Sunday, 19 January 2020

Tag Archives: Iran

US Allies Glad al-Baghdadi is Dead, but Say ISIS Still a Threat

WASHINGTON: U.S. allies around the world are calling the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a major blow, but say ISIS is still a terrorist threat. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al-Baghdadi’s death is “just a stage.” “With our partners in the international coalition, the fight continues ...

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Iranian beauty queen stuck at Manila airport

MANILA: An Iranian beauty queen, who sought asylum in the Philippines, is still in custody at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport almost a week after she was arrested. Bahareh Zare Bahari, Iran’s representative to the 2018 Miss Intercontinental pageant, was barred from entering the Philippines last Thursday, due to an ...

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United States carried out secret cyber strike on Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the operation took ...

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‘Enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “enemies” were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq. “Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together… Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t ...

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Russia summons Iranian ambassador over journalist’s arrest

MOSCOW: Russia’s foreign ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador over the detention of a Russian journalist in Tehran, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Moscow has close economic and political ties with Tehran, and it is unusual for the latter to target Russian citizens. “Due to the detention in Tehran of Russian ...

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British tanker held in Iran leaves Bandar Abbas port

DUBAI: The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker, detained by Iran in July, has started moving and exited the Bandar Abbas port on Friday, according to Refinitiv ship-tracking data. The Stena Impero was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations two weeks after Britain ...

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Pompeo says United States aims to avoid war with Iran

WASHINGTON – The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defence,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Speaking to Fox News, Pompeo added that he was confident U.S. President Donald ...

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Boris Johnson blames Iran for Aramco attacks

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LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of a meeting with the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani. Johnson said there was a “very high degree of probability” Iran was behind the drone and missile attacks on two oil facilities, which Tehran denies. ...

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