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: February 13, 2018

US and Turkish officials in talks as relations reach ‘crisis point’

Mevlut Cavusoglu

:: Senior officials from the US and Turkey are holding urgent meetings as the strategic relationship between the two countries reaches breaking point over the war in Syria. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive for talks in Ankara

UK is concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said London was concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria. “We are concerned at the Iranian actions, which detract from efforts to get a genuine peace process under way,”

Duterte expands ban for Filipino workers in Kuwait amid murder, abuse reports

:: The Philippines Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at the Gulf state over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation. Authorities say 252,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait,

Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama. Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, they

Iranian intellectuals demand referendum to change regime

:: Iranian human rights activists, authors and politicians said in a statement issued Sunday that the Iranian regime has proved its failure and called for an internationally-supervised referendum “to specify the features of the future regime.” The statement, which was

ISIS’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ‘alive but wounded’ in Syria hideout

:: An Iraqi interior ministry official said ISIS’s head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a field hospital in Syria after being wounded in an air strike. “We have irrefutable information and documents from sources within the

Iran unveils new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

:: Iran has unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades held this week. The parades come after a confrontation between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces in Syria on Saturday. The arsenal included a nuclear-capable

Yemeni army foils attack by Houthis off Jazan

:: Yemen’s national army forces foiled on Monday an attack by the Houthis in Razih district off Jazan region in Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the Houthis tried to advance towards positions controlled by the National Army close

Washington denies discussing annexation of settlements with Netanyahu

:: The White House denied on Monday that the United States had discussed with Israel a plan to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank. White House spokesman Josh Raffle, who works with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and

Coalition: Houthis fired 95 missiles toward Saudi Arabia so far

:: The spokesman for the Arab coalition forces in Yemen said that the Houthi militias targeted Saudi Arabia with 95 ballistic missiles since the beginning of the war. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said at a press conference on Monday

Israel accuses Turkey of aiding Hamas

:: Israel on Monday accused Turkey of helping the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to gain in military strength, following its arrest and deportation of a Turkish citizen. The Shin Bet intelligence agency said the movement’s “economic and military activity in

Palestinian leader Abbas tells Putin he wants US peace role diluted

:: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday he could no longer accept the role of the United States as a mediator in talks with Israel because of Washington’s behavior, the Interfax news agency reported. “We

Iraq says reconstruction after war on ISIS to cost $88 billion

:: Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday. Donors and investors have gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss

Saudi King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with British Conservative Party representative, Lord Francis Maude, at al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Monday, accompanied by a delegation from the Middle East experts from the Conservative Party. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral

Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

:: Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against ISIS militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded. Mevlut

Saudi consulate to re-open in Basra, Iraq

:: The Iraqi government announced that the Saudi Arabian consulate will open in the city of Basra within two weeks. Under the direction of Saudi leadership, the consulate will be in a temporary location with its staff set to arrive

Kremlin says US diplomatic help on Syria insufficient

:: US support for the process of stabilizing Syria has been inadequate, the Kremlin spokesman Dmtiry Peskov said on Monday. “There is a shortage of this help,” he told a conference call with reporters, adding that the Kremlin would continue

US Secretary of State says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday the United States supports Egypt’s fight against Islamic State but reiterated that it advocated free and fair elections in the Arab country. Speaking at a joint news conference with his

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