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Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits. Mattis told …

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Trump’s defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip

ABU DHABI – U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday for talks with one of Washington’s closest allies in the Middle East. Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to the region as Pentagon chief, was expected to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin …

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Iran calls nuclear remarks by Trump, Netanyahu ‘worthless’ – Tehran Times 

  Iran calls nuclear remarks by Trump, Netanyahu ‘worthless’ February 18, 2017 TEHRAN – Tehran on Wednesday called the recent remarks by Israel and U.S. rulers on the 2015 international nuclear deal “empty and worthless”, citing numerous verification reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the accord. “The remarks …

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AEOI mulling Europeans’ demands for Iran’s heavy water

AEOI mulling Europeans’ demands for Iran’s heavy water AEOI Deputy Head Zarean said Sat. while Iran is mulling over some European countries’ request for Iran’s heavy water, the Russians are planning to bring on stream two nuclear plants in Bushehr. Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) …

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Saudi Arabia seeks to impose its will on Yemenis: Pundit

Saudi Arabia seeks to impose its will on Yemenis: Pundit Saudi Arabia which has been engaged in a relentless bombing campaign against Yemen since March 2015, has declared the country’s western port city of Hudaydah a military zone. Jamal Wakim, from the Lebanese International University believes declaring Hudaydah a military …

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امارات کا مریخ پر شہر بسانے کا ارادہ

متحدہ عرب امارات (یو اےا ی) کی میگا سٹی دبئی اپنی فلک بوس عمارتوں اور دیگر اعزازات کے باعث دنیا بھر میں مشہور ہے۔ دنیا کی مشہور تعمیرات کا احاطہ کرنے والے شہر دبئی میں گذشتہ سال سامنے آنے والے نئے منصوبوں میں سے ایک اہم منصوبہ ‘خوشی کا شہر‘ …

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Iran’s Rouhani under fire as tensions with US rise

  Istanbul: When the United States suddenly issued a ban on entry by nationals from Iran and six other countries, sending the world’s airports into chaos, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a muted response. “Let’s help neighbouring cultures, not build walls between nations,” the moderate leader posted on Twitter. “Let’s …

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Chabahar Port expected to open in a month: Afghan Consul General

HIGHLIGHTS Chabahar port in Iran, in which India has major investments, is expected to open in a month Afghanistan Consul General said the port will provide impetus to trade between India and Afghanistan It will also provide access to Afghanistan and central Asian countries by-passing Pakistan NAGPUR: The strategic port of …

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Iranian president leaves Sultanate after meeting His Majesty – Times Of Oman

Muscat: President Dr. Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran and his accompanying delegation left on Wednesday after a one-day business visit to the Sultanate of Oman. They were seen off at the Royal Airport by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the …

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Pakistan-China project beneficial for UAE, says Pakistani ambassador

“Pakistan will be pleased if the UAE can benefit from the project, as this is a win-win situation for all countries in the region,” said Ambassador Moazzam Ahmed Khan. The Pakistani Ambassador to the UAE has spoken about how both countries can benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a …

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