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 »


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Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

Martin Vizcarra

:: Peru’s president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement by President Martin Vizcarra came after he warned Congress he would dissolve the body

18 Iranian MPs resign over water crisis in Isfahan

:: Eighteen members of Iran’s parliament collectively resigned in protest to the cancellation of water supply projects in the city of Isfahan from the country’s 2019 budget, Iranian news outlets reported on Wednesday. Akbar Turki, the representative for Fereydunshahr in

Amid Iran’s crisis, parliament impeaches Rouhani-allied labor minister

:: The Iranian parliament on Wednesday, impeached labor minister Ali Rabiei, a close ally of president Hassan Rouhani, after months of mounting anger over the government’s handling of an economic crisis which has deepened with the reimposition of US sanctions.

Morocco cabinet wins parliamentary backing, set to review budget

Morocco’s Islamist-led cabinet won a vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday after the country went more than six months without a government, causing delays to public spending and reforms. Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani from the Islamist Justice

Lebanese president blocks expected extension of parliament’s term

Lebanese President Michel Aoun suspended a parliamentary session for a month on Wednesday, temporarily blocking proposed plans to extend parliament’s term for the third time in a row since 2013. Parliament was expected to vote on Thursday to extend its

Tunisia parliament adopts anti-corruption law

Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a law to fight widespread corruption that has plagued the North African country’s economy since the 2011 revolution. One hundred and forty-five lawmakers out of 217 voted to pass the 36-article law, which criminalizes any

Iraqi MP: ‘Purging’ Finance Ministry of graft not over

The Iraqi parliamentarian behind grilling the country’s Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari, which saw the sacking of the top official on Wednesday, said in an interview that the “purging” of the ministry is not over. “The course for reforms and the

Tunisia’s newly nominated prime minister presents government

Tunisia’s newly nominated prime minister has announced that his government will include members of the previous administration in key posts. Youssef Chahed said on Saturday that he was keeping seven ministers of the former government, including the defense, interior and

Libya govt meeting soon to back power-sharing plan: speaker

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament will meet “in the coming weeks” to give its backing to a UN-backed unity government aimed at ending chaos in the country, its speaker said Sunday. An agreement for a power-sharing unity government was inked in

Iran approves extra 1,500 candidates for parliamentary polls

Iran has approved an extra 1,500 candidates to contest this month’s parliamentary election, raising the total number of hopefuls by around a third, an electoral official said Saturday. The increase came after previously rejected candidates presented new evidence of their

‘They are going to fail’: Assad slams UK’s Syria strikes

British air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will fail to defeat the militant group, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, mocking Prime Minister David Cameron’s strategy in the region.

UAE hails ‘first woman in Arab world’ to head advisory body

Amal al-Qubaisi

The UAE’s vice president – who is also the prime minister and ruler of Dubai – hailed Amal al-Qubaisi on Wednesday for being the first woman in the Arab world to be elected as speaker for its national advisory on

Lebanon’s speaker calls first parliament session in months

Lebanon’s parliament speaker on Wednesday called parliament to convene next week in the first attempt for months to bring deeply divided politicians together to pass laws vital to keeping the paralyzed state afloat. Lebanese politicians, bitterly divided by their own

Rowhani calls for ‘free’ legislative vote in Iran

Iran's President Rouhani attends a news conference in Ankara

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Saturday that the government aims to hold “free” parliamentary elections next year, the official IRNA news agency reported. “The success of the government to is to hold free, healthy and competitive elections,” Rowhani said

Sunni Iraqi MPs boycott parliament over murder of tribal chief

Sunni politicians announced Sunday they were boycotting Iraq’s Shiite-dominated parliament after the killing of a prominent tribal leader whose death has been blamed on Shiite militias. The boycott, which also comes weeks after gunmen shot dead three Sunni clerics in

Yemen MPs reject Houthi constitutional decrees

Yemen’s major parliamentary blocs announced on Tuesday their rejection to the so-called constitutional declaration made by the Shiite Houthi group last Friday, Al Arabiya News channel reported. Yemeni parliamentarians said the Houthi’s move further deepens the chaos in Yemen. “The

Sisi paves way for parliamentary elections

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law finalizing the electoral constituencies, his office said, paving the way for much-awaited parliamentary elections. Electing a new parliament is a key step in a roadmap announced by the army after

Yemen’s parliament approves new Cabinet

Yemen’s parliament on Thursday approved a new government despite months of violence and political wrangling that has shaken the country. Parliament’s approval could ease tensions but it is unlikely to resolve the power struggle between President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

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