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: DUBAI

OPEC ‘will no longer shore up price’

ABU DHABI: The UAE said that OPEC will no longer move to shore up crude prices, arguing that rising North American shale oil output needed to be curbed. World prices have been falling since June but the pace of the

Veteran Iranian militiaman killed fighting ISIS in Iraq

An Iranian militiaman with a long record of battles in Iraq and Syria has died fighting ISIS militants in Samarra, a major battleground north of Baghdad, Iranian newspapers reported on Monday. Mehdi Noruzi, a member of Iran’s Basij militia nicknamed

Veteran Algerian al-Qaeda militant hails Paris killings

Veteran Algerian militant and former al-Qaeda fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar praised a deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, a monitoring service said on Monday. In a statement distributed on

Iran nuke talks ‘to resume Jan. 18’ in Geneva

The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will begin on Jan. 18 in Geneva, Tehran’s chief negotiator was quoted by the official news agency IRNA on Tuesday as saying. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said

Iran says no deal with U.S. to ship enriched uranium to Russia

Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russia under new concessions aimed at clinching a comprehensive nuclear deal with six world powers. The Associated Press, citing

Saudi delegation to head to Iraq for talks on reopening embassy

A Saudi delegation will travel to Baghdad this week to start preparations to reopen an embassy in the Iraqi, the Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry. It said Saudi Arabia also plans

Yemen arrests three foreigners over possible al-Qaeda links

Yemeni police have arrested three foreigners in the capital Sanaa after one of them was found to have al-Qaeda material in his possession, the Interior Ministry said. The foreigners, a Bulgarian, Belgian and Somali, were aged between 22 and 48,

Iran says new U.S. sanctions violate spirit of nuclear talks

Iran criticized the latest U.S. sanctions on nine targets who Washington says have helped Tehran avoid existing sanctions or commit human rights abuses, saying they contravened the spirit of international talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. The new targets include five

Etihad Airways to codeshare with top South American carrier

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has signed a codeshare agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas, one of South America’s leading airlines. Effective Feb. 1, the agreement will offer Etihad Airways’ guests greater access to South America via Aerolíneas Argentinas’

U.S. calls for release of Americans in Iran, denies swap deal

The United States called on Tuesday for the release of U.S. citizens held in Iran, but denied a report that Washington had proposed a prisoner exchange for a former U.S. Marine. A lawyer for Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American former Marine

Eastern European diamond thieves arrested in Dubai

Dubai police said Tuesday it has arrested an Eastern European gang for stealing diamonds and gold jewelry worth $3.27 million, state-run news agency WAM reported. The police team carried out a sting operation codenamed “The Prince” to catch the robbers,

Iraqi prime minister makes first visit to UAE

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday made his first visit to the United Arab Emirates since taking office in early September as he seeks to expand cooperation with the wealthy, Western-allied Gulf nation. The Emirates, a seven-state federation that

Google launches Dubai Street View, first in the Arab world

Google has announced the arrival of Street View in Dubai, a feature by Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery of major streets across the city. Street View was launched in May 2007 and

Iranian president blames oil price fall on political conspiracy

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has blamed unnamed countries of plotting to bring down crude prices and said the recent slump in oil prices was not based solely on economic factors. With oil prices down more than 40 percent since June,

Qatar halts mediation to free Lebanese soldiers

Qatar has halted its bid to broker the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen captured by Islamist militants during a raid on a Lebanese border town in August, saying its efforts had failed after one of the captives was killed.

Gunmen open fire on refugee camp in Lebanon, 2 wounded

Lebanese gunmen opened fire on and burned Syrian refugee tents in north Lebanon, wounding two refugees, security sources said on Sunday, two days after a Lebanese soldier was killed by Syrian militants to countrywide outrage. Lebanon has the highest per

Aramco strategy unruffled by oil fall

The “cyclicality” of oil markets won’t take Saudi Aramco’s long-term corporate strategy off track, said its CEO and President Khalid Al-Falih. He was speaking at the 9th Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association Forum on Monday. Al-Falih also called for greater

Al-Qaeda vows fierce attacks on Yemen Shiite militiamen

The Al-Qaeda military chief in Yemen has vowed to launch fierce attacks against Shiite Huthi militiamen sweeping across the country, in an audio message posted Friday on jihadist websites. “To the Huthis we say: brace yourselves for horrors that will

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