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 sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

:: The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the Himalayan territory divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement on its website,

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

Rex Tillerson

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the group is “clearly responsible for genocide” against Christians and Yazidis

US army sends Lebanon eight Bradley armored vehicles

:: In the presence of the Lebanese army commander representative and the American ambassador in Beirut, the Lebanese army received eight Bradley armored vehicles in a first batch of $100 million US military aid to Lebanon. The vehicles are part


Using ‘smiley’ emojis in formal mails may create your bad impression: Study :: Beware! Using the smiley face emoji or similar emoticons in formal e-mails may not create a positive impression, rather suggest incompetence, a study has said. The results

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday

:: President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday. The move,

Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and influence-sharing in Iraq

Take cover, avoid bomb flash – Guam issues nuclear guidelines

:: Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the US Pacific territory. Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA news agency said on

Kuwait announces measures against North Korea

:: Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures

Iranian drone comes close to US fighter jet – US official

:: An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a US official said on Tuesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the

Anti-ISIS operations enter fourth year

:: The US-led coalition campaign to destroy the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria enters its fourth year this week, and the Pentagon believes the militants’ defeat is inevitable. On August 8, 2014 two FA-18 jets launched from the USS

Trump praises Sessions’ plans to combat leaks

:: Donald Trump has praised Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to combat leaks of classified information in a rare show of support for the man the President called “beleaguered”, the media reported “After many years of leaks going on in

US suspends search for missing marines off Australia coast

:: US officials on Sunday suspended their search and rescue mission to locate three Marines who went missing after their aircraft crashed off the Australian coast, the media reported. An MV-22 Osprey, a hybrid aircraft, crashed into the the waters

Trump and Macron discuss ‘countering Iranian malign influence’

:: US President Donald Trump discussed increasing cooperation in the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq in a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday. The two leaders also spoke about “countering Iranian malign influence,” according to

US court overturns murder conviction in 2007 Blackwater shooting in Iraq

:: A US federal appeals court on Friday tossed out the murder conviction of a Blackwater security guard who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 Iraqis dead. The court also ordered a

2,000 ISIS militants still in Syria’s Raqqa and ‘they will likely die there’

:: The Kurdish-Syrian alliance battling to recapture Raqqa from ISIS has now seized about 45 percent of the militants’ Syria stronghold, a top US official said Friday. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF) began a campaign to capture Raqqa

S&P raises outlook on Israel’s debt profile

:: Israel’s improved economic growth and efforts to rein in spending prompted Standard & Poor’s to raise the outlook on the country’s debt profile, the credit rating firm announced Friday. While S&P held Israel’s debt rating stable at A+, it

Trump administration goes on the attack against leaks

:: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, taking up an issue that has infuriated President Donald Trump, went on the attack against leaks on Friday, and said that the government was reviewing policies on compelling journalists to reveal sources. “One of

Justin Bieber tells fans of ‘insecurities’ after cancelling world tour

:: Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star who abruptly canceled a world tour last month, told fans Thursday he had sometimes let his “insecurities get the best of me.” The 23-year-old singer posted a confessional message on social media saying

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