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 13, 2016

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than first thought, say US health officials

Top health officials expressed heightened concern on Monday about the threat posed to the United States by the Zika virus, saying the mosquito that spreads it is now present in about 30 states and hundreds of thousands of infections could

Palestinian push for UN rebuke of settlements ‘aimed at peace’

A renewed Palestinian drive to persuade the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements is aimed at removing the biggest obstacle to peace and boosting French efforts to broker an agreement, the Palestinian U.N. envoy said on Tuesday. Riyad Mansour,

Pentagon wants drones to replace some US troops in Sinai

The Pentagon wants to cut the number of US peacekeeping troops in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, partly because of the growing threat from ISIS group, an official said Tuesday. About 700 US troops participate in a UN operation established after Israel

Italian coastguard rescues 4,000 migrants

Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday it had rescued some 4,000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh push to reach Europe via that route as the number of migrants landing in Greece sharply recedes. On Tuesday,

ISIS militant ranks are at ‘lowest level since 2014’

ISIS’s ranks have been pared back by international and local military action in Iraq and Syria to their lowest level since Washington began monitoring the group, a senior official said Tuesday. The comments from deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Australian mother and TV crew face kidnapping charges in Lebanon

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday his government was providing support to an Australian mother and TV crew charged in Beirut with kidnapping-related offences, but said he respected the Lebanese judicial system. The mother and a four-member Australian “60

US sees Syrian regime ‘slipping’ on ceasefire

Syria’s commitment to a ceasefire and pledges to allow aid deliveries are slipping, putting the peace process on a more fragile footing, US Ambassador Samantha Power said Tuesday. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura briefed the Security Council during a closed-door

Turkey decorates Saudi king for close ties

Turkey has decorated Saudi Arabia’s King Salman with the country’s highest state medal in recognition of the close ties between the two countries. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday bestowed the medal, saying the Saudi monarch had exerted “great

Turkey strikes at ISIS targets after rockets hit border town

Turkish artillery units on Tuesday shelled ISIS targets across the border in Syria, officials said, hours after rockets fired from Syria struck a Turkish border town, wounding eight people. Two rockets hit the town of Kilis early in the day

Two soldiers killed, nearly 50 wounded in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast

Two soldiers were killed and nearly 50 people wounded in a car bomb attack on a Turkish gendarmerie base in the southeastern town of Hani overnight, security sources said on Tuesday. A large vehicle laden with explosives rammed into the

Abbas says ‘urgent’ need for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said there is an “urgent” need for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, in an interview with AFP ahead of a multi-country diplomatic tour. “The Security Council is a very important subject because it has now

Car bomb in Lebanon’s Sidon kills Palestinian official

A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon, killing at least one person identified as a Palestinian official, a security source said. The source said the blast killed Fathi Zeidan, who headed the Fatah movement

Italian premier starts landmark two-day Iran trip

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi started a two-day visit to Iran on Tuesday, the highest ranking European leader to do so since world powers completed a nuclear deal with Tehran. Accompanied by a 250-person delegation, Renzi is seeking to re-establish

Two Russian pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

Two Russian military pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defense ministry said on Tuesday, adding that the aircraft had not been under fire. “Two crew members died,” the defense ministry said

Schools to remain closed today as heavy rain hits Riyadh

The Ministry of Education announced that government schools in Riyadh city and the governorates under it would remain closed on Wednesday following heavy rain and the continuing inclement weather. Mubarak Al-Osaimi, spokesman of the ministry, said that the ministry has

Israel signals no opposition to Egypt’s return of islands to Saudi Arabia

Israel signaled on Tuesday it did not oppose the return of two Red Sea islands in a strategic strait to Saudi Arabia by Egypt, with one senior lawmaker seeing a chance to get closer to Riyadh, with which Israel has

Crown Prince Performs Funeral Prayer on Soul of Princess Mashael bint Faisal bin Turki Al-Awwal

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz have performed funeral prayer on the soul of Princess Mashael bint Faisal bin Turki

US military says using cyber capabilities against ISIS

The US military is dropping “cyber bombs” on ISIS for the first time as part of a stepped-up coordinated effort that has put increasing pressure on the militant group, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday. “Those guys are

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