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

Death toll rises to five after China earthquake

BEIJING: The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China’s southwest rose to five on Sunday, as media reported the injured have all been successfully rescued. The quake struck 39 km northwest of Kangding

‘Blind Massage’ sweeps Chinese ‘Oscars’

TAIPEI: Chinese director Lou Ye’s drama starring blind amateur actors as massage therapists scooped top honors at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan on Saturday, touted as the Chinese-language “Oscars.” “Blind Massage,” a portrayal of the romance and dreams

China building island in disputed area big enough for airstrip

WASHINGTON: Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday.

Report: Iran uses China bank to transfer funds to Quds-linked companies

There is no trace of Shenzhen Lanhao Days Electronic Technology Co Ltd at its listed address in the beige and pink-tiled “Fragrant Villa” apartment complex in this southern Chinese city. The building’s managers say they’ve never heard of it. But

Call for swift movement on BRICS development bank

BRISBANE: China has urged BRICS nations to speed up the creation of a development bank as an alternative to the Western-dominated global financial system. The BRICS group of emerging economic powers — which also includes Brazil, Russia, India, and South

G-20: China economic growth to be sustainable, balanced

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping said China’s economy will maintain strong, sustainable and balanced growth, state media reported. Xi also said China will provide more demand and investment opportunities for the global economy as it undergoes structural reforms that foster

Kingdom emerges as China’s largest trading partner

For China, which has so far invested a total of $1.25 trillion abroad, Saudi Arabia remains the largest partner in West Asia and Africa, says Li Chengwen, Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Chengwen said,

E-commerce giant Alibaba reports record $9bn Singles’ Day sales

HANGZHOU, China: E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported more than $9 billion in sales on China’s Singles’ Day on Tuesday, illustrating the buying power of the Chinese consumer and the importance of the event in the retail calendar. Real-time

US says will take tough line with China if norms violated

BEIJING: President Barack Obama opened two days of talks Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a sprawling garden compound next to the Forbidden City, telling the Chinese leader he wants to take the relationship “to a new level.” “When

Obama and Putin meet briefly

BEIJING: US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met briefly Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit, a senior US official said. The two leaders, who have been engaged for months in a standoff

Customs impasse is WTO’s ‘most serious crisis’

BEIJING: An impasse over a global pact to streamline customs procedures poses “the most serious crisis the WTO has faced” and has paralyzed all negotiations in the trade body, its chief Roberto Azevedo said. A draft of the so-called Trade

Pakistan wins Chinese investment worth $42bn

BEIJING: China has promised Pakistan investment worth $42 billion, an official said, as Islamabad promised to help Beijing fight what it calls a terrorist threat in its far-west. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif oversaw the signing of 19 agreements and

Kerry says no link between Iran talks, other Middle East issues

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that there was no link between talks on Iran’s nuclear program and other issues in the Middle East. The United States has already rejected a proposal floated by Iranian officials in

China unveils anti-drone laser weapon

China unveils anti-drone laser weapon able to shoot down ‘small aircraft’ within 5 seconds China has developed and successfully tested a highly accurate laser defense system against light drones. The homemade machine boasts a two-kilometer range and can down “various

Ghani, Xi pledge robust partnership

BEIJING: Afghanistan and China pledged a long-term partnership Tuesday as new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a four-day visit while NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country. Ghani, once a US-based academic, was sworn in as Afghanistan’s new

China, Iran defense officials meet

China’s defense minister has met with Iran’s navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries. Thursday’s meeting in Beijing follows the first joint drills between their two navies in the Persian Gulf last month. China’s

Jaguar Land Rover sees China sales growth halving this year

CHANGSHU, China: British luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. sees sales growth in China roughly halving this year and decelerating even further next year due to a larger base of comparison and slower expansion of the world’s largest auto market.

India says no compromise with China on territory

NEW DELHI: India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country’s new national security advisor said, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. Hundreds of Chinese troops

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