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

Cyber attack hits companies, hospitals, schools in almost 100 countries

:: A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipper FedEx. Cyber extortionists

From Saudi Arabia, Trump is set to promote peace

:: President Donald Trump will encourage Washington’s partners to promote peace, and confront chaos and violence during his scheduled trip to Saudi Arabia on May 23, US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said on Friday. Saudi Arabia is going to

Trump signs cyber security executive order

:: US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to bolster government’s cyber security and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, the White House said, marking his first significant action to address what he has called

Cyber extortion campaign hits dozens of countries, top firms

:: A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by security researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in dozens of other countries on Friday. British hospitals and clinics

In global appeal, North Korea urges states not to enforce UN sanctions

:: North Korea made a global appeal in a letter released on Friday for states to reconsider enforcing UN sanctions on the Asian nation as Washington seeks to step up pressure on Pyongyang to end its nuclear and ballistic missile

US, EU in urgent discussions on pitch to expand laptop ban

:: European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes from the EU are holding urgent talks Friday with the US Department of Homeland Security. Chief among the concerns are whether any

Pentagon: US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE

:: The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated $2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The UAE government has requested the possible sale of 60 Patriot missiles

American Al Qaeda member turned informant avoids long sentence

:: A New York City-born former al Qaeda member who plotted to attack a commuter railroad will be released in three months after spending 8-1/2 years in custody because of the extensive intelligence he provided US investigators after his arrest,

Shakira to release new album this month

:: Shakira announced Thursday that she will release a new album later this month after the superstar sported a Reggaeton sound on her first single. Shakira, one of the top-selling Latin artists of all time, told her nearly 45 million

Kremlin says ‘too early’ to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties

:: The Kremlin said Thursday it was too early to speak of a thaw in ties with Washington, a day after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met US President Donald Trump. “It’s too early to draw this conclusion,” Kremlin spokesman

EU demands urgent talks with US over airline laptop ban

:: The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. The Trump

Mattis affirms US commitment to NATO ally Turkey

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated on Thursday Washington’s commitment to protecting NATO ally Turkey after a meeting with the Turkish prime minister in London. Mattis’s roughly half-hour meeting with Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım in the British capital

Putin and Trump to meet in July

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in July in Hamburg, Germany. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the announcement following his talks with the U.S. President yesterday,

Grammy Awards is coming back in New York after 14 years

:: After spending 14 years in Los Angeles, the 60th edition of Grammy Awards 2018 ceremony would be held in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio and executives from Madison Square Garden, CBS and the Recording Academy announced on Tuesday

Trump urges Russia to ‘rein in’ Assad, Iran after talks with Lavrov

:: US President Donald Trump appealed to Moscow to “rein in” the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its key ally Iran, during White House talks Wednesday with Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov. “President Trump emphasized the need to

Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state

:: A portion of an underground tunnel containing rail cars filled with radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at a sprawling storage facility in a remote area of Washington state, forcing an evacuation of some workers at the site that made plutonium

Sacked FBI chief had asked for more money for Russia investigation

:: In a recent revelation, sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey had recently asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election.

Donald Trump fires FBI director James Comey

:: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday made the shock decision to fire his FBI director James Comey, the man who leads the agency charged with investigating his campaign’s ties with Russia. The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a

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