Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

 

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Libya, Algeria slam Turkey over arms shipment

:: The Turkish arms shipment that was delivered to Libya threatens the country and region, charged an Algerian security official. He told the daily al-Watan newspaper that the purpose of such activity is to not only destabilize Libya, but send

Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on charges related to inciting violence and supporting militants. The Cairo Criminal Court has convicted Mohammed Badie and five others

Egypt court upholds three-year prison sentence for ex-president

:: Egypt’s main appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for former president Mohammed Morsi, who is already jailed in other cases, over a conviction for insulting the judiciary. The Court of Cassation upheld the same sentence for Morsi

Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected extremists in Sinai

:: Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected extremists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against militants in the area, a security source said Monday. The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on the Sinai

Report: Son of ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in Syria’s Homs

:: A son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the city of Homs in Syria, the group’s news channel reported on Tuesday. “Hudayfah al-Badri … the son of the Caliph … was killed in an operation

Egypt’s Sisi to visit Sudan in October amid tensions

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit Khartoum in October to seal several bilateral deals, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday during a visit to Cairo, at a time of fraught relations between the neighbors. Sudan banned the import

Hamas leader in Cairo ahead of expected protests in Gaza

:: Hamas leader Ismail Haniya arrived in Cairo on Sunday to meet the head of Egypt’s security services, as speculation mounts that Egypt is seeking to negotiate a deal with Hamas to ease potential violence on Monday. Sources in Hamas

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

:: An Egyptian official says Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have again failed to make progress on their Nile dispute as Ethiopia works to complete a massive upstream dam. Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the

Saudi minister reaffirms Kingdom’s stance on Palestine as Arab information ministers meet in Cairo

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad on Tuesday chaired the 9th regular session of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Information Minister in Cairo. Al-Awwad conveyed the wishes of King Salman and Crown Prince

Egypt says three soldiers, 30 extremists killed in restive Sinai

:: Three soldiers and 30 extremists have been killed in the past week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling ISIS, the army said Wednesday. Around 200 extremists and at least 33 government troops have now been killed

Egypt former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina gets five-year jail term

:: An Egyptian military court Tuesday sentenced a former anti-corruption chief, Hisham Geneina, to five years in jail after he said a presidential candidate had secret documents allegedly damaging to the army, his lawyer said. “The verdict is five years,

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

:: An Egyptian court upheld on Saturday a life sentence against Mohamed Badie, the leader of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, over 2013 violence, judicial sources said. The court of cassation, Egypt’s top court, rejected an appeal by Badie and others

Egypt kills six militants from group it accuses over Alexandria bombing

:: Egypt’s police killed on Sunday six militants belonging to the group the interior ministry accuses of carrying out a bombing in the coastal city of Alexandria that targeted a security chief a day earlier. “The interior ministry has dealt

Egypt scraps Mubarak ruling over telecoms shutdown

:: An Egyptian court on Saturday scrapped a ruling to fine ousted president Hosni Mubarak and two top aides for a telecommunications shutdown during the 2011 uprising, a judicial source said. In the first days of the revolt that unseated

Saudi Crown Prince winds down trip to Egypt with mosque visit

:: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince wound up his three-day visit to Egypt on Tuesday with a symbolically significant visit to Al-Azhar. Accompanied by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was given a tour of the mosque at

Egypt freezes assets of government critic Abul Fotouh

:: Egypt has frozen the assets of leading government critic Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, arrested earlier this month over alleged links to exiled members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the prosecution said Sunday. His February 14 arrest came after he

Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt to return to Cairo after withdrawal

:: Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour announced that the Sudanese ambassador to Egypt, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, will return to Cairo to resume his duties. This comes a month after Sudan recalled the ambassador ‘for consultation’, which was said to be due

Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciary

:: An Egyptian court has fined one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising $565 (10,000 Egyptian pounds) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary. Saturday’s ruling on Ahmed Douma, reported by the state-run Al Ahram newspaper, is a

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