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: April 3, 2016

Armenia, Azerbaijan say fighting surges along Karabakh frontline

Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan said Saturday fierce clashes had erupted along the front line of Nagorny Karabakh, with Russia urging an immediate ceasefire to end the latest surge of violence over the disputed region. Armenia’s defense ministry said that

Kim Jong-Un guides new anti-air weapon system

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said on Saturday, the latest in a series of missile trials as tensions run high on the divided Korean peninsula. Over the past

Mass grave found in Syria’s Palmyra after recaptured from ISIS

Syrian troops found a mass grave containing around 40 bodies in Palmyra city, captured from ISIS last Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Friday. SANA said the grave, which contained many women and children, was in the north-eastern

Turkey detains Kurdish city car bomber

Turkish authorities on Saturday detained the suspected perpetrator of a car bomb attack in its main Kurdish-majority city that killed seven police, as a new bombing hit the troubled southeast. The suspect, named as A.C., was detained in the Kocakoy

Belgium charges third suspect over French terror plot

Belgium on Saturday charged a third suspect with terrorist activities over a foiled plot to attack France, federal prosecutors said. They named the suspect only as 35-year-old Y.A., but gave no further details. “He has been charged with participation in

Iraq forces free prisoners from ISIS jail

Iraqi forces freed a large number of prisoners from an underground ISIS jail during a battle to retake a western town from the militants, officials said on Saturday. Security forces have recaptured parts of Heet, which was one of the

PKK bomb attack kills six in Turkish security forces: report

Five Turkish soldiers and one special forces police officer were killed Saturday in a bomb attack blamed on Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country, the Dogan news agency reported. The members of the security forces were carrying out

Russia accuses Turkey of arming extremists in Syria

Russia is accusing three Turkish foundations of supplying weapons and military equipment to ISIS extremists in Syria and says $1.9 million worth of explosives and industrial chemicals were smuggled across Turkey’s border to extremist groups. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin

Terror fight, trade boost top Modi agenda in Riyadh talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Saturday on his maiden two-day visit to the Kingdom as both countries are set to firm up a raft of pacts to bolster their strategic partnership besides exploring ways to enhance security and

U.S. ‘concerned’ about Israel destroying Palestinian homes: spokeswoman

The United States is “concerned” about Israel’s demolition of Arab buildings in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday, adding that it raised questions about Israel’s commitment to a two-state political solution to the

Leaders warn of risk of nuke-armed terrorists

World leaders declared progress Friday in securing nuclear materials worldwide but warned of a persistent and harrowing threat: terrorists getting their hands on a nuclear bomb. “It would change our world,” President Barack Obama said. Obama, addressing a nuclear security

Turkey starts work on centers for migrant returnees

Turkey has begun work on two centers to process Syrian and other migrants after they return from Greece under a deal with the EU which comes into force next week, local officials and reports said Saturday. Under the controversial agreement,

Saudi donates $10 mln to build Vienna center to fight ‘nuclear terrorism’

Saudi Arabia announced Friday that it has donated $10 million to launch a specialized center fighting nuclear terrorism in Austria’s capital Vienna, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The announcement was made during Saudi’s participation in the Nuclear Security

Qatar: Syria strikes could ‘torpedo’ truce

Qatar warned Saturday that Syrian regime airstrikes that killed more than 30 people including children in a rebel-held town near Damascus could “torpedo” a fragile ceasefire in the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, reported that

US reaffirms support to Iraqi leader Abadi

US Vice President Joe Biden offered Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi the support of the United States in the country’s political reform efforts, the White House said on Friday. It said that in a phone call with Abadi, Biden “also

Al-Qaeda, other insurgents capture Syrian village

Activists say al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch and other insurgents have captured a strategic overlook from government forces south of Aleppo after weeks of government air raids, in fighting that could unravel a month-old ceasefire. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Sudan blocks activists from Geneva rights meet: rights groups

Sudanese security agents have blocked four civil society representatives from attending a meeting with diplomats in Geneva about human rights in Sudan, a coalition of rights groups said on Friday. The meeting in Geneva on Thursday was organized by an

Fighting in Palestinian camp turns deadly

One person was killed and others injured late on Friday in a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon after a dispute erupted into gunfire between rival political groups for the second time this week, Reuters witnesses and state media said.

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