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: Jordan

Jordanian killed in Israeli embassy incident in Amman

:: A Jordanian was killed on Sunday and an Israeli seriously wounded at Israel’s embassy in Amman, a security source said. “A Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli man wounded and is in a serious condition following an incident

Jordan hands life sentence to soldier who killed US trainers

:: A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three US military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said. The soldier had been

Royal Jordanian lifts laptop ban on US flights

:: Jordan’s national airline has joined other Middle Eastern countries in lifting a ban on laptops in airplane cabins after complying with US security guidelines. Royal Jordanian said Sunday it has implemented “enhanced security measures” in line with US Department

Syria government airstrikes spill over into Jordan

:: Syrian activists and Jordan’s military say missiles have fallen inside Jordan amid intense fighting between Syrian forces and rebels near the border. The border crossing between Jordan and Syria is controlled by Syrian opposition fighters. In recent weeks, the

Jordanian army kills five who tried to infiltrate from al-Tanf crossing

:: The Jordanian army announced that five people trying to cross al-Tanf crossing, between Syria and Iraq, were killed. An official military source in the Jordanian Armed Forces General Command said that the border guards dealt in the past 72

UN Special Envoy for Yemen headquarters to move to Amman

:: Amman, the capital of Jordan, will be the headquarters of the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Jordanian foreign ministry has announced. According to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the announcement was made following a meeting between

Jordan tells Qatari ambassador to leave country within days

:: A Jordanian government source said early Wednesday that the Qatari ambassador in Amman has been asked to leave the country within days, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Late Tuesday, Jordan has also decided to reduce its diplomatic status with

Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

:: Western-backed Syrian rebels said on Wednesday that Russian jets attacked them as they tried to advance against Iran-backed militias in a region of Syria’s southeastern desert. They said six jets bombed their positions as they moved towards Zaza checkpoint

Jordan, Russia and US discuss efforts to create southern Syria safe zone

:: Officials from Jordan, the US and Russia have recently discussed the establishment of a safe zone in southern Syria, sources familiar with the matter have told Al Arabiya. Earlier this month, Iran and Turkey agreed to a Russian proposal

King Salman gives iftar party for King of Jordan

:: King Salman received King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday night, the Saudi Press Agency said. The report said King Salman gave an iftar (Ramadan breakfast) party in honor of King Abdullah and

Six things I learned from the World Economic Forum in Jordan

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Even with severe competition in the form of President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh, there were enough ideas, and people, floating around the Dead Sea to make the trip to Jordan worthwhile for the World

Veteran Israeli, Palestinian negotiators optimistic about Trump’s Mideast bid

:: Two veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, who logged many hours together in failed efforts to strike a deal, said Saturday they are optimistic about President Donald Trump’s Mideast bid. Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat and former Israeli Foreign Minister

US: Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely ‘Iranian-directed’

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that the Syrian-backed forces, which were hit by the US air strikes this week, appeared to be directed by Iranians but unclear whether the force included Iranian units. The US-led coalition

Jordan’s king in Egypt visit discusses Mideast issues

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II has visited Egypt to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace prospects for the region. Wednesday’s talks in Cairo were also expected to touch upon the upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia by US President Donald Trump.

Car bomb explodes in Rukban refugee camp near Jordan

:: A car bomb exploded in Syria’s sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan on Wednesday causing injuries, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and two rebel sources said. The blast targeted fighters from a rebel group, the

Open SESAME: Science center inaugurated in Jordan

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday formally launched an international research center whose members include experts from around the world including arch-rivals Iran and Israel. The International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East,

Attempt to smuggle over 2 million Captagon pills foiled in Al-Jouf

:: Border Guard officers in Al-Jouf Region Saturday thwarted a drug smuggling operation from across the border with Jordan, a Border Guard spokesman said. While on a regular patrol, undertaken to carry out their mission of deterring the smuggling of

Syrian army sends reinforcements toward border with Iraq, Jordan

:: The Syrian army aided by Iranian-backed militias was moving troops to a desert region near its border with Iraq and Jordan just as US backed rebels are consolidating control in an area from which ISIS militants had recently pulled

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