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 »

 

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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

New Zealander jailed for sharing mosque shooting video

:: A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing gruesome livestream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported. Philip Arps, 44, was arrested in Christchurch four days after

Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations

:: An Algerian court on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of corruption, state television reported. The move came as part of a series

Thirty dead in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

:: Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga,

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

China earthquake kills 11, injures 122

:: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings. The earthquake struck outside the city of Yibin in Sichuan province late Monday

Beijing says it will ‘firmly support’ Hong Kong leader Lam

Carrie Lam

:: Beijing reiterated its backing of Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Monday after a massive demonstration demanding she resigns over a controversial extradition bill. “The central government will continue to firmly support the chief executive and efforts by

Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe

Karim Djoudi

:: An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said. Djoudi, finance minister between 2007 and 2014, appeared before the supreme court’s investigating

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

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Julian Assange

:: The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a US official. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and

India finds wreckage of plane missing with 13 on board

:: Indian authorities on Tuesday spotted the wreckage of a plane missing with 13 air force personnel aboard after days of searching a remote mountainous region close to China. The Soviet-built AN-32 plane, carrying eight crew and five passengers, disappeared

Pakistani politician arrested in London amid probe of speeches

Altaf Hussain

:: British police arrested Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain in London on Tuesday as part of an investigation into speeches he gave as the founder of a political party that ruled the megacity of Karachi for decades, media in Pakistan reported.

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran’s Khamenei, Rouhani this week

Shinzo Abe

:: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit to Tehran this week, in a bid to ease tension between Washington and Iran that experts called a bold move

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

N.Korea urges US to change ‘hostile policy’ on eve of summit anniversary

:: North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to “withdraw its hostile policy” towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become “a blank sheet of paper”. The statement

IAEA: Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium

Yukiya Amano

:: Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. Recent

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev

Oyub Titiev

:: Russia Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said. Titiev, who ran the Chechen office

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