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: SOUTH AFRICA

Jacob Zuma quits as President of South Africa

:: Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation,

Africa’s richest man joins race for South African cement firm

:: Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has joined the race to buy South African cement maker PPC, which is already the subject of a takeover bid valuing the company at $700 million. Dangote Cement, which is controlled by Dangote and

S. African minister resigns after assaulting woman

:: South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned after allegations that he beat a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend, media reported on Sunday. Manana will, however, stay the member of parliament from

South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity — source

Grace Mugabe

:: South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. South African police had

Al-Qaeda releases longest-held hostage in Mali after 6 years

:: Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa’s government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom. Stephen McGown, who was

Former presidents urge action to heal ‘sick’ S. Africa

:: Three former South African presidents for the first time issued a joint call for action recently to end the nation’s “worsening” political crisis, the latest campaign targeting President Jacob Zuma. In an unprecedented move, the country’s living former heads

S. Africa’s Gordhan ordered home from London

Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to return to South Africa early on Tuesday after being ordered home from London by President Jacob Zuma, hours before a court hearing over the closure of accounts belonging to friends of the president.

More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa

South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people. Citing emergency responders, the African News Agency is reporting that most injuries were light in the accident at a station in the Rosslyn

Protesters urge S.Africa’s Zuma, top ANC leaders to quit party posts

Members of South Africa’s ANC chanted slogans outside its headquarters on Monday demanding President Jacob Zuma step down in a rare public show of anger in the ruling party after its worst election performance since the end of apartheid in

South African president in Saudi to expand economic ties

South African President Jacob Zuma called for strengthening his country’s economic ties with Saudi Arabia, during a visit to the kingdom on Sunday. “While our political relations with Saudi Arabia are strong, our economic and trade ties should be reviewed

Mandela’s grandson Mandla under pressure over embracing Islam

Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed “disquiet” over chief Mandla Mandela’s conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa) told the BBC that being Muslim could affect his ability to uphold Xhosa traditions. Mandla, the

South African artist leaves his mark on the streets of Balad

Riding on the back of a successful year, The 3rd Kunna Kida Jeddah heritage festival is bringing back the Street Art Festival with the participation of well-known local and international artists. Many Saudi and non-Saudi artists gathered on the famous

South Africans react angrily to Facebook post deemed racist

Many South Africans reacted furiously on Monday to what they described as the racist remarks of a white woman who criticized black beachgoers in a Facebook post. Even political parties are commenting on the case, which has ignited fresh debate

Tribal king in South Africa faces jail time

A tribal king in South Africa faces lengthy jail time after being convicted of arson, kidnapping and other crimes in a case that highlighted tension between sovereignty of the state and traditional authority structures. Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, king of South Africa’s

South Africa’s president replaces finance minister, again

South Africa’s president has replaced the country’s finance minister for the second time in four days. On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma’s office announced that recently appointed finance minister David van Rooyen will be replaced by Pravin Gordhan, who previously served

India spins out South Africa for 214

India’s spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared eight wickets as South Africa crumbled for 214 on the opening day of the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday. AB de Villiers marked his 100th Test with a stroke-filled 85

Jadeja, Ashwin spin India to big victory

India’s Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin thrived on a spinners’ paradise in Mohali, bamboozling South Africa’s batsmen in the first Test to secure a 108-run victory with more than two days to spare Saturday. Eighteen wickets tumbled on an extraordinary

Five-star Ashwin sparks South African collapse

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin battered top-ranked South Africa with a five-wicket haul to leave India in control of the bowler-dominated first Test in Mohali on Friday. India, shot out for 201 in the first innings on a dusty, dry wicket, hit

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