Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tunisia border guard wounded in ‘terrorist’ ambush

A border guard was injured late Wednesday in an ambush by more than a dozen “terrorists” in the Kasserine region near Tunisia’s frontier with Algeria, the interior ministry in Tunis said. “A group composed of around 15 terrorists ambushed a

Iraqi PM to present new cabinet lineup to parliament

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would present to parliament on Thursday his new cabinet lineup aimed at fighting corruption, in keeping with a deadline set by the legislature earlier in the week. Abadi announced more than six weeks

US condemns UN call for list of firms operating in West Bank

The United States on Wednesday condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that calls for setting up a database of businesses operating in the occupied West Bank, a move that Israel has called a “blacklist.” The Geneva-based council, established

Libya requests UN sanctions exemption for sovereign wealth fund

Libya is asking the UN Security Council to approve a sanctions exemption for its blacklisted sovereign wealth fund to halt billion-dollar losses caused by ineffective management of frozen assets, according to a letter released on Wednesday. The letter from Libya’s

Air strikes target and kill al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

At least four suspected al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen were killed in what is believed to be a drone strike on Wednesday as unidentified warplanes bombed outposts held by the Islamist militant group further east, witnesses and local residents said.

Assad ‘willing to form new govt’ with opposition

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said it would not be difficult to agree on a new government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office. Assad, bolstered by

Saudi deputy crown prince meets US Congress delegates in Riyadh

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a visiting delegation from the US Congress in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday. The prince and the US delegation reviewed bilateral relations between the Kingdom and the United States as well as

French navy seizes weapons cache heading from Iran to Yemen

French naval forces have seized a large weapons cache headed towards Somalia on March 20, a CNN report said on Wednesday. The cache, according to the report, is considered the second weapons seizure in the region this month. Both shipments

Thousands of Palestinians, Arab Israelis mark ‘land day’

Thousands of Palestinians and Arab Israelis gathered on Wednesday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of “Land Day” marking the killing of six Arab Israelis protesting plans to confiscate Arab land. In the northern Israeli town of Arraba, they waved Palestinian

Libya’s UN-backed government sails into Tripoli

The head of a UN-brokered Libyan unity government arrived in the capital by sea Wednesday to set up a temporary seat of power in a naval base despite threats from competing factions, which prevented him from arriving by air. Western

Iraq’s Abadi vows to implement reforms

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi vowed on Tuesday to implement governmental reforms and said that requesting reforms shouldn’t threaten the country’s security, reported Rudaw, a Kurdish news site. “I promise everyone to implement governmental reforms,” Abadi said in a televised

Israel minister who served jail time again probed for graft

Israeli authorities are investigating Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for alleged corruption, local media said Wednesday of the ultra-Orthodox party leader who has already served prison time for graft. Deri confirmed on his Twitter account that he was under investigation, saying

Yemeni army advances against al-Qaeda in Aden

The Yemeni army backed by local fighters seized control of parts of Aden held by al-Qaeda on Wednesday as part of a push to clear the hardline group from its stronghold in the southern port city, a security official said.

Egypt hands stiff jail terms to 23 Mursi supporters

An Egyptian court sentenced 23 supporters of Mohamed Mursi to lengthy prison terms on Wednesday over a violent protest against the Islamist president’s ouster in 2013, judicial officials said. Fifteen defendants were jailed for life, three for 15 years and

UN chief urges countries to let in more Syrian refugees

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged governments around the world to let in more people from Syria and “counter fear-mongering” about refugees. Ban spoke at a one-day conference in Geneva meant to further efforts to resettle Syrian refugees. The

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar president in historic power shift

Htin Kyaw, a trusted friend of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, took over as Myanmar’s president Wednesday, taking a momentous step in the country’s long-drawn transition toward democracy after more than a half-century of direct and indirect military rule.

Aid to Syria’s besieged boosted since ceasefire

A new report says the United Nations and partners delivered badly needed medical and food supplies to about 150,000 people in besieged areas of Syria after a cease-fire that started last month led to a drop-off in fighting. U.N. convoys

Iran missile tests were ‘in defiance of’ UN

By launching nuclear-capable missiles Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year’s historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Iran’s recent ballistic

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