Category Archives: General

Funeral prayer held for Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia

Funeral prayers in absentia (salat al-ghaeb) were held for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Mecca's Great Mosque following Friday prayers.

Earlier the same day, prayers for Khashoggi were also …

Department Press Briefing

MS NAUERT: Okay. A couple announcements to bring you before I take your questions.

First, I'd like to address a meeting that I was able to have yesterday with some …

Denmark opposes ‘European army’

Denmark opposes the creation of a "European army" to defend the E.U. from threats, Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said Friday.

Speaking at the meeting of Denmark's 2019-2020 foreign and …

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge duo convicted for genocide

Two leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime Friday were convicted of committing genocide during the ultra-communist regime's rule from 1975 to 1979.

Former chief ideologue Nuon Chea, 90, and head …

US sanctions 17 individuals tied to Khashoggi murder

The U.S. on Thursday sanctioned 17 people tied to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, including the Saudi Consul General in Istanbul Mohammad al-Otaibi.

Khashoggi was killed at …

Iran to open university in Syria: Education minister

An Iranian state university is planning to inaugurate a branch in Syria, an Iranian education official said on Thursday.

The planned establishment of the Tarbiat Modares University in Syria aims …