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

Watson honored at San Sebastian fest

British actress Emily Watson, who starred in “Angela’s Ashes” and “The Book Thief,” was honored with a lifetime achievement award on Friday at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain. “I have had the enormous privilege to play characters whose

Spain defense minister eyes international action in Libya

Spanish Defence Minister Pedro Morenes

An international military intervention could be needed to end unrest in Libya, where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is gaining a foothold, Spanish Defence Minister Pedro Morenes said in an interview published Saturday. “We went to

Boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase allowed to stay

An African boy found hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spain has been granted temporary permission to stay so he can be reunited with his mother, officials said Thursday. Police found eight-year-old Adou Ouattara on

Spanish PM: military plane crashes, at least eight killed

A military transport plane crashed near southwestern Seville airport Saturday, killing its crew, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said. Rajoy said up to 10 people were traveling on the brand new Airbus A400M aircraft that was undergoing flight trials at

ISIS claims attack on Spanish embassy in Libya

A bomb exploded outside Spain’s embassy in the Libyan capital on Monday night without causing injuries, a security source told Agence France-Presse, an attack later claimed by ISIS. “Islamic State extremists concealed an explosive device near an exterior wall of

One Spanish caver rescued, two dead in Morocco’s atlas mountains

The sole survivor among three Spanish cavers trapped for days at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains was freed Sunday after a complicated rescue operation, officials said. Twenty-seven-year-old policeman Juan Bolivar, the only man to

Morocco launches anti-migrant sweep near Spain enclave

Morocco launched a huge operation to dismantle migrant camps Tuesday near the Spanish enclave of Melilla, but 35 people still managed to cross illegally after hundreds stormed the border fence. The Spanish government said more than 600 African migrants charged

Spain’s former king in Riyadh to express condolences

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos extended his condolences on Wednesday in Riyadh over the death of Saudi King Abdulllah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Carlos, who abdicated last year making way for his son King

Spain: Israeli fire killed peacekeeper in south Lebanon

Spain on Wednesday said Israeli fire had killed a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper serving in south Lebanon and called on the United Nations to fully investigate the violence. The Security Council condemned the death of the Spanish corporal who died from

Ten killed in Greek fighter jet crash in Spain

Ten people were killed and 13 injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, the defense ministry said. The F-16 crashed at about 3:20 p.m. (1420 GMT) as it took off at a training

Morocco seizes 24 tons of hashish after slain busts ring

Moroccan security forces seized nearly 24 tons of hashish from a number of boats and arrested 11 people after an overnight chase off the northern coast, the MAP news agency reported Saturday. The operation came hours after Spanish police said

Spain’s Princess Cristina to stand trial on tax fraud charges

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, will stand trial on charges of tax fraud, the first Spanish royal to face prosecution in court. Her father Juan Carlos abdicated in June after a series of scandals including an

Seven held in Spain, Morocco in probe on women militants

Seven people were arrested in Spain and Morocco on Tuesday in a probe into a network recruiting women to join the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Spain’s interior ministry said four women, one of them a minor,

Jordan pushes for Palestinian resolution at U.N.

Jordan on Tuesday launched a bid to win backing for a U.N. resolution on a final Israeli-Palestinian settlement that could be presented to the Security Council in the coming weeks, Agence France-Presse reported. Jordanian Ambassador Dina Kawar is set to

How serious is Spain about recognizing Palestine?

By Salma El Shahed The Spanish parliament voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution urging Madrid to recognize Palestine, becoming the third legislative house in the European Union to take such a step after the UK and Ireland. The edict,

Spanish MPs urge govt to recognize Palestine

Spanish lawmakers adopted a motion Tuesday calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state, Agence France-Presse reported. The motion submitted by the opposition Socialists asks the conservative government to recognize Palestine in coordination with any similar move by the

Thousands protest in Spain over Western Sahara

Several thousand people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday in support of independence for the disputed territory of Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony in northwestern Africa. About 3,000 protesters marched from Atocha railway station to the central Plaza de la

Catalonia leader urges ‘definitive referendum’ on independence

The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region, Artur Mas, called on Sunday for a “definitive referendum” on independence, after defying the central government by voting in a symbolic breakaway ballot. Mas said the crowds lining up to vote in Sunday’s non-official

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