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

ISIS militants killed in Libya by US airstrike

:: Two US air strikes killed several ISIS militants in Libya earlier this week, the US military said on Thursday, the second series of strikes in the country in recent days. In a statement, US Africa Command said the strike

US willing to ‘facilitate’ talks between Baghdad, Kurds

:: Washington is willing to “facilitate” talks between Baghdad and Iraq’s Kurdish region to calm soaring tensions surrounding a controversial independence referendum, the US State Department said Thursday. Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly chose independence in a non-binding vote on Monday, drawing

US verifying Baghdadi recording, but says ‘no reason to doubt’ authenticity

:: The United States is still trying to verify a purported recording of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who had been rumored to be dead, but suggested audio released Thursday could well be real. “We are aware of the audio

US warns Kurdistan referendum will ‘increase instability’

:: The United States warned that an independence referendum Monday for Iraqi Kurdistan to break away from Baghdad will “increase instability.” “The United States is deeply disappointed that the Kurdistan Regional Government decided to conduct today a unilateral referendum on

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the Islamic republic of colluding with North Korea. “Iran

N.Korea says rockets to US ‘inevitable’ as US bombers fly off N.Korean coast

:: North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the US mainland was “inevitable” after US President Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

:: US bombers flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, the Pentagon said. “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized

Report: Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits

:: Frequent breakdowns of advanced uranium enrichment devices have inadvertently helped Iran comply with restrictions in the international agreement curbing its nuclear program, according to a new report by a Washington-based think tank. Iranian compliance also is due to tougher

Saudis propose own port for aid for Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia on Thursday proposed that vital food and medicine relief aid for Yemen be shipped through the countrys Jizan port on the Red Sea to avoid Yemen’s rebel-controlled Hodeidah port. Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, head of the King Salman

Tillerson: Iran nuclear deal must be changed for US to remain in pact

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Iran nuclear agreement must be changed or the United States could not remain part of the pact. Tillerson, in an interview on Fox News, said the so-called sunset clauses,

Russian strike wounds US-backed Syria fighters: Coalition

:: Russian forces bombed US-backed fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor early Saturday, the US-led coalition said after Moscow denied the claim. “At approximately 12:30 am GMT (3:30 am local time) September 16, Russian forces struck a target

US urges Iraq’s Kurdistan to call off independence referendum

:: The US put to one side its longstanding sympathy for its allies in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday and sternly urged the region to call off its independence referendum. Earlier, Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers had voted to approve the September 25

Pentagon: US citizen fighting for ISIS surrenders in Syria

:: An American citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrendered to US-backed fighters earlier this week and has been handed over to US forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The American surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or

Washington concerned about Iran’s participation in Astana

:: The State Department on Tuesday expressed concern about Iran’s participation in the Astana negotiations as a backer of the cease-fire and noted that Tehran’s support for Assad increases the severity of the conflict and the suffering of the Syrians.

Trump to meet security advisers over ‘hostile’ N. Korea test

:: US President Donald Trump will convene his national security team on Sunday and weigh possibly drastic economic sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang test-fired what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb able to fit atop a missile. “The national

S. Korea, US plan more drills after N. Korea nuclear test

:: South Korea said on Monday it was preparing fresh military drills with its ally the United States and ramping up its ballistic missile defenses in response to North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test a day earlier. The

US will launch ‘massive military response’ to North Korea threats: Mattis

:: The United States will launch a “massive military response” to threats from North Korea, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday. He spoke after President Donald Trump met with his national security advisers following a test of what Pyongyang

US State Department says Russia must close consulate within two days

:: The United States is requiring Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two annex buildings in Washington, DC and New York City, the State Department said on Thursday, in response to the Kremlin’s decision to shrink the

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