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: XI JINPING

China marks 70 years of Communist rule with massive show of force

Xi Jinping

:: China celebrated seven decades of Communist Party rule on Tuesday with a massive display of military power in central Beijing, as President Xi Jinping pledged peaceful development but said the armed forces would defend China’s sovereignty. The event is

Restive Hong Kong hunkers down as China’s birthday celebrations begin

:: Hong Kong went into lockdown on Tuesday to ensure anti-government protests do not overshadow Chinese President Xi Jinping’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The former British colony has been wracked

Xi Jinping and N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un met in China

:: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un met in northeast China on Tuesday in an unannounced visit by the North Korean leader ahead of an expected summit with US President Donald Trump. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed Xi

China’s Xi offers support for Saudi Arabia amid regional uncertainty

:: China supports Saudi Arabia’s efforts to safeguard national sovereignty and achieve greater development, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, at a time of regional tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon and Yemen. China has traditionally played little

Trump administration says no US trading partners manipulate currency

US President Donald Trump’s administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly anticipated report on Friday, backing away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China. The semi-annual

Trump national security aides complete North Korea policy review

President Donald Trump’s top national security aides have completed a broad review of US options aimed at countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, a senior US official said on Sunday. The review, which was accelerated to have it done

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier

King returns home after Asia tour

King Salman arrived in Riyadh on Saturday after a successful visit to China, Saudi Press Agency reported. King Salman’s visit to China this week, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, resulted in the two leaders discussing bilateral relations

Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam

China’s ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. Shaerheti Ahan, a top political and legal affairs party official

China’s Xi tells Trump cooperation is only choice

Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President-elect Donald Trump in a telephone call that cooperation was the only choice for relations between the two countries, Chinese state media said, in their first interaction since the US election. Trump had lambasted

Obama urges China to stop flexing muscles over South China Sea – CNN

China needs to be a more responsible power as it gains global influence and avoid flexing its muscles in disputes with smaller countries over issues like the South China Sea, US President Barack Obama told CNN in an interview to

America, China call for North Korea resolution

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed on Wednesday on the need for a significant new UN Security resolution targeting North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test, though there were few signs of

China president starts Iran visits

Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Friday in Iran on the third leg of a Middle East tour aimed at boosting economic ties with the region. State news agency IRNA said Xi, accompanied by three deputy premiers and six ministers as

GCC and China decide to speed up free trade talks

China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said Wednesday they would accelerate talks on a free trade deal which has been under negotiation for more than a decade. The announcement, in a joint statement, came during a visit to Saudi

Saudi Arabia, China upgrade relations to comprehensive strategic partnership

Saudi Arabia and China have agreed to upgrade their bilateral relations to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. In a joint communique issued at the end of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Riyadh on Wednesday, the two

King opens petroleum research & study center

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping remotely inaugurated the Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) located in Yanbu on Wednesday. The King also inaugurated in Riyadh the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research

Chinese president performs cultural dance as visit to Saudi ends

China’s President Xi Jinping ended a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a tour of a historical palace alongside Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Xi’s visit to Saudi Arabia was part of his first trip to the Middle

China’s Xi to visit Saudi, Iran in new diplomacy push

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make an unusual visit next week to Saudi Arabia and Iran, who are locked in a bitter dispute, in what could be a bid by Beijing to act as an “honest broker” as it seeks

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