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: GULF

Saudi Arabia ‘safety valve in region’

The visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to the United Arab Emirates underlined the depth of bilateral ties and the strong foundations laid by the late founding father of UAE Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said Sheikh Muhammad Bin

Kuwait: US arms deal include 28 F-18 helicopters, worth $5 bln

Kuwait’s Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah said his country’s arms deal with the United States includes only 28 F/A-18 fighter jets, worth $5 billion, local Al Rai newspaper reported him as saying on Sunday. Jarrah, who is also Kuwait’s

Former Saudi Baghdad ambassador named Arab Gulf Affairs minister

Saudi Arabia has appointed its former ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer Al-Sabhan as Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs, according to a Royal order announced Sunday. Friday, Al-Sabhan has said through his Twitter account, that Abdulaziz Al-Shammari will be the

Iran tells Saudi navy vessels to avoid its waters

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) warned Saudi naval vessels taking part in military exercises in the Gulf on Wednesday not to get close to Iranian waters, in a sign of heightened tensions between the two regional rivals. Saudi Arabia began naval

Iranian ships’ actions in Gulf increase risk of miscalculation: White House

Actions by Iranian vessels in several encounters with US warships in the Gulf this week are cause for concern and increase risks of miscalculation, the White House said on Friday. The intentions of the Iranian vessels in the incidents is

Saudi FM says Russia ‘ready’ to heal rift between Gulf states, Iran

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Russia has expressed its readiness to heal a rift between Gulf states and Iran. However, closer ties with Tehran are not on the cards, Adel Al-Jubeir told reporters after a Gulf Cooperation Council

GCC Countries Voice Support for Moroccan Sovereignty Over Sahara

At the end of their summit held in Riyadh on Wednesday, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the King of the Kingdom of Morocco, stressed the close ties between the leaders and peoples of the Gulf cooperation

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi meets US President in Riyadh

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, US President Barack Obama, to discuss ways of strengthening strategic relations of friendship

Kuwait to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged Hezbollah links: report

Kuwait is to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged links to Hezbollah in the latest Gulf Arab move against the Shiite militant group, a newspaper reported on Monday. Those to be deported all had permanent residency which has been revoked, Al-Qabas

Saudi envoy: Political solution only exit for Yemen

Abdullah al-Mualami

Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the UN told reporters on Friday that the only exit for the Yemeni quagmire was through a political solution. Abdullah al-Mualami also said Saudi and Gulf states had been the principle donors for humanitarian relief to

Yemeni minister criticizes UN over Taiz, hails Gulf contribution

A minister from Yemen’s internationally recognized government criticized the UN for not doing enough to help break the siege on the southwestern province of Taiz, hailing the Gulf states as the main contributors of relief to his war-wracked country. Abdul

Lebanon must act on Hezbollah in Yemen, says Saudi

A Saudi military spokesman urged Lebanon on Wednesday to stop the Shiite Lebanese movement Hezbollah from exporting its “mercenaries” to Yemen and Syria, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri said participation of some Iranian and Hezbollah “mercenaries,”

Saudi Arabia halts aid to Lebanon, Al-Hilal crowned champion!

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Al-Dakhil The attractive headline was the answer a friend gave me days ago when I asked him about the day’s most important developments. He briefly answered, saying Saudi Arabia has halted its aid to Lebanon and Al-Hilal

Morocco stands by Saudi against threats to Gulf peace

Morocco’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Rabat stands in “complete solidarity” with Saudi Arabia against any threats to stability of the Gulf region. “We are in complete solidarity with Saudi confronting any interference in its internal affairs,” Salaheddine Mezouar

Oman regrets ‘unacceptable’ anti-Saudi attacks in Iran

Oman on Wednesday said it regretted the “unacceptable” attacks on Saudi missions in Iran, after some Gulf nations downgraded diplomatic ties. The Omani reaction comes four days after protesters torched Riyadh’s embassy and its consulate in Iran over Saudi Arabia’s

Sudan follows Saudi, expels Iranian ambassador

Sudan has decided to expel Iran’s ambassador from Khartoum after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed ties with the Islamic republic, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Sudan also denounced Iran’s interference in the region. On late Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that

UAE summons Iranian ambassador after Saudi embassy attacked

The UAE on Sunday summoned Iran’s ambassador after attacks on two Saudi diplomatic posts in the Islamic republic, the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. Demonstrators targeted the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Saturday, in protest against Riyadh’s executions of

Gulf states back Saudi in its fight against ‘terrorism’

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday expressed support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing fight against “terrorism.” The six-member regional bloc’s secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani said that the GCC, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi, “stands side by side”

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