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: AL AQSA MOSQUE

King Salman’s efforts to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque lauded

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday thanked King Salman for making contact with world leaders, resulting in the reopening of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque and the removal of restrictions on entry to worshippers. Presiding over the Cabinet at Al-Salam

The fight for Jerusalem: Palestinians will not be subdued

Ramzy Baroud

By : Dr. Ramzy Baroud :: Five Palestinians were killed and nearly 1,000 others were wounded within ten days in Jerusalem, beginning July 14. Commenting on this alarming figure, the Israeli rights group, B’Tselem accused the Israeli army of “sweeping

Arab League urges Israel to learn lessons from al-Aqsa crisis

:: The Arab League said on Thursday Israel’s removal of new security measures that sparked days of violence at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque had solved the immediate crisis but urged it to learn lessons by desisting from any such steps in

Palestinians demand all measures be lifted at al-Aqsa Mosque compound

:: The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday demanded that all Israeli security measures at a Jerusalem holy site be removed after Israel lifted some obstructions that had triggered violent protests. “De-escalation is urgent,” Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian

Israel’s attacks continue and Al-Aqsa Mosque without prayer for the tenth day in a row

:: For the 10th day in a row, the Palestinians have not been able to hold prayers inside Al Aqsa mosque. In protest of the Israeli occupation forces installing electronic gates outside, Palestinians held their prayers in the vicinity of

Mahmoud Abbas freezes Israel contact over al-Aqsa dispute

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he was freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day. Abbas said in a speech that the freeze would

Saudi Shoura condemns Israeli violations in occupied Palestine

:: The Shoura Council has condemned Israeli authorities for the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque, saying it sets a serious precedent and violates the rights of Muslims. In a statement issued during its 47th ordinary session on Tuesday, the Shoura Council

Israelis mark annexation of East Jerusalem

Israeli police deployed in large numbers in Jerusalem on Sunday for an annual march marking the country’s 1967 seizure of the Palestinian-dominated eastern half of the city. This year’s march came as Muslims prepare to begin observing the fasting month

Jordan halts plan to install cameras at Jerusalem holy site

Jordan’s prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, derailing a US-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile hilltop compound. The decision came

Iran Guard simulates capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Thousands of paramilitary forces from the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Iran’s state media reported Saturday that the forces stormed and “liberated” a replica of the mosque

Cameras at al-Aqsa Mosque

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Recent escalation between the Palestinians and Israelis has made U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mediate and suggest the idea of installing surveillance cameras at al-Aqsa compound for the purpose of ending clashes. The cameras, however,

Palestinian factions call for ‘day of rage’

Palestinian factions called for mass rallies against Israel in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in a “day of rage” on Friday, as world and regional powers pressed on with talks to try to end more than three weeks

Israel lifts age limits for Aqsa Friday prayers

Israeli police said they have lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, for the first time in weeks. The restrictions on male worshippers have been imposed on and off since September when

Israeli politicians ‘barred from Aqsa compound’

Al-Aqsa mosque

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police to bar ministers and lawmakers from visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, the Haaretz daily reported on Wednesday. Clashes have rocked the compound in recent weeks amid a spike in

Israel toughens measures against Palestinians

Israel announced harsher measures to tackle engulfed violence with Palestinians on Monday as a Palestinian teenager was killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a Palestinian hospital source said. Violence in the occupied

Zionists attack Abbas as settler couple slain

Israel’s military deployed hundreds of troops in the West Bank on Friday, a day after a drive-by shooting by suspected gunmen killed a Jewish settler couple driving home with their children. The attack took place late Thursday when gunmen opened

Fresh clashes at break out at Aqsa compound

New clashes broke out on Monday morning between Israeli border police and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, an Agence France-Presse journalist reported, with further trouble feared in the week ahead. Police were deployed to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Tight security in Jerusalem for Jewish, Muslim holidays

Israel said Monday thousands of police would be deployed in Jerusalem ahead of the Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha holidays after three days of clashes rocked the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Authorities also said 66 people had been arrested in Jerusalem

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