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

Trump assures Abbas Israeli-Palestinian peace

:: US President Donald Trump welcomed Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to the White House Wednesday for what he hoped would be “terrific” talks on relaunching the Middle East peace process. Trump assured Abbas that he sees a “very good chance”

Probe: US firm ignored sex trafficking, smuggling for F-16s in Iraqi

:: An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking – then terminated investigators who uncovered

Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide

:: Facebook plans to hire another 3,000 people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown live on its service. The hires over the next year will be on top of

Rihanna encased in petals, Zendaya in parrots at Met Gala

:: The color red made a dramatic show Monday night in the grand parade of fashion at the Met Gala, including co-chair Katy Perry’s look, as did glittery gold and blue feathers on the back of Blake Lively. But many

United CEO calls passenger eviction incident epic mistake

Oscar Munoz

:: United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight and vowed to do better as he and other airline executives faced tough questions from lawmakers.

Trump says he ‘would be honored’ to meet Kim Jong Unit

:: US President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to a future meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, offering unusual praise for the globally ostracized leader at a time of surging nuclear tensions. Trump’s conciliatory comments marked a departure

Janet Jackson resumes tour after baby and separation from Qatari husband

:: Pop superstar and new mother Janet Jackson said Monday she will resume a tour after a nearly two-year break as she confirmed separating from her husband. Jackson, who had abruptly suspended a tour in 2015 amid the surprise news

5 things you don’t know about Baby Groot

:: Baby Groot was born at the end of the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film, and the extraterrestrial, treelike creature is a tiny, scene-stealing superhero in “Vol. 2.” Voiced by Vin Diesel, the computer-generated character can only say one

Trump questions why US Civil War had to happen

:: Donald Trump has shown a fascination with populist 19th-century US president Andrew Jackson since he has occupied the Oval Office, hanging “Old Hickory’s” portrait in the Oval Office, visiting his plantation in Tennessee and placing a wreath at his

Trump adviser to leave the White House

Sebastian Gorka

An adviser to President Donald Trump will be leaving the White House A senior administration official says Sebastian Gorka, a former counterterrorism analyst for Fox News who joined the administration as a counterterrorism adviser, will be leaving the White House

Trump says China could have hacked Democratic e-mails

President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the e-mails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of US intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. In an interview transcript published on

Samantha Bee roasts Trump at correspondents’ dinner

Samantha Bee

:: Washington’s once-glitzy “nerd prom” was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee

Bella apologizes for Fyre fiasco

Bella Hadid

:: Organizers of a music festival in The Bahamas that was billed as a luxury getaway but collapsed in chaos promised refunds Saturday — and said they would try again next year. Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid, who had been caught

Donald Trump tells America: ‘Get ready for great, great battles to come’

Donald Trump on Saturday hailed his “very productive” first 100 days as America’s president and told a cheering crowd of supporters “great battles” lay ahead. In an enthusiastic, campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania — a key state in his election win

In Yemen conflict, a window into deepening US-Gulf ties

When US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greeted Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister at the Pentagon last month, the first thing he did was joke about the time “the Iranians tried to murder you.” Mattis’ reference to a foiled 2011 plot, denied

Amazon’s moves beyond retail get Wall Street thumbs up, for now Inc’s ventures far beyond online retail, from cloud computing to movie making, are raising questions among corporate strategy experts about its focus. The Seattle-based company wowed Wall Street again this week with a 23 percent jump in sales, pushing

Trump says North Korea’s Kim is ‘a pretty smart cookie’

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview that aired Sunday. Trump’s almost admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its

Trump invites Philippines’ Duterte to Washington in ‘friendly’ call: WH

Rodrigo Duterte

US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to Washington in a “friendly” call in which the leaders discussed the “threat” of North Korea, the White House said. The announcement comes amid rising tensions over Pyongyang’s

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