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 »


Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Senior Taliban leaders in talks with officials in Pakistan

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

:: Senior Taliban leaders are meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad as part of a push to revive an Afghanistan peace deal that has included stops in Russia, China, and Iran. The delegation headed by Mullah

Taliban to visit Pakistan, discuss failed Afghan peace talks

:: An Afghan Taliban delegation will visit Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, the latest stop on a tour of regional powers after an Afghanistan peace process broke down. A delegation of Taliban members, led by Mullah Abdul Ghani

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

Afghanistan to Taliban: Peace or ‘we will continue to fight’

Hamdullah Mohib

:: As Afghans await the results of a presidential election roiled by Taliban threats, the government used its platform at the UN General Assembly on Monday to tell the insurgents: “Join us in peace, or we will continue to fight.”

Afghan protesters claim US strikes kill five civilians

:: An airstrike by US-led forces overnight in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five civilians, local villagers said on Sunday. The villagers carried the bodies of the dead to the province’s capital of Ghazni, chanting, “Death to Ashraf Ghani, death

At least 40 civilians killed by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province

:: An Afghan official says that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province. Abdul Majed Akhand, the deputy provincial councilman, says that the majority

US envoy to Afghanistan to testify before lawmakers

:: The US envoy who negotiated with the Taliban will testify behind closed doors to Congress on Thursday, 12 days after President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the Afghan militants. The House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee issued a

Car bomb attack kills 10 in southern Afghanistan: Governor

:: A car bomb attack targeting an intelligence services building in the southern Afghan city of Qalat on Thursday left at least 10 people dead and 85 wounded, the governor of Zabul province told AFP. “This morning a car bomb

UN adopts Afghan resolution without China’s ‘Belt and Road’

:: The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a compromise resolution extending the UN political mission in Afghanistan. It drops a Chinese demand to include a reference to China’s $1 trillion “belt and road” initiative but stresses the need for

24 killed after bomb hits Afghan president’s rally in northern province

Ashraf Ghani

:: Afghan officials say a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle went off near a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in the country’s northern Parwan province killing at least 24 people, a hospital chief reported. The president’s campaign

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan: NATO

:: An American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO mission said Monday, the latest US fatality as talks between Washington and the Taliban have crumbled. “A US service member was killed in action today in Afghanistan,” NATO’s

Blast heard near US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

:: A large explosion has been heard in Afghanistan’s capital near the US Embassy shortly after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose early Wednesday over Kabul. An embassy employee

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,

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

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

Taliban attack second Afghan city as US envoy says the deal is near

:: An official says the Taliban have launched an attack on a second Afghan city in as many days, even as a United States envoy says the US and the Taliban are at the threshold of an agreement to end

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

Ashraf Ghani

:: Dozens of Afghan political leaders are holding a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The three-day conference comes ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan next week. Ghani, his political opponents

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