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: GERMANY

NATO shows support for migrant naval operation in Aegean: U.S.

NATO is willing to support a German, Greek and Turkish request for help in monitoring Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast for migrant smugglers, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday. “NATO and all the parties at the table this morning indicated a

Kremlin rejects Merkel’s criticism of Russia over Syria bombings

The Kremlin on Tuesday issued a rare rebuke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel a day after she criticised Russian air strikes in Syria. In Ankara on Monday, Merkel — referring to air strikes including those carried out by Russia —

Deaths as two trains crash in southern Germany

At least Four people died in a train crash in the southern German state of Bavaria on Tuesday and about 150 people were injured, including 10 who are in a very serious condition, a police spokesman said. “We are now

Germany and Turkey vow to end Aleppo violence

As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey’s border, Turkish and German leaders pledged on Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their

Germans add Islamic flavor to pavilion at Janadriyah

Thousands of Saudis have visited the German pavilion at the Janadriyah festival since it was opened by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman last week, in the presence of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Ambassador Boris

Germany’s Merkel in Turkey for talks over migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe. Turkey, a key country on the migrant route to Europe, is central to Merkel’s diplomatic efforts

German police search homes of suspected extremists

German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization, prosecutors said. Federal prosecutors said that the raid took place near the western city of Mainz. The two men are “suspected of

Merkel: Refugees must return home once war over

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly

German populists in ‘shoot migrants’ storm

Germany’s eurosceptic right-wing populist AfD party created a storm Saturday by suggesting police “if need be” should threaten to shoot migrants seeking to enter the country. “We need efficient controls to prevent so many unregistered asylum-seekers keeping on entering via

Italy PM: Germany, France can’t solve refugee issue without me

It is unacceptable for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to cut deals on Europe’s refugee crisis with French President Francois Hollande and the head of the European Commission without involving Italy, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said. Renzi, whose country is

Russia backs teen rape claim rejected by German police

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday backed a claim by a German-Russian teenage girl that she was kidnapped and raped by foreigners in Berlin, after German police rejected her account. “We are now working with her lawyer. He is

UK and Germany agree ‘more work’ to do on EU reform deal

British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stressed that “more work” was needed to strike a deal on reforms to the European Union ahead of London’s in/out referendum. The two leaders spoke by telephone, also

Poll slump: Merkel’s party weighs ‘border centers’

 A senior figure in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party has proposed setting up “border centers” along the frontier with Austria to speed up the repatriation of those asylum seekers deemed unqualified to stay. Julia Kloeckner, leader of Merkel’s Christian

France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’

France hopes that international sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. “The goal that we all share is to be able to lift the sanctions

Anti-Islam protests planned across Europe

Rallies against “the Islamization” of Europe will take place on February 6 in 14 European countries including the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland, the far-right organizers said on Saturday. The demonstrations are being organized by the

New Year assaults ‘in 12 German states’

German police have found that the wave of sexual assaults and robberies on New Year’s eve did not only happen in Cologne but that similar incidents also took place in 12 of Germany’s regional states, local media reported Saturday. Hundreds

Germany urges Kurdistan to keep better tabs on arms

Germany on Friday called on the government of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region to ensure that arms provided by Berlin were only used by Kurdish peshmerga fighting ISIS. German public broadcasters WDR and NDR reported earlier that weapons from the German

Suspected Syrian militant arrested in Germany for ‘war crime’

A Syrian suspected of being among militant who kidnapped a U.N. peacekeeper in Damascus in 2013 has been arrested over the “war crime,” Germany’s federal prosecutor said Friday. The 24-year-old man named as Suliman A. -S. is believed to be

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