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 »

 

Monthly Archives: April 2018

Iran confirms holding British-Iranian academic on security charges

:: Iran confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested a British-Iranian academic on security charges, state media reported, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals in the Islamic Republic over the past few years. On Wednesday, the

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman heads to Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has left Riyadh for Jeddah Sunday, state news agency SPA reported. He flew from King Salman Air Base Airport, where he was seen off by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region,

Saudi king, WHO chief discuss ways to enhance cooperation

:: King Salman received Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. The meeting reviewed ways to increase cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the WHO. Recently, in response

Saudi King Salman meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received on Sunday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for

Deadly explosions rock Afghan capital during morning rush hour

:: At least 21 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and three other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul early Monday, the health ministry has confirmed. At least 27 people were wounded and rushed

Armenia opposition stages show of force

:: Supporters of Armenia’s protest leader Nikol Pashinyan took to the streets Sunday, hoping that a massive show of force will propel the opposition politician to power in a key election two days away. Ex-Soviet Armenia has been in the

ICRC Lebanese employee killed in Yemen laid to rest

:: Hanna Lahoud an International Committee of the Red Cross staff member shot and killed in Yemen’s Taiz last week, was laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown of Brih in Lebanon. Lahoud was killed last Saturday while on

UN team arrives in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya refugees

:: A UN Security Council delegation has arrived in Bangladesh to visit Rohingya refugee camps and discuss the crisis with local officials. The visit comes amid the delayed repatriation of some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to Bangladesh from

Yemen’s Houthi militia leader to impose mandatory donations to army

:: Houthi militia leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi is attempting to speed up the adoption of a controversial law to impose mandatory donations, known as “khums” by Shiite Muslims, that will force Yemenis to give money to the militia’s armed ranks. During

Saudi troops arrive in Turkey to take part in EFES 2018 exercises

:: Saudi forces taking part in EFES 2018 exercise have arrived in Turkey on Friday to take part in joint military exercises. On arrival, the troops were received by Rear-Admiral Pilot Khalid bin Hussein Al-Assaf, the Military Attaché, at the

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi FM in Riyadh

:: Houthi militia leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi is attempting to speed up the adoption of a controversial law to impose mandatory donations, known as “khums” by Shiite Muslims, that will force Yemenis to give money to the militia’s armed ranks. During

Kim Jong Un ‘ready’ to work with US on North Korea’s denuclearization

:: New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had a “good conversation” with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un during his visit to Pyongyang, adding Kim was “prepared to… lay out a map that would help us achieve” denuclearization.

US’s Pompeo presses Turkey on S-400 missiles purchase from Russia

:: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned of the “seriousness of U.S. concerns” in a meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Brussels over Ankara’s decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries, which are not compatible with

Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar

:: Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. More than 4,000 people have been displaced in the country’s northernmost

US would ‘probably regret’ lack of holding force in Syria, says Mattis

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States would “probably regret” not keeping a holding force in Syria to ensure that ISIS militants did not re-emerge, the latest sign that a total US withdrawal was unlikely.

Three Palestinians killed as Israeli forces fire bullets at border protesters

:: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in clashes on the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said, in the latest day of demonstrations dubbed the Great March of Return. The ministry said two of the

Curtain up: Work begins on KSA’s landmark entertainment, sport and culture destination

:: With fireworks illuminating the dramatic Tuwaiq escarpment, hundreds of guests from inside the Kingdom and around the world had a taste on Saturday of the fun to come at Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia’s first entertainment, sport and cultural city. The

New project to reduce youth unemployment in KSA’s small towns

:: The Governorate of Makkah region, in cooperation with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), plans to launch a project to qualify, train and employ 10,000 young male and female university graduates in small towns in the region before the end

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