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

UAE fund in tug of war over Georgia hotel at center of fraud probe

:: The Ras Al-Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia) has been drawn into a legal tug of war over a hotel in Georgia that is at the center of a $1.5 billion international fraud probe. The Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel in Tbilisi

Extremists change narrative to attract vulnerable youths to cause

:: The latest wave of terror attacks across Europe has drawn the spotlight on popular platforms being used as a recruiting tool for groups like Daesh to spread their message of hate and recruit young extremists with increasingly sophisticated narratives.

British PM says no plans to quit

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted she would lead the Conservative Party into the next general election, in interviews broadcast Thursday. Her announcement followed reports that she was preparing to stand down when Britain leaves the European Union in

Major London conference to discuss Qatar democracy, press freedom and counter-terrorism

:: Hundreds of political figures, policy makers, academics, commentators and Qataris are to convene on the September 14 in London to discuss democracy, human rights, press freedom and counter-terrorism in Qatar. The Qatar, Global Security & Stability Conference takes place

UK police arrest second man after Buckingham Palace sword attack

:: Police investigating Friday’s sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, a statement said. “The man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism at 10:15hrs (0915

Saudi Arabia, China to set up $20bn investment fund

:: Saudi Arabia and China plan to establish a $20 billion investment fund as the Kingdom deepens ties with its biggest Asian oil customer. King Salman met Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in Jeddah on Thursday amid a flurry of

Muslim Council of Britain takes aim at The Sun

:: The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) wants better regulation of the UK press following an article in The Sun calling for an answer to “The Muslim Problem.” Writing in the UK’s most widely read newspaper, Trevor Kavanagh claimed that

Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans

:: The UK government on Monday set out proposals to ensure that the country’s firms producing goods to European standard before Brexit be allowed to sell them in the EU at no extra cost, even after Britain has quit the

Dubai’s biggest theme park to launch ‘Hunger Games’ attractions

:: Dubai’s biggest theme park is about to roll out a series of attractions inspired by “The Hunger Games” films, as it aims to boost visitor numbers and stem losses. Dubai Parks and Resorts said its new Lionsgate zone would

Stocks stumble on Spain attacks

:: European stock markets sank Friday as traders sought haven investments such as gold following an attack in Barcelona that sent airline share prices down. Thursday’s deadly van attack in the Catalan capital compounded investors’ concerns over economic policy paralysis

Britain says Brexit talks should move to next phase

Philip Hammond

:: Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented a united approach

London’s Big Ben to fall silent for four years

:: The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, undergoes

Meet the Muslim Miss Universe star who wore a kaftan instead of a bikini

:: British Muslim Muna Jama has made headlines around the world in recent days for winning the right to wear a kaftan, rather than a bikini, in the swimwear section of the Miss Universe Great Britain beauty pageant. Although the

Saudi budget deficit halves as financial reforms kick incendiary

:: Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit halved in the first six months of the year following sweeping spending cuts that form part of an ambitious economic reform plan. The deficit shrank by 51 percent to SR72.73 billion ($19.38 billion) which officials

Britain says will not stay in EU via ‘back door’

:: After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union membership. Finance minister Philip Hammond, who favors a softer, pro-business Brexit,

Buoyant bitcoin stirs crypto-bubble fears

:: Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. The price of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of above $3,500 this week, dragging up the value of

Venezuela crisis due to ‘not killing oligarchs,’ says London ex-mayor

:: Outspoken former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday suggested that one of the causes of Venezuela’s current crisis was that former President Hugo Chavez “didn’t kill all the oligarchs.” “There are real problems and (current President Nicolas) Maduro’s got

One million malnourished children in Yemen are at risk of cholera

:: More than one million malnourished children aged under five in Yemen are living in areas with high levels of cholera, the charity Save The Children warned on Wednesday as it began sending more health experts to the worst hit

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