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 »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

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 »


Daily Archives: November 19, 2015

ISIS shows photo of improvised Russian plane bomb

ISIS has said it smuggled a bomb on board a Russian airliner that crashed last month, after discovering a “way to compromise the security” at an Egyptian airport. The latest edition of its official online magazine Dabiq said ISIS had

UAE hails ‘first woman in Arab world’ to head advisory body

Amal al-Qubaisi

The UAE’s vice president – who is also the prime minister and ruler of Dubai – hailed Amal al-Qubaisi on Wednesday for being the first woman in the Arab world to be elected as speaker for its national advisory on

Air France flights diverted after ‘bomb threats’

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the United States were diverted late on Tuesday due to bomb threats, media reports said. CNN reported that one was diverted to Salt Lake City, Utah, after taking off from Los Angeles

Iran smashes ‘terrorist cell,’ warning of threat from ISIS

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Wednesday it had smashed a terrorist cell in a western region where authorities allege groups have been recruiting for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “A terrorist cell in Kermanshah province near

Turkey ‘has plans’ for joint U.S. operation against ISIS

Turkey’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Ankara “has plans” for a joint operation with the United States to end the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants along any part of its border with Syria. Foreign Minister

Obama calls Putin a ‘constructive partner’ in Syria talks

Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised Russia’s role in talks to end the Syria crisis and offered the prospect of better ties if Moscow focused military strikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. Obama said

Lavrov urges unity on ISIS after Russia, France kill 33 militants

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged on Wednesday global powers to unite without any preconditions on the fate of Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad after Russia and France killed 33 militants in 72 hours. “It seems to me there are no

Paris Mosque urges Muslims to join ‘anti-terror’ protest Friday

The Great Mosque of Paris urged French Muslims on Tuesday to gather at the country’s most important mosque Friday to say “No to terror” and “We are all Paris!”. A statement called on “all Muslim citizens and their friends” to

Pentagon targeting trucks, rigs in assault on ISIS oil funding

U.S.-led air strikes have hit at least 175 targets in the ISIS’s main oil-producing region over the past month, as Washington intensifies efforts to disrupt a key revenue source estimated to provide more than $1 million a day to the

Man arrested for anti-Islamic threat in U.S.

The FBI on Tuesday arrested a man who allegedly made a threat against a Florida Islamic center because he was angry about the Paris attacks, authorities said. Shortly after learning of the attacks in the French capital that left at

Greek PM in Turkey to discuss migrant crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras held talks Wednesday with the Greek orthodox patriarch as he embarked on his first official visit to Turkey set to be devoted to grappling with the huge flow of refugees entering his country from Turkish

Paris attacker may have had accomplice on journey through Balkans

One of the Paris suicide attackers may have had an accomplice with him as he travelled through the Balkans to western Europe after entering Greece posing as a Syrian refugee, counter-intelligence and police sources say. The assailant may also have

Saudi-led coalition: New U.S. arms will enhance military precision

The recent sale of $1.29 billion in U.S. “smart” bombs to Saudi Arabia will allow for “greater precision” in air strikes on militia targets, the official spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition told on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said

Video confirms ninth assailant in Paris attacks

Investigators have obtained a video confirming there was a ninth attacker in Paris among the men who opened fire on bars and restaurants, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday. The video indicates a second unidentified attacker could

Houthi landmines killing Yemen civilians, HRW report finds

Landmines planted by Yemeni militias in an effort to halt the advance of pro-government forces are exacting a mounting toll on civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Civilians already account for more than half of the 5,000 people killed

Biden and Barzani discuss Sinjar battle in northern Iraq

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani on Tuesday about Kurdish forces’ success in seizing the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week, the White

Saudi Shura Council set to discuss new military service law

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council will discuss a new law within weeks to make use of the expertise and services of retired military officers to defend the country and carry out different missions at times of need during war and peace.

Israel aircraft hit Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft hit two training camps in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to a rocket fired toward the south of the Jewish state, sources on both sides said Wednesday. There were no reports of casualties from either the rocket

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