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: VENEZUELA

Putin urges dialogue between Venezuela’s Maduro, opposition

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin told Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Wednesday he supported talks between the embattled leader and the opposition, warning that refusing dialogue could further threaten the crisis-stricken country. Welcoming the leftist leader at the Kremlin, Putin reiterated support

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

Venezuela says it has proof of anti-Maduro plot in Colombia

Nicolas Maduro

:: The Venezuelan government presented evidence Saturday of what it called paramilitary training camps in neighboring Colombia to plot violent attacks to undermine President Nicolás Maduro. Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez appeared on state television to accuse Colombian President Iván Duque

N. Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

:: North Korea, Venezuela and Chad were added Sunday on a new list of countries targeted by a US travel ban due to poor security and lack of cooperation with American authorities. Sudan, one of six majority-Muslim countries on the

US vice president Pence vows America will not allow ‘collapse of Venezuela’

:: US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday vowed the US would not allow “the collapse of Venezuela,” saying such an event would “endanger” countries in the wider region. “The collapse of Venezuela will endanger all who call the Western

Venezuela invites regional governments for high-level talks

Nicolas Maduro

:: Venezuela has invited governments from across the Americas that have taken a position on its political processes to gather for high-level talks. “I call on the countries of our region… if they believe that dialogue is the way forward

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump threat of intervention ‘crazy’

Vladimir Padrino

:: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of deaths or

Venezuela crisis due to ‘not killing oligarchs,’ says London ex-mayor

:: Outspoken former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday suggested that one of the causes of Venezuela’s current crisis was that former President Hugo Chavez “didn’t kill all the oligarchs.” “There are real problems and (current President Nicolas) Maduro’s got

Venezuelan President calls for national peace agreement

Nicolas Maduro

:: The Venezuelan President has called to establish “a great national peace agreement” following an opposition referendum in which more than 7.5 million citizens voted against the government’s plan to rewrite the constitution. “Despite the senselessness of the Venezuelan opposition,

Maduro urges ‘peaceful’ opposition vote in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro

:: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday urged citizens taking part in a vote organized by the opposition the next day to do so “peacefully,” as concerns simmered of worsening political violence. Sunday’s polls are meant to gauge public support

Lopez release raises hopes for Venezuela talks

:: Venezuela hit its 100th day of anti-government protests Sunday, amid uncertainty over whether the release from prison a day earlier of prominent political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez might open the way to negotiations to defuse the profound crisis gripping the

Venezuela: Supreme Court attacked by helicopter

:: President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday a police helicopter had attacked the Supreme Court in a ratcheting up of Venezuela’s political crisis, but a grenade tossed at the building did not explode. Speaking on state TV, the 54-year-old president,

Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

:: Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera’s nephew found dead inside truck in Caracas

:: The 34-year-old nephew of famous fashion designer Carolina Herrera was found dead in a truck in Venezuela in a tragic kidnapping. The bodies of Reinaldo Jose Herrera and business associate, 31-year-old Fabrizio Mendoza, were discovered Thursday in the back

Venezuela’s nightmare spells lessons for Gulf economic revolution

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Not so long ago they called it “Venezuela Saudita” — Saudi Venezuela — on account of the energy riches of the country with the biggest proven oil reserves in the world. Now they talk about

Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

:: A young man died Friday after he was injured in violence as looting broke out in impoverished Venezuelan cities, an official said, bringing the toll from unrest in more than a month of anti-government protests to at least 36.

Venezuelan president calls for new constitution as protests rage

:: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for a new constitution as he fights to quell a crisis that has led to more than a month of protests against him and deadly street violence. The opposition immediately rejected the idea

Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant rally

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez has declared the army’s loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets ahead of a major protest by opponents trying to oust him. Venezuela is bracing for what Maduro’s opponents vow

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