Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Category Archives: Iran

Iran recruits thousands of Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

:: Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria. That’s according to counter terrorism officials and analysts who say the fighters are being lured by promises

China provides $10 bln credit line to Iran

:: A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said on Saturday. The contract was signed in Beijing between China’s CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks

Turkey, Iran, Russia to deploy observers around Idlib

:: Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria’s Idlib region largely controlled by radical militants, the three nations said on Friday. The move is part of a broader plan under

Saudi Arabia refutes Iranian claim on mediation request with Houthis

:: Saudi Arabia has rubbished a claim by an Iranian official that the Kingdom has sought his country’s help in mediating with Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Director of Media Affairs at the Saudi Ministry of

Diplomats: US, Iran set for first meeting on nuclear deal at UN

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold a first meeting on the Iran nuclear deal with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other parties to the agreement next week at the United Nations, diplomats said Thursday.

Trump says Iran breaking ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal

:: Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Iran for violating “the spirit” of a deal curbing its nuclear program, weeks before the US president must decide whether to stick by the agreement. “The Iran deal is one of the worst deals

Iran magnifies the role of Hezbollah in Lebanon, Geagea responds

:: In an exaggerated statement, Iran spoke of the role Hezbollah played for the sake of Lebanon and its people. This was followed by a response from Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, to the statement by the

Qatar describes Iran as ‘honorable’, Saudi Arabia says ‘good luck’

:: The 148th Foreign Ministers’ ordinary session at the Arab League Council’s inauguration, today, Tuesday, September 13, was not a peaceful juncture. The Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad al- Marikhi, provoked the four boycotting countries

Iran Revolutionary Guards’ commanders to support militias in the region

:: An Iranian military official revealed that the Revolutionary Guard has sent commanders and trainers to the battlefields to support its militias in the region as part of the military intervention of Tehran in the Arab countries. Brigadier Hamid Abadri,

Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ sectarian activity rises in Sunni areas

:: The Iranian repressive and sectarian regime against Sunnis in the country warns of an upcoming civil war, according to a recent reformist opposition report. First published on amadnews site, which is allied with the opposition, the report reflects the

US charges former Turkish minister with Iran sanctions evasion

:: United States prosecutors have charged a former Turkish economy minister and the former head of a Turkish state bank with conspiring to evade US sanctions against Iran, widening an investigation that has fueled tension between Washington and Ankara. The

Nuclear deal allows Iran to become the next ‘North Korea,’ US envoy warns

:: Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that, if left unchanged, the Iran nuclear deal could allow Tehran to pose the same kind of missile threat to US cities as North Korea. President Donald Trump is due to

Sistani refuses to meet Khamenei’s envoy

:: Iraqi sources revealed that the Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani refused to receive the Chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi who was sent by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in order to visit Iraq and meet with

Iran upholds 10-year jail terms for 3 US nationals, resident

:: The Iranian judiciary on Sunday upheld 10-year jail terms for an American, two US-Iranian dual nationals and a Lebanese permanent resident of the United States for “collaborating” with Washington. In a ruling that comes at a time of rising

Iran’s new defense minister says priority is to boost missile program

:: Iran’s new defense minister said Saturday the priority was to boost the country’s missile program and export weapons to shore up neighboring allies. “In combat fields, especially in missiles, we have a specific plan to boost Iran’s missile power,”

US takes aim at Iran over ties to Hamas

:: The United States on Thursday described remarks by a Palestinian Hamas leader boasting of strong military ties with Iran as a “stunning admission” that showed Tehran was violating a UN ban on arms exports. Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar, who

Iran arrests dozens of Ahwazi Arabs ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations

:: Iranian security forces arrested dozens of Arab activists and citizens in Ahwaz to prevent marches and celebrations during Eid al-Adha, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) said in a statement which received a copy of. AHRO, which published

Iran rejects US demand for UN inspector visit to military sites

:: Iran has dismissed a US demand for UN nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream” as Washington reviews a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States. US President Donald

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