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17 November, 2017 2:19 AM Amid Regional Uncertainty, Xi Jinping Offers Support For Saudi Arabia

Beijing: China supports Saudi Arabia's efforts to safeguard national sovereignty and achieve greater development, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman, at a time of regional tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon and Yemen. China has traditionally played little role in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy, despite its reliance on the region 36

9 November, 2017 1:43 PM Hezbollah calls on Saudis to stay out of Lebanese affairs

Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stay out of Lebanese affairs, saying the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from Riyadh over the weekend, “has raised many questions.” In a statement, the militant group’s parliamentary bloc said Saudi Arabia was mired in crisis after the failure of its 2-year military intervention in Yemen, which 29

6 November, 2017 11:55 PM Saudi Arabia Says Lebanon Declares War Against It

Beirut: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of what it described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah. Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan, in an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, said the Lebanese government would "be dealt with as a government declaring war on Saudi 132

6 November, 2017 10:36 AM Donald Trump says Japan could shoot missiles from North Korea 'out of the sky'

Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles with U.S. military technology, President Donald Trump has said. Trump said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be well-equipped for an attack from North Korea after buying equipment from the U.S. "He will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment 94 1

20 October, 2017 7:40 AM Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Tillerson will make Saudi Arabia his first stop on the week-long tour beginning tomorrow. He will take part in the inaugural Coordination Council meeting 72

19 October, 2017 2:04 AM Nikki Haley Pushes United Nation to Follow United States Stance on Iran

Washington: US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council on Thursday to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what she described as its "aggressive, destabilising and unlawful behaviour" in the region. The council met for its monthly debate on the Middle East just days after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iranian 50

18 October, 2017 7:24 PM Haley pushes UN to follow tougher US stance on Iran

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday (Oct 18) to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what she described as its "aggressive, destabilising and unlawful behavior" in the Middle East. The council met for its monthly debate on the region just days after US President Donald Trump refused to certify 30

17 October, 2017 1:31 PM The Daily 202: Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea is making it harder to marshal domestic support for potential United States intervention. This is a widespread concern among fellows at the Hoover Institution, a right-leaning think tank on the campus of Stanford University. Trump has tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 19

14 October, 2017 2:36 AM Trump Sets Conditions For US To Stay In Iran Nuclear Deal, Tossing Issue To Congress

In a speech, the president calls the 2015 deal weak and threatens to withdraw if U.S. concerns aren't met. Washington: President Donald Trump on Friday officially disavowed the international nuclear deal with Iran, undermining but not terminating an agreement he called weak and poorly constructed. The administration asked Congress to attach new caveats 46

6 October, 2017 1:55 PM Navy thwarts piracy attempt on Indian ship

The Navy's stealth frigate INS Trishul today foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden. The piracy attempt was made on the Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 12:30 pm and the INS Trishul, which was on an anti- piracy deployment in the region, responded immediately, Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said. The Navy's elite Marcos 52