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

China should lift restrictions on Liu Xiaobo’s widow – Nobel committee

:: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday it was “deeply worried” about the situation of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after his death on Thursday. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee

Apple sets up China data center to meet new cyber-security rules

:: Apple Inc on Wednesday said it is setting up its first data center in China, in partnership with a local internet services company, to comply with tougher cyber-security laws introduced last month. The U.S. technology company said it will

Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean ‘menace’

:: Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the “menace” of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. “Something has to be done about

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,

China rocket failure likely to set back next space missions

:: The failure of China’s Long March 5 rocket deals a rare setback to China’s highly successful space program that could delay plans to bring back moon samples and offer rival India a chance to move ahead in the space

Blacklisted China bank cited as North Korea’s conduit to global finance

:: Washington’s move to shut off Bank of Dandong from the U.S. financial system punishes a small regional Chinese lender with what US authorities say has been an outsized exposure to North Korea and its banned nuclear and missile programs.

20 years after UK’s handover of Hong Kong to China

Minxin Pei

By : Minxin Pei :: July 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK’s handover of Hong Kong to China, under a model called “one country, two systems.” But an unavoidable question will hang over the official commemorations: Is there

China’s jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

:: Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday. Liu, 61, was in stable condition at a hospital in the

EU, China summit to back Paris deal regardless of Trump: EU official

:: The European Union and China will give their unconditional backing to the Paris climate accord at a bilateral summit in Brussels on Friday, whether or not the US leaves the pact, an EU official said Wednesday. “We will issue

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

:: China’s health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization’s annual assembly until the island’s government accepts the “One China” principle. Health Minister Li Bin blamed the party of

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in 2010-12: report

:: Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current

S. Korea’s Moon names top ministers, chief security adviser

Moon Jae-In

:: South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Sunday announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security adviser for his new government. Moon announced during a televised press briefing that he appointed

S.Korea warns of ‘high possibility’ of conflict with North as missile crisis builds

:: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday there was a “high possibility” of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programs it says it needs to counter US aggression. The comments came hours

Putin says Russia sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia saw no need to arm the Syrian Kurds, but said Moscow would maintain working contacts with them. “Unlike other countries we are not announcing any arms deliveries to Kurdish formations,” said

China’s infrastructure march and the new world order

Afshin Molavi

By : Afshin Molavi :: There is an old Chinese saying: “If you want to grow rich, first build a road.” China knows a thing or two about building roads, and ports, and bridges, and airports, and power stations, and

Trump calls for tougher sanctions as North Korea continues missile tests

:: President Donald Trump called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile Sunday in an apparent attempt to test the South’s new liberal president and the US. “Let this latest provocation serve as a call

China pledges $124 bln for new Silk Road as champion of globalization

:: Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power

KSA’s important role in the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

By : Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi :: Four years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed his ambitious plan “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR), or the “Belt and Road Initiative,” which comprises the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century

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