Sunday, May 26, 2024

Middle East

Jalal Talabani Spent His Life on Maintaining Iraq’s Integrity: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condoled with Iraq over the death of former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, describing him as a distinguished man who spent his life on protecting the Arab country’s integrity.

Iran, Qatar Discuss Promotion of Economic Ties

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has conferred on expansion of business ties with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha.

Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani Dies at 83

Jalal Talabani, the first non-Arab president of Iraq and the founder of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has passed away at the age of 83.

Changing Geographical Borders to Increase Insecurity in Mideast: Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the need to bolster central governments in Syria and Iraq, saying that any change in geographical borders will cause insecurity and instability to spread across the region.

Hajj Pilgrimage Best Opportunity to Foil Anti-Iran Propaganda: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the annual Hajj pilgrimage provides the best opportunity to thwart the propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic.

Iran FM, Emir of Qatar Hold Talks in Doha

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during his one-day visit to Doha.

Iran FM Holds Talks with Top Omani Officials in Muscat

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, while in Muscat on the first leg of his regional tour, held separate meetings with top Omani officials and discussed regional issues with them on Monday.

‘West Adopting Double Standards on Similar Independence Referendums’

Western countries in recent days have adopted double-standard policies on two similar secession plebiscites held in two parts of the world one week apart.

‘Iran-Iraq Joint Border Drills Reveal Capabilities to Suppress Secessionists’

An Iranian lawmaker says the joint military exercises conducted by Iran and Iraq in border areas reveal the two sides’ capabilities to suppress secessionist moves.

Arabs, Turkmens Deported by Kurdish Forces from Iraq’s Kirkuk

Kurdish security forces known as Asayesh and Peshmerga fighters have deported scores of Arab and Turkmen families from Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk following last week’s referendum on secession.

Iranian, Turkish Top Military Chiefs Hold Talks in Tehran

Turkey's Military Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar is in Tehran for talks with Iran's top military and political officials, expected to tackle border security and counter-terrorism along with regional issues.

Secretary of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Resigns

The internal division in Iraqi Kurdistan region has entered a new phase with the resignation of the Kurdistan parliament’s secretary.

‘PUK Loses Iran’s Friendship after Kurdistan Referendum’

An Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker says the referendum on the Kurdistan region’s independence has led to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan losing Iran’s friendship.

No One to Negotiate with US Anymore after JCPOA Withdrawal: FM

Iranian foreign minister has warned the Trump administration that the US would turn into an unreliable partner for the entire world in case it withdraws from the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Iran FM to Visit Oman, Qatar in Coming Days

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay official visits to Oman and Qatar on Monday and Tuesday, foreign ministry spokesman said.

KSA Reforms: Saudi Women Authorized to Issue Fatwas

Saudi Arabia has, in a fresh break with tradition, authorized women majoring in jurisprudence to issue fatwas.

Iraq Government Hails Top Shiite Cleric’s Stand on Kurdistan Referendum

The office of Iraq’s prime minister and also the head of the country’s National Wisdom Stream hailed top Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s opposition to the semi-autonomous Kurdish region’s moves for secession from Iraq.

Saudi Man Arrested for Threatening to Set Women Drivers Afire

A Saudi man has been arrested and handed over to the prosecutor general for threatening to set women drivers ablaze.

Kurdish Independence Harder to Achieve after Referendum

An Iranian analyst says holding a referendum on the secession of the Iraqi Kurdistan region not only would not help the region achieve independence, but also will make it more difficult for Kurds to secede from Iraq.

Israel Main Winner of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Secession: Analysts

Experts maintain Israel has played a key role in convincing the Iraqi Kurds to hold the independence referendum because the Zionist regime is the main winner of the secession in the region.

‘West Plotting to Take Advantage of Kurds’ Secessionist Mentality’

A conservative Iranian newspaper says the West is hatching a new plot to cash in on the secessionist tendencies of a handful of Iraqi Kurds.

Iran Not to Recognize Any Group’s Sovereignty over Northern Iraq

Iran does not place any value on the self-proclaimed sovereignty of any party and group over northern Iraqi territories, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said, stressing that Tehran recognizes only a unified Iraq with the current legal common borders.

Riyadh Willing to Forge Ties with Tel Aviv on Countering Iran

Saudi Arabia has no reservations about establishing relations, secretly or openly, with Israel, when it comes to scenarios such as countering Iran.

Iran; Elder Brother of Kurds, Iraqi Shiites

A Kurdish analyst has called Iran the elder brother of Iraqi Kurds Shiites, suggesting that the Islamic Republic could resolve the regional crises by supporting the Iraqi Kurdistan region and bringing about convergence between Baghdad, Tehran and Erbil.

Kurdish Referendum: Geopolitical Move or Attempt to Realize a Dream?

Without having any logical and feasible response for many of regional and national problems, the recent referendum on the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence was merely an attempt to realize a dream.

Latest news