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: Spain

Saudia’s Madrid-Riyadh evacuated after bomb hoax

Spanish authorities evacuated all passengers and crew from a flight bound for Riyadh at Madrid’s Barajas international airport on Thursday after a bomb threat, which the airline later said was a hoax. The Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flight was grounded

French-speaking militant executes ‘apostates’ in ISIS video

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group released a video Saturday purporting to show a French-speaking militant threatening attacks against the West and executing so-called apostates and spies in Iraq. The footage, posted on militant websites, is said

Spain’s Princess Cristina loses appeal over trial

A court ruled on Friday that the trial of Spain’s Princess Cristina on charges of tax fraud must go ahead, in a case that has badly damaged the image of the royal family at a time of economic hardship for

Spain arrests nine accused of association with the PKK

Spanish police arrested nine people on Wednesday accused of belonging to and collaborating with a criminal and terrorist organization due to connections with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The PKK, which is fighting

Strong 6.1 quake hits Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early Monday in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake hit at 4:22 am (0422 GMT) 62 kilometres (39 miles) north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima

A disciplined society is a prosperous society

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Spain continues to be poked fun at over its manyana (tomorrow) work ethic, which remains a contributing factor towards the country’s sluggish economy. Latin Americans will often say they work to live rather than

Catalan party in key meeting on backing separatist government

Artur Mas

Members of a far-left Catalan separatist party gathered Sunday to decide whether to back the formation of a new government led by outgoing Catalan president Artur Mas that would work towards breaking away from Spain. Separatists won a majority of

Immigrant death sparks riot in Spanish beach city

African migrants rioted in a southern Spanish beach city on Friday, setting fire to garbage bins and cars, after a man from Guinea-Bissau was stabbed to death, local officials said. Manolo Garcia, a city councilor in Roquetas del Mar in

Suspected ISIS recruiter arrested in Spain’s Ceuta

A Spaniard has been arrested in the Spanish north African territory of Ceuta on suspicion of recruiting youth to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, the interior ministry said Saturday. The 34-year-old Ceuta resident,

Afghan forces end siege near Spanish embassy in Kabul

Afghan forces fought back after suicide attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul, killing three Taliban fighters after hours of sporadic gunfire and explosions that lasted into the early hours of Saturday. Two Spanish security officers

Spanish police arrest alleged Islamist militant wanted by U.S.

Police in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia have arrested an alleged Islamist militant wanted by the United States, Ali Charef Damache, a Catalan official said on Friday. Damache, who has dual Algerian and Irish nationality, was wanted by the United

Spain detains suspected drug smuggler on Britain’s most-wanted list

Spanish police said Monday they have arrested a suspected British drug trafficking boss who is listed among Britain’s ten most wanted fugitives. Police detained Michael Roden, also known by his nickname “Dodge,” and six other suspects earlier this month in

Young guitarist wins fans, benefactors

If you’re a guitar aficionado visiting the Headbanger Rare Guitar shop in Madrid, Spain, you’re likely to find a teenager in a baseball cap bent over a 1955 Gibson, his nimble fingers producing jazz scales that belie his youth. The

Catalonia votes to start breakaway process from Spain

Catalonia’s regional assembly voted on Monday in favor of a resolution to split from Spain, energizing a drive towards independence and deepening a standoff with central government in Madrid. The declaration, which pro-independence parties in the northeastern region hope will

NATO tests its capabilities — and wants Russia to take note

NATO is putting on its most fearsome display of military might in over a decade, a choreographed large-scale movement of soldiers, ships and planes meant to hone its capabilities as well as transmit an unmistakable signal to Russia and other

Spanish police free Moroccan migrants held for ransom

Spanish police said Saturday they had freed two Moroccan migrants who were kidnapped as soon as they entered Spain illegally by ferry and who were being beaten and held for ransom. The two men smuggled themselves into a ferry in

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

Spain, Morocco arrest suspected ISIS recruiters

Spain said it and Morocco arrested 10 people on Sunday suspected of recruiting fighters for ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Suspects were detained in the Spanish cities of Toledo and Badalona, the small coastal town of Xeraco in Spain’s Valencia

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