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: EU

EU leader Mogherini says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

:: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future. Mogherini spoke after US President Trump again showed dissatisfaction with

Full Brexit in Jan. 2021 as EU sets transition deadline

Michel Barnier

:: The European Union wants a transition period after Brexit to end no later than the last day of 2020, according to the European Commission’s negotiating directives agreed on Wednesday. That date, coinciding with the end of the EU’s seven-year

GCC-EU talks focus on combating terrorism

Michele Alliot-Marie

:: Officials from the EU and the GCC on Monday discussed ways to boost economic and political cooperation between the two groups in all fields, including regional and international efforts for security development and combating terrorism. The meeting was held

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Sebastian Kurz

:: Austrians were voting Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU’s youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc’s latest populist test. A rightward shift in the wealthy

Moscow clashes with EU over aid to Syria

Christos Stylianjdes

:: Russia on Thursday clashed with the EU over Syria, accusing the bloc of politicizing aid by linking reconstruction funds to a political transition that would end the war. The EU in April secured pledges of $6 billion in aid

Macron slams EU rule on detached workers

Emmanuel Macron

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that an EU rule allowing companies to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to other member states without paying local social charges was a “betrayal of the European spirit.” “The European directive on

Why is Britain opting for cut-price diplomacy?

Anthony Harris

By : Anthony Harris :: In the midst of my concerns about what kind of country Britain is likely to become, what with Brexit and the government’s inability to decide what that actually means, I noticed a small article in

Egypt tells EU no ‘compromise’ over Qatar

:: Egypt has warned the EU that the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) would accept no compromise in their dispute with Qatar over allegations that Doha supports terrorism. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, speaking after talks with European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini

Resumption of Cyprus talks

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Talks resumed on June 28 in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana to try to solve the Cyprus problem. Attendants include the Turkish- and Greek-Cypriot leaders, and the foreign ministers of three guarantor powers: Turkey,

Rising Brexit “bill” raises negotiating stakes

David Davis

:: EU negotiators have hiked possible payment demands for Brexit over recent weeks, officials say, widening the divide between Brussels and London, which questions whether it owes anything at all before talks start next month. Hours before chief negotiator Michel

Austria calls for new EU relationship with Turkey

Christian Kern

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern says Turkey should not be allowed to join the European Union, with membership talks between the EU and Ankara at a standstill. Kern told reporters in Brussels Saturday that “we have to bring our relations to

The second year of Europe

Richard N. Haass

By : Richard N. Haass :: More than four decades ago, US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger declared 1973 to be “The Year of Europe.” His aim was to highlight the need to modernize the Atlantic relationship and, more specifically,

No decision yet on location of EU agencies, UK says

The future location of the two EU agencies based in London will be a matter for Brexit negotiations, the British government’s Brexit department said on Monday, but EU officials said there was no doubt they would be moved. London is

Improving GCC exports to EU, US, China

The Federation of GCC Chambers (FGCCC) has called for the establishment of strong funding entities to support GCC exports to the world and removal of obstacles hindering the council’s exports globally. It is priority for the FGCCC to remove tax

Turkey-EU ties held hostage to domestic politics

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz It was a tough weekend for Turkey and the EU. Tensions between them escalated after Dutch authorities barred a Turkish minister, who wanted to meet with Turks living in the Netherlands, from entering the Turkish Consulate

Marine Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity

European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of ISIS violence. Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under investigation in France

The EU is in danger of taking Turkey for granted

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya It seems that February 2016 will mark a new milestone in the Syrian refugee crisis. Assad’s forces that have been advancing with Russian air support since November are now besieging the center of the city of

Juncker: European economy would suffer if free-travel zone collapses

EU citizens would have a harder time finding jobs and the economy would suffer should Europe’s internal passport-free zone collapse under the pressure of the migration crisis, the head of the bloc’s executive said on Friday. European Commission President Jean-Claude

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