Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

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 More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »


Tag Archives: Moscow

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.

A turning point in Saudi-Russian relations

King Salman

:: King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a historic and unprecedented state visit to Russia, the first by a Saudi monarch in almost a century of diplomatic ties. The king was greeted at Vnukovo airport by senior Russian

King Salman, Kremlin upbeat about ‘milestone’ royal visit

:: King Salman hopes his visit to Russia this week and talks with President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials will achieve the aspirations of the two countries, he told the Cabinet on Tuesday. Addressing the weekly meeting at Al-Salam

King Salman to lead high-level delegation to Russia

:: King Salman will arrive in Russia in the next few days at the head of a high-powered delegation of key government and private-sector figures. Preparations for the visit, the first by a reigning Saudi monarch, “have entered a final

Russian soldier shot dead after killing 3 at his base

:: A Russian soldier who killed two other soldiers and an officer has been shot dead after fleeing his base in the Russian Far East, local authorities and the military said Saturday. “The anti-terror division of the military garnison of

Russian general killed fighting ISIS in east Syria

:: A Russian general was killed while battling ISIS militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Moscow’s defense ministry said Sunday. “Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded during shelling by ISIS fighters,” the ministry

Russia firm unveils ‘surveillance-proof’ smartphone


:: For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution. At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented “TaigaPhone,” a brand new smartphone created

Russia threatens US in race to capture key Syria town

:: Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to US forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian regime troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir Ezzor province and that Moscow would

Russia says will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

:: Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where US special forces and US-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, which it said on Thursday had already happened twice. Russia

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