puts fate of Assad in the hands of Moscow

:: According to a report published by Foreign Policy on Monday, three informed diplomatic sources reported that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a special meeting at the State Department last

Putin discusses Qatar dispute with Bahrain king: Kremlin

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in a telephone call, the Kremlin said on Saturday. Putin stressed the need for direct

Russia’s Lavrov, US Sec of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in

Russia certain on Baghdadi death, US-led coalition unsure

:: The US-led coalition battling ISIS said on Friday it had no concrete evidence on whether the militant group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead or alive but played down any significance he might have on the

Russia has no confirmation of ISIS leader Baghdadi’s death

:: Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as

Moscow names new Turkey ambassador after assassination

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a new ambassador to Turkey following the killing of Moscow’s previous envoy Andrei Karlov in December. In a decree posted in an official database, Putin gave an order to

Russia suspends coordination with US after downing of Syrian jet

:: Russia’s defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. The United States and Russia, which has been providing

Fresh Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Monday that the next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana will be held on July 10. The meeting is set to coincide with a fresh round of

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