Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei has renewed his promise of revenge in response to the United States’ assassination of Qassem Soleimani during a meeting with the top general’s family some two weeks before the first anniversary of his killing.
Senior diplomats from Iran and major powers have met online to discuss the state of a nuclear deal that is eroding despite conciliatory signals from United States President-elect Joe Biden.
While Iran is not “excited” by Joe Biden taking over at the White House, it was “very happy” to see the end of Donald Trump’s reign as US president, according to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.
Saudi Arabia is detaining hundreds of migrants in squalid conditions in Riyadh, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says, quoting some who claimed they had been tortured or beaten.
Last week the leaders of the European Union struck a deal on a stimulus package and tough emission cuts by 2030. In the next few years, billions of euros will be disbursed in various schemes to help member states with a transition to renewable energy and sustainability under the union’s Green Deal, designed to combat pollution and climate change.
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on companies, accusing them of supporting the sale of Iranian petrochemicals as Washington increases pressure on Tehran even as President Donald Trump’s term nears a close.
The US Treasury Department in a statement said it blacklisted the four entities for facilitating the export of Iranian petrochemical products by Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd., which was hit with sanctions by Washington earlier this year.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Wednesday and discussed peace and stability in the Middle East.
UNESCO has inscribed Saudi Arabia and Kuwait’s traditional weaving of Al Sadu on the Intangible Heritage list on Wednesday afternoon.