Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

Tag Archives: Tehran

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

:: Iran’s judiciary confirmed on Sunday the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges. “Mr Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani… was among some who were accused of spying and providing information for foreigners

Turkey’s Erdogan in Iran amid tensions over Iraqi Kurd vote

:: Iran’s state TV is reporting the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Iran as Tehran and Ankara weigh how to respond to the Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq. Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Wednesday and was greeted at

Iranian foreign minister Zarif to visit Qatar amid Gulf crisis

:: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Qatar on Monday, officials said, for talks on relations between Tehran and Doha that have caused tensions in the Gulf. Zarif left Tehran on Monday morning for Oman and was to

Iran files charges against Telegram app CEO

:: A semi-official news agency in Iran says authorities have filed charges against the CEO of the popular encrypted messaging app Telegram. The comments carried by the ISNA news agency represent the latest back-and-forth between the Iranian government and Telegram,

Iran says land border with Iraqi Kurdistan remains opened

:: Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday that its border with Iraqi Kurdistan remained open despite its independence referendum, reversing an earlier statement. A statement by the ministry said: “The land border between Iran and the Kurdistan region of Iraq is

Iran tests new medium-range missile, in defiance of US warnings

:: Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch

Iran’s Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

:: President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France. “Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

China provides $10 bln credit line to Iran

:: A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said on Saturday. The contract was signed in Beijing between China’s CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks

Iran upholds 10-year jail terms for 3 US nationals, resident

:: The Iranian judiciary on Sunday upheld 10-year jail terms for an American, two US-Iranian dual nationals and a Lebanese permanent resident of the United States for “collaborating” with Washington. In a ruling that comes at a time of rising

Iran’s new defense minister says priority is to boost missile program

:: Iran’s new defense minister said Saturday the priority was to boost the country’s missile program and export weapons to shore up neighboring allies. “In combat fields, especially in missiles, we have a specific plan to boost Iran’s missile power,”

Qatar envoy back in Tehran to strengthen bilateral ties

:: Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s missions in Iran by demonstrators angry at Riyadh’s execution of a

Iran says only 5 days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

:: Iranian state television is quoting the country’s atomic chief as saying the Islamic Republic would need only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent – a level at which the material could start to be

Iran reform leader Karroubi ends hunger strike

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for six years, ended his hunger strike late Thursday after the government agreed to remove intelligence agents from his home. However, his demand to face trial — he has never been

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media. “His health condition deteriorated after

Iran’s Rouhani warns the US: ‘We can quit the nuclear deal’

:: President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament, he also hit out at US

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