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: UK

Copyright case against Taylor Swift thrown out

Taylor Swift

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against music star Taylor Swift, quoting the lyrics to some of her biggest songs, BBC reported. The singer was being sued for £27 million for allegedly stealing the lyrics for her song “Shake

Prejudiced perspective — UK press watchdog urged to act against media slurs on Muslims

The press watchdog in Britain must start considering cases of discrimination against groups of people, after some “grossly irresponsible” coverage of Muslim issues by some media, influential lawyers and community groups say. Britain’s Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) does not

Record oil glut stands at 3 billion barrels

The world is awash with oil having built record stockpiles in recent months and slowing demand growth combined with resilient non-OPEC supply could worsen the glut well into next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. “Stockpiles of oil at

UK cult leader raped followers, enslaved daughter, court hears

Aravindan Balakrishnan

A Maoist cult leader sexually abused his brainwashed female followers and imprisoned his own daughter in homes across south London for more than 30 years, British prosecutors said on Thursday. Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, used fear, sexual degradation and physical and

Massive protests to greet Modi in London

Human rights activists and several socioreligious forums are ready to stage huge protests at Downing Street and Wembley to mar the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A massive projection of Narendra Modi holding a sword in one hand

As ‘Hunger Games’ cast bid farewell, some say keen for more

Elizabeth Banks

The stars of “The Hunger Games” may be bidding farewell to the hugely successful film franchise but should author Suzanne Collins decide to write a spin-off, some of the cast say would be keen to continue the adventure. “The Hunger

Elvis tops UK charts with orchestral album

Elvis Presley went straight back to the top of the UK album charts on Friday with a collection that backs the king of rock and roll’s voice with Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. “If I Can Dream” gave the late US

UK plane entering Sharm ‘missed rocket by 300m’ in August

A British tourist plane heading in to land at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh came within 1,000 feet (300 metres) of a missile in August, newspapers reported Saturday. The near-miss involved a Thomson Airways plane carrying 189 passengers from

Kiwi royal fan plants a cheeky kiss on Prince Charles

A zealous fan kissed Britain’s Prince Charles in New Zealand on Thursday, grabbing the heir to the throne as he went walkabout in the southern city of Dunedin. The royal security detail scrambled into action but could not stop Lesley

Bank of England deals blow to sterling, global outlook

European stock markets gained while sterling sank on Thursday after the Bank of England poured cold water on the idea that the road is clear for it and the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates shortly. Asian markets ended

British base coming up in Bahrain

Construction work has begun in Bahrain to build Britain’s first permanent military base in the Middle East since 1971, amid security threats in the region, Bahrain’s state media reported Sunday. “The ground-breaking ceremony for the establishment of the marine facilities

Prince Charles tours down under amid union flag debate

Britain’s Prince Charles Wednesday launches a potentially awkward tour Down Under, where New Zealand’s premier is pushing to drop the Union Jack from the flag and Australia’s new leader is a staunch republican. Charles and wife Camilla arrive in Wellington

Britain’s long-awaited Iraq inquiry to be published in June or July 2016

The chairman of a British public inquiry into the Iraq War that has been running for seven years said on Thursday he expected to publish his report mid-2016, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to urge him to speed up the

King receives UK foreign secretary

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, Wednesday. The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways and means to enhance them. Latest developments at

Over 340 UK scholars boycott Israeli universities

Hundreds of British academics said Tuesday they would boycott contact with Israeli universities over the state’s “intolerable human rights violations” toward Palestinians. The announcement, entitled “A commitment by UK scholars to the rights of Palestinians,” was printed as a full-page

Indian PM to make first UK trip on Nov. 12

Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday he was looking forward to visiting Britain next month, his first trip as premier after London lifted a decade-long boycott against the leader. “I will embark on a visit to Britain a

J.K. Rowling play to feature adult Harry and son Albus

British author J.K. Rowling

An adult Harry Potter and his son Albus Severus will take center stage in a theatrical sequel to J.K. Rowling’s magical book series. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” based on a new story part-written by Rowling, opens at the

Gold price falls after early surge

Gold fell on Friday after the dollar soared to its highest in more than two months and China eased monetary policy for the sixth time in a year, reviving expectations for a US rate rise. Spot gold slid 0.3 percent

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