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

Russia, Iran and Turkey seek deal on new ‘Syria constitutional body’

:: Russia, Iran and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee, diplomats said on Monday. The foreign ministers of the three nations, who support opposing sides in Syria’s nearly eight-year war, meet for talks on

18 Iranian MPs resign over water crisis in Isfahan

:: Eighteen members of Iran’s parliament collectively resigned in protest to the cancellation of water supply projects in the city of Isfahan from the country’s 2019 budget, Iranian news outlets reported on Wednesday. Akbar Turki, the representative for Fereydunshahr in

Bomb attack kills 3 in Iran’s southern port town of Chabahar

:: Iranian state TV has reported a suicide bomb attack killing at least three people and wounding several others on Thursday in the Iranian southern port town of Chabahar. “This morning a bomb inside a car exploded near a police

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop the country from exporting its oil and any

EU open to Iran sanctions after foiled France, Denmark plots

:: European Union foreign ministers showed cautious support on Monday for possible new economic sanctions on Iran in a shift of policy after accusations of Iranian attack plots in France and Denmark, diplomats said. Denmark and France briefed their EU

Iran does not respect human rights: Saudi envoy

:: The Iranian people continue to suffer under an “unjust… system of darkness” that does not respect human rights, said the Saudi ambassador to the UN. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the report of the UN special rapporteur on human rights in

Iran’s ex-minister of welfare detained in Tehran’s Evin prison over financial fraud

:: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says authorities have arrested the former minister of welfare and social security for financial fraud. The Sunday report says Parviz Kazemi was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison two days ago. Kazemi resigned from his

Pompeo: Trump willing to meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN this week

:: US President Donald Trump is willing to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani at the UN this week, US secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in an interview with NBC. Trump will address the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday

Iran threatens UAE after tweet by Emirati writer on Ahwaz attack

:: Iran on Sunday summoned the top diplomat of the United Arab Emirates over a tweet attributed to a UAE writer on the weekend’s attack on an Iranian military parade in Ahwaz province. The Emirati charge d’affaires was summoned to

Iran summons European diplomats after deadly military parade attack

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the United States wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic, a day after an attack on a military parade that killed 29 people, including 12 members of the country’s elite Revolutionary

US judge orders Iran to pay $105m over 1996 Khobar Towers bomb in Saudi Arabia

:: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Monday ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a June 1996 truck bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US military personnel, though it is unclear when and how

Iran arrests theater duo over Shakespeare trailer

:: Two leading theater figures in Iran have been arrested over a trailer for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” featuring men and women dancing together, a government official said Monday. Prominent director Maryam Kazemi and venue manager Saeed Asadi were

Khamenei urges Iran’s military to ‘scare off’ enemy

:: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Iran’s armed forces to increase their power to “scare off” the enemy, according to his official website, as the country faces increased tension with the United States. US President Donald Trump

Russia, Iran, Turkey presidents meet in Tehran on Syria’s Idlib province

:: The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. The summit between Iranian President Hassan

Iranian army experts, Hezbollah fighters killed in battle with Yemeni army

:: A number of Houthi leaders, Iranian experts, and Hezbollah fighters have been killed during battles in the last two days against the Yemeni army in the Marran district in Saada, according to a Yemeni military source. Marran has been

Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias threaten to break Iran’s blockade

:: Following the United States’ sanctions going into effect against the Islamic Republic on Tuesday, Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias threatened to break Iran’s blockade at all cost. In a statement, Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada, an Iraqi Shiite militia, said that work is

Amid Iran’s crisis, parliament impeaches Rouhani-allied labor minister

:: The Iranian parliament on Wednesday, impeached labor minister Ali Rabiei, a close ally of president Hassan Rouhani, after months of mounting anger over the government’s handling of an economic crisis which has deepened with the reimposition of US sanctions.

Iran’s threat to close Strait of Hormuz is ‘serious’ – senior official

:: Iran’s Political Affairs Spokesman for their Revolutionary Guards Corps, Lieutenant Commander Yidallah Javani, said the threatsby the Islamic Republic to close the Strait of Hormuz are “serious”. In an interview with Iranian Tasnim news agency, which is a media

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