Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart More »

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into More »

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic More »

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman More »

 

Tag Archives: GERMANY

Berlin seeks new partnerships with Riyadh through Future Investment Initiative

:: A German diplomat has confirmed that his country will expand its cooperation with Riyadh in various economic, political and security fields during the coming year, pointing out that a large delegation will participate in the Future Investment Initiative, hosted

Air Berlin seeks damages from Etihad — Rheinische Post

Air Berlin

:: German airline Air Berlin is demanding damages from its part-owner Etihad Airways for letting it become insolvent and it hopes for payment of at least €10 million, Air Berlin’s administrator told a German newspaper. “We are in negotiations with

Knife attacker ‘on the run’ after injuring several in Munich

:: Several people were injured Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding possible motives were unknown. A man “injured several people with a knife” in

Refugee issue looms as Merkel starts coalition talks

:: Two weeks after winning German elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a first step Sunday on a rocky road toward forming a government by trying to get her own conservative house in order. Her meeting from

Germany redeploys anti-ISIS surveillance jets to Jordan

:: Germany on Wednesday moved four Tornado jets flying surveillance missions against ISIS to Jordan after withdrawing them from Turkey amid a bilateral dispute, the defense ministry said. Berlin decided in June to pull out the contingent after Ankara repeatedly

Merkel allies fret over former East Germany’s rightward shift

:: The premiers of two regions where the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party made big gains in Sunday’s national election warned that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives must change course to stop the former East Germany’s rightward drift. Merkel’s Christian

Merkel claims mandate to form new German government

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government with her conservative bloc. She’s also vowing to win back voters from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party after it got enough support to enter

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to sit at negotiating table

:: Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end the dispute with its neighbors, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin. “We spoke about Qatar’s readiness to sit at the table to

After Etihad Airways withdrew funding, pilots ground Air Berlin flights

:: Insolvent Air Berlin (AB1.DE) canceled about 100 flights on Tuesday after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers, potentially hampering an attempt to find investors to rescue Germany’s second-largest airline. Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection last month

Merkel: Germany open to Iran-style North Korea talks

:: Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of a past deal with Iran, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “I would say yes immediately if we

Russia berates German defense minister for war games remarks

:: Russia’s Defense Ministry on Saturday criticized German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, saying it was bewildered by her assertion that Moscow planned to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month. On

Merkel tells voters: ‘Don’t experiment’ with the left

Angela Merkel

:: Chancellor Angela Merkel warned German voters on Wednesday not to risk allowing an untested left-wing alliance to take power after this month’s national election, urging them to stick with her in “turbulent times.” Less than three weeks before the

Latest Air Berlin bidder looks to focus on holiday routes

:: A German businessman joined the field of potential bidders for insolvent Air Berlin on Monday, proposing to focus on only a few routes to holiday destinations. Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection in August after shareholder

Two more Germans arrested in Turkey ‘for political reasons’: Berlin

:: Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey “for political reasons”, Berlin said Friday, bringing the total number of German political prisoners in Turkish custody to 12. “On August 31, two German nationals were detained in Turkey for

Jordan, Germany said to disagree on status of German troops

:: A Jordanian official says Jordan is negotiating with Germany over the legal status of German troops to be stationed in the kingdom, amid reports that disagreements delayed deployment. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday that Germany seeks

German FM: Turkey will never be EU member under Erdogan

:: Turkey will never be a member of the European Union as long as it is governed by Tayyip Erdogan, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, accusing the Turkish president of failing to take accession talks with the

Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen

Paul Carrel

By : Paul Carrel :: Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends. It has been a transformation for the chancellor. Last

Neo-Nazis march in Berlin

:: Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, US, the media reported. Helmeted police in riot gear stood guard on Saturday as right-wing demonstrators

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