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 »


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

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stage

:: Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in Israel. The Israeli military said 15 targets were hit,

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

UAE Crown Prince meets new Saudi energy minister

:: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the country’s newly installed Saudi energy minister, in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Prince Abdulaziz, who was appointed as energy minister on Sunday,

Saudi Shoura Council speaker pledges to increase Hajj quota for Sri Lankans

:: The speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, said on Monday that he would look into resolving issues faced by Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia and the possibility of increasing the Hajj quota for the island nation

Coalition forces intercept, down Houthi drone in Yemeni air space

Colonel Turki al-Maliki

:: The Arab Coalition said that its forces intercepted and downed an armed drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia from Sanaa towards Saudi Arabia. Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the coalition, said that its forces shot down the

Iran offers citizenship to stateless people with ‘Iranian roots’ in Kuwait

:: Iran is offering Iranian citizenship to stateless people with “Iranian roots” residing in Kuwait, said the country’s ambassador to Kuwait on Sunday, according to Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai. Iran’s ambassador to Kuwait, Mohammad Irani, stressed his country’s readiness to naturalize

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

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

King Salman reassured of Emir of Kuwait’s health following a telephone call

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was confident concerning the health of the Emir of Kuwait following telephony with the Kuwaiti leader on Monday. King Salman spoke to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to check on his health whereas he was

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

IRGC chief: US ‘would have collapsed’ under sanctions if it was in Iran’s position

:: The US would collapse if it received the sanctions currently imposed on Iran, claimed the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami on Monday, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported. If the

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

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