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: Philippines

Philippine leader’s corruption fight marks modest progress

The anti-corruption campaign of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has led to the arrest of a string of top officials, including three senators, a former national police chief and even his predecessor. But a few prominent people who have been

Homeless out, world leaders in: Manila readies for APEC summit

The Philippines has swept 20,000 homeless from the streets, canceled hundreds of flights and declared public holidays in Manila to ensure a safe and efficient summit of 21 world leaders next week, officials say. Major streets in the usually chaotic

Hague court to hear South China Sea dispute

In a legal setback for Beijing, an arbitration court in the Netherlands ruled on Thursday that it has jurisdiction to hear some territorial claims the Philippines has filed against China over disputed areas in the South China Sea. Manila filed

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

The Philippines cancelled flights and put hospitals on alert on Sunday, as its southern and central islands were covered by thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires. Smog from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming has choked vast expanses of Southeast Asia for weeks,

Two Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines

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China’s consul general in the Philippines’ second biggest city was wounded and two of his staff members were killed on Wednesday during a lunchtime gun attack at a restaurant, police said. Two other Chinese at the lunch, a consular officer

Manila hits out at Chinese lighthouses in disputed sea

The Philippines on Monday strongly criticized two lighthouses China constructed in the disputed South China Sea, charging that they were covert means of enforcing Beijing’s claims to the disputed waters. The angry statement came despite China’s efforts to soothe tensions

Rain deepens flood misery in the Philippines after typhoon kills 22

Heavy rain deepened flood misery in farming and mountainous regions of the northern Philippines on Tuesday, after the latest typhoon to hit the storm-ravaged nation killed at least 22 people. Koppu had weakened into a tropical storm and moved into

Philippine storm killed at least nine, leaving thousands stranded

A typhoon swept across the northern Philippines killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and flood waters spread far from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time. Officials fear the

Thousands flee as Typhoon Koppu hits north Philippines

Powerful Typhoon Koppu wrecked houses, tore down trees and unleashed landslides and floods, forcing thousands to flee as it pummelled the northern Philippines Sunday, officials said. At least eight people have been reported missing and rescue operations are underway in

Space ambassador, Lucifer among Philippines’ presidential hopefuls

An “intergalactic space ambassador,” a man who believes he is Lucifer and a retired policeman who just wants his pension have announced bids for the Philippine presidency. So-called “nuisance” candidates are a staple of the Southeast Asian nation’s chaotic democracy,

Dictator’s son says Filipinos care less about Marcos abuses

The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father’s rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father’s dictatorship, which a popular revolt

400 Saudis victimized in Manila in a year

Job recruiters warned against dealing with fraudulent brokers Saudi Ambassador in Manila Abdullah Al-Basiri warned Saudi tourists against fraud attempts in the Philippines. He said that around 400 cases of fraud have affected Saudi tourists in one year only, where

Four dead, 23 hurt in Philippine blasts

A roadside bomb killed four people in a Filipino politician’s convoy Thursday, while a separate bus blast left a dozen injured in the country’s strife-torn south, authorities said. The first explosion on Basilan island killed three bodyguards of local official

Police break up protest at U.S. Embassy in Manila

Riot policemen dispersed dozens of left-wing students, who stormed past a police cordon after dawn on Wednesday and splattered red paint on the seal of the U.S. Embassy in Manila to protest the American military presence in the country. Police

Filipino troops rescue road workers seized by militants

Philippine troops rescued nine road construction workers, who were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants, when hundreds of them closed in and forced the gunmen to abandon their captives in a jungle in the country’s south, military officials said on Tuesday.

Philippines hunts Malaysian suspect with Al-Qaeda-linked militants

Government forces in the southern Philippines said Saturday they were hunting a suspected Malaysian bomb-maker who may be helping local Al-Qaeda-linked extremists. The suspect, identified as Mohammad Najib, is believed to have fled after troops overran one of their bomb-making

Two dead after powerful typhoon passes north Philippines

Two people were killed after a powerful storm grazed the country’s northeastern tip over the weekend, civil defense officials said Monday. Many of the people evacuated from the storm’s path started to return home late Sunday night, after Noul —

Over 1,000 flee as typhoon threatens northern Philippines

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as Typhoon Noul approached the northern Philippines, threatening flash floods, landslides and tsunami-like storm surges, government agencies warned on Sunday. The storm’s movement has slowed slightly but it has also strengthened

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