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 »


Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 11 policemen

:: Afghan officials say a multi-pronged Taliban attack on a district headquarters in northern Balkh province has killed at least 11 policemen. Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack started early on Tuesday morning and

Residents flee after Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

:: Papua New Guinea’s volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents. Mount Ulawan, situated on the remote Bismarck Archipelago chain, displaced between

S.Korea displays F-35 stealth jets seen by the North as a threat

:: South Korea showcased newly acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets to mark Armed Forces Day on Tuesday as President Moon Jae-in tried to allay concerns that his policy of engagement with North Korea would weaken the South’s commitment to defense.

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

Iran can attack enemies anywhere, destroy Israel: IRGC commander

Hossein Salami

:: Iran is capable of attacking its enemies anywhere, said the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami on Monday, adding that Israel’s destruction is an “achievable goal,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported. “Today, we can

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

NCRI: ‘Reliable sources’ say Khamenei ordered, Rouhani authorized Aramco attack

:: Iran’s top leaders ordered and authorized the September 14 attack on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, a US-based Iranian opposition coalition announced in a press conference on Monday. The US Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance

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

Saudi Arabia welcomes creation of UN-sponsored constitutional panel on Syria

:: Saudi Arabia welcomed on Monday the creation of a United Nations-sponsored constitutional committee by the Syrian government and the opposition, after two years of negotiations. Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, told the Security Council at its

Saudi King, Crown Prince receives the family of late bodyguard Abdulaziz al-Faghm

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received the family of the recently deceased personal bodyguard Abdulaziz al-Faghm on Monday, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The King and Crown Prince both offered their sincere

Salah Khashoggi: I will not accept the exploitation of my father’s case by enemies

Salah Khashoggi

:: Salah Khashoggi, son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Monday that he will not accept the exploitation of his father’s case by his country’s “opponents and its enemies.” “A year has passed since the departure of my

US shifts Middle East command center from Qatar to South Carolina after 13 years

:: The US command and control in the Middle East moved its post in Qatar back to the US on Saturday for the first time in 13 years, according to The Washington Post. Since the 1991 Gulf War, the Al-Udeid

Arab Coalition Spokesman: Houthi footage of attack on Saudi border fabricated

Turki al-Maliki

:: Arab Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said on Monday that Houthi footage claiming to show a major attack on Saudi forces near the border with Yemen is fabricated. When asked about the recently-released video, al-Maliki said: “Unfortunately, there are

Saudi Media Ministry organizes Media Excellence Awards 2019

:: The Saudi Ministry of Media organized the 2019 Media Excellence Awards on Monday, at the Hilton Hotel in Riyadh, in the presence of Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah. The award covered 10 different categories, with the Saudi pizza

Iran Defense Minister: US ‘maximum pressure’ policy turned to ‘maximum begging’

Amir Hatami

:: Iran has turned the US’ “maximum-pressure” policy against Tehran to “maximum begging,” claimed Iran’s Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Sunday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. “Resistance in our country has made the enemies go from maximum pressure to

Iraq and Syria open border crossing closed since 2012

:: Iraq and Syria have opened a key border crossing between the two neighboring countries, seven years after it was closed during Syria’s civil war. Monday’s opening of the crossing between the Iraqi town of Qaim and Syria’s Boukamal is

Saudi Arabia launches an investigation into the cause of the fire that ripped through the high-speed railway station

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

:: Saudi civil defense chiefs began an investigation on Monday into the fire that engulfed the showpiece Haramain high-speed railway station in Jeddah. Eleven people were injured when the blaze tore through the station in the Sulaymaniyah district on Sunday.

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