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: Switzerland

New batch of Saudi ambassadors sworn in before king

:: Newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday at the al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Among the new diplomats are Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdul-Aziz, ambassador to Switzerland, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi

Saudi Arabia, Switzerland sign agreement to avoid double taxation

:: Saudi Arabia and the Swiss Federal Council on Sunday signed an agreement to avoid double taxation on income and capital, as well as to prevent tax evasion. The Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan and the Swiss Minister of

Israel bars Swiss diplomats from Gaza after Hamas talks

:: Israel will refuse Swiss diplomats access to the Gaza Strip until further notice after recent meetings were held with Hamas leaders, an Israeli official said Wednesday. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman issued the order to prevent the diplomats from travelling

Swiss shut down ‘fake’ E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

:: Switzerland’s financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. The move by

Swiss return funds from Ben Ali relative to Tunisia

:: Switzerland returned around 3.5 million euros ($3.91 million) held by a close relative of former Tunisian president Ben Ali to Tunisian authorities as part of the country’s stolen assets recovery process, Swiss authorities said on Friday. The Swiss government

Swiss watchdog: Probes of money laundering jump in 2016

Switzerland’s financial markets watchdog says it investigated 22 breaches of money laundering requirements last year, from nine in 2015, as the Alpine country seeks to combat the growing risk of corruption linked to assets from around the world. The authority,

Usher, Lauryn Hill to perform at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival

Usher, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival during its 51st edition, organizers said on Thursday. The eclectic lineup for the June 30-July 15 event includes Ibrahim Maalouf, Beth Ditto of

Swiss court faults employer for firing woman over headscarf

A Swiss court has ruled against a company that fired a longtime employee after she began wearing the Muslim headscarf, marking one of the first such rulings in Switzerland, media reported on Sunday. A regional court in Bern ruled last

Deploying Saudi troops up to U.S. coalition: FM

Any decision by Saudi Arabia to deploy Special Forces into Syria is linked to the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday. “The Kingdom’s deployment of aircraft to the Incirlik air base in Turkey is

Switzerland records more Saudi and GCC visitors

Switzerland’s Tourism has recorded an increased number of visitors from Saudi Arabia. The country has marked 23 percent more visitors from the GCC. “The Grand Tour of Switzerland campaign launched in 2015 was a complete success in the Kingdom and

India roars back to Davos to seek overseas investment

Arun Jaitley

Colourful lions adorn a salon on the main street of Davos, inviting visiting business leaders to “Make in India”. Optimism about the world’s fastest growing economy contrasts with the economic gloom facing other emerging markets and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

Davos chief: Europe, oil among worries

As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event’s founder is in somber mood. Klaus Schwab, the 77-year-old chief

Euro zone growth outlook ‘unchanged’

Central banks still have more firepower they can use to counter a slowdown in global growth, which does not change the outlook for recovery in the euro zone, European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday. In an interview with

World has done nothing for Syria: Prince Turki

Prince Turki Al-Faisal

Five years on from the start of the bloody civil war in Syria, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, told CNBC that the global community has “done nothing” to help. Speaking to

Limiting German refugee intake not unethical, president says

Germany cannot take in all the asylum seekers who want to begin a new life there and it is not unethical of Berlin to limit the influx, President Joachim Gauck said on Wednesday, pressing other Europeancountries to share the burden.

Swiss open criminal proceedings against Islamic Council board member

The Swiss attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against a director of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland on suspicion of violating a ban on groups including al Qaeda, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. The council board member,

Ikea defends its refugee shelters amid Swiss concerns

The Ikea Foundation on Saturday insisted that its refugee shelters are safe, a day after the Swiss city of Zurich said it no longer would use the units after discovering they posed a fire hazard. Zurich announced Friday that a

U.N. says Yemen talks to continue over next few days

The U.N. said on Thursday that talks in Yemen between the country’s warring sides would continue over the next few days, with the focus on achieving a ‘sustainable national cease-fire.’ In the same statement, U.N. special envoy for Yemen Ismail

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