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: Algeria

Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations

:: An Algerian court on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of corruption, state television reported. The move came as part of a series

Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe

Karim Djoudi

:: An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said. Djoudi, finance minister between 2007 and 2014, appeared before the supreme court’s investigating

Libya, Algeria slam Turkey over arms shipment

:: The Turkish arms shipment that was delivered to Libya threatens the country and region, charged an Algerian security official. He told the daily al-Watan newspaper that the purpose of such activity is to not only destabilize Libya, but send

Wheel on Algerian plane separates during take-off, crew unaware

:: The wheel on an Algerian plane fell off as it departed France’s Toulouse airport and headed to the city of Oran in Algeria earlier this week. “An Air Algerie Boeing 737-600, registration 7T-VJR performing flight AH-1077 from Toulouse (France)

Italian authorities deport Algerian national on national security reason

:: Italy’s Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that it had deported an Algerian national from its territories on the basis of national security.“He has a criminal record and is active in a terrorist group that espouses an Islamic ideology,” the

Algeria approves measures to cover budget deficit

Ahmed Ouyahia

:: Algeria’s government has approved draft amendments to a law aimed at securing new funding sources to cover budget deficits, as it struggles to cope with a sharp fall in energy earnings. Amendments to the Money and Credit Law were

ISIS claims responsibility for Algeria suicide attack

:: A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and police said on Thursday. ISIS claimed responsibility

Algerian FM concludes regional tour to mediate Qatar crisis

Abdelkader Messahel

:: Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel concluded a regional tour aimed at resolving the Qatar crisis. Algeria’s ambassador in Riyadh, Ahmed Abdulsadouq, on Tuesday told Arab News that the minister is now in Iraq, from where he will wrap up

Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

:: Redha Malek, the last surviving member of Algeria’s negotiating team of the March 1962 peace agreement that led to its independence from France, died on Saturday aged 86, state television said. Malek embarked on an extensive diplomatic career after

Al-Qaeda suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

:: An al-Qaeda suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump’s promises to send terror suspects to the military prison

Algerian sentenced for dangling baby out of window ‘to get 1,000 Facebook likes’

:: An Algerian court sentenced a man who dangled his baby cousin out of a 15th-floor window in the capital Algiers to two years in prison on Monday. The defendant posted on Facebook a photo of him dangling the baby

Tunisian president orders army to protect oil and gas fields

:: Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday ordered the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country. It is the first time troops in

Algeria summons Tunisia envoy over ‘communist state’ remark

:: Algeria summoned Tunisia’s ambassador in Algiers on Sunday, a few days after a Tunisian minister described Algeria as a communist state, state news agency APS said. The North African neighbors usually have strong security and economic ties with Algeria

Algeria ruling coalition wins legislative elections

:: The party of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and its coalition ally have won a clear majority of the seats in parliament, results released by the interior ministry on Friday showed. His National Liberation Front (FLN), which has dominated the

German MPs reject declaring N. African states ‘safe’

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a setback when the Parliament rejected a proposal to declare three North African states “safe countries of origin” in refugee law. The proposed designation for Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco aimed to make it easier for

Death sentence for killer of Algeria’s top cop

A former Algerian police colonel was sentenced to death Monday for gunning down the national police chief Ali Tounsi during an office meeting in 2010, national news agency APS said. Chouaib Oultache had been found guilty of murder after a

Outcry in Algeria after policeman caught on video slapping student

A video showing a policeman slapping a protesting student has triggered widespread condemnation in Algeria, with local activists calling out the excessive force being used by security forces on peaceful protesters. The unnamed Algerian policeman was deployed with security forces

Read French presidential candidate Macron’s controversial Algeria comments

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron faced a storm of criticism from his right-wing opponents over his comments condemning France’s colonial past in Algeria, and on Thursday he refused to back down. On a visit to Algiers on Tuesday Macron said

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