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

Border attack from Pakistan kills 2 Iranians: Guards

:: Two Iranian civilians were killed in a cross-border attack by Pakistani insurgents, the Revolutionary Guards said. “On Saturday evening, a terrorist team… fired (ammunition) from within Pakistani territory toward the Iranian border region of Saravan” in Sistan-Baluchistan province, the

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a blockade of the Gulf Arab emirate. “Iran’s policy is to develop more and more its relations with Doha,” Rouhani said in

Iran fires missiles into Syria targeting ISIS in revenge for Tehran attacks

:: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it launched a series of missiles into Syria on Sunday in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by ISIS. It was the first missile attack by Iran outside its own territory

Tehran’s road to Damascus

Oubai Shahbandar

By : Oubai Shahbandar :: Iran-backed militias reached a new milestone this week, managing to advance to the Iraq-Syria border. Rudaw, the main media outlet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said of this development: “The Hashd (Shiite militia) could

How can the Arab world and West counter Tehran?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Donald Trump’s first international trip as US president has now ended. After all the controversy about his campaign rhetoric regarding Islam and his executive orders on travelers from some Middle Eastern countries, Trump’s choice

Rouhani: Regional stability impossible without Iran

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran’s help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from US President Donald Trump who is visiting the region. “Who can

Iran reformists sweep Tehran council elections

:: Iran’s reformists have swept to the power in Tehran’s city council, winning all 21 seats and knocking the conservatives from power, local media reported on Sunday. It was another boost to the reformist camp after the resounding re-election of

Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hardliner

:: A conservative candidate dropped out of Iran’s presidential election on Monday to back a hardliner, state television reported, narrowing the field of those hoping to unseat moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The report said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf made

Iran’s ex-President Khatami endorses Rouhani for re-election

:: Iran’s ex-president Mohammad Khatami on Sunday endorsed President Hassan Rouhani in a video message, calling on voters to give him another term in this week’s election. “Mr Rouhani’s government has been a successful one, despite all the limitations, problems

Tehran’s refusal to change its behavior

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: When the US president complained to Russia’s foreign minister about Iran’s actions and the need to rein it in, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei publicly warned his citizens: “They want to change our behavior, but changing

Iran’s Rouhani tells conservative election rivals ‘your era is over’

:: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani launched a scathing attack on his conservative election rivals on Monday, saying their era of “violence and extremism” was over. “The people of Iran shall once again announce that they don’t approve of those who

Iran warns will hit militant ‘safe havens’ inside Pakistan

:: The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last

Iran army hits back as Rouhani criticizes ‘provocative messages’

President Hassan Rouhani

:: Iran’s armed forces warned President Hassan Rouhani against discussing the country’s defense program after he criticized the anti-Israel slogans written on the side of ballistic missiles, local media reported on Saturday. During an election debate on Friday, Rouhani took

Rescue workers recover 21 bodies following Iran mine blast

:: Rescue workers recovered 21 bodies from a coal mine in northern Iran after an explosion caused a tunnel to collapse on Wednesday, news agencies reported. Reza Bahrami, a mining industry official in the province of Golestan where the accident

Iran commander says will continue military support for Syria regime

:: Iran will maintain its support for the Syrian government despite the deaths of hundreds of its advisers and volunteers in the six-year civil war, a commander said in comments published Tuesday. Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah are the

Iran’s presidential candidates square off in first ever live TV debate

The six candidates standing in Iran’s presidential election squared off in their first ever live television debate Friday, with moderate President Hassan Rowhani coming under fire from a key rival. Televised debates are a relatively new feature of Iranian presidential

Iran confirms upholding British-Iranian’s 5-year sentence

Iran confirmed Wednesday upholding a five-year sentence for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman accused of sedition who has been in jail in the country for more than a year. “She had appealed and the appeals court reviewed her request,” Tasnim

Iran’s Khamenei says next president should be less engaged with West

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader called on presidential candidates on Tuesday to champion economic self-sufficiency, further distancing himself from Hassan Rouhani’s policy of opening to the West and seeking foreign investment. Allies of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who aim to reclaim the presidency

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