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: Malaysia

Picture shows ‘moment after Kim Jong Un’s brother was poisoned’

Kim Jong-Nam

A Malaysian newspaper has published a picture it says shows one of the last images of Kim Jong-Nam before the half-brother of the North Korean leader was allegedly killed following a poisoning attack. The picture released by the New Straits

Former N.Korean spy says Kim Jong Nam’s assassins likely amateurs

Former North Korean spy Kim Hyon-hui said the alleged assassins of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to be amateurs, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday. Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of Kim Jong

Indonesian woman ‘tricked’ into killing North Korean leader’s brother

Siti Aisyah

The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia’s national police chief said Friday, citing information received

Saudi King Salman receives Bahrain crown prince, Malaysian defense minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa as well as Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and the accompanying delegation. During his meeting with both the Bahraini and Malaysian leaders, Saudi King

Half-brother of N. Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media reported Tuesday, with one TV station saying he was attacked at the main airport with poisoned needles. Officials in Seoul could not be reached

After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers

The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, in a joint statement made by Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments on Tuesday. For the past two years, authorities have combed a 120,000 square km patch of

Thousands march in Malaysian capital calling for PM Najib to step down

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Malaysia’s capital on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar misappropriation scandal. Clad in yellow shirts and unfazed by arrests of activists and opposition

Indonesia seizes fertilizer ship in Bali, suspecting bomb plot

Indonesian authorities on the resort island of Bali on Thursday detained a ship from Malaysia carrying around 30 tonnes of fertilizer which police believe may have been intended for making bombs. Customs and police were questioning the crew and investigating

Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister’s arrest

Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a US government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. More than 1,000 people defied a police

Outrage in Malaysia as govt backs Islamic law

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government threw its support in parliament this week behind an Islamic penal code that includes amputations and stoning, shocking some of his allies and stoking fears of further strains in the multi-ethnic country. Critics believe

Australia warns of possible terror attacks in Kuala Lumpur

Australia warned Sunday that terrorists may be plotting attacks in and around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s largest city. The Australian High Commission in Malaysia said in a travel advisory that there was an ongoing terrorism threat in Malaysia, noting that authorities

Chinese to join underwater search for missing Malaysian jet

China is set to join the underwater search for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet missing for almost two years by providing a sonar-equipped vessel by the end of February, Australia’s deputy prime minister Warren Truss said on Friday. Malaysia Airlines

Deputy crown prince discusses defense cooperation with visiting officials

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, has met with US Central Command Chief as well as with defense ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei at his office in Riyadh on Wednesday. During the

Saudi envoy boosts cultural ties with Malaysia universities

Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Rasheed.

Saudi Ambassador Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Rasheed recently held talks with Malaysian university administrators on ways of engendering cultural cooperation and scientific research. The meeting was held to “bolster bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, particularly in the cultural and

Malaysia detains 7 suspected ISIS members plotting attacks

Malaysian police have detained seven men suspected of being an ISIS militant cell that was plotting attacks, authorities said Sunday. The seven Malaysians were detained over the past three days in a follow-up operation after the Jan. 15 detention of

Demonstrators hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact.Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from

Kin of Malaysian hostage retrieve remains

The grieving wife and siblings of a Malaysian hostage who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf extremists in the southern Philippines retrieved his remains in Manila Friday, visibly stunned after seeing his body for the first time. Bernard Then was kidnapped

Malaysia on alert after Jakarta attacks

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta said on Thursday it will stay closed on Friday as a precaution after an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of the Indonesian capital. The

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