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 10, 2016

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

A retired Italian priest held hostage for six months by suspected extremist militants left a Philippines hospital Saturday a day after his release, looking frail though officials said he was in good health. A thin Rolando Del Torchio waved to

Explosions heard in central Kabul following john Kerry’s visit

Several explosions rang out in central Kabul Saturday night, shortly after the US Secretary of State John Kerry left the Afghan capital following an unannounced visit, an AFP journalist reported. Authorities were not immediately able to comment on the nature

North Korea claims to successfully test ballistic missile engine

North Korea said Saturday it had successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that would “guarantee” an eventual nuclear strike on the US mainland. It was the latest in a series of claims by Pyongyang of

Russia defends selling arms to both Azerbaijan and Armenia

Russia’s prime minister has defended Moscow’s policy of selling arms to both Armenia and Azerbaijan, whose military forces have faced off in a sharp escalation of fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh. Speaking in an interview broadcast Saturday, Dmitry Medvedev said if Russia

Candidates for next UN chief to face nations for first time

For the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, all the member states will get a chance to question the candidates for Secretary-General, in a move to make the usually secret selection process for the world’s top

Three wounded in Istanbul blast

Three people were wounded on Saturday when a percussion bomb exploded near a bus stop in Istanbul, the Dogan news agency reported. The blast went off in the busy district of Mecidiyekoy in the European side of the city. The

Obama: Trump is doing Democrats a ‘favor’

President Barack Obama on Friday told donors that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing Democrats a “favor” by exposing extreme views within their party on issues such as immigration and national security. “I actually think that

UN: Over 130 countries will sign climate agreement

A record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on April 22, the United Nations said Thursday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the signing ceremony on

King Salman Praised in Egyptian Media as ‘the Decisive king’

The visit by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Egypt is being widely covered by Egyptian satellite channels. Saudi media personalities have also participated in such shows. Ten TV launched its program with the slogan “The Decisive

Pope Tawadros, King Salman in historic meeting

A historic meeting has taken place between the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman during his five-day Cairo visit state news agency MENA reported. During Friday’s meeting at the king’s Cairo residence, Tawadros thanked his

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Visits Al-Azhar Mosque

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited Al-Azhar Mosque today. Upon arrival, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was received by Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb and a number of officials.

Sixth suspect held in Brussels attacks raids

A sixth person was arrested during raids Friday over the Brussels airport and metro bombings which netted top Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini, the Belgian prosecutor’s office said. The prosecutor had said Friday that five people had been arrested but

US warns citizens of ‘credible threats’ in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent

Kerry makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan Saturday hoping to promote cooperation from a would-be “unity” government he helped create less than two years ago, but which has proved largely incapable of governing. Following his trip to Iraq,

ISIS ‘to release’ 300 Syrian cement workers

Syrian mediators reached an agreement Friday for the release of some 300 cement workers kidnapped by the ISIS, a monitor said, but it was unclear exactly how many were freed. ISIS abducted the employees on Monday from Al-Badia cement factory

US deploys B-52s to Qatar to fight ISIS

The US Air Force deployed B-52 bombers to Qatar on Saturday to join the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the first time they have been based in the Middle East since the end of the Gulf War in

Rebels seize Syria town from fighters loyal to ISIS

Rebels seized a town in southern Syria from groups loyal to ISIS just a day after fighters captured another town from the hardline militants in a separate insurgent assault in the north, a rebel source and a monitoring group said.

Oman says US man held by Houthis freed

Sultan Qaboos bin Said

A US man held captive in Yemen’s rebel-controlled capital has been released after Omani negotiators interceded on his behalf, authorities said, becoming the latest American freed through the sultanate’s quiet diplomacy. In a statement posted online late Friday, Oman’s Foreign

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