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: REFUGEE

How engineers can ease the refugee crisis

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

By : Muhammad Hamid Zaman :: A resurgence of nativism and xenophobia around the world has created a toxic environment for those fleeing from conflict. But among the many challenges that refugees must confront while they await resettlement, access to

Lebanese PM urges world help to cope with refugee influx

Lebanon’s prime minister is appealing to the international community to invest in the country’s infrastructure and educational system to help alleviate the enormous burden of hosting more than a million Syrian refugees. Speaking to a group of journalists ahead of

UN envoy warns West Bank camp could ‘explode’

The UN’s top official on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process said Monday he was concerned the West Bank’s largest refugee camp could “explode” if intra-Palestinian clashes worsen, during a rare visit to the Balata camp. In what his officials said was

UN’s Ban: Niger must reinforce refugee camps after attack

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Niger’s government to reinforce security around refugee camps after gunmen killed 22 soldiers stationed at a camp for 4,000 Malian refugees. Thursday’s attackers also burned an ambulance and looted a health center at the Tazalit

Paris to open first refugee camp mid-October

Paris will house close to 1,000 migrants in two camps to tackle the growing number of men, women and children fleeing war and poverty who are sleeping rough on the French capital’s streets, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday. The

Merkel’s deputy says she underestimated migrant integration challenge

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Saturday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives had “underestimated” the challenge of integrating a record migrant influx. Gabriel is also leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) – the junior coalition partner

Swedish police hunt arsonist suspected of torching school

Swedish police say they are searching for a suspected arsonist believed to have torched a Muslim school before making off in a car that almost ran over a police officer. Malmo police spokesman Clas Svensson says the fire late Saturday

First Syrians due in Germany Monday under EU-Turkey pact

The first Syrian refugees will arrive in Germany Monday under a controversial EU-Turkey pact seeking to stem the flow of migrants to the 28-member bloc, the interior ministry in Berlin said. Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate told AFP Friday that most

Macedonia imposes new restrictions on flow of refugees

Greek police officials say Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the border, saying only those from cities they consider to be at war can enter. The officials said the restrictions imposed Sunday means that people

Jordan’s King Abdullah set to visit White House

Resolving the conflict in Syria and meeting the needs of war-stricken refugees are expected to dominate discussions as President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Jordan shares a border with Syria and Iraq, and Abdullah’s visit to

Jordan needs international help over refugee crisis: King Abdullah

Jordan’s King Abdullah says his country needs long-term aid from the international community to cope with a huge influx of Syrian refugees, warning that unless it received support the “dam is going to burst”. In an interview with the BBC

German populists in ‘shoot migrants’ storm

Germany’s eurosceptic right-wing populist AfD party created a storm Saturday by suggesting police “if need be” should threaten to shoot migrants seeking to enter the country. “We need efficient controls to prevent so many unregistered asylum-seekers keeping on entering via

Many Iraqis abandon Finnish asylum process to return home

Nearly 70 percent of Iraqi asylum seekers in Finland whose applications were processed last year have abandoned their claims, with many returning home instead, officials said Friday. Statistics from the Nordic country’s immigration service revealed Finland processed 3,700 Iraqi asylum

Snowstorm in Lebanon strands motorists, hits refugees

A snowstorm hit Lebanon on Friday, local media reported, stranding motorists and adding to the woes of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift shelters. Emergency services deployed bulldozers to try to clear roads in mountainous inland areas

Refugees to rub shoulders with stars at Berlin film fest

Refugees will be at the heart of the next Berlin film festival, with hundreds of free tickets for asylum seekers and new movies spotlighting Europe’s historic influx, its director said. Dieter Kosslick told AFP ahead of the 66th edition in

Banksy’s Jobs mural spotlights Syrian refugees

Street artist Banksy has taken on the migrant crisis in a new mural at a migrant camp in France. The elusive graffiti artist has depicted the late Apple guru Steve Jobs — whose biological father was from Syria — carrying

EU, Turkey agree on 3 bln euro deal on migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed after an EU-Turkey summit on Sunday that the European Union has offered Ankara three billion euros ($3.2-billion) to help Syrian refugees in Turkey in return for Turkish help in stemming migrant flows. Merkel also confirmed

Macedonia erects fence on Greek border to control migrant flow

Macedonia started building a fence on its border with Greece on Saturday to better control the influx of migrants passing through the Balkan country, an AFP photographer at the frontier said. The extent of the barrier was not yet known,

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