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

Knifeman attacks Egypt church guard, arrested: Police

:: An Egyptian Muslim stabbed and wounded a security guard after being prevented from entering a church in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Saturday, a senior police official told AFP. The man was quickly subdued by the guard and

Egypt’s Coptic Christians to halt activities after security threat, sources say

:: Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians have been told by church leaders to cancel all events and activities outside churches in July because of a security threat, church and security sources said on Thursday. The warning followed an attack in May

Egypt’s central bank hikes key interest rates by 200 basis points

:: Faced with an eroding currency and accelerating inflation, Egypt’s central bank raised its key interest rates by 200 basis points for the second policy meeting in a row late on Thursday, the bank said in a statement. The central

Egypt and Russia’s foreign ministers discuss Qatar

:: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri telephoned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Thursday where the two officials discussed the Qatari crisis and stressed the their countries’ rejection of Doha’s support for terrorism. Ahmed Abu Zaid, spokesman for the Egyptian

Egyptian police said to detain Chinese Uighurs in wide sweep

:: Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep that has shaken the country’s sizeable Uighur student and expatriate community, activists said Thursday. Egyptian police have detained scores of Uighur students,

US concerned Arab dispute with Qatar may be at an impasse

:: The United States is increasingly concerned that a dispute between Qatar and other Arab states is at an impasse and could drag on for a long time or intensify, the US State Department said on Thursday. “We remain very

After call with Trump, Egypt’s Sisi says their views on the region ‘in line’

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke with US President Donald Trump in a telephone call about the dispute with Qatar, Sisi’s office said on Wednesday. “The visions of the two presidents on dealing with current regional crises were in

Qaradawi’s daughter, husband sent to separate prisons pending investigation

:: Egyptian prosecution finished interrogating Ula al-Qaradawi, daughter of Islamic hardline cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and her husband Hussam Khalaf, member of the supreme council of al-Wasat Party (Center Party) and they were transferred to separate prisons pending investigation. According to

Egypt arrests daughter, son-in-law of Islamist leader

Youssef Al-Qaradawi

:: Egyptian security forces have arrested the daughter and son-in-law of the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, who is in exile in Qatar. A statement from the prosecutor says Youssef Al-Qaradawi’s daughter Ola and her husband, Hossam Khalaf, were arrested in

Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

:: Islamist militants operating in Mali released a video purporting to show six western hostages, ahead of a regional security summit in the West African country attended by France’s president on Sunday. A narrator speaking in English said the 17-minute

Arab foreign ministers to discuss Qatar in Cairo on Wednesday

:: Foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will meet in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss Qatar, Egypt said on Sunday. “At the invitation of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, there will be a quartet meeting

Egypt accuses Qatar of funding terrorists in Libya at the UN Security Council

:: Egypt urged the UN Security Council to document repeated violations by some countries, especially Qatar, of the sanctions imposed on Libya. The request was made during a meeting held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the

Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nations

:: Egypt’s president on Thursday laid out concerns over his country’s share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river’s basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of their resources. “The River Nile unites rather than

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended a state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in April by militants, in a decree issued in the official gazette on Thursday. The renewed three-month state of emergency will start on July

4 Egypt soldiers killed in western desert blast

:: Three army officers and a soldier were killed in an explosion in Egypt’s Western Desert on Wednesday after a clash with militants, the military said. The incident comes days after ISIS militants gunned down 29 Christians in an attack

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

:: Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. The air force loyal to Egypt-backed Libyan strongman Khalifa

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader

:: Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January. Wednesday’s ruling came one day after Khaled Ali was summoned by prosecutors for questioning over the alleged incident

Egypt refers 48 church bombing suspects to military judiciary

:: Egyptian authorities have referred 48 suspected ISIS members to military trial over three deadly church bombings, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Sunday. Of the 48 suspects, 31 are in custody and 17 still at large,

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