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: SISI

Sisi: We are coordinating with Saudi Arabia to confront regional threats

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated the strong relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia and said that current challenges necessitate close coordination in order to confront all threats aimed at regional security and stability. Sisi asserted Egypt’s solidarity with

King Salman congratulates Egypt’s Sisi on his victory in presidential election

:: Saudi King Salman congratulated on Monday the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who won a second term at the country’s recently held presidential elections. The Saudi king expressed his best wishes during a phone call with the Egyptian president,

Egypt’s Sisi confirms militants almost defeated, ahead of poll

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that militants in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated as he visited troops three days ahead of the presidential election as he runs for a second term, state news agency

Egypt army says 16 terrorists killed in Sinai operation

:: Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 extremists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against ISIS terrorists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah

Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt to return to Cairo after withdrawal

:: Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour announced that the Sudanese ambassador to Egypt, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, will return to Cairo to resume his duties. This comes a month after Sudan recalled the ambassador ‘for consultation’, which was said to be due

Three Egyptian troops killed in anti-militant operation in Sinai

:: Egypt’s military says three troops, including an officer, were killed in restive Sinai in fighting with militants. They are the first casualties Egypt has announced from an offensive Cairo launched on February 9. Military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said Monday

King Salman expresses support for El-Sisi’s fight against terror

King Salman

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has expressed his support for Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the battle against terror during a phone call on Friday. King Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia’s keenness for the security and stability of Egypt and

Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate and government critic Abul Fotouh

:: Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, security officials said, while prosecutors remanded into custody another leading dissident. Security officials suggested Abul Fotouh, a candidate in the 2012 presidential election,

Egypt forces have killed 38 militants in major operation

:: Egypt’s military said Tuesday it has killed 38 militants and arrested more than 500 militants and suspects days after launching a major operation against an ISIS group affiliate in Sinai. The military said it had killed 10 “extremely dangerous”

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who was a leading figure in Anan’s brief presidential

US Secretary of State says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday the United States supports Egypt’s fight against Islamic State but reiterated that it advocated free and fair elections in the Arab country. Speaking at a joint news conference with his

UAE and Egypt assert joint strategies to stop supply of weapons to terrorists

:: Egypt and the UAE stressed their keenness to enhance cooperation with all Arab countries and to react against any foreign interference in Arab affairs. Ambassador Bassam Radi, the spokesperson on behalf of the Egyptian presidency said that Egypt’s President

Egypt Islamist Al-Nour party backs Sisi’s re-election bid

:: Egypt’s ultra-conservative Islamist Al-Nour party has decided to support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his bid to be re-elected in March, the party said on Sunday. Sisi, who has been in power since 2014, appears set to run unopposed

Egypt’s Sisi meets with Sudan’s Bashir amid Nile dam tensions

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met on Saturday with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the sidelines of the African Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The meeting comes amid tensions between the two countries due to talks on

Pence heads to the Middle East amid Israel embassy storm

:: US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Pence had been due to travel in December last

Egypt’s Sisi sacks his intelligence chief

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security services. Sisi appointed his chief-of-staff and close ally General Abbas Kamel as interim replacement for outgoing

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt will not go to war with its brothers,”

Sadat nephew will not stand in upcoming Egypt election

:: Mohamed Anwar Sadat, a dissident and nephew of Egypt’s late president of the same name, said on Monday he will not run in this year’s presidential poll because the climate was not right for free elections. “I don’t feel,

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