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

New Year sex assaults reported in Sweden

Swedish police say at least 15 young women have reported being groped by groups of men on New Year’s Eve in the city of Kalmar. The Swedish reports follow a string of sex assaults and robberies during New Year’s celebrations

Germany divided over expulsion of convicted asylum seekers

German politicians waged a heated debate Thursday over whether to make it easier to expel convicted asylum seekers, after a series of sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve blamed on men of foreign origin. Authorities have said there is no

Berlin approves more soldiers for Mali, Iraq

The German Cabinet has approved plans to send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, boosting its presence in the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country which is beset by militant violence. It also agreed to increase the numbers

German police give all-clear over packages at Merkel’s office

German police gave the all-clear after investigating five items delivered to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in central Berlin on Wednesday. Officers had cordoned off the Chancellery as ministers gathered for a morning cabinet meeting inside. Germany and other European powers

Police check suspicious object at Merkel’s office

The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been sealed off due to a suspicious package, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. “We are investigating a suspicious package,” a spokesman for Germany’s Federal Police told Reuters. A Reuters eyewitness said

Why exclude Nimr al-Nimr from punishment?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed A New York Times reporter in Tehran deleted his tweet that all the convicts executed by Saudi Arabia on Saturday were Shiite, and clarified that this was untrue. However, he did not say only four of

Deputy crown prince talks to Kerry, German counterpart

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, received on Monday a telephone call from US Secretary of State John Kerry in which they discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region. They also

German police lift alert of imminent attack in Munich

German police Friday lifted an alert of an imminent attack in Munich, hours after two key train stations were evacuated over fears that a New Year suicide bomb assault was being planned. “Overall I would say that the situation for

Germany shuts train stations amid global New Year security scares

Europe ushered in the New Year with heightened security fears on Friday as German police evacuated two train stations in Munich, citing a tip about a planned militant attack, and Belgium arrested three people over an alleged plot. Security forces

Merkel: Refugee influx ‘an opportunity’

Chancellor Angela Merkel in her New Year’s address Thursday asked Germans to see a record refugee influx as “an opportunity for tomorrow” and urged doubters not to follow racist hate-mongers. The past year – when the top EU economy took

Global growth will be disappointing in 2016 says IMF’s chief

Christine Lagarde

Global economic growth will be “disappointing” next year, the head of the International Monetary Fund said in a guest article for German newspaper Handelsblatt published on Wednesday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the prospect of rising interest rates in

Germany recruits 8,500 teachers for child refugees

Germany has recruited 8,500 people to teach child refugees German, as the country expects the number of new arrivals to soar past the million mark in 2015, Die Welt daily reported Sunday. With some 196,000 children fleeing war and poverty

German navy ‘rescued over 10,000 migrants’ in 2015

Germany’s navy said Saturday it rescued over 10,000 migrants at sea this year, including more than 500 people off the coast of Libya on Christmas day. “The German navy’s ships rescued 10,528 people since May 7, 2015,” when its fleet

Refugees to rub shoulders with stars at Berlin film fest

Refugees will be at the heart of the next Berlin film festival, with hundreds of free tickets for asylum seekers and new movies spotlighting Europe’s historic influx, its director said. Dieter Kosslick told AFP ahead of the 66th edition in

Germany arrests man suspected in drowning of 5 migrants

Police in Germany have arrested a suspected people-trafficker over the drowning of five migrants off the coast of Turkey in April. Jens Schobranski, a spokesman for federal police, says the 37-year-old Syrian man was arrested Tuesday in Strausberg, near Berlin.

Forged passports ‘spark security fear in Germany’

About a dozen migrants may have entered Germany on forged Syrian passports like those used by two Paris suicide bombers, according to a news report Tuesday which authorities did not confirm. Bild newspaper, citing unnamed government sources, said the passports

Alstom, Bombardier receive $1.4 billion railway order

French engineering giant Alstom and Canadian train manufacturer Bombardier said they have received an order worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion) to deliver double-decker trains to the Belgian national railways. Bombardier and Alstom said in a joint statement that they

Germany’s foreign minister to lead Janadriyah delegation

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will represent his country when Germany will be the guest of honor at the forthcoming Janadriyah festival to be held early next year. Making a formal announcement about the participation of his country, German Ambassador

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