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Iran FM, Ansarullah spox discuss Yemen developments

MASQAT:  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Yemen’s Ansarullah spokesman Mohammad Abdul Salam on Tuesday in Oman. The meeting was held in Muscat where the two sides conferred on the latest developments in Yemen. Zarif departed for Oman on Monday. He met with his Omani …

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Turkish delegation in Russia to discuss Syria, Libya conflicts

MOSCOW: A Turkish delegation has traveled to Russia to hold talks with Russian officials on the situation in Syria as well as the Libyan conflict. The Turkish delegation arrived in Moscow on Monday, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said tens of thousands of Syrians were heading toward Turkey …

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Iran, India agree to speed up Chabahar port project

TEHRAN: Tehran and Delhi have agreed to accelerate the development of an important Iranian port, India’s foreign minister said during a visit to the sanctions-hit Islamic republic on Monday. The Chabahar port — being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan — is on the Indian Ocean about 100 kilometres …

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RSF: Justice trampled on with Saudi court verdict in Khashoggi case

Reporters Without Borders says the verdict handed down by a Saudi court in the case of the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “trampled on” justice. In a statement issued on Monday, the Paris-based media rights watchdog noted that by meting out death sentence to five Saudi on charges …

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Who are Saudis under spotlight over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing?

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms totalling 24 years over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October last year. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed in the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, after entering to …

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Iranian defense minister, Yemeni envoy discuss ties in Tehran

TEHRAN: Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Yemeni Ambassador in Iran Ibrahim Mohamed al-Dailami discussed issues of mutual interest in a meeting held in Tehran on Sunday. During the meeting, Brigadier General Hatami and Dailami conferred on a host of issues, including ways to boost military cooperation between the …

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OIC voices concerns over Indian citizenship law targeting Muslims

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed serious concern over India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Babri Masjid verdict affecting the Muslim population in India. The contentious law, passed by Indian parliament on December 11, aims to grant citizenship to minorities of the Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, …

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Saudi sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

RIYADH: A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia’s state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were …

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Syrian air defenses repel Israeli missile attack

DAMASCUS: Syrian air defense forces have repelled an attack launched from “the occupied territories”, according to Syrian state media. Syria’s SANA news agency reported that the attack took place late on Sunday, with reports indicating that one of the four “hostile targets” was downed in the Aqrabah suburb near the …

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President Al-Mashat Discussed Defense and Interior Ministries Plans for 2020

SANA’A: President Mahdi Al-Mashat met today, Saturday, a number of civil and security leaders of the state. Al-Mashat praised the efforts of the security services and the Army and Popular Committees on various fronts. During his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs, Lieutenant-General Jalal Al-Ruwaishan, he …

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