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: BELGIUM

Belgian prime minister announces resignation

:: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced his resignation Tuesday, less than two weeks after his main coalition partner quit in a row over migration, leaving him leading a minority government. Michel, who took office in 2014, lost the backing

Europe at risk from Daesh fighters returning from Mideast: Report

Holger Muench

:: European countries could face an increased terror risk in 2018 as Daesh fighters return home with training and expertise gained in Syria and Iraq. Of particular concern is the use of weaponized drones, high-tech car bombs, and other new

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis with missiles that targeted Saudi Arabia,” he told

Belgian FM stresses need for ‘transparent financial flows’ in Qatar meeting

:: Belgium stressed on the need for a mechanism to ensure the “transparency of financial flows” to religious institutions in a meeting between Belgian and Qatari foreign ministers on Friday. Belgian diplomat Didier Reynders met with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

:: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of

Belgian federal prosecutor fears an imminent attack

:: Several suspects are still wanted within the framework of a terrorism case that led on Wednesday to a series of searches in Anderlecht, a neighbourhood of Brussels. “We can’t exclude a similar scenario as the one of March 22,

Brussels bomber identified as 36-year-old Moroccan

:: The man shot dead at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday after an abortive detonation of a nail bomb in a bag was a Moroccan national, aged 36, who had no history of being a terrorist suspect, a prosecutor said

Joint Declaration on the occasion of the EU-Tunisia Association Council of 11 May 2017

:: The thirteenth session of the Association Council of the European Union and Tunisia took place in Brussels on 11 May 2017. The session was co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, George VELLA, whose country holds the

Belgium raises security in Antwerp after high speed car

Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. French President Francois Hollande compared the incident

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment: officials

One person died and 27 were injured, three seriously, when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea

Man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar!’ wounds two Belgian police

A machete-wielding man yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is greatest) injured two female police officers before being fatally shot in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist act. The attacker

Belgium arrests two suspected of planning attack

Police arrested two men suspected of planning an attack in Belgium after house searches on Friday evening, federal prosecutors said on Saturday. The two, named as 33-year-old Nourredine H. and his brother Hamza H., will appear before a judge on

Abrini admits he was Brussels attack 3rd man

After nearly three weeks of frantic searching, Belgian authorities announced Saturday they had finally arrested and identified the elusive “man in the hat” spotted alongside two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Brussels Airport on March 22. In a

Belgium charges third suspect over French terror plot

Belgium on Saturday charged a third suspect with terrorist activities over a foiled plot to attack France, federal prosecutors said. They named the suspect only as 35-year-old Y.A., but gave no further details. “He has been charged with participation in

Brussels bombings claim casualties from over 40 countries

From Belgians to Americans, Britons, Germans and Indians, the suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday left casualties from more than 40 countries. At least 31 people were killed and 316 wounded after two bombs exploded at Brussels Airport and one

Belgium on anti-terror raid as Kerry visits

Belgian police carried out a fresh anti-terrorist operation on Friday and arrested a suspect after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Belgium to hold counterterrorism talks. “I can confirm a police operation targeting a person who was intercepted

Turkey: Brussels attacker deported from Turkey twice

One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, was deported twice from Turkey last year, in July and August, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. A second senior Turkish official said Bakraoui’s initial deportation in July

Second suspect believed in Brussels subway attack

A second attacker is suspected of taking part in the bombing this week of a Brussels subway train and may be at large, according to Belgian and French media reports, amid growing signs that the same ISIS cell was behind

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