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: World

US House impeachment inquiry to intensify; Trump remains defiant

Donald Trump

:: US President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his attacks on a lawmaker leading the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, suggesting that congressman Adam Schiff should be arrested for “treason.” Witnesses are due to testify in the House this week

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

Russia: Our approval is needed to publish Trump-Putin calls

:: The Kremlin said Monday that transcripts of calls between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin can only be published by mutual agreement. The White House has severely restricted the distribution of memos detailing Trump’s calls with

Sudan PM meets Darfur rebel chief in ‘essential’ step to peace: Macron

Emmanuel Macron

:: Sudan’s prime minister has met a senior Darfur rebel leader living in France, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, hailing an “essential step” for peace in the troubled east African nation. “We facilitated talks that Prime Minister (Abdalla) Hamdok

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

UK’s Johnson denies any wrongdoing in ties with US tech exec

:: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied wrongdoing on Sunday over his links to an American businesswoman who allegedly received money and favorable treatment because of their friendship during his time as mayor of London. Asked during a BBC interview

Crop ban after French chemical plant fire

:: Authorities in northern France where a massive fire this week ravaged a chemical factory in the city of Rouen on Sunday banned the harvesting of crops and sale of products of animal origin from the region, as a precautionary

China factory fire kills 19 ahead of National Day

:: Nineteen people have died in a factory fire in eastern China just ahead of massive countrywide National Day celebrations. The official Xinhua News Agency says the fire broke out Sunday afternoon at a plant making “daily necessities” in the

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

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean coast

:: A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook the coast of Chile on Sunday, swaying buildings in the capital of Santiago. The national emergency agency said there were no reported injuries or damage to basic services. The US Geological Survey said

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

Trump to supporters: ‘Our country is at stake like never before’

:: President Donald Trump, the target of an impeachment investigation over alleged abuse of power, warned supporters Saturday that “our country is at stake like never before.” The video message posted on Twitter underscores the pressure on the White House

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

Putin urges dialogue between Venezuela’s Maduro, opposition

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin told Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Wednesday he supported talks between the embattled leader and the opposition, warning that refusing dialogue could further threaten the crisis-stricken country. Welcoming the leftist leader at the Kremlin, Putin reiterated support

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