Two separate explosions, possibly caused by missile attacks, have hit an Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, in what Tehran calls a "dangerous adventure".
Iraq’s most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on the Baghdad government to launch a thorough investigation into the wave of violence during recent protests against corruption, staggering youth unemployment and poor public services, which started in the capital and then spread to other cities.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the country’s enemies have realized, although not admitting it, that their “maximum pressure” campaign against the Iranian nation has been futile and should be set aside.
Senior Kurdish official said the forces in northern parts of Syria may hold talks with the government following an announcement made by Washington over withdrawal of its forces from the Arab country and looming invasion to be launched by Turkey.
Russia’s Security Council has warned of measures threatening the peace process in Syria following an announcement made by Ankara ready to launch military invasion on the Kurdish-held areas to push them from the border regions.
Iraqi President Barham Salih has denounced the recent violence against protesters, security forces and journalists amid the recent anti-corruption demonstrations warning outside players of making use of the crisis for their interests.
US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to withdraw American forces from northern parts of Syria and allowing Ankara to launch military invasion against the Kurdish-held region in the Arab country.