Home / Middle East (page 5)

Middle East

Saudi-led alliance will not participate in unrelated military operations, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir informed Senate on Friday that the 41-nation Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) will not take part in unrelated military operations. In a written reply submitted to the upper house, Dastgir said that the alliance has been formed to …

Read More »

UK weapons companies have made £6bn from Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen

British arms companies have earned more than £6bn from their trade with Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, new research has found, reported The Independent. War Child UK claimed the true revenue from dealings with the Gulf state are almost double previous estimates, …

Read More »

Signs of hope in the Middle East?

By James M. Dorsey Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional rivalries. The Islamic State (IS) is on the cusp of territorial defeat in Syria and Iraq. Saudi …

Read More »

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Cologne

ANKARA -UNS: Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies, reported Reuters. “We condemn the organization of a …

Read More »

Egypt court sentences Morsi to 25 years in Qatar spy case

CAIRO -uns: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was …

Read More »

Russia, Iran, Turkey to police Syria Idlib safe zone

Astana -UNS : Russia, Iran and Turkey on Friday agreed a deal to jointly police a fourth safe zone around Syria’s Idlib province as part of a Moscow-led plan to ease the six-year conflict. In a joint statement after two days of talks in Kazakhstan …

Read More »

Saudi ambassador,NA Speaker discusses bileteral ties

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Friday said Pakistan valued high its relations with Saudi Arabia and both the countries tied in the eternal bonds of religion, history and culture.These views were expressed by the Speaker while talking to Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al- Malkiy, Ambassador of the …

Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey to continue working together for peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Emphasizing that lasting peace in Afghanistan was important for stability in the region, Turkish President Recip Tayyep Erdogan and Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday agreed that Pakistan and Turkey would continue to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan. According …

Read More »

Pakistan,Iran discuss regional issues

TEHRAN -UNS/IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in a meeting discussed various regional issues. Refugees, drug trafficking, fighting extremist and terrorist groups and also conditions of Muslims in Myanmar were among topics discussed by both sides. …

Read More »

Qatar ruler phones Saudi crown prince about starting talks

Qatar’s ruler phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to express interest in talks to resolve a three-month-old diplomatic crisis, Saudi state media said early Saturday. The crown prince “welcomed this desire,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, adding “details will be announced after Saudi …

Read More »