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 »


Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as recognition of Saudi Arabia’s role in serving Arab

Saudi Arabia’s UN ambassador speaks out against Hamas resolution

:: The Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations spoke out against a US-sponsored draft resolution that would have condemned Hamas for the first time. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote that it could make history

Activists call for criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

:: A rights group called Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help. Their protest came as rights groups expressed growing concern about the plight of migrants

UAE’s Gargash: GCC continues to function despite Qatar crisis

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) continues to function despite crisis with Qatar. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted saying that the upcoming summit in Riyadh and the

Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on charges related to inciting violence and supporting militants. The Cairo Criminal Court has convicted Mohammed Badie and five others

How Erdogan is cosying up with Doha for funds to offer sops before local polls?

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bid to shore up his country’s economy got a boost when Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani and his finance minister visited Turkey in August and offered a direct investment of $15 billion. The

France scraps petrol tax rises for 2019 after protests

:: France has scrapped all petrol price hikes for 2019, the environment minister said Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests against shrinking income blamed on President Emmanuel Macron’s government. A price hike scheduled for January 1, was “scrapped for the

Saudi Arabia’s interior minister receives UAE counterpart in Riyadh for security meeting

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif has held official talks with his counterpart in the UAE Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the UAE Deputy Prime Minister, who arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday. The two sides

18 Iranian MPs resign over water crisis in Isfahan

:: Eighteen members of Iran’s parliament collectively resigned in protest to the cancellation of water supply projects in the city of Isfahan from the country’s 2019 budget, Iranian news outlets reported on Wednesday. Akbar Turki, the representative for Fereydunshahr in

Bomb attack kills 3 in Iran’s southern port town of Chabahar

:: Iranian state TV has reported a suicide bomb attack killing at least three people and wounding several others on Thursday in the Iranian southern port town of Chabahar. “This morning a bomb inside a car exploded near a police

Education forum Open in Riyadh

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar has thanked King Salman for his support for the International conference on Education Evaluation 2018 under the theme of “Future Skills — Development and Assessment” being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in

First Afghan woman appointed to high Interior Ministry post

:: Afghanistan has appointed its first woman to a senior post at the Interior Ministry, naming Hosna Jalil as deputy for policy and strategic affairs. Following her appointment ceremony on Wednesday, Jalil said she relished the challenges of the job.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal lays down foundation stone of Al-Qunfudah Airport

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal laid the foundation stone of Al-Qunfudah Airport on Wednesday. The airport is part of an overall plan to expand the Kingdom’s aviation network and build new airports projected in Vision 2030. The airport will

Deal signed to improve Hajj, Umrah experience

:: The Hajj Ministry signed an agreement with major travel booking website Agoda to improve pilgrims’ experience, as well as achieve the Kingdom’s goal of welcoming 30 million pilgrims. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed on Monday in Jeddah, means

Adel Al-Jubeir on George H.W. Bush: US lost a statesman, we have lost a friend

:: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir has expressed condolence over the demise of former US president George H.W. Bush. “On his death, US has lost a statesman and KSA lost a friend,” Adel Al-Jubeir said in a tweet on

Chinese official’s Africa bribery trial brings his Iran, Qatar deals to the fore

:: Even as the details of former Hong Kong official Patrick Ho’s bribery trial emerge, his dealings with Iran and Qatar are already under the spotlight. Ho has been fighting foreign bribery charges in New York. On September 14, prosecutors

Lebanon says Israel offered no proof of border tunnels

:: Lebanon’s Parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, says Israel has presented no evidence to prove its claims that a network of attack tunnels has been built by Hezbollah across the countries’ shared borders. The IDF’s spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, had published new

Yemen peace talks to start on Thursday in Sweden

:: Peace talks between Yemeni government representatives and the Houthi militias’ delegation will begin on Thursday in Sweden, the UN announced. “The (UN special envoy) would like to announce the restart of the intra-Yemeni political process in Sweden on 6

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