Monday, 15 July 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Arab League Removes Hezbollah from ’Terrorist Group’ List

Arab League Removes Hezbollah from ’Terrorist Group’ List

The League of Arab States (LAS) has announced that Hezbollah will no longer be classified as a terrorist organization, according to TASS.

Iran approves 6 candidates for presidential election, again bars Ahmadinejad

Iran approves 6 candidates for presidential election, again bars Ahmadinejad

Iran`s Guardian Council approved six candidates, including the hard-line parliament speaker, to run in the presidential election set for June 28. 

Israeli strike on UN shelter in Gaza kills at least 39

Israeli strike on UN shelter in Gaza kills at least 39

An Israeli air strike on a UN school packed with hundreds of displaced people in central Gaza has killed at least 39 people, local officials say.

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian have died in a helicopter crash in the mountainous terrain of East Azerbaijan province, according to an Iranian official on Monday after search teams discovered the wreckage.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi feared dead as helicopter wreckage found
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi feared dead as helicopter wreckage found

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister are feared dead following a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain amidst icy weather. a Iranian official confirmed on Monday that search teams have found the wreckage.

How might a US-Saudi civil nuclear deal work?
How might a US-Saudi civil nuclear deal work?

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend for talks expected to touch on a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, one piece of a wider arrangement Washington hopes will lead to normalisation of Israeli-Saudi relations.

Saudi Arabia increases oil prices for asian markets

Saudi Arabia increases oil prices for asian markets

Saudi Arabia has once again raised the price of its flagship crude oil for Asian markets, marking the third consecutive month of increases as the kingdom seeks to tighten the global oil market and prevent a surplus.

Security Council to vote Thursday on Palestinian state UN membership

Security Council to vote Thursday on Palestinian state UN membership

The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on the Palestinians` application to become a full member state of the United Nations, several diplomatic sources told media.

China reaffirms commitment to Iran amidst attack on Israel

China reaffirms commitment to Iran amidst attack on Israel

China`s Foreign Minister Wang Yi reassured Iran of continued cooperation across various domains, underscoring the resilience of their bilateral ties despite Tehran`s recent offensive against Israel.

Iran’s FM discuss latest developments in region with his Saudi, Qatari counterparts

Iran’s FM discuss latest developments in region with his Saudi, Qatari counterparts

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud discussed the latest developments in the region in a phone call Sunday.

US warned Israel of non-participation in retaliatory strikes on Iran

US warned Israel of non-participation in retaliatory strikes on Iran

The White House has warned Israel that the US will not participate in any retaliatory strikes on Iran, senior administration officials have said.

Iran’s Khamenei promises Israel will be punished for Syria strike

Iran’s Khamenei promises Israel will be punished for Syria strike

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a stern warning of retaliation following an Israeli airstrike in Syria that resulted in the deaths of senior military figures.

Several killed in Israeli strike on Iranian consulate in Syria

Several killed in Israeli strike on Iranian consulate in Syria

Iran`s consulate in Damascus, Syria, was destroyed on Monday in what both Syrian and Iranian media are attributing to an Israeli airstrike. This event marks a significant escalation in tensions in the Middle East, potentially setting Israel against Iran and its allies.

Iran’s persecution of Baha’is branded ‘crime against humanity’

Iran’s persecution of Baha’is branded ‘crime against humanity’

Iran`s relentless persecution of its Baha`i minority has sparked widespread condemnation, with human rights advocates branding it `a crime against humanity.` 

Independent Palestinian state ‘prerequisite’ before normalization with Israel: Saudi 

Independent Palestinian state ‘prerequisite’ before normalization with Israel: Saudi 

Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan asserted on Saturday that the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is a fundamental prerequisite for establishing diplomatic ties with Israel.

No Israel ties without independent Palestinian state: Saudi Arabia 

No Israel ties without independent Palestinian state: Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia has informed the United States that it will not establish diplomatic ties with Israel until the recognition of an independent Palestinian state, according to a statement from the Saudi foreign ministry on Wednesday.