9 February 2016 12:56
Saudi Arabia says the United States has welcomed Riyadh’s offer to contribute troops to a potential ground incursion by a US-led coalition in Syria.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the offer, made last Thursday, had been met with Washington’s approval and that Saudi forces would be playing a major role in any such operation.
“The United States government was very supportive...
8 February 2016 13:24
A top Iranian military commander has criticized the United States for its complicity with Saudi Arabia in the kingdom's ‘malicious’ policies in West Asia, saying Washington is after the Saudi low-cost oil.
Iranian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Monday that Riyadh’s successive failures in political and economic arenas as well as its support of terrorism have weakened the Saudi...
8 February 2016 11:05
Four people have been killed and over a dozen others injured in fresh shooting incidents in the United States.
Two people were killed and at least 10 others injured when as many as three shooters opened fire in an Orlando nightclub with a crowd of about 300 people in the predawn hours of Sunday, police in the Florida city said.
8 February 2016 7:27
An American female professor at a Christian university who got in trouble after wearing the hijab and saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God will leave the school.
Wheaton College, located near Chicago, Illinois, and political science professor Larycia Hawkins have reached a confidential agreement in which they will "part ways," the college said in a statement on Saturday night.
7 February 2016 10:52
The first consignment of Iranian carpets has found its way into the US market in Los Angeles after Iran and the P5+1 group of countries started implementation of their nuclear agreement.
According to a report published by the Los Angeles Times on Friday, the consignment was discharged from US customs last week putting an end to years of waiting by carpet...
7 February 2016 10:48
Israel and the US are to hold a joint military exercise later in February with the focus on training in ballistic missile warfare, the Israeli military says.
Dubbed Juniper Cobra, the war games are also aimed at improving cooperation between the two militaries, the Times of Israel online newspaper reported on Saturday.
The drill, staged every two years, is said to be in...
7 February 2016 10:45
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has warned against any foreign ground intervention in his country after reports emerged that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are considering the dispatch of troops to Syria.
“Any ground intervention on Syrian territory without government authorization would amount to an aggression that must be resisted,” Muallem said at a news conference in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Saturday.
7 February 2016 10:40
The United States’ problem with North Korea is that the East Asian country does not want to be under US hegemony, says a political analyst.
Keith Preston made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Sunday when asked about US condemnation of North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.
North Korea launched the rocket on Sunday at around 0030 GMT despite...
5 February 2016 12:20
A senior Omani official disclosed on Thursday that the US administration has ordered to fugitive former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to immediately attack Sana’a.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the Omani official told FNA that in a telephone conversation the US administration urged Hadi to take matters into his own hands to, what they called, “liberate Sana’a”.
5 February 2016 12:00
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter hails Saudi Arabia’s offer of troop deployment to war-weary Syria, commending Riyadh’s willingness to ‘combat’ Daesh (ISILI) terrorists.
Carter welcomed on Thursday the Saudi offer to participate in any ground operations in Syria, launched by the so-called US-led coalition there.
He said increased activity by other countries would make it easier for the United States to accelerate...
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