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 »



U.S. pressured to help Europe with refugee crisis

The United States came under more pressure on Sunday to help Europe find sanctuary for a flood of immigrants displaced by war and chaos, but Washington showed no signs of planning a dramatic increase in its intake of refugees. David

Hundreds of refugees cross back into Syria from Turkey

Hundreds of Syrian refugees who had fled into Turkey crossed back on Monday, witnesses said, as a border gate reopened a few days after ISIS militants were ousted from the frontier town of Tel Abyad forces by Syrian Kurds. Amid

Syrian refugees fleeing Tal Abyad cross into Turkey

Turkey on Sunday began accepting onto its territory Syrian refugees fleeing the battle between Kurds and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) groups for the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, an AFP photographer said. Dozens of Syrian refugees,

Turkish forces use water cannon to push back Syrians

Turkish security forces on Saturday used water cannon and fired warning shots to push Syrians back from the frontier as thousands massed at a border crossing to escape escalating fighting, an AFP photographer said. The Syrians were being held behind

More than 3,000 cross to Turkey as Kurds battle ISIS in Syria

More than 3,000 Syrians fleeing clashes between Islamic State and Kurdish fighters have crossed into Turkey since Wednesday, a Turkish government official said. Kurdish forces are trying to drive the militants out of Tel Abyad, in Syria’s Hassakah province, close

Jordan stranding hundreds of Syria refugees in desert, says rights group

Human Rights Watch accused Jordan on Wednesday of leaving hundreds of Syrian refugees stranded in the desert along its border with little access to aid after closing informal frontier crossings. “Jordanian authorities have severely restricted” the movement since March of

At least four killed in fire at Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

At least four people were killed when dozens of tents at a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley caught fire on Monday, witnesses said. Security sources initially said six people were killed. The witnesses who were in the camp

Syria changes passport rules for citizens abroad

Syrian authorities will allow citizens abroad, including refugees who fled the war, to obtain passports without an intelligence service review for the first time, Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper said on Sunday. The daily, which is close to the government, said the

Turkey opens biggest camp for Kobane refugees

Turkey on Sunday opened its biggest-ever refugee camp to host thousands of Syrian Kurds who fled an onslaught on the town of Kobane by Islamist militants, Turkey’s emergency management agency said. The camp, located in the Turkish border town of

New U.N. program sends 54 convoys to Syria

The United Nations says it has carried out 54 aid deliveries to Syrians through newly-authorized convoys from neighboring countries since July, helping around 600,000 people in rebel-held territory. The latest monthly report on the humanitarian situation in Syria will be

Turkey provides 1.5 million Syrian refugees with ID cards

Turkey has provided some 1.5 million Syrian refugees with biometric IDs after its earlier move to place some 3,000 of them in a winter camp, a newspaper citing the Interior Ministry and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) reported

Turkey places 3,000 Syrians in winter camp

Turkey rounded up more than 300 Syrian refugees in Ankara on Friday, tearing down makeshift shelters, eyewitnesses said, in what authorities described as an operation to send vulnerable families to camps as winter temperatures plunge. Turkey has removed 3,000 refugees

Lebanon puts new limits on Syrians fleeing war

Lebanon turned back Syrians trying to cross the border Monday under strict new visa regulations, saying it simply cannot handle any more people displaced by the ongoing civil war. The policy, requiring Syrians to obtain visas that sharply limit the

Turkey resorts to running double-shift classes for Syrian refugee children

Turkey’s education ministry has started to run double-shift classes for Syrian refugee children, in a bid to cope with the deluge of migrants from the war-torn country. Turkish students in several provinces now attend classes before noon and refugee-students attend

Lebanon imposes visas on Syrians for first time

Lebanon is to impose visa restrictions on Syrians for the first time after being overwhelmed by an influx of more than 1.1 million refugees, according to documents published online. The new regulations, posted on the website of the General Security

EU boosts aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey

The European Union on Tuesday announced 10 million euros ($12.3 million) in new humanitarian aid for Syrian civilians in Turkey and Syria. “Today, we are stepping up our assistance to the people of Syria and to the Turkish communities hosting

U.N. urges more countries to host 180,000 refugees

More than 30 humanitarian organizations launched an appeal on Monday for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict, according to Agence France Presse. If countries would welcome 180,000 refugees, and an accompanying aid package and economic

Gunmen open fire on refugee camp in Lebanon, 2 wounded

Lebanese gunmen opened fire on and burned Syrian refugee tents in north Lebanon, wounding two refugees, security sources said on Sunday, two days after a Lebanese soldier was killed by Syrian militants to countrywide outrage. Lebanon has the highest per

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