Yemen’s Ansarullah Blasts Saudi Minister for Admiring Israel
TEHRAN (Basirat): Spokesman for the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement took a swipe at Saudi Arabia’s minister of Islamic affairs for praising the Zionist regime for allowing Muslims to attend the Hajj pilgrimage, describing the “dangerous” comments as part of efforts to recognize Israel.
Facebook, Twitter Delete Hundreds of Pages Linked to Iran
TEHRAN (Basirat): Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) have removed hundreds of pages and accounts that could be linked to Iran, the social media giants said in separate statements.
Trump Says Indifferent to Talks If Tehran Uninterested
TEHRAN (Basirat): US President Donald Trump said he “could not care less” if the Iranian government does not want to hold new talks over its nuclear program.
China to Use Iranian Oil Tankers for Its Purchases: Report
TEHRAN (Basirat): China will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country’s crude, a report said.
Millions of Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Adha in Mecca
TEHRAN (Basirat): Millions of Muslims celebrated the Eid al-Adha in Mecca on Tuesday during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Turkey Pushing to Break Up Tahrir Al-Sham to Keep Grip on Syria’s Idlib
TEHRAN (Basirat): Turkey is reportedly urging Qatar to stop backing Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), fearing that presence of the terrorist group in Syria’s Idlib may lead to an infighting and pave the way for Damascus to recapture the northwestern Syrian province.
German Economist Warns Iran against Trusting US Again
TEHRAN (Basirat): A senior economist and member of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) highlighted the US administration’s continued enmity toward Iran and said any decision by Tehran to trust Washington again would be definitely wrong.
Most Young Saudi Princes Banned from Leaving Country, Activist Says
TEHRAN (Basirat): A Saudi activist and opposition figure said most of the young royal princes in Saudi Arabia have been banned from leaving the country.
British PM Urges Former Foreign Secretary to Apologize for Comment about Muslim Women
TEHRAN (Basirat): British Prime Minister Theresa May has backed calls for Boris Johnson to apologize for saying Muslim women in burkas look like "bank robbers".
Judge Rules DACA Program Should Restart, Blocks Trump Administration Plan for Elimination
TEHRAN (Basirat): A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to restart a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the second ruling blocking the administration from ending the DACA program.
Israel Seizes Swedish Activist Ship Bound for Gaza
TEHRAN (Basirat): The Israeli navy seized a Swedish-flagged sailboat carrying food and medical supplies for Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Saturday, the military said.
8 Civilian Casualties in Saudi-Led Naval Attack on Yemeni Village
TEHRAN (Basirat): Frigates of the Saudi-led military coalition in the Red Sea shelled a village near Yemen’s northwestern town of Abs, leaving eight civilian casualties.