EghtesadOnline: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he backed Qatar's response to a list of demands issued by Arab states boycotting the Persian Gulf emirate, and said calls for a Turkish military base there to close were disrespectful.
EghtesadOnline: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Islam's Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on Sunday, the furthest he has traveled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia and its allies want to resolve their standoff with Qatar through diplomacy and don’t seek regime change, U.A.E. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at a press conference in Dubai.
EghtesadOnline: In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist plot that targeted the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi condemned Friday terrorist attack in Parachinar, Pakistan, saying that terrorists displayed their alliance with the Zionist regime through acts of terror on the Quds Day.
EghtesadOnline: Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the Saudi regime is too weak and too scared to go into a war with Iran.
EghtesadOnline: The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.
EghtesadOnline: If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.