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: WASHINGTON

US House OKs bills to renew Iran sanctions

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved bipartisan bills to crack down on supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and renew a decades-old Iran sanctions law. Swift passage underscored broad support on Capitol Hill for punishing financial backers of the

Yemen govt ‘not interested’ in Kerry’s deal

Yemeni Foreign Minister Al-Mekhlafi said Tuesday that his government was not consulted on the cessation of hostilities deal announced in the same day by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Mekhlafi criticized the agreement saying

US: Israel’s bid to legalize outposts ‘troubling’

The United States on Monday described as “troubling” an Israeli bill supported by a ministerial committee allowing settlers in the occupied West Bank to remain in homes built on private Palestinian land and said it hoped the law does not

Trump vows to immediately deport up to 3 mln undocumented immigrants

Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office. “What we

UN report notes minor Iranian violation of nuclear deal

The UN agency monitoring the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers is reporting that Iran’s stockpile of heavy water is marginally over the allowed limit but Tehran plans to return to compliance. The deal specifies a heavy water

Saudi King to Trump: Let us work for peaceful

Custodian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had a telephone conversation with President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, during which he congratulated him on winning the presidential election, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency SPA has announced. During the conversation,

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

Trump election victory prompts protests across USA

Thousands of protesters rallied across the United States Wednesday expressing shock and anger over Donald Trump’s election, vowing to oppose divisive views they say helped the Republican billionaire win the presidency. In Washington, several hundred gathered in front of the

Saudi King congratulates Trump on win

Saudi King Salman on Wednesday has congratulated the Republican Donald Trump for winning the US presidency. King Salman said both Saudi Arabia’s government and its people offer their best wishes for the new US leader, who surpassed the necessary 270

FBI clears Clinton as US Election Day countdown begins

The FBI said on Sunday it stood by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work, lifting a cloud over her presidential campaign two days before

Obama extends national emergency on Iranian

In a letter to Congress on Thursday, US President Barack Obama extended Washington’s national emergency with respect to Iran, which was originally placed on Tehran in light of the hostage crisis in November 1979. “Our relations with Iran have not

FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote

The FBI has unexpectedly released documents concerning ex-president Bill Clinton’s pardon of the husband of a wealthy Democratic donor, in a surprise move just days before the election in which his wife is seeking to become America’s first female president.

Turkey consulate staff families should leave: US

The United States ordered the relatives of staff members in its consulate in Istanbul to leave the country Saturday, warning that “extremist groups” are targeting American citizens for attack. The order was announced in the second travel warning that the

US to vote on 10-year renewal of Iran sanctions

The Republican leaders of the US House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House

Kerry-Zarif win diplomatic prize for Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have won an international diplomatic prize for their part in a historic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, organizers announced Monday. The two officials, who negotiated the deal

Retired US general charged with lying in ‘Stuxnet’ leak case

A retired US Marine Corps general who last served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty on Monday in a federal court to making false statements to the FBI during an investigation into leaks of classified

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

Pentagon: Iraqi forces ‘ahead of schedule’ in Mosul

Iraqi security forces were “ahead of schedule” after the first day of an offensive for the ISIS-held city of Mosul, a Pentagon official said Monday. A US-led coalition has for months been helping train Iraqi forces for the fight for

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