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Riyadh rallies allies against Tehran at Mecca summits

May 31, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Tehran expresses disappointment that Riyadh plans to level the same 'baseless accusations' at a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

ON IRAN. This handout photo taken and released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on May 31, 2019 shows Arab leaders and officials attending an Arab League summit meeting at al-Safa Royal Palace in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. AFP PHOTO / JORDANIAN ROYAL PALACE / YOUSEF ALLAN

Iran wants 'good' relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE

May 02, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his country hopes to improve relations with its regional archrival

RIVALS. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on as he gives a press conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, Turkey, on April 17, 2019. Photo by  Adem Altan/AFP

Why security in the Middle East matters to Southeast Asia

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Southeast Asia must brace for the effects of Donald Trump's declaration on Jerusalem and the loss of territory of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa – both of which may have dire consequences for the region

JERUSALEM CRISIS. A Palestinian Red Crescent member aids a protester injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 21, 2017. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Qatar says Arab demands 'made to be rejected'

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Qatar says it had received the demands on June 22 with just 10 days to meet them which would mean they would have until Sunday to comply However the deadline has not been confirmed

QATAR. A general view taken on June 5, 2017 shows the corniche in Doha. AFP photo

Inequality in education worst in S. Asia, Arab states, Africa

Jul 25, 2014 - 4:37 PM

The latest UNDP report shows older generations continue to struggle with illiteracy; younger ones experience difficulty in transitioning from primary to secondary education

Sunni clerics call for jihad in Syria

Jun 14, 2013 - 6:57 AM

Influential Sunni clerics from several Arab states call for a holy war against the sectarian regime in Syria

RUSSIA MISSILES. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during an interview implies that Russia has sent Syria promised air defense missiles to deter foreign intervention in the more than two-year conflict. AFP /Al-Manar