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: Lebanon

Lebanese military gets U.S., British aid for defending border with Syria

Lebanon’s armed forces acquired three U.S. helicopters worth $26 million on Thursday to help in efforts to stop Syria’s civil war spilling over its border, along with almost $29 million of British aid as EU countries also step up their

Kuwait to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged Hezbollah links: report

Kuwait is to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged links to Hezbollah in the latest Gulf Arab move against the Shiite militant group, a newspaper reported on Monday. Those to be deported all had permanent residency which has been revoked, Al-Qabas

UN chief visits Palestinian camp destroyed in 2007 fighting

The U.N. secretary-general appealed Friday from Lebanon, urging the international community to provide necessary funding to help finish the rebuilding of a Palestinian refugee camp destroyed in fierce battles against al-Qaeda-inspired militants almost a decade ago. Ban Ki-moon spoke during

UN chief in Lebanon to ‘improve’ conditions for Syria refugees

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Thursday started a two-day visit to Lebanon aimed at improving conditions for Syrian refugees whose number is more than a quarter of the country’s own population. “We are here to find ways to improve conditions for

Bomb blast kills soldier in north Lebanon: report

A Lebanese soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in northern Lebanon on Thursday, the National News Agency and a security source said. A second soldier in the same patrol was wounded in the explosion which took place near the

Bahrain deports several Lebanese for Hezbollah links

Bahrain on Monday announced it had deported several Lebanese for Hezbollah links, the Gulf state’s Interior Ministry said in a tweet on Monday. The move came after Saudi Arabia on Sunday said it will deport anyone sympathizing with the militant

Lebanese army clash with militants, 9 dead

Lebanese army troops clashed with militants in the country’s northeast near the Syrian border Thursday, leaving one soldier and eight gunmen dead, a security official said. Lebanon has been the scene of frequent violence, including deadly bombings and fighting between

Lebanon’s PM urges Hezbollah not to attack Saudi

Tammam Salam

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam has urged the head of Shiite movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah to not attack Saudi and Gulf countries, in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya News Channel late Monday. Salam stressed the importance of strengthening Lebanon

Saudi says it will take arms bound for Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Saturday the kingdom will keep French military supplies previously intended for Lebanon under a $3 billion aid program, as Riyadh toughens its stance against Hezbollah. Last month the oil-rich Gulf state halted the program in

Riyadh and Paris — ideal relationship

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi

By : Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi Saudi-French relations could easily rank as one of the most solid in the world, with an increasingly aligned view on tackling political and security issues, which have been buttressed recently by high-level meetings between leaders

Arab Interior Ministers condemn Hezbollah

Interior Ministers from several Arab countries condemned and deplored on Wednesday “the practices and dangerous acts by the terrorist group Hezbollah to destabilize security and peace in some Arab countries.” The statements came following the “Tunis Declaration” issued at the

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a ‘terrorist’ group

Gulf states on Wednesday declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, in the latest regional move against the Shiite organization fighting in support of Syria’s regime. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council took the action against Hezbollah members because of “hostile actions

Punishing Lebanon or Hezbollah?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Following Saudi measures against Hezbollah, some people now think the Lebanese people are satisfied with the party’s actions. Let us recall that those who assassinated former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, as international investigators have proven, are

What ails Saudi Arabia-Lebanon relations?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi The “natural” objective of the Saudi-Gulf measures against the “official” Lebanon is to exert pressure against Hezbollah, Iran’s representative in the region. A group of politicians in Lebanon, such as the deputies of the Lebanese

Fugitive Lebanese singer turned-militant receives five-year jail term

A Lebanese court has handed out former pop star Fadel Shaker five years in prison in absentia for inciting sectarianism, the state-run news agency NNA reported Friday. In 2011, Shaker declared allegiance to the Lebanese Salafist sheikh Ahmed al-Assir, bringing

Absence of Gulf tourists could hurt Lebanese tourist industry

It appears that the recession the Lebanese have experienced over the last two decades will resurface as Gulf states are warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon. Lebanese Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon admitted that the absence of Gulf and

Saudi Arabia extends Hezbollah sanctions

Saudi Arabia has designated four companies and three Lebanese men as having links to the Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. “The kingdom will continue its fight against the terrorist activities of the so-called Hezbollah in

Greece ‘won’t be Lebanon of Europe’: minister

Greece on Thursday said it would not be left by the rest of the EU to become the “Lebanon of Europe” by hosting millions of migrants and refugees. Speaking ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels, Greek migration minister Yannis

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