Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: NATO

Turkey: US has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group

:: The United States has not yet taken up Turkey’s suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday.

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

Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

:: Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. The letter signed by the Turkish, French and Italian defense ministers allows the Eurosam consortium to “analyze

UN ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

:: Month-long UN-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections. A month ago UN envoy Ghassan Salame, the latest in a

Mattis says will try to work with Pakistan ‘one more time’

Jim Mattis

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States would try “one more time” to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would turn to options to address Islamabad’s alleged support for militant groups. Relations

Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, wounds five civilians

:: Five civilians were wounded when a car bomber attacked a Danish convoy belonging to the NATO-led international mission in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, security officials said. Captain William Salvin, a spokesman for NATO’s Resolute Support mission, confirmed

Erdogan and Trump reaffirm strategic partnership

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Amid bilateral tensions over various issues, US President Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Saturday and according to the announcement made by the Turkish presidential office, they agreed to promote regional stability and to

NATO chief demands Russian ‘transparency’ on war games

:: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the Kremlin to comply with rules on transparency as Russia geared up for huge military exercises along the alliance’s eastern flank next month. Stoltenberg, speaking at a joint press conference in

Trump assembles national security team to forge new Afghanistan strategy

:: US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began. Trump must decide if he wants to continue

Suicide bomber kills NATO soldier in Afghanistan, 6 personnel wounded

:: A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan late Thursday, killing one Nato soldier and wounding six other personnel, the coalition said. “The patrol was conducting a partnered mission with the Afghan National Army when

Trump calls Poland exemplary ally against Russian ‘destabilizing’ behavior

:: US President Donald Trump described Poland as an exemplary ally in building defenses to counter Russian “destabilizing behavior”, while appearing to encourage Polish defiance toward the European Union. Trump, en route to a potentially fractious G20 meeting in Hamburg,

Seif al-Islam, the story of the most controversial man in Libya

:: Seif al-Islam Qaddafi, the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, spent around 6 years in prison until a Libyan court recently ordered his release. Issa al-Saghir, the attorney-general of the Ministry of Justice in the Libyan interim government,

Trump: NATO must do more on terror, immigration, Russia

:: US President Donald Trump used his first NATO summit on Thursday to urge the alliance to do more to tackle terrorism and immigration as well as Russia. “The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism

Arab NATO plan being studied to fight ISIS, isolate Iran

:: A NATO-style alliance for the Middle East was discussed on Thursday during a NATO summit, attended by US President Donald Trump in the Belgian capital Brussels, where leaders agreed to further discuss the so-called “Middle East Treaty Organization” METO

Trump arrives in Brussels for first NATO, EU talks

:: US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels on Wednesday ahead of his first talks with NATO and European Union leaders, an AFP journalist said. Flying from Rome after a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis, Trump will meet the king

Turkish MPs elect judicial board under new Erdogan constitution

:: Turkish lawmakers elected seven members to a reshaped judicial authority on Wednesday, part of a constitutional overhaul backed by a referendum last month that considerably expands the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan says the changes are vital to

Mattis affirms US commitment to NATO ally Turkey

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated on Thursday Washington’s commitment to protecting NATO ally Turkey after a meeting with the Turkish prime minister in London. Mattis’s roughly half-hour meeting with Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım in the British capital

Suicide bomb attack on NATO convoy in Afghan capital kills four

:: A suicide bombing near the US embassy in Kabul on Wednesday killed four people and wounded at least 22, Afghan officials said, in an attack on a convoy of armored personnel carriers used by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

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