Iran vows response to attack on tanker in Red Sea
Iran vowed on Saturday not to let an attack on one of its oil tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea to go unanswered.
Turkish forces capture center of key Syrian border town
Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday as its attacks against Kurdish militia pressed into its fourth day, with little sign of relenting despite mounting international condemnation.
Federal courts rule against Trump over impeachment probe
Some federal courts dealt blows to US President Donald Trump on Friday just as the limits of his legal strategy to block an impeachment inquiry into his recent exchange with Ukrainian leader became clear.
Iran hails mediators’ efforts to mend Tehran-Riyadh ties
Iran’s foreign minister said the country welcomes efforts by intermediaries to arrange talks with Saudi Arabia, including those by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who is due to hold talks with Iranian officials in Tehran today.
Zarif reiterates Iran’s opposition to nukes
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated that Iran is categorically opposed to nuclear arms as a religious duty and strategic imperative.
More than 2m Iranians enter Iraq for Arbaeen pilgrimage
More than two million Iranian pilgrims have entered Iraq a week before annual Arbaeen processions are held in the holy city of Karbala.
Iran’s external debt in 2018 down 6.5% on year: WB
World Bank (WB) in its latest report on global debts dubbed “International Debt Statistics 2020” has put Iran’s external debts for 2018 at $6.324 billion, down about 6.5 percent from $6.761 billion in 2017.
Turkey’s Syria offensive “invasion” of Arab land: Arab League
Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit Saturday called Turkey’s military operation in northeast Syria an “invasion of an Arab state’s land and an aggression on its sovereignty.”
Al-Houthi calls on U.S. to ‘learn from Vietnam’
Head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee has called on the US to “learn from Vietnam” afterWashington announced plans to deploy about 2,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia.
Syrian Kurdishled authority: nearly 200,000 people displaced by attack
The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria said on Saturday that 191,069 people have been displaced as a result of Turkish military operations.
Zarif says Syria and Turkey should together guard border
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Syrian Army together with Turkey can guard the border with Turkey.
Government spokesman: Iran starts probe into oil tanker blast carefully, patiently
Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Saturday that Tehran has started careful investigation into two explosions on its oil tanker in the Red Sea, refraining from any precipitancy.
Researcher offers UN-initiated talks between Iran and S. Arabia to possibly reduce Tehran-Washington tension
A former Iranian diplomat who currently acts as a researcher at Princeton University suggests dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia led by the United Nations chief with involvement of the European Union and permanent members of the UN Security Council including the U.S. to end the bloodshed in Yemen, noting that such a dialogue would possibly reduce tension between Tehran and Washington in the Middle East.