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: Philippine

Duterte rebukes EU for ‘idiotic’ drug rehab solution

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the EU on Friday for hypocrisy after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus

Philippines’ Duterte calls European critics ‘crazies’

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed. Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech Sunday in

Philippine lawmaker calls for President Duterte’s impeachment

An opposition lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint in the Philippine Congress on Thursday against President Rodrigo Duterte, calling for his removal for what he said were high crimes, betrayal of public trust and abuse of power. Lower house representative Gary

Philippine Catholic Church slams ‘reign of terror’ behind war on drugs

Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines’ Catholic Church assailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs for creating a “reign of terror” among the poor, in sermons read out at Saturday services that will be repeated to congregations across the country on Sunday. In its

Duterte’s deference delights China but is questioned at home-grown

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s effusive message of friendship on his visit to Beijing this week has handed China a public relations bonanza just three months after Beijing suffered a humiliating defeat at an international tribunal. The state-owned Chinese media that

Philippine military says no certainty war games with US will end

A review by the Philippines of joint military drills with the United States could see exercises continue or scaled back, a military spokesman said on Saturday, following more rhetoric from the president about scrapping them completely. An assessment would be

Philippine presidential favourite talks tough in final debate

A tough-talking Philippine presidential candidate vowed to kill his children if they ever took drugs during a televised debate Sunday, as analysts warned his scandalous remarks about raping a missionary could hurt his chances. Rodrigo Duterte has become the surprise

23 killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Philippine soldiers battled a group of about 120 rebels linked to ISIS in a ten-hour assault on a southern island that killed 23 people, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Major Filemon Tan said the military attacked a stronghold of

Philippine Muslim rebel calls for keeping truce

The head of the Philippines’ main Muslim rebel group on Thursday urged his followers to maintain a cease-fire with the government despite failure to pass a bill implementing a peace accord. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Murad Ebrahim made

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

Philippine Embassy confirms death of 13 Filipinos in Al-Ahsa accident

The Philippine’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Thursday that 13 Filipinos were killed in a vehicular accident in Al-Ahsa last Monday. Arab News first reported the incident based on Saudi Red Crescent report who arrived in the crash

Awards instituted for outstanding Filipino expats

The search for 10 outstanding overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Western Region is on. Launched this week, the 2015 Search for Gawad Dangal (Pride of the Philippines) is a joint undertaking of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah together

Filipino maid dies in Riyadh; rape denied

The Filipino domestic worker who was in critical condition after her employer turned her over to the Saudi Social Welfare Agency (SWA) in Riyadh last month has died, according to a member of her family. In response to a query

Nations say Philippine peace effort shouldn’t break down

A group of Western and Asian countries said Thursday that recent setbacks should not derail efforts that have brought a Muslim rebellion in the southern Philippines to the brink of a settlement, adding that safeguards should remain in place to

Philippines welcomes Saudi move on extradition treaty

Ezzedin Tago

The Philippine Embassy has welcomed the Saudi Cabinet decision to authorize Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif to negotiate an extradition treaty with the Philippine government. Ambassador Ezzedin Tago told Arab News that such a development would move the negotiation process

Philippine Embassy stops cooperation with erring firms

A source at the Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom said that the embassy has ceased cooperation with ten recruitment companies because they did not abide by the rules and conditions stipulated in previous agreements between the two countries. The source

Filipinos warned to obey Kingdom’s laws

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has issued an advisory warning all its nationals to obey the Kingdom’s laws, following the recent detention of a Filipino woman who had allegedly run away from her sponsor and was helping a Syrian man

Philippine vice president aims to widen foreign ownership

Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has vowed to amend the constitution to widen foreign ownership of businesses, create more jobs, and spur growth in the Southeast Asian economy if he wins next year’s presidential elections. A former human rights lawyer,

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