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: Kuwait

Boat drama: Did Iran toy with the U.S. and the world?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Iran seized two U.S. navy ships and their 10 sailors, who were released in less than 24 hours. A few weeks prior, Tehran provoked the U.S. navy by firing unguided rockets and ballistic missiles nearby.

How can Gulf diplomatic relations be resumed with Iran?

Najat AlSaied

By : Najat AlSaied The latest outrage emanating from the Iranian government over Saudi Arabia’s decision to execute Saudi Shiite preacher Nimr al-Nimr, and the burning of the Saudi Embassy and the Consulate in Iran, prove it has not changed

Navigational error to blame in Iran-U.S. incident

A navigational error caused two U.S. Navy vessels to stray into Iranian waters, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday, as opponents of the Obama administration voiced increasing anger over the U.S. response to the incident. Carter provided no detail but

Kuwaiti hardliners and their external affiliations

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed This week, Shiite Kuwaiti MPs caused a scandal by boycotting parliament after the arrest of Shiites involved in a terrorist cell, and due to a statement of solidarity with Saudi Arabia against Iran after the burning

Jet Airways rolls out special fares to mark India’s ‘Republic Day’

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, announced Wednesday a special five-day sale offer allowing guests from the Gulf to enjoy a flat 10% discount on base fares, applicable on all flights booked on for travel to India and countries

U.S. says two Navy boats in Iranian custody

The Pentagon said it had briefly lost contact with two small Navy boats in the Arabian Gulf but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif gave

Kuwait sentences two to death over ‘spying for Iran’

A Kuwaiti court on Tuesday handed down death the penalty to two convicted of espionage with Iran and Hezbollah. The case also included the possession of weapons. One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convicted in

Saudi-Iranian crisis without diplomats or mediators

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed This is the worst phase of confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran in 30 years. The stances of countries in solidarity with the kingdom – such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan –

Gulf states back Saudi in its fight against ‘terrorism’

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday expressed support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing fight against “terrorism.” The six-member regional bloc’s secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani said that the GCC, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi, “stands side by side”

Iraq denies responsibility for abduction of Qataris

Iraq’s foreign minister denied on Tuesday that his government had anything to do with the kidnapping of a group of Qatari hunters in the south of the country this month. “I deny categorically that this issue (of the kidnapping) has

Kuwaiti MP dies during parliament session

Nabeel al-Fadhel

A member of Kuwait’s national assembly has passed away on Tuesday after suddenly fainting while parliament was in session, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Nabeel al-Fadhel, a politician and former journalist, was tended to immediately by Kuwait’s undersecretary of Health

Saudi king: GCC unity needed against threats

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud emphasized that Gulf Arab states must stand united and work together to fortify themselves against foreign threats at a time when the region is passing through tough times. Inaugurating the 36th session of

Prince Saud’s services recalled

Prince Saud Al-Faisal

The Arab International Relations Council in Kuwait recently honored the late Prince Saud Al-Faisal for his contribution to regional and global diplomacy. Those in attendance included Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, acting premier and foreign minister of Kuwait, Prince Sultan

Kuwait govt requests extra $20bn for weapons

Kuwait’s government has asked Parliament for $20.5 billion in additional funds for defense purchases over the next 10 years, local media and a minister said Tuesday. Kuwait is looking to upgrade its firepower amid increased security concerns in the region

Kuwait names acting oil minister

Kuwait Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair was moved to the Public Works Ministry in a limited cabinet reshuffle following a row with top oil executives, according to a royal decree. Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh was appointed as acting oil minister, in

Kuwait busts cell working to back, finance ISIS

Kuwait has captured a cell working to finance and promote ISIS, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Thursday. KUNA said the cell planned to transfer arms – purchased in Ukraine, through Turkey. The arms included rockets. It also

Arab states condemn ‘terrorist’ Paris attacks

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Egypt have been among the Arab states leading condemnations of the simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed more than 140 people late Friday. A Saudi foreign ministry source said the kingdom “strongly denounces

IMF: We can bank on Islamic finance for stability

Christine Lagarde

The fast growing, Shariah-compliant Islamic finance industry has the potential to promote financial stability because of its risk-sharing and asset-backed features, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said. “Islamic finance has, in principle, the potential to promote financial

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