Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Senior Taliban leaders in talks with officials in Pakistan

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

:: Senior Taliban leaders are meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad as part of a push to revive an Afghanistan peace deal that has included stops in Russia, China, and Iran. The delegation headed by Mullah

Syria Kurds hand over two ISIS-linked orphans to Austria

:: Syria’s Kurds on Wednesday handed over to Austria two orphaned toddlers linked to ISIS, an official said, in the first such repatriation to the European country. “Two orphan brothers were handed over today to a representative of the Austrian

Iraq protest toll rises to seven dead, including police officer

:: A police officer and another protester were killed on Wednesday night in southern Iraq, a health official said, bringing the death toll in two days of violent protests to seven. Domestic instability coupled with regional tensions could prove to

Saudi Arabia a beacon of humanitarian action: KSRelief chief

:: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has made a significant contribution to alleviating the pain of the injured and the needy and called

PM Modi says India is ‘open-defecation free’

:: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country free of open defecation, a feat he said was a major milestone for a country of 1.3 billion people, despite skepticism about his bold claim. “In 60 months, 600

Ships with one mln tons of grain stuck outside Iran’s ports in payment crisis

:: More than 20 ships carrying around one million tons of grain are stuck outside Iranian ports as US sanctions create payment problems and hamper the country’s efforts to import vital commodities, sources directly involved in the trade said. Trading

Tunisian electoral commission wants jailed candidate to talk

:: Tunisia’s electoral commission is calling for the country’s jailed presidential candidate to be allowed televised interviews so he can communicate with voters before the October 13 election. Nabil Karoui, a media mogul, has been jailed since August on corruption

Britain will leave EU by Oct 31 ‘come what may’: Johnson

Boris Johnson

:: Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday urged the EU to compromise as he prepared to submit a new Brexit plan but warned Britain was ready to leave without a deal on October 31, “come what may.” Johnson said an

Khamenei: Iran will reduce nuclear commitments until ‘desired result’ reached

:: Iran will continue reducing its commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal until it reaches the “desired result,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his official website. “We will continue the reduction of commitments,” Khamenei said

Pompeo: Adrian Darya 1 is transferring oil to Syria despite promises

:: The Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 is transferring its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave not to sell crude to the country, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. “Despite Iran FM Zarif’s

Israel begins Netanyahu’s pre-indictment corruption hearing

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-awaited pre-indictment hearing has begun. Netanyahu’s lawyers arrived Wednesday at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem to argue that pending corruption charges against him should be dropped. Israel’s attorney general has recommended charging Netanyahu with

Iraqis stage peaceful protest in southeastern Baghdad

:: Iraqis in the Zaafaraniyah district in southeastern Baghdad stage a peaceful protest a day after demonstrations over unemployment, corruption and poor public services had turned violent. This comes as the Iraqi army was deployed early on Wednesday to the

Nasrallah says Khamenei heavily involved in establishment of Lebanon’s Hezbollah


:: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was heavily involved in the establishment of the Iranian proxy group Hezbollah, said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the terrorist organization. In a five-hour interview with, the supreme leader’s website, Nasrallah said that

Rivals call off Israel unity government talks with Netanyah

Benny Gantz

:: The party of Israel’s ex-military chief Benny Gantz on Tuesday pulled out of planned talks on forming a unity government with main rival Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following deadlocked elections. Representatives of the centrist Blue and White alliance were

Pompeo starts Europe trip amid impeachment inquiry

:: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened a four-nation tour of Europe on Tuesday as he pushed back on an effort to compel diplomats to provide testimony to Congress for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Pompeo arrived

Libyan National Army strikes destroy Turkish drones in Mitiga, Misrata airports

:: The Libyan National Army has destroyed several Turkish drones stored in Mitiga and Misrata airports during an air raid operation, the spokesperson of the forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said. “Our intelligence sources identified these sites,

US commander discusses Iran with Saudi naval commander

:: The commander of US Naval Forces Central Command visited Riyadh over the weekend to discuss with the head of Saudi Arabia’s naval forces reinforcing defenses against Iranian threats, the command said on Tuesday. The meeting followed a Sept. 14

Saudi Cabinet: Iranian regime ‘knows nothing but bombing, destruction’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers said on Tuesday that the Iranian regime has known “nothing but bombing, destruction, and assassination” for 40 years, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The council, which met on Tuesday afternoon during a session

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