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 »

 

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Smuggled Afghan boy texts for help inside UK lorry

A young Afghan boy saved his life and that of 14 adults by texting for help from inside a refrigerated truck in which they were being smuggled to Britain, a charity worker who helped him said Friday. Ahmed, who is

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his residence here today, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb. During the audience, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques underscored the importance of

‘KSA ready to deal with destabilization attempts’

Gen. Osman Al-Muharij

Director of Public Security Gen. Osman Al-Muharij has stressed that the Kingdom is ready to deal with destabilization attempts. “Assassination attempts on security forces have been launched but these don’t deter us. Rather, these make us more determined to deal

Egypt rolls out red carpet for king

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived here on Thursday for a five-day visit aimed at solidifying ties with Egypt, ramping up unity in the Arab world and dealing with various regional security, political and economic challenges. The

Denmark moves to toughen anti-terrorism laws

The Danish government said on Friday it will seek to toughen laws on affiliation with terrorist organizations and stop its citizens from entering areas where such groups are in armed conflict. The proposed bill follows the arrest on Thursday of

Putin calls on US to observe agreements to destroy weapons-grade plutonium

Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on his decision not to attend a nuclear summit in the United States last week, said on Thursday that Washington’s failure to destroy its stock of weapons-grade plutonium was a major reason for that. Russia

Somalia car bomb blast kills at least three

At least three people including a child were killed Saturday in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. “There was an explosion against a restaurant in the Beyhani district. Three civilians were

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram suicide bomb attack

Nigerian troops on Friday thwarted an attempt by four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers to attack the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, hotbed of the Islamist group, an army spokesman said. At about 4.00 am (0300 GMT) troops “received a

Lebanon sentences ex-minister Samaha to 13 years in prison

Lebanese court sentences ex-minister Michel Samaha, considered close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to 13 years in prison on Friday for plotting attacks. Samaha was earlier this year released on bail after being sentenced after serving a jail term for

Kerry in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders, discuss ISIS fight

US Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced stop in Baghdad on Friday to meet Iraq’s prime minister and other top officials at a time of increased military momentum against the ISIS but deep political uncertainty in the unstable

Turkey, Israel expected to restore ties soon

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry says Turkish and Israeli officials have made progress on an agreement to normalize frayed ties and that a deal is expected to be reached soon. A ministry statement issued early on Friday said officials who met in

Palestine seeks resolution against Israeli settlements

The Palestinians have given Arab nations a proposed UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as an obstacle to peace, the Palestinian UN Mission said Thursday. The draft resolution was immediately condemned by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said

Key countries back unity government in stabilizing Libya

Britain, France and Russia on Thursday backed the new UN-brokered unity government in Libya and called for international support for its efforts to reunite and stabilize the deeply divided country. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said creating a central authority

Israel starts building new part of controversial West Bank wall

Israel began construction on a controversial part of its separation barrier in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, near a Palestinian Christian town, an AFP journalist reported. Cranes began lifting eight-meter (yard)-high blocks into place near Beit Jala, south of

Mosul easier prospect than Raqqa for coalition forces

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS group militants in Iraq and Syria is better prepared to retake the Iraqi city Mosul than Syria’s Raqqa, a US military spokesman said Thursday. Iraq’s second city Mosul and Raqqa, the ISIS group’s de facto

Russian report reveals FlyDubai plane crash details

Russia’s civil aviation authority issued its first report Friday on last month’s crash of a FlyDubai plane in southwestern Russia, shedding light on what caused the sudden descent that killed all 62 people on board. The Interstate Aviation Committee said

Erdogan: No migrant deal if EU fails on pledges

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned the European Union that Ankara would not implement a key deal on reducing the flow of migrants if Brussels failed to fulfil its side of the bargain. “There are precise conditions. If

Saudi King receives US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud received Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday. The delegation from the United States included a number of House members, chairman of the Armed Services

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