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: MEXICO

Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded

:: US President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday he would not reopen the government until he gets $5 billion to fund his border wall, as the partial government shutdown dragged into a fourth day. Trump’s demand for a physical barrier on

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

:: The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said. “My deepest condolences to the relatives of Senator Rafael Moreno Valle

5.9 magnitude quake shakes Oaxaca, Mexico

:: A powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with shockwaves hitting the country’s capital Mexico City. The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter, which

Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto

:: Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following two deadly earthquakes in September that killed 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Tuesday. Speaking at a public event, the president said the quakes partially

New 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico

:: The US Geological Survey says a new earthquake has struck Mexico with a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. That’s the region most shaken by a magnitude 8.1 quake that hit last week.

7.1 magnitude quake kills hundreds as buildings crumble in Mexico

:: The number of people killed in a devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City and nearby regions on Tuesday has risen to 138, the government said according to AFP. The figure was a sharp jump over the 105 deaths previously

Mexico investigates killing of ‘Narcos’ location scout

:: Authorities in central Mexico say they are investigating the killing of a location scout working on the Netflix series “Narcos,” which chronicles the violent world of drug trafficking. The Mexico State prosecutor’s office says it believes Carlos Munoz Portal

US government waives reviews for border wall in California

Elaine Duke

:: Critics say the Trump administration’s waiving of environmental laws to replace a stretch of wall along the US-Mexico border is overreach and a threat to ecology. The administration on Tuesday waived the laws and other reviews on Tuesday to

Rescue efforts continue as Mexico quake death toll reaches 61

:: The race to rescue those trapped in the rubble continued on Saturday after at least 61 people were killed in the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century that struck off the southern coast, toppling houses, damaging

At least 58 killed in Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years

:: One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings, triggering tsunami evacuations and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least

Trump sticks to guns on Mexico wall

:: US President Donald Trump said Friday he still wants Mexico to pay for a planned border wall, as he met his Mexican counterpart for the first time as head of state. Asked at the start of the meeting with

Mexico is the world’s bloodiest country after Syria

:: Mexico’s ruthless drug cartels left the country with the world’s highest murder rate last year, second only to Syria, a report released on Tuesday by the London-based IISS said. There were 23,000 homicides in Mexico during 2016, compared to

US, global financial leaders skirt trade frictions, tout collaboration

Global economic leaders on Friday continued downplaying possible friction with the Trump administration over currencies, trade and other potentially contentious issues, even while acknowledging that much about the US president’s plans remains unclear. On a day when Donald Trump himself

Mexico seeks extradition of fugitive former governor

Javier Duarte

Mexico has asked Guatemala to extradite a fugitive former governor suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said. Javier Duarte of Veracruz state was arrested at a luxury hotel in the tourist resort town of Panajachel on Saturday,

Tillerson, Mexico foreign minister meet in Washington

Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Washington on Wednesday with his Mexican counterpart for wide-ranging talks on regional and bilateral economic and security issues, the State Department said. The agenda for the top US diplomat’s meeting with Mexico’s

Top US officials to visit Mexico today for border talks

John Kelly

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will meet this week in Mexico with President Enrique Pena Nieto, to discuss issues including border security amid frayed relations under new US President Donald Trump. In brief

Mexico rebukes Israel over Netanyahu wall tweet

Mexico’s government rebuked Israel on Saturday for a tweet by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that appeared to applaud US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. Netanyahu said on Twitter earlier

Trump wants to fund Mexico border wall with 20 pc import tax

US President Donald Trump plans to fund his construction of a wall on the Mexican border by imposing a 20 percent import tax on goods from Washington’s southern neighbor, his spokesman said Thursday. The financing of the project, which is

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