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: Ukrain

Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay join U.N. Security Council

Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay were elected on Thursday to the U.N. Security Council during an uncontested vote held at the General Assembly. The five countries ran unopposed for the non-permanent seats after regional groups put them forward as

ICC prosecutor to broaden Ukraine war crimes probe

An exploratory probe into war crimes committed in Ukraine will be broadened to include events since February 2014, effectively bringing in the conflict in the east, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said Tuesday. Fatou Bensouda’s announcement comes after Kiev

Russian-backed rebels push forward in Ukraine

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG: Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month cease-fire, bringing US and European threats of tighter Western financial sanctions against Moscow. Washington and Brussels

20 die after rebels reject Ukraine truce

DONETSK: As many as 20 people were killed Saturday when rockets hit a market in a vital Ukrainian port linking rebel territory with Russian-occupied Crimea after the pro-Moscow insurgents vowed to grab more land. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said 76 people

Biden in Ukraine as tensions rise

KIEV: US Vice-President Joe Biden warned on a visit to Kiev Friday that Russia risked further isolation over its “unacceptable” aggression in Ukraine. “It’s simply unacceptable in the 21st century for countries to attempt to redraw borders by force… because

Divided Ukraine votes under shadow of war

KIEV: A divided Ukraine voted Sunday in parliamentary elections expected to back President Petro Poroshenko’s pro-Western reforms and test support for his plan to negotiate with pro-Russian insurgents threatening to break up the country. Reformers and nationalists supporting a drive

Ukraine readies to vote under shadow of war

KIEV: Ukrainian leaders made final appeals to voters ahead of snap parliamentary elections Sunday that are intended to give impetus to democratic reforms, but are overshadowed by deepening conflict with Russia and pro-Russian rebels. “At last we will elect a

ISIS, not Ukraine, could be Putin’s ‘chronic nightmare’

Russia, which has criticized U.S. plans to launch strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, could soon become a victim of the militant group, whose members include extremists from Chechnya. The Soufan Group, a New

Israeli arms sale to Ukraine ‘blocked’

A proposed sale of Israeli weapons including drones to Ukraine has been blocked for fear of antagonizing Russia, Israel’s Channel Two television reported on Monday. The broadcaster said a Ukrainian delegation had visited Israel with a view to acquiring military

Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

DONETSK : Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a precarious nine-day-old truce between the government and separatist fighters. Large clouds of thick black smoke billowed over the industrial

Ukraine signs ceasefire deal with rebels

Ukraine has signed an initial truce deal with pro-Russian separatist rebels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said on Friday. Representatives of the warring parties have signed a protocol declaring ceasefire at 1500

Russia: NATO ‘aggravating tensions’ by boosting military presence

NATO is ratcheting up tensions by boosting its military presence on Europe’s eastern flank and Moscow will adapt its defense policy accordingly, a senior Russian official said Tuesday. NATO’s planned action at this week’s summit “is evidence of the desire

Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that

Three civilians burnt alive in car as Ukrainian army shells center of Donetsk

Kiev forces have shelled residential areas in the center of the rebel-held town of Donetsk, killing at least three people and damaging several apartment blocks, a kindergarten and a cultural center. On Wednesday, Kalininsky District in the center of the

Defiant Ukraine turns on military display as war rumbles on in the east

Armored vehicles and soldiers paraded in Kiev on Sunday in a defiant national day display of military power that Ukrainian President Petro Poroskenko said was being mobilized for an historic war of independence from Russia. Soldiers, some due to head

Did Russia and Ukraine just start a war? What we know and don’t know

On Friday, as a Russian “aid convoy” of 280 trucks neared the Ukrainian border, NATO said that a separate “incursion” of Russian military forces had crossed into Ukraine. The Russian forces are reportedly in eastern Ukrainian territory held by Russia-backed

Ukrainian Embassy: Russian-backed groups behind MH17 crash

The Ukrainian Embassy in Riyadh has blamed Russian-backed terrorist groups for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17. Volodymyr Plachynda, chargé d’affaires at the Ukraine Embassy, told Arab News that the Ukraine government is highly concerned about subsequent spats

Russia blasts U.S. for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia heavily criticized Washington on Saturday after U.S. President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the U.S. administration sought

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