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

Trump intervenes to allow Afghan girls to enter US robotics competition

:: President Donald Trump intervened to allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the president’s intervention Wednesday. Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan had hoped

20 dead, 50 wounded in Afghan car bombing

:: A car bomb that struck a bank in southern Afghanistan Thursday left at least 20 people dead and 50 wounded, a government spokesman said. “The blast killed 20 people and left 50 others wounded, both civilians and military officials,”

Germany pauses Afghan deportations after blast but policy stays

:: Germany will not send failed asylum seekers back to Afghanistan in the next few days after a blast killed at least 80 people in Kabul, a German interior ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, but the policy of mass deportations

Eighty people killed as huge car bomb hits Kabul diplomatic quarter

:: At least 80 people were killed in a massive blast which ripped through the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul early Wednesday, the health ministry said, warning the toll would rise further. “Unfortunately the toll has reached 80

Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

:: At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to

Afghan Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

:: Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance of a district governor’s compound during the assault, police said on Saturday. The assault

Pakistan says diplomats detained in Kabul have been released

:: Pakistan says Afghanistan has freed two Pakistani diplomats detained in Kabul. Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Thursday the envoys have returned to Pakistani embassy in the Afghan capital. Pakistan had protested the detentions a day earlier, calling it

ISIS claims attack on state-run TV station in Afghanistan

:: The militant group, ISIS, on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar that killed a security guard as well as all three attackers and wounded at least 17 people.

Pentagon intelligence chief warns of Afghan gains being lost

:: The US must “do something very different” in Afghanistan, such as placing American military advisers closer to the front lines of battle, or risk squandering all that has been invested there in recent years, the head of the Pentagon’s

Pakistan, Afghanistan begin ‘border demarcation’ at Chaman

:: Pakistan and Afghanistan have begun the joint survey of the Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir villages along their border with Chaman, so as to determine correct geographical boundaries. The decision to conduct a geographical survey of the villages was

Afghanistan: Nine killed in Madrassa blast

:: Mawlawi Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi, head of the Parian Ulema Council and eight students were killed in a powerful bomb blast inside a Madrassa in the northern Parwan province in Afghanistan on Tuesday morning. “Mawlawi Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi,head

US military confirms death of ISIS Afghanistan leader

:: US and Afghan troops killed the leader of the ISIS’ Afghanistan affiliate in an April raid, US military officials confirmed on Sunday. The raid in Nangarhar province targeted the leader, Abdul Hasib, US-Forces Afghanistan said. His group is affiliated

ISIS head in Afghanistan killed

:: ISIS’s head in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in an operation led by Afghan special forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, President Ashraf Ghani announced on Sunday. Hasib, appointed last year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan

Pakistan dispatches supplies to southwest border villages

:: Officials say Pakistan has dispatched truckloads of relief supplies to villages along the southwest border with Afghanistan where 11 people were killed in fighting between the two countries that prompted Pakistan to close a border crossing. Akhtar Mohammad, a

Pakistan-Afghan border cross-fire kills 15 on both sides

:: Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan said. On the Afghan side, officials reported six killed

Suicide bomb attack on NATO convoy in Afghan capital kills four

:: A suicide bombing near the US embassy in Kabul on Wednesday killed four people and wounded at least 22, Afghan officials said, in an attack on a convoy of armored personnel carriers used by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace

:: A former Afghan warlord who battled US forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions before signing a peace deal with the Afghan government appeared in public for the first time in more than

US Marines return to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand

US Marines returned to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province Saturday, the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since NATO forces ended their combat role in 2014. Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson attended a

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