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 »

 

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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

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

N.Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles for the second time in a week

:: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills. The latest

Saudi envoy awarded medal in Mauritania

Hazza bin Zaben Al-Mutairi.

:: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania awarded Saudi Ambassador Hazza bin Zaben Al-Mutairi the Order of Merit (Commander Grade) at a reception in Nouakchott on Tuesday. Al-Mutairi said he was honored to be awarded the medal, stressing that

Police find Indian coffee tycoon Siddhartha’s body in river

:: Fishermen on Wednesday found the body of Indian coffee baron VG Siddhartha in Netravathi river, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, authorities confirmed, two days after he disappeared. Siddhartha, the founder of the Cafe Coffee Day chain, was

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.

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

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

UN rights chief: 55,000 ISIS fighters and their families detained in Syria, Iraq

Michelle Bachelet

:: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 former ISIS fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or be freed. States “must assume responsibility for their nationals” and

Australian ISIS orphans rescued from Syria camp

:: Eight orphans of Australian ISIS fighters have been spirited out of a camp in Syria, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, in an apparent U-turn. The children and grandchildren of two notorious extremists are now in the care of

Earthquake of 7.3-magnitude hits Indonesia, no tsunami threat

:: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck in a remote area of Indonesia in the Banda Sea on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no initial tsunami warnings. The quake hit at a depth of 208

Trump will ‘not dare’ strike Iran, claims IRGC General

:: A senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps asserted that US President Donald Trump would “not dare” to strike Iran and the President’s claim that he “wanted to strike three different sites is a lie.” Brigadier General Gholamhossein Gheybparvar,

UK minister discusses regional tensions, nuclear deal in Iran

Andrew Murrison

:: A minister from Britain’s Foreign Office arrived in Tehran on Sunday and met with a top diplomat from Iran’s foreign ministry amid escalating regional tensions, state-run IRIB news agency reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison

Bolton warns Iran to not mistake US ‘prudence’ for ‘weakness’

John Bolton

:: US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned Tehran on Sunday of misinterpreting as “weakness” President Donald Trump’s last-minute cancellation of a retaliatory strike on Iran. “Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake US prudence and discretion for

India rejects US report on attacks on minority Muslims

:: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Muslims. Preparing for a visit by US Secretary of State Mike

Ruling party candidate declares himself victor in Mauritania vote

:: Government candidate and frontrunner Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has declared himself the winner of the first round of Mauritania’s presidential election. The 62-year-old former head of the domestic security service made the claim in the early hours of Sunday in

North Korea: Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

Kim Jong Un

:: President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter, a government-controlled news agency reported Sunday. Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “Appreciating the political judging

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