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: Ukraine

Russia: US weapons will only fuel fighting in Ukraine

:: Russian diplomats and lawmakers warned the US on Saturday that its decision to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons will only fuel hostilities and raise casualties from the conflict in the country’s east. The angry response from Moscow comes a

Tillerson to meet Ukraine’s president, reaffirm US support

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Ukraine to reaffirm American support as the country struggles with a Russia-backed insurgency in the east and attempts to crack down on corruption. Tillerson meets Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,

Trump urges Russia to ‘rein in’ Assad, Iran after talks with Lavrov

:: US President Donald Trump appealed to Moscow to “rein in” the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its key ally Iran, during White House talks Wednesday with Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov. “President Trump emphasized the need to

One OSCE staff killed by mine blast in East Ukraine: Official

One member of European security watchdog OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. An American man was killed and a German woman was injured on Sunday morning,

Russian singer barred from Eurovision in Ukraine amid political upheaval

Yuliya Samoilova

Russia’s state-run broadcaster on Thursday quickly spurned Eurovision’s offer for its contestant to participate in this year’s song contest via satellite after Ukraine barred the singer from entering the country. “We find the offer of remote participation odd and refuse

Ukraine foreign minister urges continued sanctions on Russia

Pavlo Klimkin

Ukraine’s foreign minister told US senators on Tuesday that sanctions against Russia shouldn’t be eased and possibly should be ratcheted up as Moscow escalates its military aggression against its western neighbor. Testifying with representatives from other Eastern European countries affected

Season of US-Russia deals, from Syria to Ukraine

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The prospect for US-Russia understandings remains open, despite the decrease in momentum recently due to resurgent distrust. A survey of views encountered at the Valdai Club in Moscow this week suggest that trade-offs are still possible

Ukraine seizes Iran-bound plane ‘carrying missiles’

Ukraine has announced that it has seized an airplane destined for Iran loaded with arms at Kiev’s Zhulyany Airport. The plane was reported on Sunday carrying Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles. The Russian agency Interfax confirmed that the weapons were discovered

Pentagon downplays talk of Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

The Pentagon on Friday moved to tamp down talk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying extra troops along the border were associated with a regular military exercise, AFP announced. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday said he could not

Ukraine says arrested a man reportedly planning attack in France

A Frenchman reported to be carrying weapons and explosives for a planned attack in France was arrested on the Ukrainian-Polish border in late May, the Ukrainian Border Guard said on Saturday. French broadcaster M6 reported on Friday that the 25-year-old

Wars displace record 40 million people globally

The number of people internally displaced by conflicts around the world rose last year to a record 40.8 million people, a report out on Wednesday showed. “This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,”

Nearly 10,000 people killed, 20,000 injured in Ukraine conflict

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top UN official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council that the total

Russia ‘still sending troops and weapons’ to East Ukraine

Ukraine’s president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state’s conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented. “It’s terrible that after the Minsk agreement … we still face serious

France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’

France hopes that international sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. “The goal that we all share is to be able to lift the sanctions

Russia’s Gazprom posts lower-than-expected quarterly loss

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom on Friday announced a loss for the third quarter of 2015, citing rising costs and finance expenses, despite an increase in sales. The net loss by Russia’s biggest energy company between July and September of two

Russia to deploy new divisions on Western flank, form nuclear regiments

Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country’s defence minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on Tuesday. Shoigu’s announcement

Putin names U.S. among threats in new Russian security strategy

A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National

Russia confirms food embargo on Ukraine

Russia will introduce a food embargo against Ukraine next month over Kiev’s trade deal with the EU, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday, extending punitive measures already in place against Western countries. “These measures will be extended to Ukraine too,”

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