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 24, 2016

Vision 2030: Excitement is in the air

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudis and expatriates are waiting with bated breath for details of the new Saudi vision for the country’s future to be unveiled tomorrow by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Most Saudis believe the national transformation plan will change their

Airstrikes as Yemen troops, Al Qaeda clash

Yemeni forces loyal to the internationally recognized government killed 25 al-Qaeda militants in heavy clashes Saturday in southern Yemen, a provincial official said, following an airstrike campaign this month by a Saudi-led coalition against Al Qaeda positions in the area.

Turkey detains six in raid against ISIS in Konya

Six foreign nationals were taken into custody in an overnight raid against ISIS in the central Anatolian city of Konya, a statement from its governorship said on Saturday. The operation was conducted to prevent potential activities by the group, the

Syria Kurds, regime to press talks after deadly clashes

Syrian regime officials and Kurdish representatives were to meet on Saturday for a second day of talks on ending deadly clashes in the northeastern city of Qamishli, a senior security source said. A truce agreed on Friday held through the

Gulf market lacks suitable graduates

Higher education institutions in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are not producing enough graduates needed by the region’s labor market, according to educators and experts. This was the conclusion drawn by these participants at a workshop entitled “The suitability

Saudi king replaces minister for water and electricity

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman replaced the minister for water and electricity Abdullah al-Husayen on Saturday with Agriculture Minister Abdulrahman al-Fadhli, who will do the job on an acting basis, state media reported, citing a royal decree. This week Deputy Crown

King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an contest from Muharram 21

Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh Al-Asheikh

Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh Al-Asheikh has approved the holding of the 38th King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an Competition from Muharram 21 to 25, 1438 at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. “The contest remains the focus of attention of young Muslims

Abbas at UN says Israeli rule is ruining climate

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told world leaders at a UN ceremony Friday that Israel must stop “destroying” the climate in the Palestinian territories. “The Israeli occupation is destroying the climate in Palestine and the Israeli settlements are destroying nature in

Egypt court postpones Mursi espionage verdict

An Egyptian court postponed on Saturday its verdict and sentence in the trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who is charged with spying for Qatar. The head judge of the criminal court said the verdict was postponed to “May

13 killed east of Damascus during Syrian government bombing

The Syrian observatory for Human Rights said 13 people were killed in the town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday during Syrian government bombing. The Britain-based Observatory which monitors the Syrian war through a network of

Yemen foes hold new talks under truce pressure

Yemen’s warring parties held a new session of peace talks in Kuwait on Saturday under pressure to firm up a fragile ceasefire that went into effect on April 11. “The meeting has started,” Charbel Raji, spokesman for UN envoy Ismail

Libya’s Brega port Under Attack

ISIS militants clashed with a Libyan force guarding oil ports near Brega terminal on Saturday, killing one guard and wounding four including Ibrahim Jathran, leader of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), security and medical sources said. ISIS has a base

Israeli fighters scramble to intercept undeclared Egyptian airliner

Israel scrambled fighter planes Saturday to intercept an unidentified passenger aircraft entering its airspace and escorted it to land at Tel Aviv, the Israeli military told AFP. Israeli media reported that the aircraft turned out to be an Air Sinai

Deadly car bombs target Baghdad security forces

Several people were killed on Saturday in two separate car bomb attacks in Baghdad targeting security forces, police sources said, adding that the death toll could rise. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts which wounded a

UN chief urges south Sudan’s Machar to return to Juba

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday pressed South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar to return to Juba “without delay” and begin work in a transitional government. Machar had been expected to return to the capital on Monday, in line with

University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh

A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said. A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique was attacked on his way to the

Libya unity govt seeks EU accord on migrants

Libya’s Vice President Ahmed Maetig has expressed hope that the European Union will enter into an agreement with his country similar to that between the EU and Turkey restricting the flow of migrants to Europe. Maetig made the appeal while

ISIS captures Syrian pilot after ‘plane shot down’

ISIS militants have captured the pilot of a Syrian warplane which crashed southeast of Damascus on Friday, a news agency affiliated to the militant group said. “The pilot, called Azzam Eid, from Hama was captured after he fell by parachute

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