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: Brussels

EU leader Mogherini says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

:: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future. Mogherini spoke after US President Trump again showed dissatisfaction with

EU asks whether Israel used ‘proportionate’ force in Gaza

:: The EU raised questions Saturday about whether Israeli troops engaged in “proportionate use of force” in the latest border clashes that left nine Palestinians dead in the Gaza Strip. The European Union”s diplomatic arm also called for clarification of

Mogherini demands immediate cease-fire

:: The EU’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has demanded that a UN-backed cease-fire in Syria be implemented “immediately,” as fresh regime strikes on the opposition-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed 10 civilians. Mogherini said a UN Security Council resolution passed

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to reappear in court

:: Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November 2015 attacks on Paris, is refusing to re-appear in a trial that victims had hoped would shed light on the ISIS network that struck again in Brussels. Abdeslam appeared on

Abbas urges EU countries to ‘swiftly’ recognize state of Palestine

:: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Monday urged EU member states to “swiftly” grant official recognition to the state of Palestine as he arrived to meet foreign ministers from the bloc in Brussels. “We truly consider the European Union as

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

EU deplores ‘unacceptable loss of life’ in Iran protests

:: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini Tuesday deplored “the unacceptable loss of human lives” linked to the protests in Iran and called on “all concerned to refrain from violence”. A total of 21 people have been killed in the

Full Brexit in Jan. 2021 as EU sets transition deadline

Michel Barnier

:: The European Union wants a transition period after Brexit to end no later than the last day of 2020, according to the European Commission’s negotiating directives agreed on Wednesday. That date, coinciding with the end of the EU’s seven-year

Despite Trump move, Europe leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’

:: European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city’s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump’s administration invited widespread criticism earlier this

Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

:: Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. The letter signed by the Turkish, French and Italian defense ministers allows the Eurosam consortium to “analyze

Britain frozen out as EU finance chiefs plot future

Theresa May

:: European Union finance ministers meet without Britain in Brussels on Monday to try to iron out their differences on plans to reform the euro in the wake of the shock Brexit vote. They will prepare for a leaders’ summit

Catalan ex-president, 4 others in custody in Brussels

:: Brussels prosecutors said on Sunday that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four ex-regional ministers were taken into custody to start the process of their possible extradition to Spain. The five presented themselves to federal police at around 9

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

:: The EU unveiled plans on Wednesday (Sept 27) to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing. The proposal involves admitting refugees to European

KSRelief delegation to visit Brussels to enhance ties

:: Adviser to the royal court and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said that his upcoming visit to Brussels will contribute to the development of Saudi relations with other countries, and

EU plans rule change to increase taxes on online giants

:: European Union finance ministers are set to discuss rule changes next week aimed at increasing taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon, an EU document seen by Reuters said. Online giants are facing increasing pressure in Europe

Man shot dead in Brussels after attacking soldiers

:: A man shot on Friday after attacking two soldiers with a knife in Brussels has died, Belgium’s federal prosecutors said, adding they were treating the event as an attempted terrorist murder. A spokeswoman for federal prosecutors said the man

Report: Brussels police open fire on car in Molenbeek suburb

:: Brussels police say that they opened fire on a vehicle after a high-speed chase in the suburb of Molenbeek and the driver told officers there are explosives inside. Belgian broadcaster RTL has quoted a police spokesman as saying that

Egypt tells EU no ‘compromise’ over Qatar

:: Egypt has warned the EU that the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) would accept no compromise in their dispute with Qatar over allegations that Doha supports terrorism. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, speaking after talks with European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini

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