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

US military conducts cyber attacks on ISIS

The US military is now conducting cyber attacks on ISIS, a general said Tuesday as the Pentagon looks to accelerate the fight against the militants. A US-led coalition has been striking ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria since August 2014,

Iran jails French-Iranian after visit to sick mother

A French-Iranian citizen who left Iran in 2009 after facing espionage charges has been sentenced to six years in jail following her return to the country to visit her critically ill mother, an opposition website reported. Former French embassy employee

Israel probes school visit by Palestinian attacker’s father

Israel’s prime minister has ordered an investigation after a Palestinian school in east Jerusalem invited the father of a Palestinian who killed civilians to speak to students. Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday asked Israel’s attorney general to look into whether the

Egypt’s security forces disperse small protests against Sisi

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and arrested scores of people to disperse small protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, deterring what activists had hoped would be large demonstrations, witnesses and security sources said. Earlier this month, thousands

Turkey to use US rocket system in fight against ISIS

Turkey has struck a deal with the United States to deploy American light multiple rocket launchers on its border with Syria to combat ISIS, according to the foreign ministry. The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) “will be deployed on

Syrian rebel first responder service says airstrike killed five

A Syrian rebel-run first responder service says an airstrike has hit its training center in northern Syria, killing five personnel. The Syrian Civil Defense, which conducts search and rescue operations in rebel-held areas, says the attack took place in the

Thousands of Iraqis answer calls to protest

Thousands of supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr answered his call to demonstrate in Baghdad on Tuesday to pressure the Iraqi government to carry out stalled reforms. Iraq has been hit by weeks of political turmoil surrounding Prime Minister

Deputy crown prince promises youth a new Saudi Arabia

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, announced that new programs under the umbrella of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 will be unveiled soon. “The first among these programs will be the National Transformation Program,

Obama: Putin ‘not persuaded’ by EU unity

US President Barack Obama said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat. Speaking to CBS News in an interview set to air Tuesday morning, Obama said Europe’s migrant crisis is

UN urges flexibility in Yemen peace talks

The UN Security Council on Monday threw its weight behind fledgling Yemen peace talks in Kuwait, urging all sides in the negotiations to be constructive. The 15-member council stressed the importance of agreeing on a “roadmap” to implement security measures

Brazil’s main opposition party split on joining a future Temer govt

Michel Temer

Brazil’s largest opposition party is divided over how strongly to back a new interim government if it succeeds in having President Dilma Rousseff stripped of office, as it eyes a run at the presidency in 2018, senior members said on

On election eve for five states, Trump rips Cruz and Kasich

Donald Trump

Republican Donald Trump, on the eve of primary elections in five states that he is expected to sweep, launched blistering attacks on Monday on rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich for their 11th-hour joint effort aimed at denying him the

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

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