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 »

 

Daily Archives: March 16, 2016

Pentagon: No immediate decision on US troops in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama`s administration has not yet made a decision on whether to ramp up troop levels to counter a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants to give Lieutenant General John Nicholson, who

Syrian opposition demands detail from government at peace talks

Bassma Kodmani

Syrian opposition negotiators demanded on Tuesday that Syria’s government detail its thoughts on a political transition and said there had been no progress on freeing detainees, who, it said, were being executed at a rate of 50 a day. The

UN: Pursuing war criminals in Syria should not wait for end of war

United Nations human rights investigators on Syria said on Tuesday that preparing prosecutions against war criminals should not be delayed until the end of the conflict, now entering its sixth year. The UN Commission of Inquiry, which has documented atrocities

Clashes spread to new areas of southeast Turkey after bombing

Four people were killed in clashes between security forces and Kurdish militants on Tuesday, security sources said, as fighting widened in southeast Turkey following a suicide bombing that killed 37 people in the capital Ankara. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters

Turkish scholars arrested over ‘terror propaganda’ charges

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency says a court in Istanbul has charged three academics with making terrorist propaganda and ordered them arrested pending the outcome of a trial. Their arrests late on Tuesday came a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Civilians flee Iraq town as battle looms

Terrified residents were fleeing the Iraqi town of Hit as security forces closed in Tuesday and jihadist fighters hunkered down to defend one of their main bastions in Anbar province. After regaining control of Anbar provincial capital Ramadi from ISIS

EU refugee deal aims to make migration ‘safe’

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday the aim of a 6-billion-euro ($6.66-billion) agreement with the European Union on refugees was to reduce illegal migration and make passage to Europe safe. Turkey did not bargain over money and does

Iran: Missile tests do not violate nuclear deal

Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests did not violate a UN resolution and were not illegal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday after being questioned on the issue by Australia. The United Nations Security Council met Monday at the request

Syria grimly marks fifth civil war anniversary

Syria on Tuesday marked its fifth war anniversary, a grim milestone as peace talks were underway in Geneva with international powers aiming to end the conflict. The U.N. refugee agency released a statement on the anniversary, saying international solidarity with

Israel seizes large areas of land in West Bank

Israel has appropriated large tracts of land in the occupied West Bank near the Dead Sea and the Palestinian city of Jericho, Israeli Army Radio said on Tuesday. Israel’s Peace Now movement, which tracks and opposes Israeli settlement in territory

Saudi king: ‘North Thunder’ military drill raised combat readiness

Saudi King Salman said here on Monday that the presence of leaders and representatives of 20 friendly countries at the closing ceremony of the North Thunder military exercise proved their eagerness to further strengthen military ties. Thanking them for their

First Russian planes fly out of Syria base

A first group of Russian military planes on Tuesday left Moscow’s base in Syria heading for home after President Vladimir Putin’s shock order to withdraw most of his forces from the war-torn country, the defence ministry said. “The first group

Azerbaijan border guards kill 5 on Iran border

Azerbaijani borders guards on Sunday shot dead five armed Bangladeshi and Azeri nationals who were trying to illegally cross the ex-Soviet republic’s border with Iran, officials said. The incident took place in the Yardymli district on Azerbaijan’s southern border with

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