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 »

 

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Head of Iran’s chief clerical body dead at 83

Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran’s most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country’s supreme leader, has died. He was 83. Kani was the chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a body of 86 senior

Iran makes arrests after acid attacks on women

Iran has arrested a number of people suspected of throwing acid at women deemed to be wearing Islamic head covering improperly, authorities said on Monday, following a series of attacks in Isfahan that have caused widespread anger. Morteza Mir Bagheri,

‘Bad hijab’ link to acid attacks on Iranian women

A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumors that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled. Police have declined to comment on a motive but suspects

Rowhani says confident in resolving nuclear row with West

Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani said Monday that even if there is no comprehensive deal with the West on its nuclear program by next month’s deadline, neither side would walk away. With discussions for a comprehensive agreement seemingly deadlocked, Rowhani’s comments

Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran’s national security council said on Tuesday, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanese Army has been

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  IS threatens to kill 300 Yazidi families BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants have threatened to kill more than 300 families from Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority unless they convert to Islam, witnesses and a Yazidi lawmaker told Reuters on

Plane crashes at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport

A small passenger plane crashed into a residential complex in the Iranian capital of Tehran killing all 48 people on board including crew, Iranian state television reported on Sunday. The official Iranian news agency IRNA said all 40 passenger on

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Iran seeking successor to Maliki: Official DUBAI — Iran is trying to work with Iraqi factions for a replacement for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to form a new government in Baghdad but there are few suitable candidates, a senior

Tehran gave Hamas missile technology

TEHRAN: Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday. The Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, was quoted

Egypt slams Iranian claims of delaying Gaza aid

Despite accusations that Egypt obstructed Palestinians’ access to medical treatment in Tehran, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry official Wednesday denied the claims, according to Egypt’s state news agency MENA. Iran criticized Egypt on Wednesday for delays in issuing permits to bring

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