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

UK believes Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks: PM Johnson

:: Britain believes Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities and will work with the US and European allies on a joint response, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. The US and Saudi Arabia have already

Trump responds positively to idea of new Iran deal floated by UK’s Johnson

:: US President Donald Trump responded positively to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea of creating a new nuclear deal with Iran, saying that he respected Johnson and was not surprised he had floated the idea. “He does want a

Saudi ambassador to London praises UK ties at national day celebration

:: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain praised relations with the UK at a national day celebration in London on Monday. Prince Khalid bin Bandar also said the Kingdom would be showing a lot more of “what we have to offer”

Pakistan PM presses Trump to seek Taliban, Kashmir deals

:: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday pressed US President Donald Trump to restart talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban and said Washington has a “duty” to calm the Kashmir standoff with India. “Stability in Afghanistan means stability in Pakistan,” Khan

At least 40 civilians killed by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province

:: An Afghan official says that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province. Abdul Majed Akhand, the deputy provincial councilman, says that the majority

Trudeau in trouble over brown face makeup, apologizes for ‘dumb’ mistake

:: Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said, “it was a dumb thing to do.” Time

UN chief rejects claim he didn’t condemn China over Muslims

:: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn’t condemned the Chinese government’s detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully. “I don’t

Saudi ambassador to Germany says all options on the table regarding Iran

:: The Saudi ambassador to Germany said on Thursday all options were on the table in retaliation to attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities over the weekend, which the Kingdom has blamed on Iran. Asked about the possibility of a

French FM says Houthi account of Saudi Aramco attacks ‘not very credible’

:: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday that Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia’s account of the Saudi Aramco attacks is “not very credible.” “Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively

Pentagon: US continues to arm Kurds in Syria

:: The United States continues to provide Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria with arms and vehicles, despite the creation of a buffer zone with Turkey along the border, a US defense official said Wednesday. The US supplies the materials to

US envoy to Afghanistan to testify before lawmakers

:: The US envoy who negotiated with the Taliban will testify behind closed doors to Congress on Thursday, 12 days after President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the Afghan militants. The House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee issued a

Car bomb attack kills 10 in southern Afghanistan: Governor

:: A car bomb attack targeting an intelligence services building in the southern Afghan city of Qalat on Thursday left at least 10 people dead and 85 wounded, the governor of Zabul province told AFP. “This morning a car bomb

Kremlin: Putin talks with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, discusses attacks

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed weekend attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil infrastructure by phone with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. Putin and the crown prince expressed their commitment to bilateral cooperation on stabilizing

Iran may not attend UN summit in New York: Reports

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his delegation may not be able to attend an annual UN meeting in New York because the US government has not issued visas to them, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on

US eyes UN action over Saudi Aramco blasts

:: The United States hopes that the UN Security Council takes up the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations for which Washington blames Iran, a senior US official said Tuesday. The official said that Saudi Arabia, as the target of

Ethiopian crash victims want 737 MAX documents from Boeing, FAA

:: A lawyer for victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 said on Tuesday he wants Boeing Co and the US Federal Aviation Administration to hand over documents about the decision to keep the Boeing 737 MAX in the air after

US, Belarus to restore envoys after 10-year freeze

:: The United States and Belarus are preparing to exchange ambassadors after more than a decade of tensions, a senior US diplomat said on Tuesday. US Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko as Washington

Pakistan slams India over Kashmir remarks

:: Pakistan fired back Wednesday at New Delhi’s “jingoistic rhetoric” after India’s foreign minister vowed to retake Islamabad’s portion of the disputed Kashmir region as tensions flare between the nuclear-armed rivals. The neighbors have been locked in an escalating war

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