Iran Opposition Group Calls For Arrest of President Raisi Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow
LONDON: The National Council of Resistance of Iran on Wednesday called for the arrest and prosecution of the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi on charges of crimes against humanity. At a press conference in Glasgow attended by Arab News, the NCRI said he should be “immediately arrested” if he attends... Read more
Turkey Says It Will Do ‘What is Necessary’ After Syria Attacks
ANKARA: Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey would “do what is necessary for its security” after what it said was a rise in cross-border attacks by Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that an attack that Ankara blamed on the US-backed YPG that... Read more
Hezbollah Accuses US of Meddling in Lebanon’s Port Probe
BEIRUT: Hezbollah accused the US on Wednesday of interfering in Lebanon’s investigation into last year’s massive explosion at the Beirut port, with the aim of implicating the militant group and its allies. Hezbollah lawmaker Hassan Fadallah’s response to criticism from a State Department spokesperson comes amid a developing crisis... Read more
Israel PM Urges UN to Hold Iran to Account For Nuclear Moves
TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called Tuesday on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Iran over its escalating nuclear program. Bennett spoke at a conference in Jerusalem, where he suggested that Iran’s conduct is every nation’s problem, and subject to global accountability. After talks... Read more
Qatari Official Says Recognizing Taliban Government Not A Priority
DOHA: Qatar believes that recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan is not a priority now, and that the focus should be on engaging with the new administration and addressing humanitarian issues, a senior Qatari official said on Tuesday. Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister, urged other... Read more
Israel Signs Deal to Double Water Supply to Jordan
JERUSALEM: Israel formally agreed Tuesday to double the amount of freshwater it provides to neighbor Jordan, one of the world’s most water-deficient countries. The agreement is proof that “we want good neighborly relations,” said Karine Elharrar, Israel’s minister of infrastructure, energy and water resources. Elharrar traveled to Jordan for... Read more
Iran: Europe Must Guarantee Nuclear Deal Will Be Upheld
TEHRAN: Iran on Monday called on European countries to guarantee an existing nuclear deal that the parties are set to revisit during a planned resumption of talks in Vienna. “The European capitals, including Berlin, have been passive spectators,” foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters. “We therefore expect all... Read more
Tunisian Prime Minister Names New Government
TUNIS: Tunisia named a new government on Monday, 11 weeks after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament to assume near total control in moves that his critics call a coup. Prime Minister Najla Bouden, appointed by Saied last month, said the government’s main priority would... Read more
3 Egyptian Health Ministry Employees Arrested Over Dumped COVID-19 Vaccines
CAIRO: Three Egyptian health ministry employees have been arrested after hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines were found dumped in a water drain. The Egyptian Public Prosecution ordered the detention of a pharmacist, storekeeper, and driver following the discovery of the discarded drugs by a... Read more
Israel Opens Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion Showcasing Ties to Arab Region
DUBAI: Israel’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai officially opened its doors amid a vibrant celebration of traditional Jewish formalities and special performances by Israeli DJ Abass and Hamalgezot, an Israeli band playing traditional Israeli music. The audience of around 250 guests reveled in the Pavilion’s inauguration in the 15-meter... Read more