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Houthi attacks and Iranian threats poised to escalate

On Saturday, 10 explosive drones targeted the Shaybah oil field and a refinery in eastern Saudi Arabia.

21 August 2019 03:19 PM

Half of Political Prisoners in Iran are Kurds: United Nations

Around half of the political prisoners in Iran are Kurds, United Nations official was quoted saying. In remarks on Tuesday, Javaid Rehman,

21 August 2019 03:17 PM

Houthi attacks a valuable bargaining chip for Iran

Two back-to-back events last week demonstrated Iran’s intention to escalate its attacks on Saudi Arabia, its meddling in Yemen’s affairs and its challenging of US sanctions.

21 August 2019 03:16 PM

German defense minister arrives in Erbil

The German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has arrived in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil for meetings with senior Kurdish

21 August 2019 02:41 PM

Explosion occurs at Balad airbase: Reports

An explosion took place in a pile of equipment belonging to a faction of the Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) near Balad air base, north

21 August 2019 02:32 PM

Protest in Tehran against 'cruel treatment' and killing of dogs

Animal rights defenders held a gathering outside Tehran’s municipality headquarters for a second day in a row on August 19 to protest the killing

21 August 2019 02:06 PM

Mayor in Iran says his children abroad are 'ambassadors' of regime

Following a move in Iran’s parliament to force family member of high-ranking government officials to return home, the mayor of the Holy City

21 August 2019 01:51 PM

Iranian celebrities use ambulances to skip heavy traffic in Tehran

Riding ambulances to skip Tehran's chaotic traffic has become trendy among the celebrity and wealthy Iranians, the head of the private ambulance

21 August 2019 01:42 PM

'No request' from Iran tanker to dock in Greece: Minister

Athens has received no request from the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya to dock in Greece, Merchant Marine Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said Tuesday

21 August 2019 01:38 PM

Pompeo warns of 'new turmoil' if UN arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the international community on Tuesday to work out how to stop Iran from being "unshackled to create

21 August 2019 01:35 PM

Iran warns the US not to attempt to seize freed tanker

Tehran said on Monday that it has warned Washington against making another attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker that was freed by Gibraltar

21 August 2019 01:31 PM

Trump says 'Iran would like to talk' but does not know how

As an Iranian oil tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar, Sunday night, August 18, U.S. President Donald Trump

21 August 2019 01:27 PM

Women's rights defender sends letter from Iran prison

A prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, has managed to send a letter out of Tehran's infamous prison, Evin,

21 August 2019 01:22 PM

Iraqi officials wish Kuwaiti Emir speed recovery over phone

Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammad Al-Halbousi called Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah late on Tuesday to enquire about the Emir’s health condition following successful medical tests.

21 August 2019 09:27 AM

Syrians facing forced removal from Istanbul given temporary reprieve

Turkey has extended to Oct. 30 its deadline for Syrian migrants not registered in Istanbul to leave the city or face forced removal, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has said.

21 August 2019 09:14 AM

U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned.

21 August 2019 09:05 AM

Australia says it will join U.S.-led defence effort in Strait of Hormuz

Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

21 August 2019 09:04 AM

Trump offers to mediate 'explosive' Kashmir standoff

US President Donald Trump offered Tuesday to mediate the "explosive" situation in Kashmir between India and Pakistan

21 August 2019 01:00 AM

Explosions rock Iran-backed militias' camp in Baghdad

Several blasts hit a position held by Iran-backed militias in Iraq (IMIS) next to Balad air base north of Baghdad on Tuesday

21 August 2019 12:56 AM

Germany takes back four ISIS children from Syria

Germany has for the first time allowed children whose parents were suspected members of ISIS to return to Germany from northern Syria

20 August 2019 08:14 PM

US Secretary of State Pompeo says ISIS strong in some areas -CBS

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday ISIS militants are gaining strength in some areas

20 August 2019 08:01 PM

Blasts hit militia group position at Iraq's Balad air base

Several blasts hit a position held by Iraqi Shiite paramilitaries next to Balad air base north of Baghdad on Tuesday

20 August 2019 07:54 PM

MP Talal Khodier stripped of parliamentary immunity over corruption charges

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi has decided stripping Talal Khodeir of his parliamentary immunity over accusations of corruption

20 August 2019 03:25 PM

Hikma: Abdul-Mahdi relies on inefficient advisers

Al-Hikma parliamentary bloc has said the cabinet still appoints people at senior levels in an illegal way, adding that Prime Minister Adil

20 August 2019 03:13 PM

Systemic corruption threatens Tehran regime’s future

For many years, Iranian institutions have suffered from endemic and rampant financial and administrative corruption. Despite this, successive

20 August 2019 03:00 PM

Khamenei's office set in Iraq to recruit, brainwash children, youth

It seems that Nineveh Plains have turned to what looks like an ‘Iranian settlement,” news reports quoted sources as saying.

20 August 2019 02:50 PM

Top Iranian commander says Tehran should not have signed nuclear deal

A top Iranian security official said Monday that Tehran should never have agreed to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and that the Trump

20 August 2019 12:26 PM

Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation

Bahrain said Monday it would join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran after a series

20 August 2019 12:22 PM

Iraq's gov't is just delivering messages instead being mediator: Observers

Observers have noted that Iraq cannot impose its control and that it only delivers messages rather than mediation as it does not have the

20 August 2019 12:09 PM

Iraq Football Association denies sacking coach Srecko Katanec

Iraq Football Association had denied reports saying that it sacked national team's coach Srecko Katanec after the team’s defeat in the WAFF Championship 2019 final.

20 August 2019 11:40 AM

Russia says US cruise missile test is regrettable

Russia said on Tuesday that the U.S. test of a ground-launched cruise missile was regrettable and showed that Washington had long been preparing for the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, TASS news agency reported.

20 August 2019 10:57 AM

UAE minister says confronting Houthi coup priority in Yemen

United Arab Emirates State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday that the priority in Yemen is confronting the coup by the

20 August 2019 10:56 AM