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: Security Council

Pompeo: Trump willing to meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN this week

:: US President Donald Trump is willing to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani at the UN this week, US secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in an interview with NBC. Trump will address the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday

Israel pulls out of race for UN Security Council seat

:: Israel dropped out Friday of a race for a Security Council seat in 2019 and 2020 following a campaign by Arab states at the United Nations to block the bid. The decision clears the path for Belgium and Germany

UN Security Council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

:: The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday that would have condemned “the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. and its allies in violation of international law and the UN Charter.”

Draft UN Security Council resolution condemns Houthi militia missiles in Yemen

:: The United Nations Security Council is expected to release a draft resolution which stresses the need to ensure humanitarian aid workers’ security in Yemen. It also condemns Houthi militia ballistic missiles. According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, diplomatic sources said

US, Britain, France, Germany condemn Iran, warn to stop arming Houthi militia

:: The United States, Britain, France and Germany have condemned Iran on Tuesday in a joint statement for breaking UN law prohibiting supply of arms to Yemen. Their statement comes a day after Russia vetoed a resolution put forward by

Syria investigator del Ponte quits, blaming UN Security Council

:: A member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on Sunday she was quitting because a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible, Swiss national news agency SDA reported. Carla

Security Council condemns deadly gunmen attack on Egyptian Christians

:: The UN Security Council has condemned the gunmen attack on bus carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians, which killed on Friday 28 civilians, mostly children, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Khalid Mujahed, the official spokesman for the Health Ministry, said 12

US prepared to do more in Syria, hopes not necessary: UN envoy

The United States took a very measured step that was “fully justified” when it fired missiles at a Syrian airfield over a deadly toxic gas attack, said UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday. “We are prepared to do more, but

UN urges 72-hour ceasefire to allow aid to Syria’s eastern Ghouta

The UN called Thursday for an urgent ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus, to allow in desperately needed aid and avoid a repeat of the devastation seen in Aleppo. “We need a 72-hour pause for Eastern Ghouta, and

UNSC set to vote on halting Israel settlements

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Thursday on an Egyptian-drafted resolution demanding that Israel immediately halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem. A similar resolution was vetoed by the United States in 2011, and

UN: Aleppo risks becoming ‘one giant graveyard’

A top UN envoy on Wednesday pleaded with the Security Council to help break the siege of Aleppo, warning that residents of the Syrian city were at risk of extermination. “For the sake of humanity we call on — we

Israel to expand fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets

Israel on Sunday said it will expand its fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets in a move that officials believe will help maintain the country’s qualitative military edge over its Mideast neighbors for years to come. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

Iran missiles also ‘produced in Iraq, Syria’

Hussein Sheikh al-Islam, the advisor to the Iranian foreign affairs minister, said Iranian missiles are not only manufactured in Syria but in other countries in the region as well. He said Iran expanded its missiles’ production outside its borders due

Egypt’s PM: Cairo’s ties with Riyadh ‘good and solid’

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said relationship with Saudi Arabia is “good and solid” after diplomatic tensions arose recently between the two countries, Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Friday. Ismail made his statement to Al-Ahram after signs of tension surfaced between

Upset with Turkey, Iraq seeks Security Council session

Iraq has requested an emergency UN Security Council session over the presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday, a development that could further increase tension between the two neighbors. Turkey however, remained defiant, with

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade North Korea sanctions

The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade US economic sanctions that target North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs. Also Monday, the Treasury Department blacklisted

UN urges flexibility in Yemen peace talks

The UN Security Council on Monday threw its weight behind fledgling Yemen peace talks in Kuwait, urging all sides in the negotiations to be constructive. The 15-member council stressed the importance of agreeing on a “roadmap” to implement security measures

Libya requests UN sanctions exemption for sovereign wealth fund

Libya is asking the UN Security Council to approve a sanctions exemption for its blacklisted sovereign wealth fund to halt billion-dollar losses caused by ineffective management of frozen assets, according to a letter released on Wednesday. The letter from Libya’s

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