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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France scraps petrol tax rises for 2019 after protests

:: France has scrapped all petrol price hikes for 2019, the environment minister said Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests against shrinking income blamed on President Emmanuel Macron’s government. A price hike scheduled for January 1, was “scrapped for the

French PM confirms fuel tax suspensions, calls for calm

:: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Tuesday new concessions to “yellow vest” protesters, saying planned increases in the price of fuel would be suspended for six months. “No tax merits putting the unity of the nation in danger,”

Iraq PM visits Basra after week of violence

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived Monday in Basra, the oil-rich southern city where protests over government neglect had escalated into deadly violence, his office said. After 12 protesters were killed and many of Basra’s institutions torched last week,

Iraqi forces kill six protesters in southern city of Basra

:: Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition on hundreds of protesters in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday, killing six people and wounding 19. Twenty-two members of the security forces were also wounded, some by a

Israeli troops shoot dead two Palestinians in border protest

:: Israeli troops shoot dead two Palestinians, one of them a teenager, during Friday protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said in a statement. It named the dead man as Ghazi Abu Mustafa 43, while

At US request, UN Security Council to meet today on Iran protests

:: The UN Security Council is planning an emergency meeting about Iran on Friday, after the US asked the world body to show support for Iran’s anti-government protesters. With council members divided in their views of the demonstrations that have

Thousands take part in Morocco mass protest after coal mine deaths

:: Thousands of protesters in northeastern Morocco on Wednesday called for “jobs and development” in the fourth day of mass protests since two miners died in a shuttered coal pit. “No to marginalization,” cried the mostly young demonstrators in the

Lebanon civil servants on strike amid wage hike crisis

:: Lebanon’s civil servants are on strike to pressure the government to pay them recently approved wage hikes amid a new crisis over how to finance them. The Cabinet is meeting on Tuesday to discuss new ways to finance the

Morocco protest leader arrested: officials

:: Authorities in Morocco have arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country’s northern Rif region for six months, officials said on Monday. Nasser Zefzafi, who had been on the run since Friday, was detained

Spontaneous protests wrongfoot police, loosening India’s grip on Kashmir

:: Images of students confronting police on campuses have come to symbolize Kashmiri protests against Indian rule as much as gun-toting militants in fatigues, in what security officials and separatist leaders say is a dangerous new phase of the conflict.

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Anti-India protests on Monday triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of classes. Government forces used tear gas and water cannons to stop students from

Houthis suppress Sana’a prison protest

Al Arabiya reported on Sunday that Houthi militias have begun suppressing protests in Yemen’s capital of Sana’a’s central prison – using live bullets to hold of protesters. Yesterday, mothers of the detained in Houthi controlled prisons organized a demonstration in

Egyptian police fire tear gas, birdshot at Cairo protesters

Police fired tear gas and birdshot on Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down over his government’s decision to surrender control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The violence in

UAE summons Iranian ambassador after Saudi embassy attacked

The UAE on Sunday summoned Iran’s ambassador after attacks on two Saudi diplomatic posts in the Islamic republic, the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. Demonstrators targeted the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Saturday, in protest against Riyadh’s executions of

UK parliament’s vote on Syria strikes ‘uncertain’

British defense minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday the government wanted to have a vote in parliament to launch air strikes against Islamic militants in Syria this week but it had to keep building the case of extending military action.

EU urges Turkey respect media after ‘worrying’ police raid

The EU said Wednesday a police raid on a press group linked to a bitter rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “worrying” and urged Ankara to respect media freedoms just ahead of key elections. “The situation concerning Kozi-Ipek

Security forces lock down Beirut ahead of meeting, protest

Lebanese security services locked down central Beirut on Wednesday as politicians gathered to discuss ways out of a political crisis that has paralysed government and fueled a wave of street protests. Activists mobilising against government failures including a waste disposal

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