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 »



US, Belarus to restore envoys after 10-year freeze

:: The United States and Belarus are preparing to exchange ambassadors after more than a decade of tensions, a senior US diplomat said on Tuesday. US Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko as Washington

Former IRGC chief: Iran will try Trump one day

:: Iran will one day put US President Donald Trump on trial, a senior Iranian official said Tuesday, adding that Iran is not “convinced” by the dismissal of former US National Security adviser John Bolton. “We are not convinced by

Iran’s leader Khamenei says US policy of maximum pressure will fail

Ali Khamenei

:: Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington’s policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, state TV reported, adding that Iranian officials will “never” hold

Bahrain’s Crown Prince signs deal to buy Patriot missiles

:: Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa said on Monday that Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase its first US Patriot missile battery. The crown prince made the announcement to reporters during a meeting with President Donald Trump

Spain’s high court rules against US request to extradite Venezuelan ex-general

Hugo Carvajal

:: Spain’s High Court has ruled that the government should refuse a request from the United States that it extradite Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief, the court said on Monday. Former general Hugo Carvajal was arrested on drug trafficking charges

US ‘locked and loaded’ after attacks on Saudi Arabia, says Trump

Donald Trump

:: The United States believes it knows who was behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and is “locked and loaded,” but is waiting for verification and for a Saudi assessment of responsibility before deciding how to proceed, US President

Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

:: Turkey’s defense ministry said on Sunday the delivery of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed, adding that the systems would become active in April 2020. Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over

US Christian leaders visit Saudi Arabia on eve of 9/11 anniversary

:: Saudi Arabian officials welcomed an American Christian delegation on Tuesday, a day before the US commemorated the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The US group engaged in dialogue with officials about counterterrorism, the Middle East

Iran says Bolton’s departure will not push Tehran to talks with US

:: Iran said on Wednesday the firing of John Bolton as US national security adviser will not push Tehran to reconsider talks with the United States. “The departure of US National Security Adviser John Bolton from President Donald Trump’s administration

Trump fires John Bolton as National Security Advisor

John Bolton

:: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has fired National Security Advisor John Bolton after he “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton’s suggestions. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he told Bolton that his services were no longer

Taliban says it will continue fighting after Trump negotiations cancelled

:: The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with insurgents were “dead,” saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations. “We had two ways to end the occupation in Afghanistan,

Turkey-US joint patrols ‘aim to keep Kurdish fighters away from border’

:: As part of their efforts to set up a “safe zone” east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Turkey and the US embarked on their first joint ground patrols on Sunday on the suggested site of the zone. The

IRGC chief: US ‘would have collapsed’ under sanctions if it was in Iran’s position

:: The US would collapse if it received the sanctions currently imposed on Iran, claimed the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami on Monday, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported. If the

Saudi Crown Prince receives two US senators in Jeddah

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with two US senators during their visit to Jeddah where they reviewed aspects of the bilateral relations between Riyadh and Washington with the kingdom’s leadership. The Saudi Crown Prince received Senator

US imposes sanctions on Iran’s space agencies

:: The United States imposed sanctions on the three Iranian space agencies on Tuesday, the Treasury Department said, as Washington ramps up pressure over Tehran’s nuclear program. Treasury targeted the Iran Space Agency, Iran Space Research Center and the Astronautics

France pushes $15 bln credit line plan for Iran, if US allows it

:: France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking it, Western and Iranian sources said.

Rouhani says Iran’s answer to US talks will ‘always be negative’

Hassan Rouhani

:: Iran’s answer to bilateral talks with the US will “always be negative,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, adding that Iran may further cut nuclear commitments in days. “No decision has ever been taken to hold talks with

Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas, turn to Florida expected

:: Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the US coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. Dorian, one of the

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