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

Hollywood honors Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

:: Stan Lee, whose Marvel superheroes have dominated popular culture for half a century, was honored Tuesday when he plunged his hands and feet into cement at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theater. In a typically colorful comment, the 94-year-old comic book

‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song everything

:: Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions

Facebook to launch paid news subscription product

:: A week after nearly 2,000 publishers in the US formed the News Media Alliance to get an anti-trust exemption from the Congress to negotiate over advertising revenue with digital platforms, a top Facebook executive has confirmed the company would

US ending laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines

:: The US Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard US-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. In March, US officials imposed restrictions

Dubai firm behind Apple’s ‘flying’ roof creating largest rotating dome in Mecca

:: A Dubai-based technology firm who was behind Apple’s new flying roof has revealed to Al Arabiya English their latest project – a rotating dome in Mecca, believed to be the largest in the world. Premier Composite Technologies (PTC) was

Two Iranians charged in US over hacking defense materials

:: Two Iranians were indicted Monday in the United States with hacking a defense contractor and stealing sensitive software used to design bullets and warheads, according to the Justice Department. According to the newly unsealed indictment businessman Mohammed Saeed Ajily,

Homeless invited for feast after $30,000 US wedding cancelled

:: An American bride, whose $30 000 wedding got cancelled, invited the homeless to her banquet instead of wasting all the money that was spent on the event. According to a BBC report, twenty-five-year old Sarah Cummins’ non-refundable wedding reception

Winter is here: GoT makes explosive return

Sophie Turner

:: “Game of Thrones” returned for its season seven premiere Sunday, ending a longer-than-usual wait for fans craving its unique weekly offer of violence and dragons. Viewers were not disappointed, taking to social media in the thousands to express delight

Singer R. Kelly denies BuzzFeed article accusing him of ‘cult’

:: R&B singer R. Kelly on Monday denied an article by US media outlet BuzzFeed News that he was keeping a household of young women in a “cult” atmosphere. “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent

US says Iran complying with n-deal

:: The US has said that Iran is continuing to comply with the terms of the nuclear deal that curbed Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions’ relief, the media reported. But the Trump administration on Monday coupled its certification

UAE calls Post’s news report on Qatar as ‘false’

:: The UAE Embassy in Washington has released a statement calling a Washington Post report related to Qatar as “false.” The report had claimed that the UAE orchestrated a hacking operation against a Qatari government website in May. The report

US Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son’s meeting

Natalia Veselnitskaya

:: The US Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president’s son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign. Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledged that he

Ed Sheeran posts set picture after ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

:: Ed Sheeran is basking in the aftermath of his “Game of Thrones” cameo. Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on the premium

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ roars past ‘Spider-Man’

:: Monkey business still pays. “War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales. Though some initially expected a closer race, “Spider-Man” dropped

Saudi Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman’s arrival in Washington to reinvigorate ties with US

Prince Khaled bin Salman

:: The arrival in Washington of Saudi Arabia’s newly appointed Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman is expected to usher in a new era in bilateral ties. Prince Khaled, whose name was announced on April 22, will contribute to strengthening Saudi-US

McCain surgery for blood clot could complicate Senate voters

John McCain’

:: Sen. John McCain’s absence from the Senate next week as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot could complicate the GOP’s prospects for advancing health care legislation already on the brink. Surgeons in Phoenix removed a blood clot

US issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide

:: The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said on Friday. “This

Bollywood’s biggest stars shine at India film awards

:: India’s biggest Bollywood stars lit up an American stadium Saturday with a dazzling celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy awards just outside New York. Held each year in a different city overseas, IIFA

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