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: China

Global oil market gets new Chinese traders hungry to taste crude

They long stood in the shadows of state- owned Chinese energy giants, small in size and clustered in an eastern province along the coast. Now, independent refiners are wielding growing clout in the global oil market. Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group,

China says to improve terror intelligence cooperation with U.S.

China and the United States will improve cooperation on fighting militancy, including intelligence exchanges, and work together to bring peace to Afghanistan, China’s foreign ministry said after a leaders’ summit in Washington. China says it faces a serious threat from

Britain finance chief slammed over visit to restive China region

Campaign groups on Wednesday condemned Britain’s finance minister for touting business opportunities ahead of human rights on a visit to China’s violence-wracked Xinjiang region. George Osborne pledged Britain would “support the growth” of the area, the homeland of the mostly-Muslim

India turns to Israel for drones as Pakistan, China build fleets

India has accelerated plans to buy drones from Israel that can be armed, defense sources said, allowing the military to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel. The news comes weeks after long-time rival Pakistan first reported using

British finance minister upbeat on slowing China economy

British finance minister George Osborne has expressed his confidence in the slowing Chinese economy, saying the country was going through a necessary transformation and was still a driver of global growth. A string of downbeat activity data combined with wild

Western media ‘welcome’ in China, Xi tells Murdoch

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Rupert Murdoch that Western media organisations are “welcome” in China, despite the continued blocking of numerous foreign websites for their reporting on the country. “(We) welcome foreign media and correspondents to cover China stories,

ISIS says Chinese and Norwegian hostages ‘for sale’

ISIS said on Wednesday that it was holding a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage and has reportedly asked for an unspecified ransom for their release. In Oslo, Prime Minister Erna Solberg confirmed a Norwegian citizen was being held, and insisted

China pledges to reduce military by 300,000 troops

China’s leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might on Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but has pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no

China says repatriated Uighurs ‘were on way to jihad’

China’s security ministry said Saturday that 109 Uighurs repatriated by Thailand had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq “to join jihad,” state media reported. Beijing also criticized the U.S. State Department over its condemnation of Thailand’s deportation

Uighurs protesters assault Thai Consulate in Istanbul

Protesters have stormed the Thai Consulate in Istanbul to denounce Thailand’s decision to deport 109 ethnic Uighur migrants back to China. Nine people were arrested. The group hurled rocks at the building early on Thursday, smashing windows and breaking in

Turks protesting against China attack Koreans ‘by mistake’

Turkey China Uighurs

Turkish nationalists protesting China’s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul’s old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals. Hundreds of angry protesters marched towards the Topkapi Palace on the

At least 18 dead in attack in China’s Xinjiang amid Muslim tensions

China Uighur Unrest

At least 18 people are dead after ethnic Uighurs attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in China’s western Xinjiang region, Radio Free Asia reported on Wednesday. The attack occurred on Monday in a district of the

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

Britain pulls spies after Snowden files cracked

Edward Snowden

Britain has been forced to remove some of its spies after Russia and China accessed the top-secret raft of documents taken by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, British media reported. The BBC and the Sunday Times cited senior government

Chinese ATM skimmers held in Riyadh

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested for stealing SR220,000 from 62 people using sophisticated card readers and cameras installed at ATM machines in the city. The two men, who were in the Kingdom on business visas, had installed the devices

China practices double standard with Muslims

Chinese Muslims have been in China for the last 1,400 years in continuous interaction with Chinese society. Islam was first brought to China by Saad ibn Abi Waqqas in 616. Currently, there are Muslims living in every region of China.

Data hacked from U.S. government dates back to 1985

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks.

Russia, China block U.N. Libya sanctions

Bernardino Leon

Russia and China on Friday opposed a U.S.-led request to impose sanctions on two Libyans accused of obstructing U.N. talks on forming a national unity government, diplomats said. Britain, France, Spain and the United States had sought the measures to

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