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

13 migrants drown in latest Aegean Sea sinking

At least 13 people including seven children, drowned when their overloaded boat capsized in the Aegean, police said Wednesday, the latest tragedy involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe. The small boat went down off the Greek island of

Greek parliament backs recognizing Palestine

Greece’s parliament approved a resolution on Tuesday calling on the government to recognize the state of Palestine, in a special session attended by the visiting Palestinian president. All Greece’s parliamentary parties voted in favor of the move, the assembly’s speaker

18 drown as migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea

Eighteen people drowned overnight when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea as it was heading for the Greek island of Kalymnos, Turkish media reported early Saturday. Another 14 people, among them Syrians, Iraqis and Pakistanis, were pulled to safety

Egyptian president in Greece for energy, security talks

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is in Athens for a two-day visit that will focus on energy and shipping, as financially troubled Greece seeks economic cooperation with regional partners. El-Sisi, who came to power after a military coup, will have talks

Stranded migrants clash with police on Greek-Macedonian border

Macedonian police fired tear gas at hundreds of mostly Pakistani migrants who tried to storm into the Balkan country from Greece on Wednesday demanding passage to northern Europe. About 1,500 Pakistanis, Moroccans and Iranians have been stuck in no-man’s land

Russia’s top diplomat says no meddling in Cyprus peace talks

Russia’s foreign minister has warned against any bid to fix a deadline on ongoing talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus, suggesting that foreign meddling in the process will not work. Sergey Lavrov, visiting Cyprus Wednesday, says attempts to impose

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. Macedonia, along

Six children drown on route to Greece

Turkish state media has said six children have drowned when boats carrying asylum seekers to Greece sank in two seperate incidents off the Turkish coast. A wooden boat smuggling some 20 people to the island of Kos capsized in bad

UNHCR decries restrictions on refugees, upholds right to asylum

About 1,000 refugees and migrants are stuck at the main crossing point into Macedonia from Greece as authorities deny entry to some nationalities in contravention of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “A new humanitarian situation is developing

Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to U.S. with stolen passports

Honduras authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists. “Five Syrian citizens have been detained and will

Greek PM in Turkey to discuss migrant crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras held talks Wednesday with the Greek orthodox patriarch as he embarked on his first official visit to Turkey set to be devoted to grappling with the huge flow of refugees entering his country from Turkish

First refugees leave Greece under EU quota as influx surges

The first refugees left Greece on Wednesday under an EU relocation plan, but Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned they were a “drop in the ocean” as the number of illegal migrant entries surged to 800,000 this year. The six Syrian

Greece’s economy showing signs of life

Greece has been gone from the headlines since Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was re-elected to run the country in September. No news is good news, and Greece has been doing better than expected despite its customary slowness in responding to

Monitor: Syria rebels using caged captives as ‘human shields’

A major Syrian rebel group is using dozens of captives in metal cages as “human shields” in the largest opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus, a monitor said Sunday. Jaish al-Islam, regarded as the most powerful rebel group near

Thirteen migrants, including six children, drown off Greece

At least 13 migrants, six of them children, drowned as two boats making the hazardous crossing from Turkey capsized in the Aegean Sea off Greece on Sunday, the coastguard said. The first tragedy occurred off the island of Samos when

13 children among at least 22 migrants drowned off Greece

At least 22 migrants, including 13 children, drowned overnight Thursday to Friday off the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Rhodes as they made a desperate bid to reach Europe, while another 144 people were rescued, Greek port authorities said. Off

Seven children die after migrant boats sink off Greece

At least seven children died when boats carrying migrants sank off Greece on Wednesday, as rescue workers battled to save more youngsters on the seashore in the latest desperate scenes in Europe’s refugee crisis. Three adults also died as four

Greece says EU aid means it can shelter 20,000 more migrants

Greece said on Monday the European Union had offered to pay the costs of accommodating 20,000 more migrants in temporary camps on its islands as the bloc struggles to improve its management of the flow of refugees across Europe. More

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