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 25, 2016

Bomb blast kills soldier in north Lebanon: report

A Lebanese soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in northern Lebanon on Thursday, the National News Agency and a security source said. A second soldier in the same patrol was wounded in the explosion which took place near the

Syria war parties to agree on UN basic principles paper: diplomats

Syrian government and opposition parties at peace talks in Geneva are expected to agree on Thursday to a document drawn up by a UN special envoy outlining basic principles in what one diplomat described as a “baby step” forward. With

Syrian regime troops enter ISIS-held Palmyra

Aided by Russian strikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday entered the historic city of Palmyra, which has been held by ISIS since May. Troops reached the “heart” of Palmyra, the state-run Ikhbariya news channel reported, broadcasting images from just outside

US, Russia want new Syrian constitution

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Washington and Moscow had agreed to aim at having a new draft constitution for Syria drawn up by August, after over four hours of talks with President Vladimir Putin. “We agreed

US blacklists Iran IRGC units in wake of missile tests

The US Treasury named units involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program to its sanctions blacklist Thursday, two weeks after the country ran missile tests that Washington labeled “provocative and destabilizing.” The Treasury placed sanctions on Shahid Nuri Industries and Shahid

Turkey: Brussels attacker deported from Turkey twice

One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, was deported twice from Turkey last year, in July and August, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. A second senior Turkish official said Bakraoui’s initial deportation in July

Second suspect believed in Brussels subway attack

A second attacker is suspected of taking part in the bombing this week of a Brussels subway train and may be at large, according to Belgian and French media reports, amid growing signs that the same ISIS cell was behind

UN rights team will seek to hold N. Korea leaders to account

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday voted to create an expert group to explore legal pathways to hold North Korea’s leadership accountable for widespread and horrific rights abuses in the country. The UN’s top rights body adopted a resolution

France detects first case of mad cow disease since 2011

France has found an “isolated” case of mad cow disease, its first occurrence since 2011, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The ministry said the case of BSE had been detected in the northeastern region of the Ardennes, near the Belgian

Iranian man ‘hacked US dam system’

One of seven Iranian suspects indicted by the US government and linked to the Iranian government hacked into the system controlling an American dam in 2013, prosecutors announced Thursday. Hamid Firoozi repeatedly hacked into the system which controlled Bowman Dam

Trump says migration “craziness” will push Britain to quit the EU

U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said he thought Britain would vote to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum because of concerns about high levels of migration. “With the craziness that is going on with the migration,

Iraq begins offensive to liberate Mosul

The Iraqi army said Thursday its troops and allied militia had launched what is expected to be a long and difficult offensive to retake the second city of Mosul, ISIS’s main hub in Iraq. The army and the Popular Mobilization

Suicide bomber Laachraoui was model student at Brussels Catholic school

Brussels suicide bomber Najim Laachraoui, a veteran Islamist fighter in Syria also suspected of making explosive belts for November’s Paris attacks, was a model student in a Brussels Catholic high school, the school’s director told Reuters. Security sources told local

US charges consultant to Iran’s UN mission

US prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled criminal charges at a New York court hearing against a consultant to the Iranian mission to the United Nations. Ahmad Sheikhzadeh, 60, is accused of charges related to sanctions violations, money laundering and tax matters,

Clinton: Europe must ‘share burden’ of counterterrorism

With Belgium reeling from deadly attacks, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called on Europe to take more decisive steps to combat terrorism, including improving border controls and intelligence cooperation. The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Washington

Palestinian charged with hacking Israeli drones

Israel has charged a Palestinian computer hacker from the Gaza Strip with breaking into Israeli military drone camera systems for Islamic militants and gleaning details of civilian aircraft movements. Beersheba District Court said on Wednesday it had charged Majd Oweida,

ISIS ‘trains 400 fighters to attack Europe’

Security officials have told The Associated Press that the ISIS has trained at least 400 attackers and sent them into Europe for terror attacks. The network of interlocking, agile and semiautonomous cells shows the reach of the extremist group in

No Mideast peace deal before my term ends: Obama

US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he did not expect a breakthrough on Middle East peace before he leaves office and reiterated his support for a two-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians could live peacefully side by side.

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