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

ISIS remains resilient in Afghanistan, says UN chief Guterres

Antonio Guterres

:: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the ISIS extremist group remains resilient in Afghanistan despite “a high pace” of operations against it by government and international forces – and is urging all armed groups not to interfere in the upcoming presidential

Trump says Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’

Donald Trump

:: President Donald Trump on Monday said that US peace talks with the Taliban are over and announced that the US military has dramatically scaled up attacks on the insurgents in Afghanistan. “They are dead. As far as I am

Lebanon PM, US diplomat talk offshore gas feud with Israel

:: Lebanon’s prime minister and a US diplomat are discussing a maritime border dispute with Israel, with both sides claiming areas with potentially lucrative offshore gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. Saad Hariri met David Schenker, the assistant secretary of

Typhoon blows across Tokyo area, killing one, halting travel

:: A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries while disrupting rush-hour travel and knocking out power. Several railway and subway operators suspended services and flights were canceled at Tokyo

Hong Kong school students form human chain after weekend of protests

:: Hundreds of secondary school students, many wearing masks with their uniforms, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. Metro stations which had

Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over Kabul attack

Donald Trump

:: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. “If they cannot

Turkey calls on US to lift barriers to boost trade

Wilbur Ross

:: Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks on Saturday aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey’s trade minister said. Washington and Ankara have set an ambitious goal of quadrupling their trade

France pushes $15 bln credit line plan for Iran, if US allows it

:: France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking it, Western and Iranian sources said.

China backs N. Korea amid deadlocked nuclear talks

:: China reasserted its backing for North Korea on Tuesday as its foreign minister visited Pyongyang, vowing to maintain “close communication” with its longstanding ally in the face of deadlocked nuclear talks with Washington. Beijing has long been North Korea’s

German Foreign Minister Maas arrives in Sudan

Heiko Maas

:: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived Tuesday in Sudan which is ushering in a long-awaited transition from decades of autocratic rule under ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. The visit by Maas comes after Sudan swore in a new prime minister

Eight students killed in Chinese elementary school attack

:: Police in central China say an attacker killed eight students and injured two others at an elementary school on the first day of the new semester. The attack occurred around 8 a.m. Monday in Chaoyangpo village of Enshi city

Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas, turn to Florida expected

:: Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the US coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. Dorian, one of the

As prospect of election looms, British lawmakers begin no-deal Brexit battle

Boris Johnson

:: Lawmakers will decide on Tuesday whether to move Britain one step closer to an early election when they vote on the first stage of their plan to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pursuing a no-deal Brexit. Johnson has

Hong Kong leader says she never tendered resignation to Beijing

Carrie Lam

:: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city’s political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

:: Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country’s southeast, an official said. The move follows an outbreak of violence in recent weeks at the

Stage set for Brexit clash in UK Parliament this week

:: The UK Labour Party’s chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a “no-deal” Brexit would require postponing the country’s departure deadline again so the withdrawal doesn’t happen on Oct. 31 as now scheduled. Labour’s Keir Starmer told the

Indonesia arrests dozens for Papua protests that set buildings afire

:: Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said on Sunday. The area has been racked by civil unrest for two

Venezuela says it has proof of anti-Maduro plot in Colombia

Nicolas Maduro

:: The Venezuelan government presented evidence Saturday of what it called paramilitary training camps in neighboring Colombia to plot violent attacks to undermine President Nicolás Maduro. Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez appeared on state television to accuse Colombian President Iván Duque

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