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: Americas

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68

Charles Bradley

:: Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68. Bradley, who for years had scraped by as

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.” Ri Yong Ho called the

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

:: US bombers flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, the Pentagon said. “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized

More countries could be listed for harsh US travel restrictions

:: More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted Friday. White House and Homeland Security officials said that

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

Adel al-Jubeir

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including that it stops financing terrorism in the region

India’s EAM Sushma covers range of issues from development, UN reform to terrorism, climate change

:: Highlights of External Affairs Minister Swaraj’s address to the United Nations on Saturday: *World is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence and terrorism, and the ideas that promote

UAE FM: Iran violates ‘letter and spirit’ of nuclear deal

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it considers that Iran violates both the “letter and spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between the Islamic Republic and world powers. “Two years have passed since Iran’s nuclear agreement with

Half of UN Security Council ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

:: Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, have asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic

Iran tests new medium-range missile, in defiance of US warnings

:: Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch

Erdogan-Trump talks: Regional cooperation high on agenda

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his US counterpart Donald Trump in New York on Thursday. Ankara said the leaders “agreed to enhance cooperation to resolve regional issues and continue the fight against all terror groups with determination.”

Jordan’s young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech

:: Just a year out of college, Jordan’s crown prince has made his debut on the world’s biggest stage, addressing the UN General Assembly – the clearest sign yet that he is on a fast track to a prominent public

Report: Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits

:: Frequent breakdowns of advanced uranium enrichment devices have inadvertently helped Iran comply with restrictions in the international agreement curbing its nuclear program, according to a new report by a Washington-based think tank. Iranian compliance also is due to tougher

At UN, Bangladesh PM urges ‘safe zones’ for Myanmar’s Rohingya

:: Bangladesh’s prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country. “These people must be able to return to their homeland in

Russia threatens US in race to capture key Syria town

:: Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to US forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian regime troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir Ezzor province and that Moscow would

Hadi: Houthis are running an Iranian ‘expansionist agenda’ in the region

:: Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi said on Thursday that the coup d’état was carrying out an Iranian”expansionist agenda” in the region. Hadi said in a speech to the UN General Assembly that Iran is supporting the coup militias with

Aoun: Sectarian division of states will increases wars

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday that sectarian or ethnic division of countries will not solve problems, but increases extremism and wars. Aoun said during a speech in the United Nations that the UN should focus on the

A UN official refuses to Qatar’s use of his name at a seminar on terrorism

:: Jahangir Khan, Director of the United Nations Center for Counter-Terrorism, rejected the participation of the Qatari delegation in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly at a seminar on combating terrorism without his knowledge or consent. The

Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday attested to the US president’s seriousness about reaching a Middle East peace deal soon. Abbas thanked Trump for hosting him at the meeting on the sidelines of

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