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 7, 2016

Kerry in Bahrain to discuss regional conflicts

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday in Bahrain where he is expected to discuss regional conflicts ahead of a Gulf summit to be attended by President Barack Obama. Kerry will meet his counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation

Abadi’s pick as finance minister rejects candidacy

Ali Allawi, who Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi nominated last week to serve as finance minister in a new technocrat government, withdrew his candidacy on Wednesday, citing “political interventions and partisan bickering.” A letter dated April 6, which a source

US strike in Syria kills several al-Qaeda militants

The United States has carried out another raid against Al-Qaeda militants in Syria, on the heels of a strike that killed the spokesman of the group’s Syrian branch, the Pentagon said Wednesday. “I can confirm that the US struck a

Cyprus agrees to extradite EgyptAir hijacker

Cyprus said on Wednesday that it had approved a request from Cairo to extradite the man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to the Mediterranean island. Egyptian Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 58, is accused of using a

France: Extremists are winning propaganda war

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said extreme forms of Islam were winning the propaganda war for hearts and minds, warning the veil was being used as a political symbol for the “enslavement of women”. Speaking at a roundtable on Islamism

First Syrians leave for US under surge resettlement program

The first Syrian family to move to the U.S. under its speeded-up “surge” resettlement operation has left Jordan for the United States. Ahmad al-Abboud, his wife and five children, are to leave on Wednesday for Kansas City in Missouri. Al-Abboud

ISIS attacks Assad forces near capital, 18 killed in Aleppo

ISIS militants launched attacks on government-held areas near Damascus overnight on Tuesday and Syrian rebels shelled on Wednesday a Kurdish neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing 18 people. Later the day, the Syrian army and its allies launched

Egypt emphasizes ‘special ties’ with Saudi

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has emphasized the importance of Saudi King Salman’s visit to Cairo and spoke of the “special relationship” between the two countries in an interview with Al Arabiya News Channel. “Some media circles have been doubting

Cross-border shelling from Yemen kills two in Saudi

Shelling from Yemen has killed two people in a Saudi town, the civil defence agency said, in a rare breach of a calm in the border area agreed with Iran-backed militias early last month. “Shelling from Yemeni territory on Samtah

Over 1,500 mines removed in Syria’s Palmyra

Russian forces have helped remove more than 1.5 thousand mines in the Syrian city of Palmyra since it was taken from ISIS militants by government forces in March, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. [wpResize] Related articles

Migrant arrivals on Greek islands slow, some still trying to leave Turkey

A deal between the European Union and Turkey appeared to show tentative signs of slowing the flow of migrants to the Greek islands on Wednesday, but many were still trying to cross the sea and the route remained far from

Two kidnapped members of Qatar hunting party freed in Iraq

One of the some two dozen Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq this December has been freed along with an Asian who had accompanied the trip, Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Authorities offered no details regarding their release, and did not

UK PM won’t benefit from offshore funds, spokesman says

Prime Minister David Cameron, his wife and their children will not benefit in future from any offshore funds or trusts, a spokesman said on Wednesday as the British leader faced more questions over family tax affairs. Cameron’s late father, Ian,

US considering moving Sinai troops

The US military is considering pulling troops from a base in the northeastern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, partly because of the increasing threat from ISIS, CNN reported. The Obama administration may order the movement of some US and international

Iceland’s PM resigns over ‘Panama Papers’

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the offshore wealth of politicians and public figures worldwide. The Panama Papers showed

UN audit identifies serious lapses linked to alleged bribery

The United Nations’ internal investigations office has uncovered serious lapses and due-diligence failures in the world body’s interaction with organizations tied to an alleged bribery scheme involving a former UN General Assembly president. The 21-page confidential report by the UN

Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump in Wisconsin primary

Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party’s nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention. Cruz’s double-digit win over Trump

Putin aides among those exposed in tax haven dump

Close aides of Russian president Vladimir Putin are among those whose assets feature in a vast expose of tax havens published Sunday after a year-long investigation into 11.5 million leaked documents. The assets of around 140 political figures – including

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