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Washington, Ankara Trade Threats over New Sanctions

Washington, Ankara Trade Threats over New Sanctions

Turkey announced on Friday that it would retaliate in kind to Washington’s imposing of more sanctions against it as the diplomatic crisis between the two NATO allies continued to simmer over Ankara’s detention of an American pastor. A Turkish court on Friday turned down another appeal to free pas

US Warns Turkey of Sanctions if it Does Not Release Pastor

US Warns Turkey of Sanctions if it Does Not Release Pastor

The United States said Thursday that it was prepared to levy more sanctions on the Turkish economy is Ankara does not release imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson. "We have put sanctions on several of their cabinet members," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told President Donald Trump in a c

Over 2 Mn Pilgrims Perform Friday Prayers in Two Holy Mosques

More than two million pilgrims and worshipers attended Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque on Friday amidst integrated services and arrangements prepared by the two mosques' General Presidency to greet pilgrims. “God has ordained Hajj for his people and made it full of pur

Director General of Passports: We Process Entry, Exit of 70,000 Pilgrims Per Day

Director General of Passports: We Process Entry, Exit of 70,000 Pilgrims Per Day

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is exerting great efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques and the pilgrims, said Director General of Passports Maj. Gen.

Exclusive - Trump and Iran: Regime Change or Change of Behavior

Exclusive - Trump and Iran: Regime Change or Change of Behavior

Setting up a special task force on Iran, President Donald Trump attempts to sort out three problems in shaping his new strategy on the Islamic Republic. The first problem concerns the continued presence in various parts of the US government, including the State Department, the White House, the Pe

Iran’s Ethnic, Religious Minorities Face Persecution, Sectarian Discrimination

Iran’s Ethnic, Religious Minorities Face Persecution, Sectarian Discrimination

The non-Persian population in Iran has faced many problems that were accumulated even before the establishment of the Iranian republic.

US Creates Action Group to Contain Iran’s Behavior

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new high-level team to coordinate measures taken by Washington against ran. The group will be headed by Brian Hook as the State Department's Special Representative for Iran, Pompeo told a news conference on Thursday. Hook who has pushed for tou