Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

Exchange of fire on Gaza border kills Palestinian, wounds 3 Israel soldiers

:: A Palestinian who crossed the Gaza border into Israel overnight shot at Israeli troops, drawing return fire in an incident that left the Palestinian dead and three Israeli soldiers wounded, the army said on Thursday. An Israeli tank also

US will extend sanctions waivers for Iran nuclear programs: Bolton

John Bolton

:: The United States will renew sanctions waivers for Iranian nuclear programs that allow Russia, China, and European countries to continue their civilian nuclear cooperation with Tehran, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday. “I think the

Zarif: Iran is ready for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready

:: Iran is ready for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency. “If Saudi Arabia is ready for dialogue, we are always ready for dialogue

Kushner meets Jordan king for talks on Mideast peace plan

:: US President Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Wednesday for talks on a US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. The two discussed “efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, the royal

US imposes sanctions on Iranian foreign minister Zarif

Mohammad Javad Zarif

:: The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said on its website. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on Zarif for acting

US Senator Cruz says ‘deep state’ working to preserve Obama-Iran deal

:: US Senator Ted Cruz said “deep state” staffers at the US State and Treasury departments were working to preserve the Iranian nuclear deal behind US President Donald Trump’s back after reports of White House plans to renew civil-nuclear waivers

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the monarch, the Cabinet praised the signing of a

Israel jails Palestinian lawyer over shootings

:: An Israeli military court jailed a prominent Palestinian lawyer for 13 and a half years on Tuesday for shooting at Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the army said. Tareq Barghout, a Ramallah-based lawyer who represented Palestinians accused

Iraq says ex-governor embezzled $10 mln in aid for displaced

Nawfel Akoub

:: Around $10 million in aid for the displaced in northern Iraq’s Nineveh province, where ISIS was based, has been embezzled by its fugitive ex-governor, the country’s anti-corruption commission said on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Integrity Commission told AFP

Iran sentences former Tehran mayor to death for killing wife

:: Iran’s state TV says a former mayor of Tehran who also served as one of the country’s vice presidents was sentenced to death for killing his wife. Tuesday’s report quotes judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili as saying that Mohammad Ali

Israeli far-right parties unite for September vote

Ayelet Shaked

:: Israeli far-right parties announced Monday they have reached a deal to unite for September elections, in a move that could boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hopes of remaining in office. Former justice minister Ayelet Shaked will lead the alliance

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Prince Khalid bin Salman

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Mohammad Javad Zarif

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record of detesting diplomacy are suddenly interested in talks?

Moscow says downed US drone was in Iranian airspace

:: The US drone shot down by Tehran last week was in Iranian airspace, the head of Russia’s Security Council said Tuesday, despite US claims to the contrary. “I have information from the defense ministry of the Russian Federation that

Mnuchin says Iran FM Zarif will be hit with sanctions later this week

Mohammad Javad Zarif

:: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will be hit with sanctions later this week. This comes as US President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran following Tehran’s downing of

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei futile as he has ‘no foreign assets’

Hassan Rouhani

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed new US sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and described the White House as “mentally retarded”, an insult Iran has used in the past about President Donald Trump. In a speech broadcast live

Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

:: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran. Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia

Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top US adviser says

Brian Hook

:: US President Donald Trump is ready to talk to Iran about a deal that would lift American sanctions but Tehran would need to curtail its nuclear and missile program, as well as its support for proxies, a senior US

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