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 »


Tag Archives: Moscow

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,

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

At last, light at the end of the Syrian tunnel

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: Syria will be in the headlines over the next few weeks, but for optimistic reasons. The international community appears ready to proceed with a political resolution of the conflict, after success in implementing peace zones

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,

Russia likens US coalition bombing of Raqqa to WWII Dresden

:: Russia on Sunday accused the US-led coalition in Syria of having flattened Raqqa with a Dresden-like bombing campaign and masking the destruction with a rush of humanitarian aid. In a statement, the defense ministry said that Raqqa — the

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

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

Russian warplane crashes at air base in Syria, ‘crew didn’t eject in time’

:: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying. “The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke

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

Russian institute to confer honorary doctorate on King Salman today

King Salman

:: King Salman will be granted an honorary doctorate on Saturday by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is operated by Russia’s Foreign Ministry. “MGIMO is proud to welcome the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques during

2000 mining licenses in Saudi Arabia worth $66 billion

:: The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid bin Abdul Aziz al-Falih said that 2000 mining licenses have been provided to the private sector with a total value on of $66 billion in Saudi Arabia.. “The number of

Historic summit cements ties between Riyadh and Moscow

:: The Saudi-Russian summit in Moscow between King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday cemented the relationship between the two countries. The kingdom signed a number of key economic and military agreements with Russia including the

Russian strikes in Syria hit rebels’ underground arsenal

:: Russia on Thursday said its air strikes in Syria had destroyed a huge underground arms depot belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an extremist alliance led by Al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate. “Russian aviation destroyed the largest buried arsenal of

Two ‘influential and pivotal nations’ can address regional crises: Saudi Ambassador to Russia

:: Saudi Arabia and Russia are influential and pivotal countries who can work together to address regional issues, the Saudi Ambassador to Russia said on Wednesday on the eve of King Salman’s landmark visit to Russia. “Surely this visit will

Saudi Arabia aims to develop relations with Russia Federation in all spheres: Al-Jubeir

:: King Salman made history on Wednesday as the first reigning Saudi monarch to visit Russia, where he is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking Russian officials on bilateral, regional and international issues.

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