Turkey’s Erdogan, France’s Macron discuss Eastern Mediterranean tensions
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and France’s Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday they had held their first conversation in months following a standoff between the two NATO allies over mounting tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia allows Umrah from Oct 4 with 30 pct capacity
Saudi Arabia will begin gradually allowing Umrah pilgrimage starting from October 4, state news
Trump Criticizes China for Covid-19 Response in United Nations Speech
President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chilly relations between the U.S. and China and ongoing threats from North Korea and Iran — all during a heated campaign for reelection.
Rouhani says U.S. can impose neither negotiations nor war on Iran
Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States could impose "neither negotiations nor war" on the Islamic Republic amid heightened tension between the longtime foes over Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.
France's Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not working
UN-ASSEMBLY/FRANCE-IRAN (URGENT):France's Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not working
US includes Venezuelan legislators on blacklist, denounces electoral manipulation
WASHINGTON, Sep 22 - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a group of Venezuelan lawmakers it accused of supporting the country's president, Nicolás Maduro, and the upcoming legislative elections, which Washington has said could be rigged. The Treasury Department accused the five blacklisted deputies of being part of a plan to manipulate the
U.S. and UAE eye December goal to agree on F-35 deal
The United States and the United Arab Emirates hope to have an initial agreement on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to the Gulf state in place by December, as the Trump administration studies how to structure a deal without running afoul of Israel.
Major fire breaks out at a factory near Iran's capital, no casualties: TV
A fire broke out at an Iranian factory near Tehran on Tuesday, Iran’s state TV reported, the latest in a string of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites.
Lock them up: Prosecutors call for JAIL TERMS for Jerome Valcke and Nasser Al-Khelaifi over FIFA corruption scandal
Prosecutors in the trial of ex-FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and PSG president and chairman of beIN Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have called for both men to be given jail sentences for corruption over World Cup TV rights.
Arms depot of Iran-backed Hezbollah explodes in Lebanon, source says
An arms depot of the Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah exploded in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, a security source said, injuring several people and sending a new shockwave across a nation grappling with its deepest crisis in three decades.
KSrelief Signs Joint Agreement with UNICEF to Help Yemeni Children Affected by COVID-19
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed virtually in Riyadh on Monday a joint agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to implement seven different projects worth $46 million for Yemen, within the framework of the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2020.
Turkey, Greece 'ready to resume' exploratory talks over East Med
As Ankara and Athens prepare for talks, Germany has called on Greece to withdraw its army from Aegean Sea islands, near Turkey, Greek newspaper ESTIA reported on Friday.Speaking about the visit of the German Ambassador Ernst Reichel to the Greek parliament on Thursday, the newspaper said: “It was a real surprise.