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 »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

 

Daily Archives: March 15, 2016

Erdogan wants to broaden definition of terrorists to include supporter

Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was necessary to broaden the definition of terrorists to include supporters of terrorism, who are equally guilty. Speaking after another bombing in the Turkish capital which killed 37 people, Erdogan said: “It’s

Putin: Russian forces to withdraw from Syria

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday “the main part” of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw, and instructed his diplomats to step up the push for peace as UN-mediated talks resumed in Geneva on ending the five-year

Russia against sanctions on Iran for missile test

Russia is against imposing sanctions on Iran over its recent ballistic missile tests, Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. Asked whether the Security Council should impose penalties on Iran, Vitaly Churkin said: “The clear and short answer is

Iran welcomes Vietnamese leader, looks to boost trade

Iran’s president welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart on Monday, saying Tehran hopes to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation to $2 billion from the current $350 million within five years, state media reported. Hassan Rowhani said he and Vietnamese President

Israeli minister slams reported secret talks with Palestinians

Israeli minister Zeev Elkin on Monday slammed a reported offer to reduce Israeli military operations in cities of the occupied West Bank and restore Palestinian security responsibility. Elkin, the country’s immigration minister and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

ISIS returns to Iraqi towns

The ISIS group on Monday returned to the desert town of Rutba in western Iraq, less than a day after vacating it, officials said. The mayor of the remote town in Anbar province had warned when ISIS pulled out that

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in Iraq after blast

Turkish fighter jets

Turkey’s air force hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Monday, hours after a suicide car bombing in the capital killed 37 people and heightened tensions with the militants. Nine F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 positions of

Palestinian-American member of ISIS surrenders: Iraqi general

A Palestinian-American member of ISIS on Monday gave himself up to an Iraqi Kurdish military unit in the country”s north, an Iraqi Kurdish general said. The circumstances of the surrender were not fully disclosed but it marked a rare instance

Bahrain deports several Lebanese for Hezbollah links

Bahrain on Monday announced it had deported several Lebanese for Hezbollah links, the Gulf state’s Interior Ministry said in a tweet on Monday. The move came after Saudi Arabia on Sunday said it will deport anyone sympathizing with the militant

Second round of Iran elections set for April 29

Hassan Rouhani

Iran will hold a second round of voting on April 29 to fill 69 parliamentary seats for which no clear winner emerged during last month’s elections, state media said Monday. The run-off is necessary because under Iran’s election rules a

Israeli forces shoot dead three Palestinians

Three Palestinians carried out two attacks – a shooting and a car-ramming – on Israelis in the southern occupied West Bank on Monday before they were shot dead, the Israeli army said. “Two assailants opened fire at pedestrians waiting at

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