UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »


Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic hit by new sex allegations

The U.N. mission in the Central African Republic was hit with new allegations Wednesday that its peacekeepers sexually abused several women and girls, some of whom are now pregnant. “MINUSCA was informed today of allegations involving five women that had

Massive protest in Kabul over decapitation of Hazaras

Thousands of protesters marched coffins containing the decapitated bodies of seven Shiite Hazaras through the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday to demand justice for the gruesome beheadings, which the United Nations say may be considered a war crime. Demonstrators gathered in

Fourteen dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

Fourteen people died and a further 27 were rescued by Turkish authorities after their boat sank on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of migrants have made the perilous

Turkish police detain 11 in raids targeting ISIS

Turkish police detained 11 suspects in helicopter-backed raids targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants across Istanbul, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday, just days ahead of a G20 summit being held in the country. The raids

West dismisses Russian proposals for Syria

A Russian plan for political reform in Syria will not be a focal point of upcoming Vienna talks aimed at agreeing a roadmap to end the four-year war, Britain’s U.N. envoy said Wednesday. Russia circulated the eight-point plan that calls

Peshmerga battle ISIS to retake Iraq’s Sinjar

Kurdish forces launched an offensive on Thursday to retake the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who overran it more than a year ago, killing and enslaving thousands of its Yazidi residents

Kerry: two-state solution ‘not impossible dream’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told an Israeli gathering at the United Nations on Wednesday that a two-state solution in the Middle East was “not an impossible dream” but would require courage. Kerry traveled to U.N. headquarters in New

Rowhani: Syria solution ‘about govt, not leader’

Iran’s president said on Wednesday that any resolution of the Syrian conflict must focus on the need for strong government in Damascus, and not only on the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. It is “not a question of a person,

Israeli troops raid W. Bank hospital, kill Palestinian

Israeli undercover forces raided a hospital in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and shot dead a Palestinian during an operation to detain another man suspected of carrying out a stabbing, the Palestinian health ministry and doctors said. The Israeli

Syrian opposition rejects Russian constitution

Syrian opposition figures rejected on Wednesday a Russian draft proposal for a process aimed at solving the nearly five-year war, saying Moscow’s aim was to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power and marginalize dissenting voices. A draft document obtained by

24% of Riyadh Metro work done

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) celebrated on Monday morning the arrival of the giant machine called “Jazlah” which is used for digging tunnels for the Riyadh Metro project “We celebrate today the arrival of the drilling machine Jazlah at one

KSA supports Geneva peace talks on Yemen

Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir voiced support Wednesday for peace talks on Yemen’s conflict which the United Nations says will take place this month in Geneva. “We hope they will be successful,” Al-Jubeir told reporters after a summit of Arab and

Riyadh summit calls on Iran to reach peaceful solution on UAE islands

The closing communique of the fourth Arab – South American summit called on Iran Wednesday to respond to the United Arab Emirate’s request for a peaceful resolution of a dispute over three Emirati islands under Iranian occupation since 1971. The

Jordan: Killing of trainers won’t harm U.S. security ties

A government spokesman says a shooting rampage that killed three foreign police instructors, including two Americans, will not harm Jordan’s security ties with other nations. Mohammed Momani also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that images circulated on social media

Five dead in PKK attacks in Turkey

Three Turkish policemen, a civilian and a soldier have been killed in new attacks in the restive southeast blamed on fighters from the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Wednesday. The police officers were killed and another was

Sisi pledges transparent plane crash probe

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged a transparent probe into the Russian plane crash and cautioned against hasty conclusions, during a visit Wednesday to the airport from where the doomed aircraft took off. Foreign governments including Britain believe a bomb

Qatar announces its first fatality in Yemen war

Qatar says one of its soldiers fighting with a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen against the Houthi militants there has been killed – Qatar’s first reported casualty in the conflict. Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Mohammed al-Attiyah announced the death Wednesday on

Heavy fighting in Libya’s Benghazi, 16 killed

At least 16 people have been killed in heavy fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi between forces allied with the official government and Islamic State fighters, a military commander said on Wednesday. Benghazi, caught up in fighting for more

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