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: CAIRO

Egypt military says two soldiers, 64 militants killed in Sinai

Egypt’s military said two soldiers were killed Saturday during a widescale offensive against jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 64 militants on its sixth day. The military launched the campaign Monday to uproot militants loyal to the Islamic State

Egypt court ratifies ‘ISIS’ death sentences

A court in Egypt on Saturday ratified death sentences for 12 people convicted of planning attacks on behalf of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. Six of those whose sentences were confirmed are in custody, while

Army: Egypt Sinai car bomb kills woman, child

A car bombing killed an Egyptian woman and a child Friday in the North Sinai town of Rafah, where the military is engaged in a sweeping campaign against jihadists, the army said. The military said that the bomb went off

Italy ‘not intimidated’ by Daesh attack on consulate in Cairo

Italy will not be intimidated by the deadly bombing of its consulate in Cairo, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Saturday A powerful explosion ripped through the Italian Consulate in central Cairo early Saturday, heavily damaging the building and killing

Civilian killed at Cairo protest on anniversary of Mursi ouster

A civilian was killed on Friday during the clearing of a demonstration in Cairo, the Egyptian health ministry spokesman told Reuters, on the second anniversary of the army’s overthrow of president Mohamed Mursi following mass protests. The protest took place

Egypt receives two Fast Missile navy vessels from U.S.

The United States has delivered two navy vessels to Egypt, doubling Cairo’s total fleet of Fast Missile Craft to four, the U.S. embassy in Cairo said on Monday. The statement said the vessels had arrived in the Egyptian port city

Egypt names first Israel envoy in three years

Egypt on Sunday appointed a new ambassador to Israel to fill a post that had been vacant since ousted Islamist president Mohammad Mursi recalled the previous envoy in 2012. State news agency MENA said that Hazem Khairat, a former ambassador

Al-Azhar condemns China’s Ramadan restriction

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb.

The leading Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, condemned China Friday for imposing restriction on fasting in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region during the holy month of Ramadan. China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in Xinjiang from fasting during

Egypt jails 23 men over killing of Shiite Muslims

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 men to 14 years in jail without parole over the killing of four Shi’ite Muslims in 2013, judicial sources said. Eight others were acquitted of the charges of killing, attempted murder and of

Egypt jails officer over death of woman protester

Shaimaa el-Sabbagh

An Egyptian court jailed a policeman for 15 years Thursday for the fatal shooting of a woman protester during a peaceful leftist rally, a court official said. Shaima al-Sabbagh, 34, the mother of a five-year-old, was struck by birdshot in

Egypt suicide bomber targets Luxor temple

A suicide bomber blew himself up near Egypt’s ancient Karnak temple in the southern city of Luxor on Wednesday, security sources said, a possible sign that militants are shifting focus to target the country’s economic recovery. Although officials said no

Syrian opposition factions to form new coalition

Syrian opposition factions will gather in the Egyptian capital on Monday for talks aimed at forming a new coalition as an alternative to an exiled Western-back alliance. More than 200 figures from the armed and civilian opposition factions are to

Sisi says sorry: Egypt president issues apology after lawyer beaten

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi issued a rare apology Sunday over a police officer beating a lawyer with a shoe last week, an attack that sparked a general one-day strike by the country’s lawyers. The Lawyer’s Syndicate issued the call

Egypt court gives 2 years prison to 12 over 2013 violence

An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to two years in prison over violence in the city of Suez in December 2013. Six others were acquitted in the case Saturday, which involved street

EgyptAir flight from Riyadh to Cairo makes emergency landing

An EgyptAir plane flying from King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh to Cairo made an emergency landing at Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah after cracks appeared on the aircraft’s windshield, the Saudi Gazette reported on Saturday. Khaled

Two Egyptian policemen killed near pyramids

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead two members of Egypt’s tourism and antiquities police force on a road near the Giza pyramids on Wednesday, security sources said, in a rare attack near a tourist site. No group immediately claimed responsibility

Egypt court postpones Mursi final death ruling

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi

An Egyptian court Tuesday postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Mursi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising. The court said it would also announce on June 16

Egypt seizes over 64 million smuggled cigarette packs

Egypt said on Monday it seized more than 64 million packs of smuggled cigarettes in May, of which over two million were counterfeit. The customs authorities at Port Said confiscated about 56 million packs before they could enter the country,

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