Middle East

Iran says foils plot to hijack domestic passenger flight

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Friday that a plot to hijack a passenger plane flying from Ahvaz to Mashhad was thwarted on Thursday. "A conspiracy to hijack a Fokker 100 aircraft belonging to Iran Air was neutralized thanks to the vigilance of the IRGC flight security unit," the IRGC public relations office ...

4:43 pm Et March 5, 2021

Qatar, Egypt eager to restore warm relations

Qatar and Egypt are keen on a return to warm relations, Qatar's foreign minister said Wednesday. "We in the State of Qatar and the brothers in Egypt look ...

10:09 am Et March 4, 2021

Ahmed Aboul Gheit Re-elected as Head of Arab League

Arab Foreign Ministers approved, on Wednesday in Cairo, the reappointment of Ahmed Aboul Gheit as Secretary General of the League of Arab States for a new term. In ...

3:28 pm Et March 3, 2021

Pope says he must go to Iraq because people cannot be let down

Pope Francis said on Wednesday he is going to Iraq, where his predecessor John Paul was not allowed to go in 2000, because “the people cannot be let ...

11:53 am Et March 3, 2021

Protests in Lebanon call attention to ailing economic situation

Dozens of people staged street protests in Beirut and other cities across Lebanon on Tuesday to call attention to the dire economic situation gripping the country. Major roads ...

11:30 pm Et March 2, 2021

Biden says Saudi announcement to come Monday; White House plays down new steps

President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a U.S. intelligence report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

6:22 pm Et February 28, 2021

A year after Doha deal, Taliban calls for troops to leave Afghanistan

The Taliban on Sunday called for the withdrawal of all international forces from Afghanistan within the timeline specified in the Doha agreement. The militant group issued a statement ...

2:59 pm Et February 28, 2021

Palestine lashes out at U.S. position towards Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestine on Saturday lashed out at U.S. position towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling it a "foggy" position. "The U.S. foggy position encourages the Israeli government to escalate its ...

12:43 pm Et February 28, 2021

Miller to Assahifa: Biden will not reverse U.S. recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara due to Iran

The U.S. Department of State spokesperson, Ned Price, said on Monday, at a press briefing in his answer to a question on the position of Biden's administration regarding the Sahara issue that "There are no updates at the moment. What we have said broadly still applies." "We will continue to support the U.N. process to ...

7:10 pm Et February 25, 2021

Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Netanyahu visit, vaccine plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed the Gulf state’s possible involvement in establishing a vaccine plant ...

11:44 am Et February 25, 2021
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