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: Jerusalem

Egyptian ambassador returns to Israel after 3-year hiatus

Israel says Egypt has sent a new ambassador after a three-year hiatus. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the ambassador, Hazem Hairat, arrived on Friday. Israel and Egypt signed a historic peace accord in 1979, but relations have often been

Israel to return bodies of 23 Palestinian attackers

Israel was set Friday to hand over the bodies of 23 Palestinians killed during recent attacks on Israelis, the army said, in an apparent bid to ease tensions. “Today, in accordance with the instructions from the government, the army is

Netanyahu’s wife quizzed over alleged state funds misuse

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife arrived at a police station Thursday for questioning over allegations the couple used public funds on purchases and repairs for their private home, an AFP photographer said. Sara Netanyahu is to be questioned as

Israel approves economic plan for Arab minority

The Israeli government on Wednesday approved a plan worth several billion dollars to improve the economic situation of the Arab minority, officials said. Details on how the money will be spent were not immediately available. But a statement from Prime

Israel arrests Jews over celebration of toddler death

Israeli police said on Tuesday they have arrested four Jewish men suspected of being among gun-waving extremists filmed celebrating the murder of a Palestinian toddler in a firebombing. They were shown in a wedding video, broadcast last week by an

Israeli liberals cry foul over funding disclosure billion

Israeli Cabinet ministers gave preliminary approval Sunday to a bill that imposes new disclosure requirements on nonprofit groups that receive foreign funding — drawing accusations the government was trying to crack down on government critics, rattling relations with Europe and

Israel ministers endorse bill to spotlight foreign-funded NGOs

Israeli ministers on Sunday endorsed contentious draft legislation to toughen rules on rights groups which receive funds from abroad, the justice minister said, in a move left-wing NGOs have called a witch-hunt. Approval of the draft by the ministerial committee

Two Palestinians killed after stabbing soldier

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, the army said, the latest attack in 12 weeks of heightened violence. Almost daily Palestinian stabbings, car-rammings and shooting attacks

Israeli police shoot dead alleged Jerusalem knife attacker

A man tried to stab an Israeli police officer on Saturday near Jerusalem’s Old City and was killed, a police spokeswoman said. “Police officers spotted a man who aroused their suspicions and approached him to check,” she said, adding that

Israel law renews hot debate on army service for ultra-Orthodox

When a rabbi showed up at a synagogue in Israeli military uniform, David Croise and others there were not impressed. He denies they assaulted him, but admits they shouted him down. The incident last year led to the arrest of

Anglican leader warns of Christian ‘elimination’ in Middle East

Anglican leader Justin Welby on Friday said Christians faced “elimination” in the Middle East by ISIS, labelling the group a modern-day version of the tyrannical biblical king Herod. ISIS has attacked Christians, Yazidis, Shiites and other minorities across the region,

Palestinian pain

AHMAD SUB-LABAN’S family has lived for decades under threat of eviction from their home overlooking the gold-topped Dome of the Rock in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City. The experience inspired the 37-year-old Palestinian father of two to become a researcher for

Israel reports record immigration of Jews from France in 2015

A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing anti-Semitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes. France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by

Four Palestinians killed as video inflames unrest

Israeli forces killed four Palestinian assailants in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the army said, as a 12-week surge in street violence showed no sign of abating. In the latest in a wave of almost daily

Three Israelis stabbed in Jerusalem, 2 Palestinian attackers shot

Israeli police shot dead one Palestinian and wounded another after the two went on a stabbing spree along a popular walkway in Jerusalem on Wednesday, wounding at least three people in what authorities called a terrorist attack. The stabbings took

Israeli missile interceptor passes final test

Israel’s David’s Sling missile defense system has passed final tests and should be ready for deployment next year as part of the country’s efforts to defend against regional threats, officials said Monday. The medium-range interceptor, developed with United States backing,

Israel interior minister quits over sex crime claims

Israel’s interior minister and vice-premier, Silvan Shalom, said on Sunday he was quitting his posts and leaving politics over media reports of sexual harassment and indecent assault. “Under these circumstances I have decided to resign from my position as minister

Palestinian stabs and wounds two Israelis

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israelis north of Tel Aviv on Saturday before being apprehended, police said. “A man is badly wounded and a woman lightly injured,” a police statement said. “The terrorist was caught by forces in the

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