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: Italy

Italy breaks up ring smuggling Syrian refugees to Western Europe

Italian police said on Tuesday they had broken up a criminal network that smuggled mostly Syrian refugees across the Balkans to Western Europe. International police forces arrested 21 people in Austria, Germany and Italy on suspicion of people smuggling, a

At least 18 dead in deadly central Italy quake

At least 18 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, according to local officials. The quake caused serious damage to a number of towns and villages, but did not seem to

Deadly 6.2 magnitude tremor rocks central Italy

At least three people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported. The first confirmed victims of a quake which devastated dozens of villages were an elderly couple whose home

Merkel backs Italian PM over EU budget rules

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave strong backing Monday to Italian premier Matteo Renzi, suggesting she could be flexible over EU budget rules as Rome grapples to kickstart its stalling economy. She made the comments at a press conference on the

Libya intercepts 117 Europe-bound migrants

Libya’s coast guard on Tuesday intercepted 117 migrants on a boat bound for Europe, including six pregnant women, before taking them back ashore, an official said. The group had set out from a beach near Garabulli, a town about 60

At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer

Casting cancer as a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research rooted in appreciation for the real people’s lives that doctors and researchers

Strengthening ties with Saudi Arabia is priority, says new Italian envoy

The Italian Cultural Center held a social event at its premises on Wednesday to honor and welcome the newly appointed Ambassador of Italy in Riyadh, Luca Ferrari, and the Vogue Italian Delegation who is in Jeddah to host the three-day

Italian coastguard rescues 4,000 migrants

Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday it had rescued some 4,000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh push to reach Europe via that route as the number of migrants landing in Greece sharply recedes. On Tuesday,

Italian premier starts landmark two-day Iran trip

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi started a two-day visit to Iran on Tuesday, the highest ranking European leader to do so since world powers completed a nuclear deal with Tehran. Accompanied by a 250-person delegation, Renzi is seeking to re-establish

Italian envoy quits Egypt over student murder probe

Italy’s ambassador to Egypt left Cairo on Sunday after Rome recalled him over a lack of progress in the probe into the murder of an Italian student, an airport official and a diplomatic source said. Italy, a key ally of

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

A retired Italian priest held hostage for six months by suspected extremist militants left a Philippines hospital Saturday a day after his release, looking frail though officials said he was in good health. A thin Rolando Del Torchio waved to

Italy warns Egypt as row continues over dead student

Italy said on Tuesday it would take “immediate and proportionate” measures against Egypt if the Cairo government did not fully cooperate in uncovering the truth over the murder of an Italian student. Giulio Regeni vanished from the streets of Cairo

Italy rescues almost 1,000 boat migrants

Italy’s coast guard said more than 900 migrants were rescued in four separate operations in the Strait of Sicily on Saturday, while Libyan authorities said they had rescued nearly 600 migrants from four boats, one of which sank. A spokesman

Freed Italian hostages flown home from Libya

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya after two fellow captives were allegedly killed by ISIS militants were flown back to Italy on Sunday, officials said. The four were employees of Italian construction company Bonatti and were seized last July near

Putin: Syrian regime poll ‘does not interfere’ with peace process

President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Italy during a conference call Friday that the Syrian regime’s decision to hold legislative polls in April does not contradict the peace process. By contrast, French President Francois Hollande

Two Italian civilians held hostage in Libya ‘have been freed’

Two Italian civilians held hostage in Libya since last July have been freed, a source close to the matter said on Friday, a day after two other captives were reported to have been killed in the north African state. The

Italy says two hostages likely killed in Libya clashes

Italy said on Thursday that two of its nationals had likely been killed in clashes between ISIS and local militia fighters near the Libyan city of Sabratha. A statement from the foreign ministry in Rome said photographs of the aftermath

Italian killed in Egypt was interrogated for days: forensics expert

An Egyptian forensics official has told the public prosecutor’s office the autopsy he conducted on an Italian student showed he was interrogated for up to seven days before he was killed, two prosecution sources said. The findings are the strongest

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