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

Report: Trump fumed about Afghanistan in tense meeting

John Nicholson

:: President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated by the situation in Afghanistan and has recently floated a change in command as he struggles to settle on a new strategy after years of war. NBC News first reported Wednesday that

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia

:: White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia. Two White House officials said that the president signed the bill on Wednesday morning. The package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia

Tillerson sends senior envoys to handle Qatar crisis

:: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked two officials, including retired general and former Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni, to work to end the Gulf diplomatic crisis. On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt

US to test ICBM following North Korea’s missile launch

:: The US military is set to conduct a test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, officials said Tuesday, days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM launch. Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks

Scaramucci out after 11 days as Trump communications director

:: White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was forced out Monday after barely 10 days in his post, as Donald Trump’s new chief of staff asserted his authority on his first day in office. John Kelly, who had served as

Is the US considering some sanctions on Venezuela oil sector

:: The Trump administration is considering imposing some US sanctions on Venezuela’s vital oil sector in response to Sunday’s election of a constitutional super-body that Washington has already denounced as a “sham” vote, US officials said. The measures, which could

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with Gen. John Kelly

:: United States President Donald Trump on Friday ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus, replacing him with retired Marine Corps general and current Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Priebus has been under fire for weeks, seeing one White

US military cuts ties with Syrian rebel group, Shuhada Al-Qaryatayn

:: The Pentagon is cutting ties with a group of Syrian opposition fighters after they started targeting regime forces instead of ISIS, officials said Thursday. The group, known as Shuhada Al-Qaryatayn, had been receiving training and weapons from US-led coalition

US slams ‘provocative’ Iran satellite-launch rocket test

:: The United States on Thursday hit out at Iran over its test of a satellite-launch rocket, saying it appeared to be a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and an act that undermined regional stability . “We consider that

Trump to ban transgender US military personnel

:: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the US military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base. The surprise announcement by Trump came in a series of morning Twitter posts. Trump

Rex Tillerson staying on as top US diplomat

:: Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson does not plan to step down, the State Department said Tuesday, quashing reports citing differences with the White House. Since taking the helm of the State Department in February, the former ExxonMobil chair has

McCain to return to Senate for healthcare vote

:: Senator John McCain, diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will return to the Senate on Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation, the media reported. McCain’s office announced on Monday night that he would

Trump says won’t let Assad get away with ‘horrible’ crimes

:: US President Donald Trump accused Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing “horrible” crimes against humanity and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks. Speaking at a White House press conference with Lebanon’s

Google launches final developer preview of Android O

:: Nearly two months ahead of the scheduled launch of the latest Android update on September 22 this year, Google has unveiled the fourth and final developer preview of the latest version of its mobile operating system. The update, titled

Trump, Hariri pledge solidarity against terrorism

:: President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged solidarity Tuesday in their joint fight against terrorism by ISIS and others. The pledge came as Hariri’s paid his visit to the Trump White House. During brief remarks before

Trump: Syrian rebel aid program was ‘dangerous and wasteful’

:: US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because it was “massive, dangerous, and wasteful.” The comments came days after General Tony Thomas, the head of

Trump’s son-in-law faces Capitol Hill grilling over Russia contacts

Jared Kushner

:: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress this week as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump’s campaign enlisted Russia’s help to win the White House in last year’s election. Kushner, a senior

Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote

:: The Republican-led House is set to vote soon on a sweeping Russia sanctions package that defies the White House by demanding that President Donald Trump get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. Lawmakers are

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