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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Syrian military says seizes ground towards Iraqi border

:: Syrian government forces and their allies on Wednesday seized an area southeast of Damascus towards the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, an area where US troops are based, state television reported. The advance brought the Bir Qassab area under the

Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa

:: Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired, witnesses, rebels and the army said. Syrian state television quoting army sources said

Russia has no confirmation of ISIS leader Baghdadi’s death

:: Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying. Moscow said

White House says it retains right to self-defense in Syria

:: The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting ISIS militants in Syria retained the right to self-defense as Russia warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets. Tensions escalated on Sunday

Moscow names new Turkey ambassador after assassination

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a new ambassador to Turkey following the killing of Moscow’s previous envoy Andrei Karlov in December. In a decree posted in an official database, Putin gave an order to “appoint Alexei Yerkhov

Russia suspends coordination with US after downing of Syrian jet

:: Russia’s defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. The United States and Russia, which has been providing an air cover

Fresh Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Monday that the next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana will be held on July 10. The meeting is set to coincide with a fresh round of UN-sponsored Syria peace

Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

:: President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential race, a statement that appeared to contradict a comment Trump himself made on

UAE to Russia: We have boycotted Qatar over its support of terrorism

:: The UAE Minister of State, Sultan bin Ahmad al-Jaber, said during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, on Friday that the decision to boycott Qatar is aimed at stopping its funding of terrorism that has been ongoing

King Salman and Putin discuss Qatar crisis

:: The Kremlin announced on Tuesday that a telephone conversation was held between Saudi King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin over Qatari crisis. Related articles across the web Video of Pigeon Saluting Vladimir Putin Is A Digital Fake Russian

Russia tells US not to strike Syrian pro-government forces again

:: Russia said on Saturday it had told the United States it was unacceptable for Washington to strike pro-government forces in Syria after the US military carried out an air strike on pro-Assad militia last month. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei

US Senate advances Iran sanctions bill, eyes new Russia sanctions

:: The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to advance a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran, the same day at least 12 people were killed in attacks in Tehran, as lawmakers planned to add a package of

Putin: External interference aggravates situation in Syria

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the situation in Syria has been aggravated due to the external interference. “It is easy to separate the moderate opposition from terrorist groups,” Putin said in his speech at the St.

Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

:: Western-backed Syrian rebels said on Wednesday that Russian jets attacked them as they tried to advance against Iran-backed militias in a region of Syria’s southeastern desert. They said six jets bombed their positions as they moved towards Zaza checkpoint

Russia fires missiles at ISIS targets from Mediterranean

:: A Russian warship and submarine have fired cruise missiles at ISIS group targets around Palmyra in Syria from the Mediterranean, Moscow said Wednesday, the first such strikes announced in months. The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carried out

Jordan, Russia and US discuss efforts to create southern Syria safe zone

:: Officials from Jordan, the US and Russia have recently discussed the establishment of a safe zone in southern Syria, sources familiar with the matter have told Al Arabiya. Earlier this month, Iran and Turkey agreed to a Russian proposal

In Moscow, Saudi deputy crown prince strengthens ties with Russia

:: Russia and Saudi Arabia hailed their growing partnership in oil markets and dialogue on Syria on Tuesday. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with President Vladimir Putin one week after the US President Donald Trump’s historic visit

Chemical weapons a ‘red line’ in Syria, France’s Macron says

:: The use of chemical weapons in Syria is a red line for France and would result in reprisals, Emmanuel Macron said on Monday during his first meeting as president of France with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. “Any use

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