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 26, 2016

Crown Prince: Join hands to achieve the ambitious vision

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on the occasion of the approval of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. He also congratulated Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman,

Turkey’s parliament speaker seeks religious constitution

Turkey should have a religious constitution, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said Monday, in comments that will likely add to concerns of creeping Islamization under the ruling AKP party. “As a Muslim country, why should we be in a situation where

World reacts to Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’

Arab leaders and international analysts reacted to the unveiling of Saudi Vision 2030 and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s exclusive interview with Al Arabiya on Monday, with many calling the announcement “bold and ambitious.” Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

Syrian alliance welcomed US support as fighting continues

An alliance of Syrian armed groups fighting ISIS said on Monday it welcomed US plans to send as many as 250 additional American personnel to Syria but urged greater support including the provision of guided anti-armor missiles. The Syria Democratic

Driverless cars in Dubai by 2030

Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat. Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced plans Monday to have 25 percent of all car trips in

Suicide bomber kills seven in Baghdad market: officials

A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a Baghdad market on Monday, killing at least seven people, Iraqi security and medical officials said. The blast in the Baghdad Jadida area of the capital’s east also wounded at least 30 people, they

New Libyan government takes over foreign ministry

Libya’s new unity government on Monday took control of the foreign affairs ministry headquarters in Tripoli as it seeks to assert its authority over the violence-plagued country. Mohammad al-Amari, a minister of state in the Government of National Accord, signed

Egyptian police fire tear gas, birdshot at Cairo protesters

Police fired tear gas and birdshot on Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down over his government’s decision to surrender control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The violence in

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approves Vision 2030

The Council of Ministers has approved Vision 2030, the ambitious plan to transform the Saudi economy away from its dependence on oil, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman announced on Monday. King Salman made the announcement while chairing

Visionary post-oil economic plan announced

The Kingdom announced sweeping economic reforms on Monday to reduce its dependence on oil and ensure long-term sustainable development, with plans for a massive $2 trillion sovereign fund to boost its global investment power. In an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya

UN says ‘significant’ differences persist among Yemen foes

Yemen’s warring parties held a fifth day of peace talks in Kuwait on Monday after the UN envoy said “significant differences” still separate them. A UN spokesperson said the talks between the government and the Shiite Huthi rebels had resumed

Philippine presidential favourite talks tough in final debate

A tough-talking Philippine presidential candidate vowed to kill his children if they ever took drugs during a televised debate Sunday, as analysts warned his scandalous remarks about raping a missionary could hurt his chances. Rodrigo Duterte has become the surprise

Iran threatens US with legal action over frozen funds ruling

Iran threatened Monday to take legal action in the International Court of Justice against the United States if $2 billion in frozen funds are “diverted” to compensate victims of attacks. On Thursday, Tehran said the US Supreme Court’s decision to

Israel charges 7 over ‘price tag’ attacks on Palestinians

Israeli prosecutors on Monday charged seven young Jews in connection with a wave of so-called “price tag” attacks targeting Palestinians and Arab Israelis and their property, the justice ministry said. The seven, including a soldier and two minors, allegedly carried

Nepal has done little to protect itself from next ‘big one’

Last year’s massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people, yet could have been much deadlier. It was spared not by disaster preparedness, but by the calendar. It hit on a Saturday. Most children were out of school, and most

Turkey destroys ISIS missile launcher, kills 900 militants in Syria raids

Turkey’s military said it destroyed ISIS missile launcher in Syria some 20 kms from the border town of Kilis which has been repeatedly his by rockets from the border, Turkish television stations reported. They said eight militants were killed in

Médecins Sans Frontières recognizes Saudi coalition’s help in Yemen

Médecins Sans Frontières on Monday acknowledged the efforts being made by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen in facilitating humanitarian help on the ground. A letter, made available to Al Arabiya English, the MSF addresses General Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al

ISIS claims responsibility for a car bomb blast in Damascus

ISIS militants claimed responsibility for detonating a car laden with explosives near a Syrian army checkpoint in the capital on Monday, a news agency close to the militants said. State media earlier reported at least five were killed and 20

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