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: Asia

Senior Taliban leaders in talks with officials in Pakistan

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

:: Senior Taliban leaders are meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad as part of a push to revive an Afghanistan peace deal that has included stops in Russia, China, and Iran. The delegation headed by Mullah

PM Modi says India is ‘open-defecation free’

:: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country free of open defecation, a feat he said was a major milestone for a country of 1.3 billion people, despite skepticism about his bold claim. “In 60 months, 600

Taliban to visit Pakistan, discuss failed Afghan peace talks

:: An Afghan Taliban delegation will visit Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, the latest stop on a tour of regional powers after an Afghanistan peace process broke down. A delegation of Taliban members, led by Mullah Abdul Ghani

Police shoot Hong Kong protester in chest during clashes

:: A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester in the chest with a live round on Tuesday after his unit was attacked by demonstrators during sustained clashes in the city, a police source said. “An officer discharged his firearm

North Korean projectile may have breached Japan’s EEZ: Tokyo

:: One of the projectiles fired by North Korea early Wednesday appears to have fallen into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the top government spokesman said. “At around 7:10 am (1010 GMT), two projectiles were launched from the eastern coast of

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

:: A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels, and more than 60 military personnel, including divers, were

Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 11 policemen

:: Afghan officials say a multi-pronged Taliban attack on a district headquarters in northern Balkh province has killed at least 11 policemen. Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack started early on Tuesday morning and

Residents flee after Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

:: Papua New Guinea’s volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents. Mount Ulawan, situated on the remote Bismarck Archipelago chain, displaced between

S.Korea displays F-35 stealth jets seen by the North as a threat

:: South Korea showcased newly acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets to mark Armed Forces Day on Tuesday as President Moon Jae-in tried to allay concerns that his policy of engagement with North Korea would weaken the South’s commitment to defense.

China marks 70 years of Communist rule with massive show of force

Xi Jinping

:: China celebrated seven decades of Communist Party rule on Tuesday with a massive display of military power in central Beijing, as President Xi Jinping pledged peaceful development but said the armed forces would defend China’s sovereignty. The event is

Deaths from heavy monsoon rise to nearly 140 in eastern India

:: The death toll in eastern India from torrential late monsoon rains has risen to nearly 140, officials said Tuesday as hospitals and schools were inundated with dirty rainwater. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the current monsoon has

Afghanistan to Taliban: Peace or ‘we will continue to fight’

Hamdullah Mohib

:: As Afghans await the results of a presidential election roiled by Taliban threats, the government used its platform at the UN General Assembly on Monday to tell the insurgents: “Join us in peace, or we will continue to fight.”

Restive Hong Kong hunkers down as China’s birthday celebrations begin

:: Hong Kong went into lockdown on Tuesday to ensure anti-government protests do not overshadow Chinese President Xi Jinping’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The former British colony has been wracked

Suicide bomber kills policeman in Pakistan’s southwest

:: Pakistan’s police say a suicide bombing has killed a policeman and wounded three others in the country’s restive southwest. Local police chief Mohammad Zaman says Monday’s attack took place in the town of Loralai in the Baluchistan province. Zaman

21 pilgrims die, 35 hurt in india bus crash

:: At least 21 people returning from offering prayers at a temple in India’s western state of Gujarat died after their bus overturned Monday, police said, with heavy rains hindering rescuers. Police said the bus, carrying 70 passengers returning from

Afghan protesters claim US strikes kill five civilians

:: An airstrike by US-led forces overnight in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five civilians, local villagers said on Sunday. The villagers carried the bodies of the dead to the province’s capital of Ghazni, chanting, “Death to Ashraf Ghani, death

Pakistan says Indian mortars kill woman, boy in Kashmir

:: India and Pakistan have again traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region killing a woman and a boy in a border village in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Raja Tariq, a local administrator in Nakyal sector, says

Three killed in blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

:: A blast in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan killed three, including an opposition political leader, on Saturday afternoon, police and officials said. Maulana Mohamad Hanif, Deputy Secretary-General of the opposition party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), was among those killed in

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