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: LONDON

Sex allegations mount in British politics

Theresa May

:: Westminster came under further scrutiny of its handling of sexual harassment on Tuesday after a Labour activist said she was raped by a party member and another woman said she was assaulted by an MP. Bex Bailey, a former

Saudi women seize new business opportunities

Wafaa Al-Ashwali

:: With a 130 percent increase in the number of women employed by the private sector in Saudi Arabia over the past four years, the Kingdom’s workforce is undergoing a transformation aimed at ushering in a new economic era. When

British FM defends Balfour: ‘I am proud of Britain’s part in creating Israel’

:: Britain’s foreign secretary on Sunday defended his predecessor’s role a century ago in paving the way for the creation of Israel, saying two sovereign states for Israelis and Palestinians remains the “only viable solution” for peace. This Thursday marks

Extremism, not Putin, is No. 1 problem, Sarkozy tells Riyadh forum

:: Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, said extremists were the biggest problem the world faced today, not President Putin of Russia who has been accused of meddling in elections in the US and some European countries. Speaking on the

Saudi finance minister pledges greater transparency to lure investors

:: Saudi Finance Minster Mohammed Al-Jadaan told the Future Investment Initiative conference on Wednesday that increased financial transparency was vital to attract foreign investment. He also said it was a key part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program to diversify

BlackBerry launches new cyber security services

:: Canada-based BlackBerry on Wednesday introduced new cyber security consulting services aimed at enabling enterprise ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) compliance and mitigating security risks in connected automobiles that threaten personal and public safety. ‘BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting’ will guide organisations

Lagarde warns of dark future for planet if climate change is ignored and world is ‘toasted and roasted’

:: The planet faces a “dark” future in 50 years if leaders fail to address climate change and growing global inequality, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, said during a panel discussion at the Future Investment Initiative (FII)

‘Saudi Now’ markets and economics app launched

:: Thomson Reuters has launched the “Saudi Now” application aimed at financial professionals seeking markets and economics data on Saudi Arabia. The launch was announced at the Future Investment Initiative organized by the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia. The

London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

:: London introduced a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles on Monday to try to improve air quality in the British capital, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, said. Called the T-charge, the 10 pound daily tax applies to

Financial crisis forces Qatar to sell UACC, but Saudi Arabia owns the decision

:: Qatar’s crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, one of the latest signs of an emerging corporate fall-out that Doha is facing after Arab countries cut relations in June, sources familiar with the

UK will keep working to resolve ‘unjustified’ Boeing trade dispute

:: Britain said on Tuesday it would keep working to resolve what it called an “unjustified” case brought by US plane manufacturer Boeing against Canada’s Bombardier relating to the CSeries jetliner program. “We have been working tirelessly across government to

Uber appeals against loss of London license

:: Uber submitted a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in one of its most important markets. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley

Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy

:: For months, the outlook for the eurozone economy has brightened thanks to a series of electoral defeats for populist parties in key states like France. Now, following votes in Germany and Austria and the uncertainty over the Spanish region

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

:: Ireland was hit by what officials called an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. A police spokesman said one woman in

Ireland and UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

:: The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday. Ophelia weakened from a Category

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

Hillary Clinton

:: Children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate.

Iran was behind cyber attack on British lawmakers in June – The Times

:: Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident. The report came the day after Britain joined other European countries in warning the

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

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