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 »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »

 

Monthly Archives: March 2018

Egypt kills six militants from group it accuses over Alexandria bombing

:: Egypt’s police killed on Sunday six militants belonging to the group the interior ministry accuses of carrying out a bombing in the coastal city of Alexandria that targeted a security chief a day earlier. “The interior ministry has dealt

Netanyahu lauds US law to curb Palestinian aid

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising the US government for passing a law that suspends some financial aid to the Palestinians over the stipends paid to families of Palestinians killed or jailed in fighting with Israel. The Taylor

Deals build Saudi Arabia’s digital economy

:: The visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Boston saw the signing of several agreements between the Kingdom and prominent US universities such as MIT. The two-and-a-half-week official tour of the US will focus on building

Egypt’s Sisi confirms militants almost defeated, ahead of poll

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that militants in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated as he visited troops three days ahead of the presidential election as he runs for a second term, state news agency

More than 30 Houthi militias killed or injured in fierce Yemen battles

:: More than 30 Houthi militiamen were killed or injured following fierce battles with the legitimate Yemeni army east of al-Bayda in Yemen. Civilian sources said the battles took place between the districts of al-Malagem and Nateh. Battles also broke

Saudi Crown Prince: We live in a time of change and opportunity

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Thursday that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has extended for many years and is built on trust and strategic partnership. He was speaking at the inaugural KSA–USA

US charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

:: The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of US and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the US government on behalf of the Tehran government. The

Egypt scraps Mubarak ruling over telecoms shutdown

:: An Egyptian court on Saturday scrapped a ruling to fine ousted president Hosni Mubarak and two top aides for a telecommunications shutdown during the 2011 uprising, a judicial source said. In the first days of the revolt that unseated

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Washington on official visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Washington on Tuesday, beginning his official visit to the United States, during which he will meet with the President Donald Trump and a number of officials to discuss bilateral

France’s Sarkozy in custody in funding probe linked to Libya

:: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on Tuesday morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said. The

White House slams Abbas for swearing at US ambassador to Israel

:: The White House on Monday condemned Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, after he called the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a “son of a dog.” “The time has come for President Abbas to choose between hateful rhetoric and concrete

Saudi FM Jubeir: US-Saudi ties bound by ‘eight decades of mutual respect’

:: Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting between US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir hailed US-Saudi relations as “at their highest level ever.” “The Saudi-US historic and strategic relations that go

UAE minister Gargash: Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to US could be game changer

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US, which began on Tuesday, carries a special significance. In a tweet, Gargash said the crown

Saudi envoy says historic relations with US nurtured by Democrats and Republicans

:: Seldom in human history do countries embark upon a resolute course correction to recalibrate a national economy and expand societal norms — without comprising religious sensibilities, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, has said.

Jared Kushner’s father says he refused financing offer from Qatar

:: In a development that reveals Qatar’s attempts to penetrate the White House, the Washington Post reported on Monday that Jared Kushner’s father, Charles, refused to accept funds from Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, three months after President Donald

Israel court rejects bid to make Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi trial public

:: An Israeli military court has blocked a bid to make the high-profile trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi public, meaning it will continue behind closed doors, her lawyer said Monday. “The Military Appeals Tribunal dismissed the defense’s appeal against

Saudi Ambassador to US Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran wants another ‘Hezbollah’ in Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, said on Monday that Iran wanted to form another Hezbollah in Yemen through its support of the Houthi militias. Speaking to CNN, Prince Khalid bin Salman

UN envoy De Mistura: Syria partition ‘catastrophe’, fears return of ISIS

:: Syria is heading for a catastrophic partition and could see the return of ISIS if there is no inclusive peace settlement, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Monday. “The truth is that a soft, long-term partition of

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