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

Iran confirms it carried out air strikes in Iraq

A senior Iranian official confirmed on Friday that his country had carried out air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq, in an interview with UK-based daily The Guardian. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour

U.S. diplomats to argue against new Iran sanctions

Top U.S. diplomats will this week make a “strong case” to lawmakers to hold off on fresh Iran sanctions, hoping to avoid an ugly political showdown which could scupper nuclear talks. Acting Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman, who has led the

Pro-reform party launched in Iran

A new pro-reform party was launched in Iran on Tuesday to contest legislative elections due in March 2016, targeting the votes of supporters of moderate President Hassan Rowhani. Nedaye Iranian (The Call of Iranians) was “born of the new atmosphere”

Iran’s leader doesn’t oppose more nuclear talks

Iran’s top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a “fair” agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Supreme Leader Ayatollah

Iran: reaching nuke deal on Nov. 24 ‘impossible’

Reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions will be impossible by a Nov. 24 deadline, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Sunday. “Considering the short time left until

U.N. slams Iran, Syria over rights record

The U.N. human rights committee adopted on Tuesday two resolutions strongly condemning Iran and Syria’s human rights record, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. The non-binding measures now go to the full Assembly for a vote expected next month. More

Iran parliament rejects Rowhani’s minister nominee

Iran’s parliament has rejected President Hassan Rowhani’s nominee for the post of science minister over his pro-reform tendencies. The conservative-dominated 290-seat chamber on Tuesday voted 171-70 against the candidacy of Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani. There were 257 lawmakers in attendance

Iran files charges against Iranian-British woman

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is saying an Iranian-British woman has been detained because of her links to the opposition, not just for attending a volleyball match. The Tuesday report quotes a statement by the Tehran prosecutor’s office as saying

Iran says it has responded to Obama’s letters

A top security official in Iran said Wednesday the Islamic Republic has written back in response to letters sent by U.S. President Barack Obama, the first acknowledgement of such correspondence. However, it’s not clear whether Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran shows flight of U.S. drone replica

Iran’s state TV on Wednesday broadcast footage of an aircraft it says is a replica of a U.S. stealth drone captured in 2011. The images, showing a black aircraft flying over mountainous terrain and arid lands before landing at an

Iran announces new long-range radar system

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting the country has inaugurated a new long-range radar system capable of detecting small drones and ballistic missiles. The Tuesday report says the system, dubbed as Sepehr or Sky, has a range of more

Iranians mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with America” at a major anti-U.S. rally on Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just days ahead of a key meeting between the two nations’ top diplomats

British-Iranian volleyball woman gets jail time

A British-Iranian woman who was arrested in Tehran after trying to attend a volleyball match has been sentenced to one year in jail, her lawyer was reported as saying Sunday. Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year-old law graduate from London, who was

Iranian elite Guards say U.S. ‘still enemy No. 1’

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard renewed its animosity towards the United States in a statement released on Saturday which described the U.S. as the “number one enemy of the Iranian nation.” The statement, carried by FARS news agency, was released to

Iran defends executions record, says most drug-related

Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling. Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council,

Iranian parliament rejects minister in fresh blow to Rowhani

The Iranian parliament on Wednesday rejected the government’s choice for science minister, two months after his predecessor was sacked, in a fresh setback for moderate President Hassan Rowhani. Mahmoud Nili-Ahmadabadi, the pick for minister of science, research and technology, lost

‘Dear mom, don’t cry,’ hanged Iranian woman says in last message

In her final will, 26-year-old Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari who was executed on Saturday for killing her alleged rapist in 2007 told her family that she would get justice in the “court of God.” Jabbari recorded what was an originally

West unmoved by Iran’s nuclear ‘compromises’

Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24

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