EghtesadOnline: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
EghtesadOnline: Longtime Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek is resisting pressure to resign, fashioning himself into an unlikely rebel as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns a sweeping purge of Turkish society against his own party.
EghtesadOnline: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saudi Arabia’s leaders rebuffed his request in meetings Sunday to end the four-month isolation of Qatar.
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.