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 agrees to let anti-ISIS drones depart from Sicily

Italy has agreed to let armed drones take off from its soil to defend U.S.-led forces against ISIS in North Africa, an Italian defense ministry official said on Monday. The agreement covers only defensive missions and not offensive action, such

Egyptian investigator in Italian’s death ‘has prior torture-linked conviction’

Giulio Regeni

A senior Egyptian police officer investigating the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni has a prior conviction in connection with the torture and killing of a detainee, according to judicial and security sources and a court document shared by rights

Egypt says Italian student was not arrested before his death

Egypt on Monday denied reports that an Italian doctoral student doing research in Cairo was arrested shortly before his death and said an investigation into Giulio Regeni’s killing is continuing with full Italian collaboration. The outcome of the ongoing investigation

Kuwait to sign multibillion-euro fighter jet deal with Italy

Kuwait and Italy will finalize a multibillion-euro deal next week for the Gulf state to purchase Eurofighter jets, Kuwait’s defense minister has said. Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah did not specify the number of planes involved in the deal but the

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of Italian efforts to locate him. The summary, obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday,

Egypt rejects charge against police in Italian’s death

Egypt’s interior minister Monday rejected charges of security forces involvement in the case of Italian Giulio Regeni, who was found dead bearing signs of torture after disappearing in Cairo last month. “This did not happen,” Magdy Abdel Ghaffar said at

Italy urges Egypt to resolve missing student mystery

Italy has urged Egypt to track down an Italian student who “mysteriously disappeared” in Cairo this month, the foreign ministry said Sunday in a statement. The ministry is “following with the utmost attention and concern the affair of Giulio Regeni,

Italy PM: Germany, France can’t solve refugee issue without me

It is unacceptable for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to cut deals on Europe’s refugee crisis with French President Francois Hollande and the head of the European Commission without involving Italy, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said. Renzi, whose country is

Italy covers up nude statues for Iran president

Italian authorities welcoming Iran’s president on a diplomatic visit this week seemed keen to avoid embarrassment – by covering up classical nude sculptures in the museum he visited. While Hassan Rowhani is known for his relatively moderate stance – as

Italy to send 450 troops to protect Iraq’s Mosul dam

Italy is to send 450 troops to defend Iraq’s strategic Mosul dam, near the city occupied by ISIS fighters, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced. The dam on the Tigris river, built by a German-Italian consortium in the 1980s and in

Rome to host conference on war-torn Libya

Paolo Gentiloni

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said Rome would host an international conference on conflict-ravaged Libya on Dec. 13, aimed at stopping the country from falling apart and containing the ISIS group. “We can still stop the country from completely

Italy PM slaps down headmaster who banned Christmas carols

Matteo Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has slapped down a headmaster who has banned Christmas concerts and carols in his school near Milan in the name of multiculturalism. “Christmas is much more important than a headmaster being provocative,” Renzi told Sunday’s

Italy to crack down on ‘clandestine’ mosques

The Italian government intends to close down clandestine mosques in the country as part of the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced Friday. “In Italy, we have four mosques and over 800 places of Muslim worship,” said Alfano.

French U.N. draft calls for ‘all necessary measures’ to fight ISIS

France urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to authorize countries to “take all necessary measures” to fight ISIS after the jihadists claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. A draft resolution presented to the 15-member council called on U.N. member

Saudi King meets with Italian PM Matteo Renzi

Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud helds talks with Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Renzi underscored his

Berlusconi lashes out against EU at Northern League protest

Italy’s billionaire former leader Silvio Berlusconi lashed out at the European Union on Sunday as he appealed to the populist right and called for “less Europe” at a Northern League demonstration. The 79-year-old controversial politician — whose Forza Italia party

Italian premier arrives in Saudi on official visit

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on an official visit Sunday evening, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. At the King Salman Airbase Airport, Renzi was received by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who

Bangladesh accuses opposition official of Italian’s murder

A senior Bangladeshi minister accused a main opposition party official Wednesday of ordering an Italian aid worker’s murder as part of a plot to destabilize the government. Police are hunting for Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) official M.A. Quayum for allegedly

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