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

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

Hotels woo guests to book directly online with discounts

Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline. Hyatt Hotels Corp. on Monday became the latest chain to offer guests

New tech will see ultra-fast internet from Dubai’s streetlamps

Humble low-tech streetlamps lighting up Dubai are about to receive a 21st century upgrade. A new technology, called Li-Fi, relies on optical technology to transmit lightning-fast internet at speeds of up to 224 gigabits a second. By the end of

Kerry, Zarif meeting in New York today on Iran sanctions relief

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in New York on Friday with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as Tehran complains that Washington has not lived up to its nuclear deal obligations. Kerry’s spokesman told reporters in Washington

Israel blocks off Gaza and West Bank for Passover

Israel has announced the closure of all points of entry between the occupied West Bank, the Gaza strip, and Israeli territory on Friday and Saturday for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Tensions are high in Israel following a wave of

Suicide bomber kills at least eight at Iraq Shiite mosque

A suicide bomber targeted Shiite worshippers at a Baghdad mosque after Friday prayers, killing at least six people, security and medical officials said. The attack in southwest Baghdad also wounded at least 25 people, the officials said. There was no

Trump presses Republicans to embrace him

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders on Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways. Even as his team pressed Trump’s case, the billionaire

Another earthquake hits disaster-stricken Ecuador

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s disaster-stricken coast on Thursday, as survivors of an earlier deadly quake that killed 587 people clamored for food, water and medicine in parts of the disaster zone. The latest quake hit

Palestinians to hold off move on Israeli settlements

The Palestinian foreign minister said Thursday that a push for a UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement expansion will be put on hold to focus instead on a French proposal for a peace conference. The draft resolution was

Qattan reaffirms Kindom’s support for Syrian people against Israeli crimes

Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Qattan, Saudi ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Arab League, who is also Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps, stressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s support for the Syrian

Iran calls US Supreme Court ruling on Beirut blast a ‘theft’

Iran has rejected a ruling by the US Supreme Court that clears the way for families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other attacks linked to Iran to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian

Hamas deploys forces on Egypt-Gaza border

The militant Hamas group deployed forces on Thursday along the Egypt-Gaza border to counter Cairo’s concerns that it is aiding ISIS extremists in Egypt’s lawless Sinai Peninsula. Egypt accuses Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, of providing a safe haven

Arab League chief calls for special court to try Israel

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called Thursday for a special criminal court to be set up for Israel, at a meeting to condemn an announcement that it will never return the Golan Heights. Delegates to the 22-member Arab bloc based

Nato: Russia maintains ‘considerable military presence’ in Syria

Russia has kept a considerable military presence in conflict-torn Syria to bolster the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. “Despite the announced partial withdrawal we see that Russia maintains a considerable military presence in support

UN Syria envoy to pursue peace talks next week

The UN Special Envoy for Syria said on Thursday peace talks would continue next week, despite the main opposition’s decision to leave early, which he dismissed as “diplomatic posturing.” Staffan de Mistura, in an interview with French-language Swiss television, said

EU warns of gaps in sharing intel on ISIS fighters

There are still major gaps in intelligence sharing on ISIS fighters returning to Europe in the wake of the Brussels and Paris attacks, the EU’s anti-terrorism coordinator has warned. The report by Gilles de Kerchove to interior ministers meeting in

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