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: Haider Al-Abadi

Iraq’s Sistani rejects five potential PM candidates, including Abadi

:: Sabah al-Saedi, an official in the Sairoon Alliance that is part of the Reform and Construction Bloc, said he was “officially” informed that top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani refuses five of the proposed names for the premiership, including Haider

Top two Iraqi political groups call for PM Abadi to resign

:: The Sairoon alliance led by Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has released a statement calling for the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi as ongoing protests continue to grip the city of Basra. For his part, Iraqi MP

Iraqi forces kill six protesters in southern city of Basra

:: Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition on hundreds of protesters in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday, killing six people and wounding 19. Twenty-two members of the security forces were also wounded, some by a

Iraq Elections 2018: Voter turnout at 44.52 percent, says electoral commission

:: Iraqis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over ISIS, but the turnout was historically low. The balloting is expected to be a referendum on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s tenure and his pledge

Baghdad ends air blockade of Kurdistan, Iraqi PM announces

:: Iraq has lifted the ban on international flights to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region’s airports, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement on Tuesday. “Kurdistan’s regional airports will be under the command of the Federal Ministry of the Interior,”

Iraq elections: Abadi, Maliki to run on different lists

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki are set to participate in the upcoming Iraqi general elections on two different lists after a reported meeting between the two on Saturday. A statement read that Abadi will

Sadr: Iraq PM’s alliance with mobilization militias abhorrent

:: The leader of the Sadrist movement political party, Muqtada al-Sadr, criticized the new electoral alliance of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with the Iranian backed Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militias. Sadr, one of the most influential religious and popular

Iraq forces open new front in final push against ISIS

:: Iraqi forces thrust north from the Euphrates Valley into the desert on Saturday, opening up a new front in the drive to flush out fugitive ISIS group fighters, a commander told AFP. ISIS has already been driven from all

Iraqi PM Abadi: We will continue to fight ISIS, even within Syrian territory

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that he has ordered armed forces to fight against ISIS, even from within Syrian territory. In a statement on Tuesday, Abadi also said that there are joint efforts with neighboring countries to Iraq

Iraq dismisses US call for Iranian-backed militias to ‘go home’

:: The Iraqi government has dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat ISIS to end operations in Iraq. Speaking after a meeting on Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider

Saudi crown prince discusses anti-terror fight with Iraq PM

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also deputy prime minister and defense minister, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the latest efforts in the fight against terrorism in the region. During the meeting,

King Salman receives Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the first meeting of a Saudi-Iraqi coordination council. At King Khalid International Airport, Abadi was received by Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity of Iraq and its security and stability and

France offers to mediate between Baghdad and Kurds

:: France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until ISIS was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron coincided with a visit

Abadi calls travel ban constitutional, Kurdistan refuses to relinquish borders

:: As the Iraqi Prime Minister on Friday said the direct air travel ban is not “a punition against the citizens of the region” the Kurdistan Regional Government refused to relinquish control of its border crossings. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi PM office says Turkey agrees to deal only with Baghdad on oil exports

:: Turkey told Iraq it would deal only with the Iraqi government on crude oil exports, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday. In a phone call with Abadi, Turkish Prime Minister Binali “Yildirim confirmed the

Iraqi PM calls on Kurds to cancel independence referendum result

:: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded on Wednesday that Kurdish authorities “cancel” the outcome of the independence referendum in northern Iraq, as a condition for dialogue to resolve an escalating crisis. In a speech to parliament, Abadi renewed his

Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote

:: Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict. The vote organised by

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