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

US to review trade pacts, looking at ‘abuses’

Wilbur Ross

President Donald Trump will sign a decree on Saturday ordering a review of “violations and abuses” of international trade pacts signed by the United States, including the 164-member World Trade Organization, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced on Friday. The news

Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Vintour unite for magazine

Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress and lifestyle maven Gwyneth Paltrow announced Friday she is launching a print magazine based on her style website Goop with publishing group Conde Nast. A statement from the US publishing group said Goop would launch as a quarterly magazine

’Godfather’ cast members reunite at New York film fest

Cast members of “The Godfather” movies were reunited in Manhattan Saturday, nearly half a century after the first of the legendary mafia films hit theaters. American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola reminisced with actors Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Diane

Erdogan: Turkey and US can turn Raqa into ‘graveyard’ for ISIS

Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn ISIS’s defacto capital of Raqa in Syria into a “graveyard” for the militants, the Turkish president said on Saturday. “The huge America, the coalition and Turkey can join hands and

Merkel says she has ‘good relationship’ with Trump despite frosty start

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that she and President Donald Trump have built a “good working relationship” even though the two had frosty exchanges last year that raised fears of damage to the pivotal US-German partnership. “President Trump

Lavrov says Russia ready to cooperate with US on Syria

Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported. Russian authorities reiterate periodically that they stand ready to renew cooperation with Washington on

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, the South Korean and US militaries said, defying warnings from the United States and the reclusive state’s main ally, China, which have tried for years to rein in its arms programs. The

Facebook admits governments use platform to spread propaganda

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to counter bids by governments and other actors to spread misinformation and political propaganda online, it revealed Thursday. The new effort expands Facebook’s security efforts beyond “abusive” actions such as hacking and financial scams

US Marines return to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand

US Marines returned to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province Saturday, the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since NATO forces ended their combat role in 2014. Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson attended a

Perry-Migos teamwork in Bon Appetit ‘irks music fans’

Katy Perry

Though, Katy Perry has wowed her fans with her latest single, many of them are not happy, asking why did she work with Migos, a US hip hop group, on “Bon Appetit.” As soon as the track was released, thousands

US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a UN gathering. He told the UN Security Council that failing to act against the North’s weapons programs would be “catastrophic.” Tillerson saidfor years North Korea

Erdogan: We want a ‘new start’ with the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump would open a new chapter in relations between Turkey and the United States by mid-May. “I am confident that we will have a new

Trump administration considering assisting Arab coalition in war against Houthis

US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will provide more assistance to the Gulf States in their war against the Houthi militias and their Iranian allies. According to Reuters,

US warns of possible conflict with N. Korea, China says situation could escalate

US President Donald Trump said a major conflict with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control. Trump, speaking to Reuters

Gwyneth Paltrow creating Goop magazine with Anna Wintour

Gwyneth Paltrow and Vogue editor Anna Wintour are teaming up to take the actress’ Goop website to print through a partnership with magazine publisher Conde Nast. Wintour, who is also the artistic director at Conde Nast, says that through the

Apple in talks to launch money-transfer service, says tech news website

Apple Inc has held talks with payments industry partners about launching a money-transfer service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday. The service will allow iPhone owners to transfer money digitally to other iPhone users, Recode reported, citing sources familiar

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies of cancer

Jonathan Demme, the eclectic movie director whose work ranged from thrillers like “The Silence of the Lambs” to documentaries on leading musicians, died on Wednesday of cancer, his publicist said. Demme, 73, who also directed the ground-breaking AIDS movie “Philadelphia,”

Trump proposing ‘biggest tax cut’ in US history

President Donald Trump is proposing “the biggest tax cut” ever, even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill his promises to stimulate job creation and middle class prosperity. White House officials on Wednesday were to

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