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 »


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Afghanistan to accept its citizens deported from Germany

Afghanistan will take back all its citizens being deported from Germany as the European country struggles to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have arrived there this year, a Kabul official said. Afghans currently make up

WWII bomb discovered at German airport, 7 flights cancelled

A World War II bomb was destroyed in a controlled explosion Monday at the main international airport in the western German city of Duesseldorf, briefly halting air traffic. Flights at the hub, Germany’s third busiest in terms of passengers, were

Alleged German killer of refugee boy admits second child murder

A German man suspected of kidnapping and killing a four-year-old Bosnian refugee has admitted to murdering another child, police said on Friday. “The man confessed overnight that he had also killed Elias,” said Berlin police spokesman Stefan Redlich, referring to

German ISIS rapper killed in air strike in Syria

A German rapper who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and publicly threatened President Barack Obama was killed in a US air strike in Syria, a defense official said. Denis Cuspert, also known by his artist

China signs deal for 100 Airbus A320s: manufacturer

China signed a contract to buy 100 A320 aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus on Thursday, a spokesman for the firm told AFP, worth $9.7 billion at list prices. The deal, signed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Beijing, also includes

Oman Air set to start daily Dreamliner flights to Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany, is set to become one of the first destinations for Oman Air’s iconic new Boeing 787 Dreamliners when they enter service this autumn. Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch has announced that the aircraft will begin flying daily between

Germany toughens asylum rules amid migrant surge

German will toughen up its asylum rules on Saturday, a week ahead of schedule, as it faces an unprecedented number of migrants arriving from Syria and elsewhere. The new bill, adopted by parliament at exceptional speed, had been expected to

Germany speeds up new measures to deal with refugee influx

Germany is introducing measures to tackle its refugee crisis earlier than previously expected, a top government official said on Friday, allowing accelerated deportation procedures to begin as early as next week. Germany expects a record influx of more than 800,000

U.S., allies demand U.N. action after Iran missile test

The United States, Britain, France and Germany called on Wednesday for the United Nations Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee to take action over a missile test by Tehran that they said violated a U.N. ban. In a letter containing details

Germany stresses holocaust responsibility after Netanyahu’s claim

Germany on Wednesday stressed its inherent responsibility in the Holocaust, after Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy over his claim a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea of exterminating Jews. Asked to comment on Netanyahu’s allegation, government spokesman Steffen Seibert

Al-Jubeir: Hard to envision Iran role in Syria solution

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday it was difficult to envision a role for Iran in Syria peacemaking efforts due to its military role in the conflict there. Al-Jubeir made the statements during a joint conference with Germany’s

Former VW boss Winterkorn quits as head of holding company

Martin Winterkorn

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, who resigned in the wake of the emissions cheating scandal, is stepping down as head of the group’s Porsche SE holding at the end of the month, the Stuttgart-based group said. Winterkorn will hand over

Merkel: ready to support Turkey EU accession process

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he had asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting Istanbul, as well as France, Britain and Spain for support on accelerating Turkey’s bid for membership of the European Union. Merkel was in

Germany, Turkey hail progress in handling refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hailed a better understanding between Ankara and the European Union in dealing with the refugee crisis, as thousands more migrants poured into Slovenia headed for western Europe. Merkel

German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan released


A German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in August has been released safely, the German development agency GIZ said in a statement. “We are relieved and happy that our staff member is free again,” a statement from the organization said.

German minister to discuss Syria, Iran

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Saudi Arabia on Sunday and Monday for talks on key regional issues including Syria, said Michael Ohnmacht, spokesman of the German Embassy, here Thursday. “The program of the visit includes talks with his

Streep to head Berlin festival jury

Meryl Streep

Oscar-winning Hollywood star Meryl Streep will head the jury of next year’s Berlin Film Festival, organizers said. Streep will be jury president of the 66th Berlinale from Feb. 11-21 in her first-ever role as a festival juror anywhere. “It is

Emissions scandal: Germany orders VW to recall 2.4m cars

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Thursday that the country’s automotive watchdog had ordered Volkswagen to start a mandatory recall of 2.4 million affected cars at the start of 2016. “The recall will begin at the start of 2016.

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