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: GAZA WAR

Young Palestinians eye a one-state solution

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reawakened a desire in many young Palestinians to scrap the two-state solution in favor of a single state shared by Israelis and Palestinians. In his speech last week at the UN General Assembly in

Hundreds of Israelis gather in anti-Netanyahu protest

:: Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of Israel’s attorney general’s home on Saturday to demand he indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges. The weekly vigils have become the vanguard of a grassroots protest movement against Netanyahu’s alleged

Slain Palestinians’ relatives to perform Hajj as king’s guests

:: Preparations are complete for the arrival of 1,000 relatives of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to perform this year’s Hajj as guests of King Salman. Abdullah Al-Madalj, secretary-general of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz General Secretariat for Hajj

Palestinian journalists targeted by all sides

:: The internal Palestinian conflict and the larger Arab-Israeli conflict are taking their toll on journalism in Palestine. Palestinian journalists and the public’s right to know seem to be the biggest victims in a campaign that has included arrests by

Gazan calls for justice for daughters killed in 2009 war

A Palestinian doctor made a plea for justice Tuesday for his three daughters and a niece killed in the 2008-9 Gaza war, a day ahead of a trial in Israel. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost the four girls in the incident in

U.N. rights body backs Gaza war accountability

The U.N.’s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year’s conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. The decision by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council has no

Palestinians reject findings of Israel Gaza report

The Palestinians on Sunday rejected Israel’s claims that it did not target civilians in the 2014 Gaza war in which nearly 2,200 people were killed, most of them civilians. “Israel’s decision to deny having targeted civilians in Gaza is the

Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war

A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to make the findings public. Makarim Wibisono, a former Indonesian

Abbas orders body to oversee Palestinian ICC cases

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to oversee cases to lodge with the International Criminal Court, in a move likely to further anger Israel. The Palestinians formally joined the ICC last month, in a

U.N. picks new Gaza war inquiry chief

The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council appointed on Tuesday U.S. judge Mary McGowan Davis as the new head of the U.N. inquiry into the Gaza war. The appointment came after Professor William Schabas quit on Monday, following Israeli

Israel failed to minimize Gaza war deaths: report

Israeli conduct during last summer’s war in the Gaza Strip increased the number of civilian casualties, an independent report has said, by failing to differentiate between military targets and civilian populations. Despite claims to the contrary, the military did not

ICC opens probe into Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The International Criminal Court (ISIS) said Friday it was opening a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, triggering a backlash from Israel, which described the decision as “scandalous.” ICC prosecutors said in a statement that they

U.N. chief confirms Palestine will join ICC

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. The Palestinians submitted the documents ratifying the Rome Statute

Palestinians recognize ICC jurisdiction

Palestinian authorities have formally recognized the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to investigate crimes allegedly committed during last summer’s Gaza war, the court confirmed on Monday. “On 1 January 2015, the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Herman von Hebel,

First Palestinian ICC case to include Gaza war

The “crimes” Israel committed in the most recent Gaza war will be part of the first case the Palestinians plan on referring to the International Criminal Court, a Ramallah-based rights group said. The case will be based on Israeli actions

Israeli warplanes hit southern Gaza after sniper fire

Israeli fighter jets carried out an air strike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. The Israeli military said on a

Amnesty accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

The Israeli military’s destruction of civilian buildings during its Protective Edge offensive this summer amounts to war crimes and must be investigated, human rights monitor Amnesty International said on Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse. “All the evidence we have

Spanish MPs urge govt to recognize Palestine

Spanish lawmakers adopted a motion Tuesday calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state, Agence France-Presse reported. The motion submitted by the opposition Socialists asks the conservative government to recognize Palestine in coordination with any similar move by the

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