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: April 25, 2018

Online post suggests Toronto rampage suspect may have resented women

:: The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women – a

Trump says US trade officials to visit China soon

:: President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that top US trade officials would soon travel to China as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled markets and left exporters on edge. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US

Indian court finds spiritual guru guilty of raping devotee

:: An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and he faces a maximum of life in prison. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside

At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

:: Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from “hegemonic illusions” that have fueled devastating wars. Addressing a UN meeting on sustaining peace, Iranian Foreign Minister

Israeli minister Lieberman heads to US to discuss Iran ‘expansion’

:: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is travelling to the United States for talks Wednesday on countering Iran’s “expansion” across the Middle East, especially in Syria, his office said. During his visit, Lieberman will meet Defense Secretary James Mattis, National

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in Washington. Hassan Rouhani said the United States will

Trump says US wants ‘lasting’ footprint in Syria

:: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to dial back a promise to withdraw US troops from Syria immediately, saying it was important to not allow Iranian influence to grow in the country. Stating that troops would be coming

Philippines apologizes to Kuwait for sovereignty violation over ‘rescue’ of workers

:: The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologized to Kuwait for actions the latter viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the southeast Asian nation’s embassy “rescued” several overseas workers from employers’ homes, the foreign secretary said. Kuwait had protested over

Israel warns of attack if Russia air defenses used in Syrians

:: Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defense systems in Syria if they were used against Israeli targets. His remarks came a day after the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that Moscow

Macron: France, US wish to work on new nuclear deal with Iran

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he had very frank discussions with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear agreement and believes the two countries should begin work to forge a new accord to address concerns about

Senior military official says Revolutionary Guards will not stay within Iran’s borders

:: Although President Hassan Rouhani said few days ago while marking Iran’s Army Day that Iran wants brotherly and strong relations with neighboring countries and rejects interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and noted that “dialogue is the only means

Green light for crown prince-led Saudi privatization program

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs on Tuesday approved the Privatization Program that is one of 12 key elements of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The program is aimed at increasing job opportunities for Saudi nationals, attracting the

Egypt former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina gets five-year jail term

:: An Egyptian military court Tuesday sentenced a former anti-corruption chief, Hisham Geneina, to five years in jail after he said a presidential candidate had secret documents allegedly damaging to the army, his lawyer said. “The verdict is five years,

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria

:: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). FM Jubeir’s statement came following comments made by US President Donald

Qassim Next Saudi business hub

:: Saudi Arabia’s central Qassim region had the potential to become one of the Kingdom’s leading economic hubs, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi told a meeting of business leaders in Buraidah on Monday. The meeting at

Prominent Dutch lawyer seeks Qatari compensation for terror victims

:: A prominent human rights lawyer demanded Monday that Qatar compensate Dutch-based victims of an al-Qaida-linked Syrian extremist group, saying the Al Nusra group was financed by Qatar-based funding networks. In a letter sent to Qatar’s ruling emir that was

Israeli official: Assad will pay the price if Israel is attacked from Syrian

:: An Israeli official warned against possible attacks against his country by Iran coming from Syria stating that Israel will make Assad pay the price. Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz told Ynet on Monday

Syrian regime drops leaflets warning Homs, Hama residents of imminent strike

:: Helicopters belonging to the Syrian regime threw leaflets calling upon civilians in rural areas of northern Homs and South of Hama to leave the positions of the armed militia. This step indicates the approach of a military operation by

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