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 »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Tag Archives: Russia

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,

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, in Riyadh Wednesday evening. They discussed bilateral relations

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

Oil prices gain after OPEC extension of output cut

:: Oil futures rose on Friday after OPEC and other major producers agreed to extend their production curbs in a widely expected move aimed at ending a persistent glut in global supplies. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporters (OPEC) and

Thousands return from Jordan to south Syria as ceasefire holds

:: Around 1,000 Syrians who sought refuge in Jordan have been returning home each month since July when a ceasefire for southern Syria took force, the UN said Monday. The ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States for

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

:: Russian air strikes on Sunday morning killed at least 53 civilians, including 21 children, in a village held by ISIS in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said in a new toll. “The toll increased after removing the

Why Assad made a surprise visit to Russia

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The surprise visit of Syrian President Bashar Assad to Sochi this week, and his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a true turning point in the Syrian conflict. It preceded a summit of

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,

Saudi crown prince discusses Syria developments with Russian envoy

:: The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Russian Special Envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Sunday. During their meeting, Prince Mohammed and Lavrentiev discussed developments in the Syrian conflict. Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted

More than 60 killed in air strike on Syrian market town

:: The death toll from air strikes on a Syrian town in a “de-escalation zone” has risen to 61, a war monitor said on Tuesday, a demonstration of the fragile state of areas set up in attempt to ease the

Air raids on market kill 53 in north Syria town

:: Air strikes on a market killed at least 53 people, including children, in a town in northern Syria on Monday despite a “de-escalation zone” in place there, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it

ISIS recaptures Al-Bukamal using ambushes and traps, Russia denies

:: Two days ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that ISIS recaptured Al-Bukamal city in the eastern governorate of Deir al-Zour in Syria – its last stronghold in the country and the most strategic one – from the

Israel signals free hand in Syria as US and Russia expand truce

:: Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

At least 50 dead in artillery fire, Russian strikes in Syria

:: Dozens of civilians have died in artillery fire and Russian bombardment of two displacement camps and surrounding territory in eastern Syria, a monitor said Sunday in a new toll. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ongoing heavy bombardment

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,

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