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: GREECE

Merkel: EU can’t let Greece plunge into ‘chaos’ in refugee crisis

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that the EU cannot allow Greece, a country bailed out from its huge debt crisis, to plunge into “chaos” by shutting European borders to refugees. “Do you seriously believe that all the euro

Greece ‘won’t be Lebanon of Europe’: minister

Greece on Thursday said it would not be left by the rest of the EU to become the “Lebanon of Europe” by hosting millions of migrants and refugees. Speaking ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels, Greek migration minister Yannis

U.N. denounces restrictions of refugees, calls for unity in Europe

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday decried “restrictive practices” imposed by countries including Austria, Slovenia and Macedonia, and called on Europe to have a coordinated approach to share responsibility in the crisis. “With every passing week, it appears some

Greek, German, French leaders meet about migrant crisis

The leaders of Germany and France are meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras amid growing worry about Greece’s lack of control over thousands of migrants crossing its borders into the European Union every week. Tsipras, Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s

More than 2,800 vehicles stuck on Greek-Bulgarian border

Greek authorities say more than 2,800 vehicles are trapped at crossings on the Greek-Bulgarian border, following road blockades by protesting Greek farmers and counter-protests by angry Bulgarian truckers. Police say about 1,300 lorries and cars were stuck on the Greek

Turkish warplanes enter Greek airspace ahead of NATO operation

Turkish warplanes repeatedly entered Greek airspace on Monday, the state ANA news agency said, as NATO prepared to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea against migrant smugglers. The Athens News Agency said six warplanes and a navy transport plane had

Greece says arrests three armed Britons at Turkish borders

Greece arrested three heavily armed Britons near the Turkish border, police said Sunday, without indicating if the trio were seeking to cross into Turkey. One of the three, said to be of Kurdish Iraqi origin, was found to have four

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

Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday slammed EU and U.N. pressure to open Turkey’s borders to more refugees, threatening to send the millions already in the country to other states. “We do not have the word ‘idiot’ written on

At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said. Twenty-four died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in the western

Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan

The mayor of the Greek island of Kos on Sunday called on the government to abandon its plans to build a migrant registration center as demanded by the EU, warning that local opposition could lead to “uncontrollable” protests. “There is

Greek police turn to teargas as tempers flare over pensions

Scuffles broke out and police used teargas during a mass rally in Athens on Thursday as Greeks railed against government pension reforms needed to meet demands of international creditors. Demanding an end to austerity, about 50,000 Greeks marched peacefully on

Turkey seizes unsafe boats intended for refugees: reports

Turkish police seized almost 50 unsafe boats destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, in the latest crackdown on businesses exploiting refugees in western Turkey, reports said Saturday. Police simultaneously raided three underground workshops in the

33 Greece-bound migrants drown off Turkish coast

Turkey’s state-run news agency says at least 33 people, including five children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their Greece-bound boat capsized off the Turkish coast. Anadolu Agency says coast guards rescued 75 others from the sea Saturday near

Biden talks regional security with Israel

Vice President Joe Biden is conferring with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about energy in the region and Israel’s relationship with Turkey. Biden spoke with Netanyahu by phone on Friday in what the White House described as a follow-up to

Europe’s migration crisis claims another 46 lives

The death toll in Europe’s migration crisis rose Friday when two overcrowded smuggling boats foundered off Greece and at least 46 people drowned — more than a third of them children — as European officials remained deeply divided on how

How the Internet is revolutionizing volunteering

Yara al-Wazir

By : Yara al-Wazir When refugees initially first starting arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos, they found very little help waiting. But when the international community reacted, Lesvos set up registration camps and provided basic amenities. Still, the numbers

Turkey rescues 57 migrants ‘stranded on islet’

Turkish coastguards rescued 57 migrants seeking to reach EU member Greece by sea after they were stranded on a rocky islet in the Aegean Sea, official media said Sunday. The migrants were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos

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