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 »


Coalition intercepts, downs two Houthi missiles launched from Yemen’s Sanaa

:: The Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen intercepted and downed on Tuesday evening two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from Sanaa. The Arab Coalition air defenses destroyed the two missiles inside the Yemeni territories of Amran and Saada.

Trump must restore trust before any talks: Rouhani

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that his US counterpart Donald Trump needed to restore trust before the possibility of a meeting. “We must create mutual trust,” Rouhani told Fox News, which Trump regularly watches after the US leader

Egypt’s al-Sisi: ‘The Arab Peace Initiative is still on the table’

:: Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi urged the international community to act towards the establishment of a Palestinian state and said the Arab Peace Initiative was “still on the table,” during his address to the UN general assembly on Tuesday. Al-Sisi

‘Digital services improved courts’ performance’ in Saudi Arabia

:: The Ministry of Justice announced that the digital environment has enhanced the performance and the issuing of judgments at labor courts and departments, saving the beneficiaries’ time and effort in achieving justice. “Labor courts and departments issued a total

Al-Jubeir: International community has to ‘be firm with Iran’

:: Saudi Arabia will consider all options in response to the attack on oil facilities blamed on Iran, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Tuesday. The Kingdom will complete the investigation “fairly soon” into the cruise

Merkel speaks to Iran’s Rouhani about nuclear deal, regional situation

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said she spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations about the nuclear deal and the regional situation. Earlier, Merkel discussed Iran and trade issues with US President Donald Trump on

Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia Wednesday and meet King Salman, crown prince

:: Iraq’s prime minister will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday and hold talks with King Salman. Adel Abdul-Mahdi will also meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the prime minister’s office said. The talks will cover bilateral ties and regional developments.

Saudi authorities free citizen held for four years by Houthi militia

:: Saudi Arabia’s authorities freed a Saudi citizen from a Houthi militia detention center after being held for four years. The family of the freed national Nasser al-Zarwi had a tearful reunion with him on Tuesday night at Jeddah International

Iran’s Rouhani says he is open to discussing small changes to nuclear deal

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he was open to discussing small changes, additions or amendments to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers if the United States lifted sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic.

Six Muslim Brotherhood members killed in firefight in Egypt: Ministry

:: Six members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a firefight with police forces during a raid in Egypt’s 6th of October city, according to the Ministry of Interior. In a brief statement, the ministry said police exchanged fire

Israel detains Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs

:: Israeli police detained the Palestinian Authority’s minister of Jerusalem affairs, Fadi al-Hadami on Wednesday, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported. In June, Israeli police had detained, then released al-Hadami from custody after questioning him over claims he organized activities in

Israel’s main parties begin talks on coalition government

:: Israel’s two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, in a long-shot effort to solve the political paralysis that has emerged from last week’s deadlocked national elections. The meeting between party representatives comes

Egypt hands life sentence to Egyptian plane hijacker

:: An Egyptian court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to an Egyptian man who hijacked an airliner to Cyprus in 2016 using a fake explosive belt. The charges included using intimidation and threats to seize a plane and abduct

Strong earthquake jolts Pakistan, kills 22 and injures 700

:: A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, badly damaging scores of homes and shops and killing at least 22 people and injuring over 700, officials said. The quake badly damaged a key road leading to the

Saudi Council of Ministers calls on int’l community to limit Iran’s aggression

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers renews its call to the international community “to put a limit to Iran’s aggressive behavior,” the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday. The council stressed that the destructive attack that targeted oil installations in

Detained British-flagged tanker heads out of Iran waters

:: A British-flagged oil tanker, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, has set sail, a specialist shipping website reported on Tuesday. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei had announced on Monday that

Migrant road crash kills six in Turkey

:: Six people died in Turkey after a military vehicle carrying migrants for deportation overturned near the Syrian border, officials said Tuesday. Another 27 people including two soldiers were injured in the crash in Reyhanli district, southern Turkey, the local

Singapore detains Indonesian maids for ‘funding ISIS’

:: Singapore has detained three Indonesian maids without trial under tough security laws over allegations they donated funds to support ISIS, authorities said. It is the latest case of allegedly radicalized foreign domestic helpers arrested in the city-state, and the

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