EghtesadOnline: Iraqi forces moved to take over oil fields near the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters and said they’ve captured a refinery and other facilities in the petroleum-rich province. Crude exports from the disputed area were flowing normally on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: PIakistan and Iran have decided to strike a deal on trade despite slow or no progress regarding the implementation of a payment mechanism and the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.
EghtesadOnline: An attacker opened fire at a checkpoint at the Al-Salam Palace in the coastal city of Jeddah, killing two royal guards in a rare attack directed at the Saudi ruling family as authorities in the kingdom battle extremists and crack down on dissent.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again stressed the importance of preserving Iraq’s national unity and territorial integrity after a controversial independence referendum was held in northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
EghtesadOnline: The lawmakers of Iranian Parliament signed a statement condemning the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum that was held by the region leader Masoud Barzani.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has voiced the Islamic Republic’s opposition to any change in geographical borders in the Middle East and disintegration of regional countries.
EghtesadOnline: Millions of smartphones across Saudi Arabia pinged non-stop with words of disbelief and congratulations after the surprise announcement that the kingdom will remove the ban on women driving.
EghtesadOnline: Iran has once again reaffirmed its opposition to the Kurdish referendum in Iraq, underlining the need for maintaining the Arab country’s national sovereignty at a time that Baghdad is making great strides against terrorists.
EghtesadOnline: President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday Turkey could cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi women have been allowed into the national stadium for the first time to join celebrations marking the 87th anniversary of the kingdom’s founding.