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 ‘locked and loaded’ after attacks on Saudi Arabia, says Trump

Donald Trump

:: The United States believes it knows who was behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and is “locked and loaded,” but is waiting for verification and for a Saudi assessment of responsibility before deciding how to proceed, US President

Indian rescuers search for 39 missing after boat accident

:: Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation Monday to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river. Police told AFP that eight bodies have been recovered, down from a

At least eight dead after boat capsizes in southern Indian state

:: At least eight people died on Sunday and 25 were missing after a boat capsized in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, an official at the state’s disaster management authority said. The tourist boat was carrying more than

West African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-extremist plan

:: West African leaders announced during a summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of extremist violence in the region. The plan, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced

Germany’s Merkel: We still have every chance of orderly Brexit

Angela Merkel

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there was still every chance for Britain’s divorce from the European Union to take place with a deal although Berlin is prepared for a disorderly Brexit in case that does not happen.

ISIS-affiliated militants kill soldiers in northeast Nigeria

:: Several Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by ISIS-affiliated terrorists on a military convoy in the country’s conflict-riven northeast on Monday, security sources said. Fighters from the ISIS West Africa Province (ISWAP) organization opened fire with heavy machine

Pompeo: Trump could meet with no preconditions with Iran’s Rouhani at UN

:: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the upcoming United Nations meeting, with “no preconditions.” Pompeo made the comments at a press briefing to unveil

African UN members urge lifting of Sudan sanctions

:: The three African non-permanent members of the UN Security Council called on Tuesday for the lifting of sanctions against Sudan as the country transitions towards the civilian rule. In a joint statement, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Equatorial Guinea,

Pakistan warns of ‘genocide’ in Kashmir, sees no talks with India

Shah Mehmood Qureshi

:: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday that India’s “illegal military occupation” of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the specter of “genocide.” India revoked the autonomy of the disputed region, home

Blast heard near US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

:: A large explosion has been heard in Afghanistan’s capital near the US Embassy shortly after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose early Wednesday over Kabul. An embassy employee

Trump fires John Bolton as National Security Advisor

John Bolton

:: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has fired National Security Advisor John Bolton after he “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton’s suggestions. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he told Bolton that his services were no longer

Kashmiris allege beatings and abuse in raids by Indian troops

:: Residents of a dozen villages in the disputed Kashmir region say Indian troops have raided their homes in an apparent campaign of intimidation. In more than 50 interviews, residents told The Associated Press that soldiers inflicted beatings and electric

Taliban says it will continue fighting after Trump negotiations cancelled

:: The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with insurgents were “dead,” saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations. “We had two ways to end the occupation in Afghanistan,

Hong Kong leader renews appeal for dialogue with protesters

:: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday renewed an appeal to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city’s richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly young demonstrators. The

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

:: Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. After the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011,

North Korea follows offer of talks with new projectile launches

Kim Jong Un

:: North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, hours after a senior diplomat announced Pyongyang would be willing to resume negotiations with the United States later in September. The projectiles

UK PM Johnson vows to get Brexit deal after losing election vote again

:: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to secure a divorce deal with the European Union at a crucial summit in October after lawmakers voted for a second time to reject his bid to hold a snap election. Johnson had

Turkey-US joint patrols ‘aim to keep Kurdish fighters away from border’

:: As part of their efforts to set up a “safe zone” east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Turkey and the US embarked on their first joint ground patrols on Sunday on the suggested site of the zone. The

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