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 »


Daily Archives: October 2, 2019

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

Trump denounces impeachment inquiry as a ‘coup’

Donald Trump

:: US President Donald Trump is escalating his rhetoric against the impeachment investigation being led by House Democrats. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump says he has come to the conclusion that the inquiry is not really an impeachment, “it

Iran’s IRGC giving assistance to Houthis: Iranian army chief of staff

:: Yemen’s Houthi militia is receiving assistance from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said the chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. “We are giving [the Houthis]

Al-Jubeir: Iranian claims Saudi Arabia sent Tehran messages inaccurate

Adel al-Jubeir

:: Iranian claims that Saudi Arabia has sent messages to the Iranian regime are inaccurate, said Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Twitter on Wednesday. “We informed them that the Kingdom’s position is to always

Taliban to visit Pakistan, discuss failed Afghan peace talks

:: An Afghan Taliban delegation will visit Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, the latest stop on a tour of regional powers after an Afghanistan peace process broke down. A delegation of Taliban members, led by Mullah Abdul Ghani

Two killed, 200 injured in Iraqi protests after police open fire

:: At least two people were killed and 200 wounded in clashes in Iraq on Tuesday as security forces used tear gas, water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrations over unemployment, corruption, and poor public services. The main protest

Kuwait to announce a decision on maritime security alliance soon

Khaled al-Jarallah

:: Kuwait is considering joining the International Maritime Security Construct, and will announce a decision once all the details have been reviewed, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah as saying on Tuesday. The coalition

Turkey’s former FM says Erdogan’s AKP ‘losing popular support’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) is losing popular support in the country, former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis told Al Arabiya, as a result of a “17-year period of staying in power” and “mistakes made in foreign policy

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