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 »



Europe split on migrant crisis ahead of talks

European leaders traded threats and reprimands on Saturday as thousands more migrants and refugees streamed into the Balkans on the eve of European Union talks aimed at agreeing on urgent action to tackle the crisis. Concern is growing about hundreds

Hungary seeks to ‘protect EU from Muslim migrants’

Hungary declared its southern border with Croatia closed to migrants on Friday, diverting them into tiny Slovenia in a measure of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its shores in flight from war and poverty. With autumn

Britain urged to accept more Syrian refugees

Britain must accept more Syrian refugees faster in response to a humanitarian crisis of people fleeing conflict, a group of over 300 lawyers demanded in a statement released Monday. The group, which includes a former president of Britain’s supreme court

Dutch PM condemns attack on shelter for Syrian refugees

Mark Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday condemned an attack by masked men on a shelter housing Syrian refugees, the country’s worst such incident since large numbers of migrants began arriving in Europe this year. A group of about 20

Global aid to Syrians ‘utterly inadequate’

Greece Migrants

Global efforts to help Syrians both inside and outside their war-torn country have proved “utterly inadequate”, international aid group Oxfam said in a damning report on Wednesday. The “Solidarity with Syrians” report analyzed aid and resettlement opportunities for Syrian refugees

Saudi Arabia donated $115 billion to help 90 countries

Faisal bin Hassan Trad, the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Office in Geneva, said the Kingdom has been the most generous country in the world in the field of development and humanitarian aid over the past

Syrians, Afghans clash in German refugee center riot

Some 200 Syrian and Afghan refugees clashed in a crowded German refugee center in Hamburg overnight, leaving several people injured in the third such riot this week, police said Thursday. Fifty police were called in to contain the mass brawl,

Trump would send home Syrian refugees

Republican U.S. presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in November. Trump’s remarks to CNN television came the same day Russian warplanes began

U.N. chief on migrant crisis: do not ‘build walls or exploit fears’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday opened a UN meeting on Europe’s migration crisis with an appeal to keep borders open and combat xenophobia. “The future does not belong to those who seek to build walls or exploit fears,” Ban told

Gulf states, G7 pledge $1.8 bln in refugee aid

The G7 group of leading economies and Gulf Arab states have pledged $1.8 billion in funding on Tuesday for U.N. aid agencies helping Syrian refugees. The commitment came after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders at the opening of

Britain, France say EU should help countries near Syria with refugees

Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande agreed on Tuesday that European Union leaders should look at ways to help countries neighboring Syria take in more refugees. At talks in London on the eve of an EU summit,

U.S. increases aid to Syrian refugees

The United States will add another $419 million dollars to help civilians endangered by the fighting in Syria, officials said Monday, after criticism Washington is not doing enough to help refugees. Washington has been by far the single biggest humanitarian

War spurs 1st withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

Syria’s civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday. The seeds, including samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to

At least 13 migrants killed in boat collision off Turkish coast

At least 13 migrants died off the coast of Turkey Sunday after the inflatable dinghy carrying them to Greece collided with a ferry, Turkish media reported. Four children were among the victims of the accident involving a boat carrying 46

EU fails to reach refugee quotas deal

Hungary Migrants

EU interior ministers failed to reach unanimous agreement late on Monday on a plan for binding quotas to relocate 120,000 refugees and take the strain off Greece, Italy, and Hungary, officials said. “Yes, not everyone is on board at the

Cameron in Jordan for Syria refugee talks

Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Jordan on Monday for a visit to a Syrian refugee camp and talks with King Abdullah II, the foreign ministry in Amman said. Before Jordan, Cameron toured a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 migrants that have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle

Syrian refugees protest to leave ‘expensive’ Uruguay

Syrian refugees protested outside the Uruguayan presidency Monday to demand authorities help them leave for other countries, saying the nation that gave them sanctuary is too expensive and they have scant economic opportunity. Uruguay welcomed the 42 refugees fleeing Syria’s

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