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 »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Iranian official says armed man arrested for trying to storm presidential office

:: A man wielding a machete was shot at and arrested in Iran on Monday after he tried to break into the presidential office building, Iranian news agencies reported. Tasnim news agency said he was carrying the weapon and wearing

Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify

:: Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported Friday. Those arrested were accused of public order

Iran grants US citizen Baquer Namazi four-day release from prison

:: Iranian authorities granted a four-day leave on humanitarian grounds Sunday to Baquer Namazi, the oldest of a group of American citizens known to be held in the Islamic Republic. His lawyer Jared Genser said that Namazi, an 81-year-old former

Iran protests continue for sixth night as clashes with police erupt

:: Night protests have continued in the Iran’s capital Tehran and various other cities on Tuesday as clashes between protesters and police turned violent, especially in the northwest city of Mashhad and southern Shiraz. Crowds began gathering in the early

‘God help us’: Leaked meeting notes reveal panic among Iranian regime

:: Leaked notes from meetings between Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the country’s political leaders and heads of security expressed that the recent nationwide protests have hurt every sector of the economy and “threaten the regime’s security”. The

Overall death toll in Iran protests rises to 20

:: As the protests continue in Iranian cities for the fifth day in a row, clashes between the security forces and the protesters led to the rise of the death toll to 20. The death toll, on Monday, rose to

Canada expresses support for people protesting in Iran

:: The Canadian government has expressed support for people protesting in Iran on Monday as mass demonstrations enter their fifth day across the country. “Canada is encouraged by the Iranian people who are exercising their basic right to protest peacefully,”

Protesters march toward residence of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

:: Several media outlets have reported that a crowd of protestors began marching toward Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s residence on Pasteur St. on Sunday night in the capital Tehran. Sources have confirmed security forces and members of the Revolutionary

Rouhani hits back at Trump saying he has no right to sympathize with protesters

:: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that his US counterpart Donald Trump had “no right” to sympathize with Iranian protesters who he has previously called “terrorists”. “This man who today in America wants to sympathize with our people has

Iranian minister warns government ‘will confront’ disorder as deaths reported

:: Iran’s interior minister warned Sunday that “violence, fear and terror” will be confronted after a third night of protests against the regime. “Those who damage public property, disrupt the order and break the law must be responsible for their

Three killed in shooting by Revolutionary Guards during protests in central Iran

:: Latest Iranian reports from Iran said that three people have been killed and others were injured when the Revolutionary Guard militias shot a night protest in ‎Doroud, Loerstan province, in central Iran. Opposition websites published videos showing thousands of

UN urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles

:: The UN was urged on Saturday to take action against Iran for breaking an arms embargo by illegally supplying missiles to Houthi militias in Yemen. The calls followed a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution late on Friday that condemned

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Tehran

:: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday night, state media reported, but there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage. Authorities said they were gathering information and asked residents

Thick smog keeps schools closed for fourth day in Iran

:: Schools were closed for a fourth straight day in Tehran on Wednesday as dangerous air pollution covered the Iranian capital and traffic restrictions failed to clear the thick smog. Average airborne concentration of the finest and most hazardous particles

British foreign secretary raises detainee’s case in Iran talks

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a “worthwhile” two-day trip to Tehran. The British Foreign Office says Johnson raised the case

Iran displays missile during anniversary of embassy takeover

:: Iran on Saturday displayed a surface-to-surface missile as part of events marking the anniversary of the 1979 US Embassy takeover and hostage crisis amid uncertainty about its nuclear deal with world powers. Thousands gathered at the former US embassy

US to discuss with allies taking aggressive action against Hezbollah

:: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that Washington would take deterrent action against Hezbollah militia. He stated that the US will discuss with allies taking aggressive action against Hezbollah in a speech at the Future Investment Initiative

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

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