Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Hassan Rouhani

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since attacks on two

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

Wang Yi

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a landmark

Report: Mortars land on Iraqi military base near Baghdad

:: Two mortar shells landed on a military base hosting US forces north of Baghdad late on Monday without causing casualties, a military source said. The mortars came down in the Iraqi section of the sprawling Taji military base, located

Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over ‘massacre’

:: The Sudanese movement whose protests triggered the ouster of Omar al-Bashir called Monday on its supporters to renew night-time rallies to condemn the “massacre” of demonstrators at a Khartoum sit-in. Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the Khartoum

US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

:: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran. “The recent Iranian attacks validate

Egypt’s former president Morsi buried, a day after courtroom death

Mohamed Morsi

:: A lawyer says Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has been buried, a day after collapsing and dying in a Cairo courtroom. Abdul-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud says Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers early Tuesday in the mosque of Tora prison, then buried

Russia to deliver missile defense system to Turkey in July: Kremlin

:: Russia plans to deliver its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, amid concerns that the delivery will further harm already strained Turkish-U.S. relations. NATO allies Ankara and Washington have sparred publicly for

Nizar Zakka: I was subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians

Nizar Zakka

:: Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after being detained in Iran since 2015, told Al Arabiya that he was “subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians” when he was first arrested. Zakka

Sudan protesters to end strike, resume talks with generals

:: Protest leaders have agreed to end their civil disobedience campaign launched after a crackdown on demonstrators and resume talks with Sudan’s ruling generals, an Ethiopian mediator said Tuesday. “The Alliance for Freedom and Change agreed to end the civil

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Saad al-Hariri

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, adding that he had hoped that FM Gebran

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas

:: Syrian warplanes have struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country’s northwest as the World Food Program says weeks long violence has hampered some of its activities in the area. WFP said in a statement on Tuesday that due

Syrian air defense downs Israeli missiles: State media

:: Syrian air defense shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country early Wednesday, the official SANA news agency said. The attack was launched around 2 am local time (2300 GMT Tuesday) against the Tall

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region

:: Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Turkey says the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria is part

Freed Lebanese national Nizar Zakka arrives in Beirut from Iran

Nizar Zakka

:: Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday following his release from prison in Iran, said he was innocent of Iran’s spying accusations and noted that imprisonment only made him stronger to defend freedom of speech.

Iraq Kurds name president’s cousin as their new PM

:: Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament named Masrour Barzani as the region’s new premier on Tuesday, a day after his cousin was sworn in as its president. Masrour Barzani, 50, is the son of longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and had

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base: Pentagon

:: Turkey’s F-35 pilots are no longer flying at a US air base in Arizona, the Pentagon told Reuters on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara’s involvement in the advanced fighter jet program over Turkey’s plans to buy

Senior US envoy to urge dialogue on Sudan visit

Tibor Nagy

:: The top US diplomat for Africa will head to Sudan to encourage talks between Sudan’s military rulers and protesters whom security forces violently put down, the State Department said Monday. Tibor Nagy, the assistant secretary of state for African

Silence of NY Times Tehran Bureau Chief on Twitter raises concerns

Thomas Erdbrink

:: Concern over the fate of The New York Times bureau chief in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrink, has continued after months of him not contributing to the publication or posting to his Twitter account, with some questioning his safety. News Agency

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