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: April 1, 2016

Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, who is also chairman of the Riyadh Tourism Development Council, and Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), handed out trophies to Saudi Excellence in Tourism

KSA plans $2 trillion fund for post-oil era

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia plans to set up a $2 trillion megafund for post-oil era, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid out his vision for the Public Investment Fund, which

Ex-wife: EgyptAir hijacker ‘abusive, dangerous’

The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian man who authorities say hijacked a domestic Egyptair flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt said her former husband is an “extremely dangerous man” who used drugs, terrorized his

King’s Salaman support Qur’an memorization

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar honored winners at the 18th edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Local Competition for Holy Qur’an Memorization and Interpretation in Riyadh on Wednesday night. Addressing the large audience of

Libya unity govt starts work from Tripoli based

Libya’s U.N.-backed unity government held meetings at a heavily guarded naval base in Tripoli on Thursday and a senior military official said it was working to secure state institutions in the capital. The government’s leaders arrived at the naval base

ISIS commander killed in strike near Syria’s Raqqa

A drone strike near the ISIS de facto Syrian capital Raqqa killed a extremist commander heading to Aleppo province on orders from the organization’s chief, a monitoring group said Thursday. His death is the latest in a series of blows

Lebanese military gets U.S., British aid for defending border with Syria

Lebanon’s armed forces acquired three U.S. helicopters worth $26 million on Thursday to help in efforts to stop Syria’s civil war spilling over its border, along with almost $29 million of British aid as EU countries also step up their

Republican Trump revises abortion stance after backlash

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.

Turkey army ridicules talk of ‘anti-Erdogan coup’

Turkey’s military on Thursday angrily denied suggestions it could be planning a coup against the increasingly controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Certain media outlets have carried reports speculating over the possibility of a military coup in Turkey, with Erdogan out

Russia says it took ‘direct role’ in Palmyra battle

Russian military advisers played a direct role in planning the operation to liberate the Syrian city of Palmyra from the Islamic State militants, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday. Russian warplanes carried out a total of around 500 sorties, hitting

Paris suspect Abdeslam ‘wants to cooperate’ with French authorities

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with French authorities, his lawyer said Thursday, confirming that his client wanted to be extradited from Belgium to France. “He wants to cooperate with the French authorities,” lawyer Cedric Moisse said, as

Trump abandons pledge: Says no to backing another Republican nominee

Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned a pledge to support a party presidential nominee other than himself, a sign of increasing friction with chief rival Ted Cruz. “No, I don’t anymore,” Trump replied, when asked at a CNN town

UN recommends reform of general assembly chief’s office

The United Nations on Tuesday recommended overhauling financial oversight of the General Assembly president’s office following a bribery scandal involving one of its former chiefs. The US authorities charged John Ashe with tax fraud in October, suspecting him of having

Sanders team pushes Clinton for New York debate

Bernie Sanders’ campaign team called on Hillary Clinton to relent and agree to hold a debate between the Democratic presidential hopefuls in New York before the state primary on April 19. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, is hanging on in

Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow on April 21

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 21 to discuss security issues in the Middle East, an Israeli political source said on Tuesday. Israel and Russia have maintained a hotline to help

Obama unlikely to meet Erdogan during US visit

President Barack Obama is not expected to hold sit-down talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he visits Washington later this week for a nuclear security summit, amid deep divisions between the two NATO nations. Several heads of

Dutch anti-terrorism police arrest suspect at France’s request

Dutch anti-terrorism police on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old man in Rotterdam on suspicion of preparing an attack on France and also detained three other people, national prosecutors said. “French authorities on Friday requested the arrest of the French citizen, who

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