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UN Special Representative Says No Neighbor Should Treat Iraq as its Backyard

UN Special Representative Says No Neighbor Should Treat Iraq as its Backyard

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has called on Iraqi leaders to "engage in dialogue," emphasizing the importance of embarking on a path towards political stability. Plasschaert stressed on Tuesday that "public disillusion is running sky-h

Energy Crisis Feared by Europe Long a Reality in Iraq

Energy Crisis Feared by Europe Long a Reality in Iraq

Europe may fear an energy crisis over the coming winter, but for Iraqis an unstable power supply and frequent blackouts have been a reality during decades of war and turmoil. The Middle Eastern country is rich in oil, but endemic corruption and devastating conflict have taken a heavy toll on its

Saudi Arabia Signs MoU with IMF to Establish Regional Office in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia concluded a memorandum of understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to establish a regional office in Riyadh, which would boost its presence in the region and provide its economic recommendations to the countries of the Gulf and the region.

Saudi Royal Decree Reshuffles Cabinet, Names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Prime Minister

Saudi Royal Decree Reshuffles Cabinet, Names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Prime Minister

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Tuesday a Royal Decree naming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as prime minister. Cabinet sessions attended by King Salman will continue to be chaired by him. King Salman also decreed a reshuffle of the cabinet.

Iraqi FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Are Mediating Between Washington, Tehran

Iraqi FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Are Mediating Between Washington, Tehran

The Iraqi government is playing a role in “bringing opposites together and creating a situation that promotes dialogue” among neighboring countries, especially Arab Gulf states, Türkiye, and Iran, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat on the sidelines of the 7

US Supports Iran Protests, Lawmakers Condemn Biden for Lack of Action

US Supports Iran Protests, Lawmakers Condemn Biden for Lack of Action

US lawmakers had various reactions to the protests in Iran, ranging from strong support to direct criticism of the US administration's policy toward Tehran. Protests in Iran continued over the death of Mahsa Amini and statements of support from bipartisan lawmakers are pouring in.

Saudi Arabia, Germany Discuss Developments, Bilateral Cooperation

Saudi Arabia, Germany Discuss Developments, Bilateral Cooperation

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, discussed with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday relations between Riyadh and Berlin and opportunities for partnership between them. Scholz was in Jeddah on a one-day visit to the Kingdom on Saturday.

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