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

US ‘hostility’ grows despite nuclear deal, says Iranian official

US “hostility” to Iran is growing day by day despite Tehran’s nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said on Sunday, ahead of the first anniversary of the historic accord. “The United States has done whatever it can to slow down

Bailed murder suspect kills six in Iran rampage

A murder suspect freed on bail killed six people including a policeman and three family members in a shooting rampage Wednesday in central Iran, media reported. The 26-year-old entered two houses in Arak and shot eight people with a Kalashnikov,

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, Iran’s ISNA and Fars news agencies reported. Rafsanjani, who was 82, served as Iran’s president twice and was a pivotal figure in the

Pollution in Tehran hits dangerous levels

Pollution in Tehran has hit a dangerous level on the Air Quality Index, with airborne particles considered “unhealthy” for the general public. Kindergartens and primary schools in the Iranian capital were ordered to stay closed Sunday, according the state run

Iran opposition leader, Karroubi, quits party after six years of house arrest

Mehdi Karroubi, a leading member of the Iranian opposition who has been under house arrest for almost six years, announced he is quitting his party, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi were reformist candidates during the

Iran considers letting Russia use its Hamadan base

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said in an interview with Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT that Tehran would consider letting Russia use its Hamadan air base again if Moscow asked, the RIA news agency reported. Russia launched air strikes against Syrian militants

Iran shoots down a filming drone in Tehran over security concerns

Iran’s anti-aircraft forces shot down a drone in central Tehran on Friday as it approached the offices of the president and the supreme leader, but the unmanned aircraft later appeared to have been operated by a film crew shooting aerial

Iran executes ‘most atrocious’ war crimes in Aleppo

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force is accused of playing an extensive role in the destruction of Aleppo, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report. Among other things, the country is building a network of stations

Iran officer killed in car bomb on Pakistan border

An IRGC officer was killed and another wounded in car bomb following clashes with Baloch insurgents near the border with Pakistan, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps announced (IRGC). In a statement, IRGC stated that the car bomb was detonated remotely

Iran president: Trump won’t be able to harm the nuclear deal

Iran’s president said on Tuesday that his country will not allow incoming US President Donald Trump to “tear up” Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers and also warned Tehran will react to any extension of American sanctions. The comments

Iran vows ‘firm response’ to sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by the US Congress to

Iran detains three railroad staff over deadly train collision

Iran’s judiciary is saying authorities have detained three employees of the state railroad company over Friday’s train collision, which killed 45 people. The Saturday report by, the judiciary news website, says authorities are continuing to investigate the incident. The

Iran eyes naval bases in Yemen and Syria

Tehran is interested in setting up naval bases in both Syria and Yemen, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency has quoted the country’s chief of staff of the armed forces as saying. The Saturday report by Tasnim quotes Gen. Mohammad Hossein

Iran plans on shipping heavy water abroad amid nuclear unease

Iran will ship about 11 metric tons (12.12 tons) of heavy water out of the country in the next couple of days, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the plans. News of Iran shipping heavy

Iran appoints new chief for army’s ground forces

The website of Iran’s Supreme Leader is reporting that he has appointed a new chief for the national army’s ground forces. The Saturday report says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, has appointed Gen. Kiumars

US House OKs bills to renew Iran sanctions

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved bipartisan bills to crack down on supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and renew a decades-old Iran sanctions law. Swift passage underscored broad support on Capitol Hill for punishing financial backers of the

Heavy pollution shuts schools in Iran’s capital

Iran shut schools and apologized to tourists Monday as its cities were hit by choking levels of air pollution. A blanket of brown-white smog descended on the capital Tehran on Sunday, blocking views of the mountains that line its northern

Rouhani: Trump cannot reverse nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said there was “no possibility” of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US president-elect Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up. “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord

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