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 »

 

Tag Archives: France

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

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite an imminent US withdrawal. Washington’s decision to pull

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

French PM confirms fuel tax suspensions, calls for calm

:: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Tuesday new concessions to “yellow vest” protesters, saying planned increases in the price of fuel would be suspended for six months. “No tax merits putting the unity of the nation in danger,”

World leaders in Paris warn world peace under threat

:: World leaders marking the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I in France on Sunday later attended the Paris Peace Forum where they warned that world peace may be under threat. The forum in Paris a three-day

Saudi force comes out fighting in joint ‘Bright Star’ drill

:: Saudi Arabian forces have joined a US-Egyptian Bright Star exercise along with military units from Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. Observers from 16 other countries will monitor the exercise in Egypt, which is designed to strengthen

Saudi Crown Prince meets with French Minister of the Armed Forces

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Barley in Jeddah. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed areas of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of defense and opportunities

France to host international humanitarian conference on Yemen

:: Paris will host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen on Wednesday to address the humanitarian situation in the country and find solutions for it. A seminar in which relief organizations and researchers in the humanitarian situation in Yemeni cities

Lebanon PM in second trip to Saudi since surprise resignation

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On November 4, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh.

French defense minister says weakening Iran deal would aggravate region

:: France’s defense minister said weakening the Iran deal would aggravate an eruptive region, as world powers waited to see if U.S. President Donald Trump would pull out of the accord on Tuesday. Florence Parly told French radio RTL the

France’s Macron unsure whether Trump will stick to Iran nuclear deal

:: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether US President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting

France earmarks EUR 50 million for new Syria aid projects

:: France will spend 50 million euros ($62 million) on new projects in Syria to be carried out by around 20 humanitarian groups, the president’s office said Monday. Emmanuel Macron made the decision “in the face of the critical humanitarian

UN Security Council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

:: The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday that would have condemned “the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. and its allies in violation of international law and the UN Charter.”

Putin warns Macron against ‘dangerous’ Syria actions

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a telephone call against any “dangerous actions” in Syria, the Kremlin said. “The most important thing is to refrain from ill-considered and dangerous actions that would

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Paris following three-week US tour

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Paris on Sunday for an official visit after ending his three-week tour of the US. The France visit is in response to an official invitation from the French government, in which

France and Saudi Arabia to ‘invest in the future’

:: The visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Paris will include meetings with French business leaders and plans to build trade ties focused on “investments in the future.” The two countries have a strong history of bilateral

France’s Sarkozy in custody in funding probe linked to Libya

:: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on Tuesday morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said. The

US, Britain, France, Germany condemn Iran, warn to stop arming Houthi militia

:: The United States, Britain, France and Germany have condemned Iran on Tuesday in a joint statement for breaking UN law prohibiting supply of arms to Yemen. Their statement comes a day after Russia vetoed a resolution put forward by

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