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Iraqi Base That Hosts U.S. Troops Hit By Mortars

The Iraqi military says three mortar shells have hit an Iraqi Air Force base just north of Baghdad where U.S. soldiers are training Iraqi forces.In a statement, Iraq’s military said the shelling early on June 15 ignited a small fire at Balad Air Base but did not result in any …

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Iranian President Tells SCO Summit That Trump Poses ‘Serious Risk’ To Stability

BISHKEK — Iranian President Hassan Rohani has told a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek that U.S. actions pose a “serious” threat to regional and global stability. “The U.S. government over the last two years, violating all the international structures and rules and using its economic, financial …

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Graham Eyes Senate OK of US-Israel Defense Pact Next Year

This article originated in VOA’s Persian Service.  A decades-old debate about whether the United States should seek a mutual defense treaty with its ally Israel has resurfaced with a call by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for lawmakers to approve a pact next year. Speaking at an event in Washington late Wednesday, …

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خلیج اومان: دو آئل ٹینکرز پر حملہ, امریکہ کا ایران پر الزام

واشنگٹن —  خلیج اومان میں ایرانی سرحد کے قریب دو آئل ٹینکرز کو جمعرات کے روز ہونے والے ایک حملے میں شدید نقصان پہنچا ہے جس سے مشرق وسطیٰ میں جاری کشیدگی میں اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ ناروے کے میری ٹائم حکام نے تصدیق کی ہے کہ ہیمبرگ جرمنی کی ’برنہارڈشولٹے …

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‘تیل بردار بحری جہازوں پر حملے میں ریاستی عناصر کا ہاتھ تھا’

متحدہ عرب امارات نے کہا ہے کہ اس کے ساحل کے نزدیک تیل بردار چار بحری جہازوں پر گزشتہ ماہ کے جانے والے حملے میں “ریاستی عناصر” کے ملوث ہونے کے شواہد ملے ہیں۔ امارات کی حکومت نے یہ بات اپنی ایک رپورٹ میں کہی ہے جو جمعرات کو اقوامِ …

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Expat visa ban extended in Oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Manpower has extended by another six months its decision to not issue new visas for workers in some professions in the private sector.Prominent among them include visas for sales and marketing professionals and procurement representatives.Suspension of permitIn a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry said: “The …

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Iran could enrich enough uranium for nuke in 6-8 months, says former IAEA deputy

Olli Heinonen accuses UN atomic agency of allowing Tehran to weaponize uranium, while also criticizing Trump decision to bolt deal A former deputy head of the UN’s atomic watchdog said Wednesday that Iran is capable of producing enough enriched uranium a nuclear bomb in six to eight months. In an …

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UAE to present findings to UN on tanker attacks

The US has blamed Iran for the ‘sabotage’ incidents after four tankers were targeted off the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway will on Thursday present their findings to the United Nations Security Council after a probe into the May 12 attacks on oil assets off …

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Iran Honors Iraqi Shiite Paramilitary Group That US Labels Terrorists

In an apparent effort to sway Iran’s public opinion in favor of the regime’s involvement in Middle East conflicts, the Iranian government’s television channels are airing a video that glorifies a key anti-American Iraqi Shiite group. The music video, titled “The Noble Ones,” has been shown several times on state …

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Saudi Arabia Asks Nations to Respond to Iran With ‘Firmness’

JIDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA —  Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Thursday urged Muslim nations to confront recent attacks in the region that the U.S. and its allies have blamed on Iran with “all means of force and firmness.” Ibrahim al-Assaf made the comments at a meeting of foreign ministers of the …

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