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

Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order: Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wants to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. “I hope that (the world) will choose a democratic

Don’t turn Daesh fight into battle against all Muslims: German minister

Ursula von der Leyen

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen warned on Friday against turning the fight against Daesh into a battle against all Muslims. “We should take care not to turn this fight into a front against Islam and Muslims in general,”

Brexit, Trump trade moves cloud German economic outlook

Germany expects solid growth at the start of 2017, driven by manufacturing and booming construction, but uncertainties over Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s trade policies clouded the outlook for its export-orientated economy. The Economy Ministry’s monthly report came as

Germany rules out attack in Hamburg airport closure

German authorities said on Sunday the leak of a corrosive substance through the air conditioning system at Hamburg airport was not an attack, adding that police were investigating the incident that forced the brief closure of the facility. Firefighters and

Tunisian ISIS suspect arrested over attack plot in Germany

Authorities have raided dozens of locations in western Germany and arrested a Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for ISIS and rounding up supporters to carry out an attack in Germany. Frankfurt prosecutors said 54 apartments, business premises and

German police arrest three suspected militants

German police said they arrested three people in Berlin on Tuesday suspected of trying to reach foreign “war zones” in order to train to carry out an attack. The suspects may be linked to ISIS and had “planned to travel

Schulz vows to shake up German elections

Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz vowed on Sunday to shake up German elections and unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel with a campaign aimed at overcoming “deep divisions” that he said had fueled populism in Germany in recent years. Schulz, nominated

Lufthansa: No evidence of bomb on Eurowings plane landed in Kuwait

There was no evidence that a bomb was on board a plane operated by Lufthansa’s budget unit Eurowings bound for Cologne on Sunday, a company spokesman said in Germany, in reply to an enquiry. He confirmed the plane made an

12 dead in Berlin Christmas market truck attack

A truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people, and causing multiple injuries, the police said. “Sadly we know that 12 people were killed on Breitscheidplatz,

Merkel Emerges as the New ‘Leader of the Free World’

As the West is badly shaken by Donald Trump´s White House win, the Brexit vote and the rise of shrill populism, many see the pragmatic, no-nonsense chancellor as the last voice of reason on a chaotic global stage. Modest and

‘No further talks’ with Turkey on EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers in her conservative bloc that she does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, a source told Reuters. Turkish

German intelligence agent exposed as ‘suspect Islamist’

A German working in intelligence has been exposed as “a suspect Islamist”, Germany’s domestic security agency said on Tuesday, following reports he was planning an attack on the agency’s headquarters. “The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has

Turkey detains ‘wanted Kurdish female militant’ at Istanbul airport

Turkish police on Sunday detained a woman accused of being a wanted Kurdish militant at Istanbul’s main airport, state media said. Sara Aktas was detained at Ataturk International Airport while seeking to travel to Germany, the state-run Anadolu news agency

German woman attacks police with box cutter, ISIS flags found

German police say a Muslim convert attacked officers with a box cutter after they were called to her apartment in the western city of Essen. Police spokesman Marco Ueberbach said on Tuesday the officers found flags with symbols of the

Germany checking if fatal Hamburg stabbing was ISIS-related

Germany’s federal prosecutor is checking whether he should take over the investigation into a fatal stabbing in Hamburg earlier this month, his office said Sunday. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office told German news agency dpa that the prosecutor is

Syrian bombing suspect in Germany spoke to ISIS about attack plans

A Syrian refugee arrested on suspicion of planning a major attack in Berlin spoke to a member of ISIS in Syria by telephone about a possible target a day before German police discovered explosives in his apartment, a newspaper reported

Merkel visits Ethiopia as state of emergency unfolds

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled support for protesters demanding wider freedoms in Ethiopia during a visit to the country on Tuesday, saying “a vibrant civil society is part and parcel of a developing country.” Merkel’s meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam

3 Syrians aid German police in alleged bomb plot suspect

A Syrian man wanted for allegedly preparing a bombing attack was apprehended by three of his countrymen, who overpowered him, tied him up in their apartment, and then alerted police, authorities said Monday. The overnight arrest of Jaber Albakr ended

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