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 »


Category Archives: World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No-deal Brexit seen as the most plausible scenario: France’s FM

Jean-Yves Le Drian

:: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 remained the “most plausible” scenario, adding that Britain had yet to come up with acceptable proposals on how to avoid a messy divorce

Police shoot Hong Kong protester in chest during clashes

:: A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester in the chest with a live round on Tuesday after his unit was attacked by demonstrators during sustained clashes in the city, a police source said. “An officer discharged his firearm

North Korean projectile may have breached Japan’s EEZ: Tokyo

:: One of the projectiles fired by North Korea early Wednesday appears to have fallen into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the top government spokesman said. “At around 7:10 am (1010 GMT), two projectiles were launched from the eastern coast of

Four EU nations seek endorsement for ‘fast-track’ migrant plan

:: Four European Union nations are proposing a “fast-track system” for getting migrants off boats in trouble in the Mediterranean Sea and the asylum-seekers onboard divided among countries willing to take them. A statement obtained by European civil liberties watchdog

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

Martin Vizcarra

:: Peru’s president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement by President Martin Vizcarra came after he warned Congress he would dissolve the body

Boris Johnson says UK will submit concrete Brexit proposals

:: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that “this is the moment when the rubber hits the road,” as his government prepared at last to make firm proposals for a new divorce deal with the European Union. Britain is

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

:: A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels, and more than 60 military personnel, including divers, were

Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 11 policemen

:: Afghan officials say a multi-pronged Taliban attack on a district headquarters in northern Balkh province has killed at least 11 policemen. Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack started early on Tuesday morning and

Residents flee after Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

:: Papua New Guinea’s volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents. Mount Ulawan, situated on the remote Bismarck Archipelago chain, displaced between

S.Korea displays F-35 stealth jets seen by the North as a threat

:: South Korea showcased newly acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets to mark Armed Forces Day on Tuesday as President Moon Jae-in tried to allay concerns that his policy of engagement with North Korea would weaken the South’s commitment to defense.

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