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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Turkey pulls out of Munich conference to avoid Israeli delegation

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday pulled out of a security conference in Munich at the last minute, saying he did not wish to attend a joint session with an Israeli delegation. Relations between Israel and Turkey remain strained

German police in fresh raids on suspect Islamist sites

German police searched more than a dozen suspected Islamist sites early on Tuesday, seeking associates of two men who have been detained for allegedly planning an attack in Syria, police said. No one was detained in the raids, which saw

Thousands march for tolerance in Germany

More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities on Monday to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat. The counter-protests drew smaller crowds than last

Merkel: Important not to ostracize Muslims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out strongly on Thursday against ostracism of Muslims following last week’s attacks in France, but said it is also urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism. Merkel spoke after the

One arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

More than 200 German police officers raided suspected Islamist cells in and around Berlin early on Friday, arresting an alleged leader of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said. The arrested man is a 41-year-old

Blasphemous cartoons’ reproduction ‘racist act’

CAIRO: Egypt’s Grand Mufti warned the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday against publishing blasphemous material, saying it was a racist act that would incite hatred and upset Muslims around the world. Charlie Hebdo is due to publish a front

Anti-Islamist movement surfaces in Switzerland

An anti-Islamic movement that is growing in Germany has established a Swiss wing and is planning a demonstration in the wealthy Alpine country next month. The Swiss wing was launched late last week, taking the name of Germany’s “Patriotic Europeans

Merkel to join Muslim march for ‘tolerance’ in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel and most of her cabinet will join a rally for an “open and tolerant Germany” called by Muslim leaders Tuesday in Berlin after the jihadist attacks in France, a spokesman said. Merkel will take part in the

German minister calls for anti-Islam rally to be canceled

Germany’s justice minister is calling on organizers of anti-Islam rallies in Dresden to cancel a planned protest Monday out of respect for the victims of the terror attacks in France. The weekly rallies are organized by a group called the

German ISIS suspect held after Syria return

Months after he returned from Syria, a 24-year-old German suspected of joining ISIS militants was arrested on Saturday, German federal prosecutors said in a statement. According to the statement, the suspect allegedly arrived in Syria in October 2013 and was

Tunisia borrows $55 mln from Germany to ‘modernize’ education

Tunisia signed on Friday a loan agreement with Germany enabling it to borrow 45 million euros ($55 million) to “modernize” more than 300 of its educational institutions, the official Tunisia Agency Press (TAP) reported. “Granted by the German Development Bank

German economy at risk of downturn as growth slows

FRANKFURT: German private-sector growth slowed to the weakest in 18 months in December, increasing the risk that a soft phase will turn into a more pronounced economic downturn. Markit Economics said a Purchasing Managers Index for manufacturing and services fell

Saudi authorities arrest suspect behind attack on German diplomats

Saudi authorities have arrested the suspect involved in the shooting of two German diplomats earlier this year, the Saudi Press Agency reported. In January, two German diplomats survived a shooting attack on their car while on a visit to eastern

Afghanistan, Germany condemn CIA torture

Afghanistan’s newly-elected President Ashraf Ghani condemned United States actions as revealed in a senate report on the CIA’s interrogation techniques, branding them a violation “all accepted principles of human rights,” Agence France-Presse reported. “The Afghan government condemns these inhumane actions

Merkel behind Air Berlin in Etihad control dispute: Report

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is backing loss-making Air Berlin AB1.DE in a dispute over whether its Abu Dhabi-based partner Etihad is exercising too much control, Focus magazine reported. Etihad, which owns a 29 percent stake in Air Berlin, is

Chelsea’s Mourinho eager to seal knockout spot v Schalke

Chelsea are well-placed to secure a Champions League knockout stage when they face Schalke 04 in their penultimate Group G game on Tuesday but coach Jose Mourinho warned that any slip up could still prove costly. Chelsea, top on eight

Berlin says 550 Germans joined jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq

Hundreds of Germans have left their home country to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. “We estimate 550. Just a few days ago we had 450,” the minister told German television channel Phoenix

Merkel: Palestinian recognition not right path

Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany’s opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move. Sweden’s new government officially recognized a Palestinian state on Oct. 30. This week, Spain’s Parliament approved a non-binding resolution

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