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

Hamas leader in Cairo ahead of expected protests in Gaza

:: Hamas leader Ismail Haniya arrived in Cairo on Sunday to meet the head of Egypt’s security services, as speculation mounts that Egypt is seeking to negotiate a deal with Hamas to ease potential violence on Monday. Sources in Hamas

Turkey detains 12 ISIS suspects, seeks eight others

:: Police on Monday detained 12 suspected ISIS militants in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and were searching for eight others, state media reported, as the US Embassy was closed due to an unspecified security threat. The Ankara chief prosecutor’s office

Monitor: 15 Russian private security workers dead in Syria

:: Fifteen Russians employed in Syria by a private security company were killed when an unexplained explosion rocked an arms depot at their base in the war-torn country, a monitor said Wednesday. The incident happened at the company’s weapons storage

Trump unveils details of ‘America First’ security strategy

:: President Donald Trump declared a new national security strategy on Monday, stressing the “America first” message of his 2016 campaign and faulting previous US leaders for failing to measure up to it and look out for the nation’s citizens.

US official met Syrian security chief in Damascus

:: A senior US official met Syria’s national security chief in Damascus this week in the highest ranking visit to Syria by a US official since the start of the war in 2011, a senior regional official close to Damascus

Afghanistan arms civilians to protect mosques during Muharram

:: Afghanistan is arming hundreds of civilians nationwide to help protect mosques during the month of Muharram after several deadly attacks on Shiite religious sites. The government’s move comes as it considers a similar proposal to arm 20,000 villagers to

Arab films to be showcased at Cannes Film Festival

:: It appears to be that a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is taking a role in the acclaimed annual Cannes Film Festival. The festival started from May 17 and will continue till May 28. Some of the

Putin, in telegram to France’s Macron, says ready for constructive work

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin sent France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron a telegram to congratulate him on his election victory and told him Russia was ready for constructive work on bilateral and global issues, the Kremlin said on Monday. “The citizens

Iraqi state gas firm official shot dead in Kirkuk city

:: Gunmen shot dead a senior official of Iraq’s state-run North Gas Company (NGC) on Tuesday as he was heading to his office in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police and company sources said. Deputy NGC manager Mohammed Younis,

New Zealand considering extra security on Middle East flights

New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia. New

The last WhatsApp message

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had reportedly sent an important WhatsApp message but the British security could not decrypt it because the WhatsApp is now providing encrypted messages service. Since the terrorist was under surveillance, the security

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince inspects Tornado Fighter program

The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, inspected the revamping and development of Tornado aircraft program, at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran. The Deputy Crown Prince listened to

King Salman receives US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at al-Yamamah palace the Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford and the accompanying delegation currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, they discussed aspects

Egyptian, Syrian wounded in shooting by Kuwaiti

Two expats were wounded in a shooting by a Kuwaiti citizen at Salmiya area in Hawally Governorate on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said, according to KUNA, Kuwait’s official news agency. Initial investigations showed that the citizen claimed that he

Iran group plots Saudi envoy to Iraq assassination

Sources have told Al that Iraqi Shiite militias belonging to Iran planned to target the Saudi ambassador in Iraq Thamer Al Sabhan, through the members of “Mourtadha Abboud Ellami” group at the behest of “Abu Mahdi Al Mouhandis” and

500 patrols daily for Makkah security

Security arrangements in the holy city of Makkah have ensured an incident-free Ramadan with pilgrims and visitors performing Umrah and tawaf in complete peace in the Grand Mosque, said Col. Mohammad Al-Sheimi, director, security patrols. He said at least 500

5 shuttle stops serve Grand Mosque visitors

The Command and Control Center at the Grand Mosque said there are five public transport stops around the Grand Mosque where pilgrims and visitors can take the shuttle service to various destinations in the city. Col. Tariq Al-Ghabban, director of

Egypt security forces clash with protesters; 2 killed

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says security forces have clashed with Islamist Muslim Brotherhood protesters in northern Egypt, killing two of them and arresting six. In a statement Friday, the ministry said that the killed men were part of a group trying

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