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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Germany’s FM urges Gulf stability ahead of Iran’s visit

:: Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas stressed the importance of stability in the Gulf region amid heightened tensions with Iran. Maas made the comment on Sunday in Abu Dhabi during a news conference with his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin

New batch of Saudi ambassadors sworn in before king

:: Newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday at the al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Among the new diplomats are Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdul-Aziz, ambassador to Switzerland, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi

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

Arson attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

:: Arsonists on Monday struck a Turkish community center in Germany, the latest in a string of attacks which Turkey has sometimes blamed on Kurdish militants amid its military offensive in northern Syria. Unknown attackers hurled incendiary devices in 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

MiSK joins forces with the Germans to train gifted Saudi students

:: The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK) and the German Saudi Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) will launch a program on June 25 to provide training to gifted Saudi students. Oliver Oehms, GESALO secretary general, said

Merkel to meet bereaved a year after Berlin Christmas market attack

Angela Merkel

:: A year after an extremist plowed a truck into a Christmas market crowd, killing 12, Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Monday with the victims’ families for the first time. The private gathering on the eve of the anniversary of

Saudi Arabia issues protest note over German foreign minister’s comments

:: Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador in Germany on Saturday for consultation over the German foreign minister’s comments. The kingdom also issued a protest note over the German diplomat’s comments, the Saudi foreign ministry said, adding that the kingdom resents

Berlin seeks new partnerships with Riyadh through Future Investment Initiative

:: A German diplomat has confirmed that his country will expand its cooperation with Riyadh in various economic, political and security fields during the coming year, pointing out that a large delegation will participate in the Future Investment Initiative, hosted

Air Berlin seeks damages from Etihad — Rheinische Post

Air Berlin

:: German airline Air Berlin is demanding damages from its part-owner Etihad Airways for letting it become insolvent and it hopes for payment of at least €10 million, Air Berlin’s administrator told a German newspaper. “We are in negotiations with

Knife attacker ‘on the run’ after injuring several in Munich

:: Several people were injured Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding possible motives were unknown. A man “injured several people with a knife” in

Refugee issue looms as Merkel starts coalition talks

:: Two weeks after winning German elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a first step Sunday on a rocky road toward forming a government by trying to get her own conservative house in order. Her meeting from

Germany redeploys anti-ISIS surveillance jets to Jordan

:: Germany on Wednesday moved four Tornado jets flying surveillance missions against ISIS to Jordan after withdrawing them from Turkey amid a bilateral dispute, the defense ministry said. Berlin decided in June to pull out the contingent after Ankara repeatedly

Merkel allies fret over former East Germany’s rightward shift

:: The premiers of two regions where the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party made big gains in Sunday’s national election warned that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives must change course to stop the former East Germany’s rightward drift. Merkel’s Christian

Merkel claims mandate to form new German government

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government with her conservative bloc. She’s also vowing to win back voters from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party after it got enough support to enter

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to sit at negotiating table

:: Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end the dispute with its neighbors, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin. “We spoke about Qatar’s readiness to sit at the table to

After Etihad Airways withdrew funding, pilots ground Air Berlin flights

:: Insolvent Air Berlin (AB1.DE) canceled about 100 flights on Tuesday after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers, potentially hampering an attempt to find investors to rescue Germany’s second-largest airline. Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection last month

Merkel: Germany open to Iran-style North Korea talks

:: Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of a past deal with Iran, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “I would say yes immediately if we

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