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: NEW ZEALAND

New Zealander jailed for sharing mosque shooting video

:: A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing gruesome livestream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported. Philip Arps, 44, was arrested in Christchurch four days after

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

:: The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said. “A charge of engaging in a Terrorist Act under section

King Salman in tweet calls for combating hate speech, terrorism

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reacting to the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand tweeted that it was a terrorist attack and called on the international community to combat hate speech and terrorism. The tweet read: “The heinous massacre

New Zealand firms up ban on foreign house buyers

:: The New Zealand government firmed up plans Tuesday to prevent foreigners from buying houses in the country, saying it wanted the new law in place early next year. New Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she aimed to have

New Zealand parties hold talks to form coalition government

:: New Zealand’s small nationalist party which holds the balance of power after an inconclusive election held talks on Sunday with Prime Minister Bill English and separately with the opposition Labour leader as both try to form a coalition government.

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

:: A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament was in a critical condition Thursday, police said, just two days before the country’s general election. Fire and ambulance officers rushed to the man, who journalists at the

Australian deputy PM is dual citizen: New Zealand

:: The New Zealand government on Monday confirmed that Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen, the media reported. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia’s constitution, reports the BBC. The office

Why is Eminem taking a New Zealand political party to court?

Rapper Eminem launched court action against New Zealand’s ruling political party on Monday, accusing it of using an unlicensed version of his hit “Lose Yourself” in a campaign advert. Lawyers for the US artist told the High Court in Wellington

New Zealand considering extra security on Middle East flights

New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia. New

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement came during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English

New Zealand river given human rights after more than century-long fight

It was the longest-running litigation in New Zealand’s history but now, the country’s Whanganui River on its North Island will be treated as a human being in the eyes of the law. US news site Mashable reports that a group

Saudi Arabia, New Zealand agree to exchange political consultations

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding in Riyadh for the two countries to exchange political consultations. The ministers also discussed bilateral relations, and regional and international developments.

Crown Prince meets New Zealand FM

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, holds talks with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields. Their talks

Tsunami hits New Zealand after series of strong quakes

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight (1102 GMT Sunday), the US Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island. New Zealand’s Civil Defence warned residents

Jurassic Park star Sam Neill hits career high with new film

Chances are, some time in the last 40 years, a performance by Sam Neill has caught your eye. You may know him as Dr. Alan Grant, the paleontologist whose infectious love of dinosaurs brought a sense of wonderment to “Jurassic

Bowie’s ‘China Girl’ says he changed her life

Geeling Ching

In 1983, New Zealander Geeling Ching was 23-year-old and waiting tables at a Sydney cafe when she was chosen to play the lead role in David Bowie’s “China Girl.” She says the music video and the brief romance with Bowie

Hello 2016: New Year revelers unfazed by terror

In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers rung in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks enjoyed scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities

Ex-Malaysia envoy guilty of New Zealand indecent assault

A former Malaysian diplomat pleaded guilty on Monday to the indecent assault of a New Zealand woman, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down. Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail was a military attache at

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