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: TRUCE

Rockets, gunfire test new Russia-backed truce near Homs

:: Warring sides exchanged rocket and gunfire north of the Syrian city of Homs overnight, hours after a Russia-backed truce took effect, a war monitor said on Friday, while heavy rocket fire also marred a similar deal east of the

Clashes rock Syria truce zone as regime air strikes rebel-held areas

:: Clashes erupted overnight in a rebel-held enclave outside Damascus, which was also hit by government air strikes despite a truce deal, a monitor said on Wednesday. An internationally brokered ceasefire zone covering parts of Eastern Ghouta went into effect

Syrian govt rejects UN proposal on eastern Aleppo

The Syrian government refused the UN envoy’s latest proposal for a truce in Aleppo on Sunday, calling on insurgents to withdraw and saying it would not grant autonomy to the rebel-held east in exchange for calm. UN envoy Staffan de

Obama urges reinstatement of Syria ceasefire

US President Barack Obama made a plea Sunday for warring parties in Syria to return to peace talks and “reinstate” a ceasefire, as he defended a refusal to establish a safe zone in the country. “I spoke to (Russian) President

Syria Kurds, regime to press talks after deadly clashes

Syrian regime officials and Kurdish representatives were to meet on Saturday for a second day of talks on ending deadly clashes in the northeastern city of Qamishli, a senior security source said. A truce agreed on Friday held through the

Russia, US discuss securing Syria ceasefire

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke on Friday with US Secretary of State John Kerry about measures that could be taken to strengthen the fragile ceasefire in Syria, the Russian ministry said, the day after airstrikes killed 30 in a

Jets strike east Damascus for 1st time since truce

War planes struck twice on Friday on the outskirts of Syria’s Douma, northeast of Damascus, the first raids there since a cessation of hostilities agreement went into effect, a monitoring group said. “Two air strikes hit the edge of the

Israel hails Syria truce, warns against Iran ‘aggression’

Israel on Sunday welcomed the fragile ceasefire in neighboring Syria but warned it would not accept Iranian “aggression” or the supply of advanced weapons to Hezbollah. “We welcome the efforts to reach a stable, long-term and feasible ceasefire in Syria,”

Vast majority of Syria armed groups join truce

The “vast majority” of armed groups eligible to take part in a cessation of hostilities in Syria have signaled that they will do so, a source close to the peace talks told Reuters on Friday. It was unclear if any

Syrian opposition agrees to truce, with caveat

Syria’s opposition has agreed to a two- to three-week truce on condition that Russia stops its air strikes, sieges are ended and access for aid allowed across the country, a source close to peace talks said on Saturday. Russian air

Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen resume after truce expires

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Yemen’s Shiite militia resumed on Monday and fierce clashes were underway across the impoverished country after a five-day truce expired. The cease-fire had been repeatedly violated, with both the militia, known as Houthis, and Saudi-backed forces loyal

Coalition airstrikes resume in Yemen

Coalition airstrikes resumed against Houthi militia positions in Yemen’s main southern city Aden after a five-day ceasefire expired late Sunday, army officials said. Air raids hit the Houthi-held presidential palace in Aden as well as a base of the pro-Houthi

Houthi field commander killed: sources

Abu Ali al-Hakim, the field and military commander of the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, has been killed, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel on Friday. Hakim, who is considered to be second in command below Abdulmalik al-Houthi, was reportedly

Houthis violated Yemen truce: Saudi-led coalition

Iran-backed Houthi rebels have broken a day-old truce in Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition which had been bombing the rebels said on Thursday, vowing to stick to the pause. “The Houthi militias have violated the truce”, the coalition said in a

Saudi FM says ceasefire in Yemen will be ‘everywhere or nowhere’

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia’s proposed five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen, saying the truce could also be extended. Kerry, speaking during a joint conference with his Saudi counterpart in the capital Riyadh, also

Libya Dawn militia announces full ceasefire

Libya’s Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in war-entrenched Libya, following a breakthrough at U.N.-brokered peace talks between warring factions. Despite not attending the Geneva peace talks, the militias have agreed to “a ceasefire on all fronts,” according

Syrian rebels, government reach truce in besieged area

Syrian rebels and government forces began observing a 10-day truce on Thursday in the last rebel-held area of the central city of Homs, marking another setback for opposition fighters, activists said. Government forces had blockaded al-Waar for some 20 months,

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