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: USA

Amid strains, Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump hadn’t been seen in public for days when he walked into New York’s 21 Club to applause from fellow diners. The unannounced evening out with family was a contrast to the behind-the scenes machinations that suggested a

Assad: Trump a natural ally if he fights ‘terror’

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad said in an interview aired that Donald Trump will be a “natural ally” if the United States president-elect fulfils his pledge to fight “terrorists”. “We cannot tell anything about what he’s going to do, but if… he

King Salman receives US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at al-Yamamah palace the Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford and the accompanying delegation currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, they discussed aspects

Clinton offers to work with Trump

Hillary Clinton delivered her final remarks of the presidential election after a devastating loss to Donald Trump. Clinton conceded her election loss to Republican Donald Trump and said she offered to work with the president-elect. “Last night I congratulated Donald

Bush handover note to Clinton has Americans nostalgic

In the final stretch of a US presidential campaign marked by divisive rhetoric and acrimony, Americans appear to be longing for gentler times. After Donald Trump’s unprecedented threat to reject the results of the presidential vote, a 1993 letter that

Russia envoy: Tensions with US are probably worst since 1973

Russia’s UN ambassador said that tensions with the United States are probably the worst since the 1973 Mideast war. But Vitaly Churkin said on Friday that Cold War relations between the Soviet Union and Russia more than 40 years ago

‘Massive response’ needed for hurricane-hit Haiti: UN chief

A “massive response” is needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the United Nations is mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery under way, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. “Some towns and

Senate votes to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put US troops and interests

US names Syrian group Jund al-Aqsa to terror list

The United States officially labelled the Syrian militant rebel group Jund al-Aqsa a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” organization Tuesday as talks continued on securing a ceasefire in the war-riven country. The US State Department said the four-year-old group was originally

Houthis refuse to surrender missiles

The Houthis militias in Yemen have refused to surrender their ballistic missiles in an implicit rejection of the initiative put forward by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, two days ago in Jeddah, according to Anatolia news agency. According to

Nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe

The State Department said Monday it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI’s now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through Hillary Clinton’s private home server. Lawyers for the department told

Clinton vows to be president for ‘all Americans’

Hillary Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic Party’s White House nomination, casting herself as a tireless champion of the people and rejecting Donald Trump’s dark picture of America. Becoming the first woman to win the nomination of a major political

Leaked emails threaten image of Democratic Party unity

A cache of leaked emails from Democratic party leaders’ accounts includes at least two messages suggesting an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders’ upstart campaign, a revelation that threatens an uneasy truce within the party. The release Friday of more

Trump: ‘It would be helpful’ if Republicans would help him

Donald Trump railed Saturday against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party’s nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans don’t rally around him. Speaking at a

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,”

Obama opposes 9/11 bill

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama does not support the legislation against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks and would not sign it, White House spokesman Josh Earnest has said. House Speaker Paul Ryan also did not endorse the Senate bill

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi meets US President in Riyadh

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, US President Barack Obama, to discuss ways of strengthening strategic relations of friendship

US military says using cyber capabilities against ISIS

The US military is dropping “cyber bombs” on ISIS for the first time as part of a stepped-up coordinated effort that has put increasing pressure on the militant group, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday. “Those guys are

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