Seoul, 21 January 2020 (Associated Press)

A South Korean anti-piracy unit has temporarily expanded its mission to the Strait of Hormuz, a vital global oil route at the center of soaring tensions between Iran and the United States.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced the expansion Tuesday, saying it was meant to help … Read More

Lefkosa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Anadolu News)

The president of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Tuesday said diplomatic methods should be used extensively in a bid to counter growing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Mustafa Akinci’s remarks came at the International Science Diplomacy Forum held in the capital Lefkosa where … Read More

Davos, 21 January 2020 (AlJazeera News/Misc.)
The 50th World Economic Forum, has kicked off in the Swiss city of Davos, with an agenda that is focused heavily on climate change,  as world leaders struggle to tackle the crisis.  The Conference will be held from 21 – 24 January 2020.
The four-day annual … Read More

Doha, 21 jan. 2020

Sidra Medicine will be hosting a conference in partnership with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) from 15 to 17 February 2020 at the Grand Hyatt Doha. Sidra Medicine and ISPCAN ae working together to create awareness around on the subject. … Read More

Doha, 19 January 2020

Qatar has signed an agreement with French energy giant Total and Japan’s Marubeni to build a solar power plant capable of producing 800 megawatts, a tenth of country’s peak energy demand, according to Sa’ad AlKa’abi, State Minister for Energy. Addressing a press conference just after the signing … Read More

Tehran, 12 Jan 2020

Qatar and Iran has announced today that both countries have decided to enhance their bilateral relations specially in areas of Economy, Trade, Investment and Tourism. Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AlThani and Irani President Dr. Hassan Rouhani were addressing a press conference after … Read More

Muscat, 11 Jan. 2020 (AlJazeera News)
Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Arab world’s longest-ruling monarch knopwn for promoting peace, has died, according to an announcement by state media.
“With sadness … the Omani Sultanate court mourns … our Sultan Qaboos bin Said … who God chose to be by … Read More

Tehran, 11 Jan. 2020 (AlJazeera News)
Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board.
The statement on Saturday morning blames “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target”. Press TV also quoted Iran’s General Staff … Read More

Friday, 03 Jan. 2020 (Media Reports)

Leaders in the Middle East condemned the US attack, with Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi calling it an “aggression” on Iraq that would “spark a devastating war”.

“The assassination of an Iraqi military commander is an aggression on Iraq as a state, government and … Read More

Tehran, Friday , 03 Jan. 2020 (Anadolu News)

“Order coffins for your soldiers,” wrote an Iranian Twitter user underneath U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet in the wee hours of Friday as news about the killing of Iran’s top military commander sent shockwaves across the region.

A U.S airstrike killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, … Read More

Ankara, 03 Jan. 2020 (Anadolu News)

Turkey Friday voiced concern over the U.S.-Iran row in the wake of the killing of a top Iranian commander in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, warning the move will escalate “mistrust and instability” in the region.

“Turkey is gravely concerned over escalating tensions in the region … Read More

Ankara, 22 Dec. 2019 (Anadolu News)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday expressed concerns on the controversial citizenship law affecting the Muslim minority in India.

“It expresses its concern over the recent developments pertaining to both the issue of citizenship rights and the Babri Masjid [Mosque] case. It reiterates its … Read More