Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments More »

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for More »

Kuwait ruler appoints new cabinet with new oil, finance and defense ministers

:: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defense ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the More »

Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

 

Category Archives: Russia

Russia evacuates embassy employees, citizens in Sana’a

:: Russia on Tuesday evacuated its embassy employees and citizens in Sana’a via the Sana’a International Airport, an official source at the coalition forces command said. The source disclosed that the evacuation and humanitarian operation cell, an affiliate of the

Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause of heightened tension in the Middle East and

Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin’s visit

:: Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Cairo on Monday for the country’s first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday. The construction of the 4,800 megawatt (MW) capacity plant,

Russian President Putin announces re-election bid

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin declared his intention Wednesday to seek re-election next year, a vote he appears certain to win and that would set him up to become the nation’s longest-serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Putin chose

Russia calls US threat to destroy North Korea a ‘bloodthirsty tirade’

:: US President Donald Trump dismissed a Chinese diplomatic effort to rein in North Korea’s weapons program as a failure on Thursday, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Beijing was doing a lot, but could do more to limit

King Salman, President Putin discuss efforts to stabilize energy markets

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed bilateral and mutual efforts to stabilize energy markets and means to promote such joint actions in a call on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The pair discussed relations

Russia’s Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

:: Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country’s civil war,

Putin and Trump joint remarks: ‘No military solution to Syria conflict’

:: US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was “no military solution” for the war in Syria, in a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit, the Kremlin said Saturday. “The presidents agreed

Putin, wary of political tumult, shuns Russian Revolution centenary

:: Vladimir Putin stayed away from events marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution on Tuesday, an event that changed the world but has awkward associations for the former KGB operative who was trained to keep a lid on dissent,

Russian police detain over 400 at anti-Putin protests, say monitors

:: Russian police detained more than 400 activists across the country on Sunday for holding unauthorized protests against President Vladimir Putin, a monitoring group said. The demonstrations took place after radical opposition politician Vyacheslav Maltsev appealed on his website for

Syria deal being discussed for possible Putin-Trump meeting

:: Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting -report Russian President Vladimir Putin and his UScounterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported

Syria deal being discussed for possible Putin-Trump meeting

:: Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting -report Russian President Vladimir Putin and his UScounterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported

Film about Russian czar’s romance to premiere amid hostility

:: A film inspired by the love affair between a ballerina and Russia’s last czar is having its Moscow premiere despite sparking outrage from some Russians. Hard-line nationalists and some Orthodox believers see “Matilda” as blasphemy against Emperor Nicholas II,

Russian president: King Salman’s visit to Moscow a great honor

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Saudi King Salman’s visit to Moscow was a great honor for Russia, and described it as a “historical event” because it was the first visit by a Saudi monarch to the country and

Putin calls for an all-Syrian conference

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an all Syrian conference to be held that includes representatives of all ethnic groups. Speaking at the Valdai forum in Sochi, Putin stressed that Moscow and Washington are cooperating in a stable manner

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of

Kremlin says S-400 missile talks with Saudi Arabia on track

:: The Kremlin said on Monday that talks with Saudi Arabia over Moscow supplying Riyadh with advanced S-400 air defense missile systems had gone well so far despite talk of a possible US-Saudi arms deal. Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted

Saudi Arabia ‘has fired thousands’ of extremist imams

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques for spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday. “We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance that kind of ideology

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