WORLD >> Mid-East

Qatar warns of 'long-lasting' impact of Gulf crisis

Qatar's ruler said Tuesday "crises pass" but warned of "long-lasting" scars from an acrimonious diplomatic dispute that has seen Doha isolated by Saudi Arabia and its allies for more than a year.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 22:08:42

Turkey says US sanctions against Iran 'dangerous'

Turkey has warned Washington against its new sanctions on Iran, saying isolating the Islamic Republic is "dangerous," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 22:03:40

Saudi Arabia to build first nuclear research reactor as part of $80b project

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor, state media said, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its energy mix.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 19:48:39

Iran has plans for even 'beyond the sanctions': CBI chief

The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said on Monday that sanctions declared recently by the US had been predicted earlier by CBI and in some cases, it has worked out plans for even 'beyond the sanctions'.
Source: IRNA | 2018/11/6 18:55:49

Iran thwarts Israeli cyber attacks on communications infrastructure: official

Iran has successfully thwarted cyber attacks by Israel targeting the country's communications infrastructure, said a report by the Press TV, quoting an Iranian official, on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 9:56:05

Probe on alleged chemical attack in Syrian city close to conclusions: UN

The probe into the alleged chemical attack in Syrian city of Douma by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is close to its conclusions, the UN disarmament chief said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 9:46:05

Iran says US "cruel" sanctions cannot stop crude oil exports

The United States will not be able to stop Iran's oil exports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 9:39:26

Saudi crown prince inaugurates 1st nuclear research reactor

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman set on Monday the foundation stones for seven key projects, including the first nuclear research reactor, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 9:31:56

US sanctions on Iran to have 'limited impact on China'

While reaffirming opposition to unilateral sanctions, China said on Monday that it will continue to hold a fair, objective and responsible attitude and resolutely safeguard its legitimate rights after the US sanctions against Iran came into effect at the same day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 23:38:40

US fully reimposes sanctions against Iran's oil, finance and shipping sectors

The US reimposed sanctions on Iran's energy, finance and transportation sectors on Monday, targeting over 700 individuals, entities, aircraft and vessels, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/5 23:02:58

UN to review Saudi Arabia's stained human rights record

Countries were set to gather at the UN in Geneva Monday to review the rights record of Saudi Arabia as it faces a torrent of international condemnation over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/5 21:28:41

3 Iranian handicrafts receive UNESCO prizes

Director General of the Sistan-Baluchestan Provincial Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said that three of the province's handicrafts received the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) prizes.
Source: IRNA | 2018/11/5 19:23:08

Iran marks US embassy siege on eve of sanctions

Iran's annual rally to mark the storming of the US embassy and hostage-taking of 1979 had particular significance on Sunday on the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 22:08:40

Syria says it is ready to cooperate with new UN envoy

Syria is ready to cooperate with new UN envoy Geir ­Pedersen as long as he avoids the ­methods of his predecessor, its deputy foreign minister said in remarks published on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 22:03:39

Egyptian police kill 19 jihadist suspects linked to Copt attack

Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 21:53:40

UN confirms support for efforts to stabilize Libya

Deputy Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Maria Ribeiro stressed on Saturday support of the UN to national and international efforts to establish stability in Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/4 11:07:48

Iran strongly condemns US restoration of sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed on Saturday the US fresh sanctions on Iran as the failed experience, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/4 9:41:37

Fighter jet falls due to technical issue, pilot survives: Egypt's army

A fighter jet fell during a training flight due to a technical issue and its pilot has survived the accident, Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/4 8:45:12