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France Deploys an Aircraft Carrier in the Middle East

France

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that France will deploy the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its battle group from January to April to support French military operations in the Middle East. He further said, that, the aircraft carrier will support Chammal (Middle East) operations from January to …

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King Abdullah of Jordan Warns Daesh Again

King Abdullah

PARIS – King Abdullah of Jordan warned on Monday that the Daesh group was regrouping and was increasing again in the Middle East. Months after last year’s ousting of ISIS from their last Syrian heist, Abdullah said that “his main concern is that over the past year we have seen …

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US Asked Pakistan to Help Defuse Tensions with Iran: Yusuf

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United States has asked for Pakistan’s help to defuse tensions in its conflict with Iran, Dr. Moeed Yusuf, The Pakistani Prime Minister’s special assistant to the national security and strategic policy planning department, said on Wednesday. “Washington asking Islamabad to play a role in the Middle East …

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Iranians Flock to Their Hometown for Suleimani’s Burial

Iranian

35 people have been killed and 48 injured in a stampede KIRMAN, Iran – Hundreds of Thousands of bereaved people dressed in black were found to pay final tribute to Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani before his burial. Gen. Soleimani was assassinated Friday in an American drone strike in Iraq …

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Germany Says Trump’s Iraq Sanctions Threat ‘Not Helpful

Germany

BERLIN – US President Donald Trump’s threat of sanctions on Iraq was “not very helpful”, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday. The United States president had warned Baghdad could be hit by sanctions “like they’ve never seen before” if US forces were forced to leave. “I don’t think it works …

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Pakistan Offers Mediation in Middle East Crisis

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has renewed its offer of mediation in the Middle East crisis and has reaffirmed its determination not to be part of any conflict in the region. It was the first time Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi contacted Tehran management after the January 3rd air strike in …

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UAE Grants $200mln in Aid to Pakistan for Economic Projects

UAE

ABU DHABI, UAE – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has granted $ 200 million in aid to Pakistan for the development of the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises, said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s financial adviser. The announcement came after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed …

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