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 11, 2016

Nations seek rapid ratification of Paris climate deal, 4-year lock

Many nations are pushing for swift ratification of a Paris agreement to slow climate change and lock it in place for four years before a change in the White House next year that might bring a weakening of Washington’s long-term

German spy chief warns ISIS wants to attack

ISIS wants to carry out attacks in Germany and the security situation is “very serious,” the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) told a Sunday newspaper, adding that he knew of no concrete plot to strike. The militant

Lebanon airport workers held over ‘terror contacts’

Lebanon has detained two workers at Beirut airport over alleged contact with “terrorist parties”, the country’s ANI news agency said on Sunday. Airport security on Friday “detained two Lebanese working for one of the airport’s service providers after discovering their

Self-driving cars not ready for US roads, experts warn

Self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a benefit to public safety because of unresolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the US government Friday, countering a push by innovators for expedited government approval. Even a

ISIS driven out, thousands return to Iraq’s Ramadi

Thousands of Iraqis have returned to the western city of Ramadi three months after Iraqi troops backed by US-led airstrikes drove ISIS out of the provincial capital, the city’s mayor said Sunday. The returning families must go through security checks

Private firms launch job drive to recruit young Saudis

A number of private sector companies in collaboration with the public sector have launched a drive on Sunday with an aim to recruit young unemployed Saudis. The campaign titled “Employment Path” is spread over all regions of the Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s ceasefire begins, FM warns of violations

Yemen’s foreign minister expressed alarm after reported breaches minutes after a ceasefire went into effect at 2100 GMT on Sunday in the country, just a week before the upcoming UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait. “Until now we do not know

Saudi-Egyptian business forum mulls economy based on innovation

Participants in the Saudi-Egyptian Business Opportunities Forum stressed the importance of commercial ties between the business communities in the Kingdom and Egypt. They also emphasized the bilateral cooperation in boosting economic and trade relations between the two governments, Saudi Press

Iran says missile program is not negotiable

Iran’s foreign minister is saying the country’s missile program is not up for negotiation with the United States. The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran” are not negotiable, said Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday, after meeting

Sanders seeks more ‘balanced’ US Middle East policy

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called Sunday for a more balanced US Mideast policy, describing Israel’s actions in the 2014 Gaza war as “disproportionate.” Sanders, who if elected would be the first Jewish US president, was asked on CNN to

Iraqi government approves aid to Fallujah ‘in principle’

Iraq has approved aid to be delivered to people in the ISIS-held city of Fallujah, west of Anbar province after months-long siege from its forces, head of a relief delegation said. Fallujah, seized by ISIS in early 2014 with an

Turkish Feb current account deficit narrows on oil price drop

Turkey’s current account deficit, long regarded as a weak point in the economy, narrowed more than expected in February as lower oil prices reduced the country’s energy import bill. The deficit fell to $1.785 billion in February from $2.338 billion

King Salman talks ‘unity’ at Egypt’s parliament

Saudi King Salman urged for “unity” and “joint alliance” during his historic speech at Egypt’s parliament on Sunday where he became the first Arab leader to give such address in Cairo. “To remedy issues of our nations, with the Palestinian

Endowment Program Opened by Governor of Riyadh

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar has hailed philanthropists for giving donations to charitable organizations and helping the needy in the Kingdom. He was speaking during the launch of the the endowment program of Charitable Health Society for Patient Care

Cameron releases tax records after ‘Panama Papers’ storm

British Prime Minister David Cameron published his tax records on Sunday in an attempt to draw a line under questions about his personal finances raised by the mention of his late father in the Panama Papers for setting up an

Khutba translation in Turkish, Persian and Hausa set

Efforts are under way to provide translation of khutbas or Juma sermon at the Grand Mosque in Turkish, Persian and Hausa languages shortly. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Haj & Umrah Research has started working on

Libya govt meeting soon to back power-sharing plan: speaker

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament will meet “in the coming weeks” to give its backing to a UN-backed unity government aimed at ending chaos in the country, its speaker said Sunday. An agreement for a power-sharing unity government was inked in

Sanders wins Wyoming to extend victory run

White House hopeful Bernie Sanders extended his winning streak in his bid to pull off a shock and defeat Hillary Clinton, grabbing victory in the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, US media said. The state – which is overwhelmingly Republican –

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