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: SHANGHAI

Facebook pulls page, limits posting for exiled Chinese tycoon Guo

Guo Wengui

:: Facebook has taken down a page affiliated with China’s highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, and temporarily restricted his ability to post on his profile, citing violations of its community standards. Guo, who is living in New York,

China suspects explosion behind magnitude 3.4-quake in North Korea

:: China’s earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a “suspected explosion”, raising fears the isolated state had conducted another nuclear bomb test. The administration said in a statement on

Beijing cryptocurrency exchanges told to announce trading halt

:: Chinese authorities have ordered Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to cease trading and immediately notify users of their closure, signaling a widening crackdown by authorities on the industry to contain financial risks. Exchanges were also told to stop allowing new user

UAE’s Union National Bank opens Shanghai branch

:: Union National Bank (UNB), 50 percent owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has begun operations at its branch in Shanghai, becoming the first bank from the UAE to operate a branch in mainland China, the bank said on Tuesday.

With maiden jet flight, China enters dog-fight with Boeing, Airbus

:: China’s home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major first step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home. Under overcast skies,

Politics hasn’t stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc.

Ivanka Trump

Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and her company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the US— signs that

China clearing houses partners with Canada’s TMX in bond market push

In Beijing’s latest push to attract foreign investment into the country’s $9 trillion bond market, China’s state-owned clearing house said on Saturday that it will work with Canada’s TMX Group to expedite cross-border investments. Shanghai Clearing House, supervised by China’s

Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

Chinese state media on Saturday cheered the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as one that showed the world that confrontation between the two powers was not inevitable. The official China Daily newspaper said

China launches new economic zone in Hebei to promote integration

China will establish a new special economic zone in the heavily polluted province of Hebei in order to promote integration with the neighboring cities of Beijing and Tianjin, the government announced on Saturday. The Xiongan New Area will be of

Tiger kills man at China zoo as horrified visitors watch

A tiger killed a visitor to a wildlife park in eastern China on Sunday after the man apparently entered its enclosure, the second such attack in just six months, media reports said. The incident occurred at the Youngor Wildlife Park

G-20: Kingdom highlights tough measures against terror financing

Ibrahim Al-Assaf

The Saudi banking sector is one of the best in the world, said Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mubarak, governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. The Kingdom’s tight measures against terrorist financing and money laundering crimes are also among the best in

China yuan surges after central bank chief’s comments

China’s yuan currency surged more than one percent against the dollar, its biggest rise in over a decade, after the central bank chief said there was no reason the beleaguered unit should fall further. The yuan stood at 6.4944 to

Don’t worry ‘too’ much about China’s commodity demand

Just how worried should the commodity sector be about China? On the surface the answer would appear to be very worried indeed, given the multitude of issues confronting the world’s second-largest economy, coupled with rising concerns about the rest of

China unveils jetliner in bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus

A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners. China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The multibillion-dollar

China promotes low-paid college graduates to startup CEO status

Quitting her job as receptionist, joining rock bands and chancing her tattoo-sleeved arm at small business ventures would once have branded college graduate Ding Jia as a rebel in China. Now she can claim state endorsement as a “creative.” “I

Ruthless Djokovic crushes Tsonga to claim Shanghai treble

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic handed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a 6-2, 6-4 beating on Sunday as the world No. 1 claimed his third Shanghai Masters title to brutally strengthen his rule over men’s tennis. The one-sided victory in one hour and 18 minutes at

Djokovic, Murray set up Shanghai showdown

Novak Djokovic beat Bernard Tomic and Andy Murray overcame heated rival Tomas Berdych as the world No. 1 and No. 2 set up a Shanghai Masters semifinal to savor on Friday. Djokovic had to work in a tough first set

Nadal toils, Djokovic and Murray sail through in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal needed all his trademark grit and determination on Wednesday when he was taken to a third-set tie-break by towering ace king Ivo Karlovic in a dramatic opening match at the Shanghai Masters. After Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

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