Saudi foreign minister said that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.
“Tehran stands with the Qatari nation and government… We believe that if there is a conflict between regional countries, pressure, threats or sanctions are not the right way to resolve differences.”
She was called a prostitute and imprisoned. Her father had to appeal to the Saudi king to release her. Her only crime? Getting behind the wheel.
The demands include curbing ties with Iran and shutting down the news agency Al Jazeera.
Despite his meteoric rise through the ranks of the royal family, the new Saudi crown prince must consolidate his newfound authority and quell discord.
The demands include closing Al Jazeera television, reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran and closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar.
An interview with Talmiz Ahmed, former Indian ambassador in Riyadh, on the Saudi Arabian king making Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince.
In a report published by the Revolutionary Guards, Iran is said to have fired missiles on ISIS targets within Syria, a move not been made in years.
Mohammed bin Salman, 31, the prince behind Saudi Arabia’s disastrous war in Yemen and boycott of Qatar, has replaced 57-year-old Mohammed bin Naif as crown prince.
In a sudden announcement, it was confirmed that the 31-year-old former deputy crown prince was elevated to be the heir to King Salman, replacing his cousin.
The Supreme Leader criticised the US president’s policies towards Tehran and said his ‘destabilising measures’ will not work.
With many unhappy politicians and activists calling for protests against the handover of Egypt’s islands to Saudi Arabia, police has been deployed to contain the situation.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
The decision incited a lot of disapproval and has now been referred to the courts, where there is a spat regarding the jurisdiction of the treaty.
As the newly re-elected Hassan Rouhani said after the twin terror attack in Tehran, the people of Iran – the fastest growing economy in the region – are moving forward.
The crisis among the Gulf countries, after their have isolation of Qatar, is a major diplomatic test for the US, a close ally of countries on both sides.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and others are clamping down on anyone who shows sympathy or support for Qatar.
With the borders closed and flights suspended from many Gulf countries, the residents feel trapped, and are preparing for an impending shortage of resources in the import-dependent country.
As the Gulf states mount pressure on Qatar to choose between supporting ‘Islamist militants’ or the GCC, the US, UN and Kuwait offer a helping hand.
The Chinese foreign minister told his Iranian counterpart that peace and stability is in the common interests of the region and the international community.
The announcement increases pressure on Qatar in a diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab state accused of supporting terrorism.
As the US offers support that may result in Gulf countries completely isolating Qatar, Saudi Arabia says they are capable of solving the problem themselves.
ISIS terrorists entered the Iranian parliament dressed as women and opened fire. Supreme Leader Khameini said these forces will be ‘eliminated soon’.
After the biggest Middle Eastern powers severed ties with Qatar, Turkey approved a bill with a large majority to deploy troops to the county.
He praised the action against American ally Qatar over growing terrorism even though the tiny Gulf state hosts the largest US air base in the region.
Trump’s West Asia tour has made the prospect of engagement and dialogue very remote. The region needs a strong dose of statesmanship and good sense for peace prospects to be revived.
The country is being accused of causing instability in the region due to its support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Despite tumult across continents, the index said that the world had overall become more peaceful in 2016 when measured across a range of indicators.
At a recent media briefing, a top State Department official fumbled awkwardly so as not to offend his bosses or a US ally.
Yemen faces the world’s largest food crisis with more than 17 million people who are food insecure. 6.8 million of them are one step away from famine.
Trump’s version of making up with Muslims apparently involves selling $110 billion worth of arms to the most reactionary Muslim country on the planet.
With a lavish welcome, Saudis convince Trump that Iran – not their own fundamentalism – is a bigger danger for the Middle East
Agreements worth $350 billion were signed, including an immediate arms sale of over $110 billion, as the two countries condemned Iran and vowed to fight terrorism throughout the region.
Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups and his words aligned with the views of his Saudi Arabian hosts.
Over the two days, Trump will meet separately with both the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas and visit holy sites.
President Donald Trump is meeting with the Saudi princes on Saturday and is expected to reassure allies and deliver a tough talk to address radicalism.
Three suicide bombers and two members of the security forces were killed in the unprecedented attack on the mosque and tomb of Islam’s prophet Mohammed
The unpopular cuts to military and civil service allowances have come to an end after oil prices rebounded to $52 a barrel, allowing a good budget.
Some 6.7 million people in Yemen are classified in phase 4 on an international scale of food security, with phase 5 constituting a famine.
The Saudi establishments were accused of having “aided and abetted” the attacks through a variety of “activities in support of al Qaeda” in the years leading up to them.