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

Gates to al-Aqsa Mosque reopen with no age restrictions

:: The Islamic Endowments of Jerusalem confirmed that all al-Aqsa gates are now open with no age restrictions imposed, reported News Agency. Earlier in the day, Israeli forces permitted only men over the age of 50 and women of all

Palestinian FM: We appreciate King Salman’s efforts to protect Al-Aqsa

:: Palistianian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki expressed his appreciation to King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud for his continuous efforts to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque and other Arab leaders for their efforts to compel Israel to respect the historical

Israeli occupation forces enter Al-Aqsa courtyard, arrest dozens

:: Large numbers of Israeli occupation forces broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday and arrested dozens of Palestinians, Al Arabiya correspondent reported. According to eyewitnesses from inside Al-Aqsa, soldiers broke into the Holy site and cut the

Dozens injured in clashes at al-Aqsa Mosque as Muslims enter site

:: Clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday as thousands of Muslim worshipers entered to end a boycott of the compound over new Israeli security measures. An AFP correspondent witnessed the clashes erupt

Israel removes all security apparatus from al-Aqsa Mosque after unrest

:: Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure it had put in place this month at Muslim entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, stepping up its efforts to diffuse political and religious tension. Celebrations started in Jerusalem

Saudi King Salman asserts Palestinians’ right to enter al-Aqsa Mosque

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had a telephonic conversation with US authorities in order to resolve the al-Aqsa clashes over Israeli security measures last week. The Saudi King contacted US President Donald Trump and urged for the opening of al-Aqsa

Saudi Arabia: Al-Aqsa violations will have global fallout

:: Saudi Arabia warned of a further escalation in the Mideast situation with regional and global repercussions if Israel continues with measures to alter the status of Al-Quds and Haram Al-Sharif. Israeli authorities angered Muslims all over the world by

US welcomes Israel’s decision to remove al-Aqsa metal detectors

:: The White House welcomed Israel’s decision to remove metal detectors from the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, saying the Jewish state was “reducing tensions.” “Israel has removed the recently installed magnetometers and cameras,

Al-Aqsa crisis is Tillerson’s first real Mideast test

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas :: The stars were perfectly aligned for Rex Tillerson. As secretary of state under a Republican president whose party enjoys a majority in both sides of the house, and given the massive damage done to

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker who killed three Israelis

:: Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said security forces “surveyed

Al-Aqsa closure marks a dangerous precedent

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: The Israeli occupation authorities’ closure of the Noble Sanctuary, which includes Islam’s third-holiest mosque, to Muslim worshippers this week has become the latest flashpoint in the already tense relations between Jordan and Israel. The shutdown,

Temple Mount status quo in High-Definition

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg There is something surreal in the mere thought of high-definition modern technology calming down tensions over a centuries-long disputed religious site. Israeli consent to install round the clock cameras on Temple Mount, in order to verify

Palestinian wielding knife shot dead: Israeli police

Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian who ran at them with a knife in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, police said, as a month-long wave of violence showed no signs of abating. An Israeli police spokeswoman said

Netanyahu: Al-Aqsa surveillance cameras in ‘Israel’s interest’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that an agreement to put 24-hour security cameras around Jerusalem’s sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound was in Israel’s interest. In remarks relayed by his office Netanyahu said the cameras would serve “firstly, to refute

Jordan king warns Israel against changing Aqsa status quo

Jordanian King Abdullah

Jordanian King Abdullah II again warned Israel Thursday against any move to change the status quo at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, while reiterating calls for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The king, whose country has custodial rights over

Abbas calls on Israel to strictly respect Al-Aqsa rules

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas called on Israel on Wednesday to strictly respect rules governing Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as he met the UN chief on a mission to calm three weeks of unrest. “The continued occupation and aggression against

Jordan king speaks on al-Aqsa mosque crisis

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday said that Jordan has legal and diplomatic options at its disposal regarding Israel’s recent moves on the al-Aqsa mosque and surrounding compound in Jerusalem, the local daily Jordan Times reported. “We are performing our

Clashes erupt at Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Clashes broke out between masked Palestinians and Israeli security forces at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, the last day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, police said. A police statement said young Palestinians “threw stones and fireworks at

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