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May 24, 2018 12:00 AM US will face same fate as Saddam: Iran

LONDON: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned on Wednesday that the US government would be defeated like Iraq’s deposed leader Saddam Hussein if it attacks Iran, Iranian state TV reported. "The American leaders have got this message that if they attack Iran, they will encounter a fate similar to that of Saddam Hussein," the elite Guards said in a statement

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM US sanctions five Iranians for supporting Houthis

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Iranians it said had provided Yemen’s Houthis with expertise and weaponry that were then used to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. In a statement, the US Treasury named the individuals as Mehdi Azarpisheh, Mohammad Jafari, Mahmud Kazemabad, Javad Shir Amin, and Sayyed

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM US trying to move forward after quitting Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: After leaving the Iran nuclear deal, Washington wants to move forward by offering to build a "coalition" to counter the multiple "threats" posed by the Tehran regime -- but Europeans intent on saving the 2015 accord may thwart that effort. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday will unveil a new "diplomatic roadmap" for Iran -- how America

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 10 dead in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas: At least 10 people died in a shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school on Friday and police searching the building said they had taken into custody a student suspected of the attack and found explosives in the school building. At least nine people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, hospital officials said. The condition of those 1

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had "launched the formal process to activate the Blocking Statute 1

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM Russia-led bloc seeks free trade area with Iran

Astana, Kazakhstan: The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union trade bloc signed an interim trade deal with Iran on Thursday and plans to negotiate a free trade zone, said Kazakhstan which hosted the talks. The agreement signed in the Kazakh capital Astana comes as the United States is snapping economic sanctions on Tehran back into place and warned companies 1

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM Trump says Melania ‘doing really well’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his wife Melania is “doing really well” following a successful kidney procedure and will leave hospital within days. First Lady Melania Trump had surgery on Monday morning for what aides called a “benign” kidney condition. “Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days,” Trump 3

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM Rouhani says Iran should not trust Europe

ANKARA: A member of Iran’s clerical elite said on Friday Europeans could not be trusted after President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would remain in a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers even after the United States pulled out. US President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that Washington was leaving the deal under which Iran curbed its nuclear programme

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM Thousands in Indonesia protest US embassy move to Jerusalem

JAKARTA: Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied in Jakarta Friday against US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The protest was the latest in a series of protests across the Islamic world sparked by Trump’s announcement in December. The Trump administration is also moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 1

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM JP Morgan looks to expand in China

Beijing: Wall Street titan JP Morgan Chase has become the latest firm to apply for a controlling stake in a Chinese securities venture, taking advantage of new rules Beijing put in place last month as part of a move to open up the economy. JP Morgan Broking applied to establish a foreign invested securities firm with 51 percent control on May 10, according