Iran threatens to retaliate after Dutch expel two diplomats

:: Iran protested on Sunday against the Netherlands’ expulsion of two of its diplomats and threatened to retaliate for the “unfriendly and destructive move”. A spokesman for the Dutch intelligence service AIVD More »

Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market

:: Saudi Arabia has said it is ready to use its spare production capacity in order to help balance the global oil market, according to a Cabinet statement released on Tuesday. The More »

Turkey issues decree transferring powers to president

:: Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the president, in line with its move to an executive presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The More »

Iran’s Khamenei calls on securing ‘businesses’ amid economic protests

:: Iran’s supreme leader is urging the country’s judiciary to take measures to secure people’s “businesses and lives” amid economic protests that have struck the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince congratulate President Erdogan on re-election

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday congratulated to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of his re-election for a new term. “On More »


Tag Archives: SUNNIS

Leading Iranian Sunni cleric voices support of protests

:: Molavi Abdolhamid, an Iranian Sunni cleric in the Baluchestan Province, voiced his full support for the protests that began 10 days ago and emphasized the importance of changing policies and laws in Iran. “It is necessary to change laws

Unified prayer held in Baghdad after violence

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi attended a unified prayer session held between Sunnis and Shiites in the capital Baghdad after unknown assailants attacked the Sunni endowment building in the Sunni district area of Adhamiyah. The violence on Thursday killed four

Iraqi Sunnis accuse Shiite paramilitaries of burning homes outside Tikrit

Two Iraqi local officials and a police officer accused Shiite paramilitary forces on Saturday of burning and looting homes in the town of al-Dour after capturing the area during a military campaign to oust the Islamic State of Iraq and

Iraqi Cabinet OKs draft law to set up national guard

style=”text-align: center;”> The Iraqi cabinet approved on Tuesday two draft laws, one that would see the creation of a national guard, the other aimed at reforming government policies toward former members of the Baath party. The bills will now be

Seven killed in north Lebanon suicide attack

At least seven people were killed and scores more were wounded in a suicide attack in a pro-Assad neighborhood of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Syria’s Al-Qaeda wing claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the army, the attack

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