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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Category Archives: Europe

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

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

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

Germany’s Merkel says neo-Nazis must be tackled ‘without taboos’

Angela Merkel

:: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Germany must resist neo-Nazis “without any taboos” following the killing of a local politician by a suspected right-wing extremist. Such violence “must be resisted from the outset and without any taboos,” Merkel said

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

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

UK’s Johnson baulks at Brexit cost as leadership race hots up

:: Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister, said on Sunday he would withhold payment of the country’s European Union exit bill to try and get a better deal – a move that drew an

Macron’s top Brexit aide: UK must not ‘export its political crisis’ to Europe

:: Britain must not “export its political crisis” over to Europe, said French politician Nathalie Loiseau, who is spearheading President Emmanuel Macron’s European election campaign, and serves as his top Brexit adviser. “We respect the British. We ask them to

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

:: The UN political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk “of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority.” Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that “a sustainable resolution” to the authority’s funding

Pope says ‘happy to write new page in history’ with UAE visit

:: Pope Francis said he was looking to write a new page in the history of relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates from Sunday. “I am happy … to write on your dear land a

UN Security Council endorses former Danish general as new head of Yemen mission

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of former Danish general Michael Lollesgaard to head the UN observer mission in Yemen, diplomats said. Lollesgaard will replace Patrick Cammaert, the Dutch general who had been tapped a little

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

:: The United States and Israel have quit the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, arguing the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal took effect on the stroke of the New Year, after the Trump administration and the Israeli prime

UK to unveil details of post-Brexit immigration system

:: Britain’s interior minister Sajid Javid will on Wednesday publish plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that would bring net migration to the UK down to “sustainable levels”, his department said. It said details of the new system, which will

Belgian prime minister announces resignation

:: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced his resignation Tuesday, less than two weeks after his main coalition partner quit in a row over migration, leaving him leading a minority government. Michel, who took office in 2014, lost the backing

British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in June

:: British Airways announced on Tuesday it will resume flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending them in the wake of the suicide truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens. In a statement, Robert

France scraps petrol tax rises for 2019 after protests

:: France has scrapped all petrol price hikes for 2019, the environment minister said Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests against shrinking income blamed on President Emmanuel Macron’s government. A price hike scheduled for January 1, was “scrapped for the

Yemen peace talks to start on Thursday in Sweden

:: Peace talks between Yemeni government representatives and the Houthi militias’ delegation will begin on Thursday in Sweden, the UN announced. “The (UN special envoy) would like to announce the restart of the intra-Yemeni political process in Sweden on 6

UK home secretary says he had been bullied, like the Syrian boy

:: British home secretary Sajid Javid said he had been bullied and “punched to the ground” at the age of 11 because he was Asian on Monday to BBC Radio 4. He said the attack on a 15-year-old Syrian boy,

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