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 »

 

Hong Kong school students form human chain after weekend of protests

:: Hundreds of secondary school students, many wearing masks with their uniforms, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. Metro stations which had

Hezbollah claims to down Israeli drone

:: Hezbollah sources claimed on Monday to have downed an Israeli drone in Lebanon. The Lebanese organization downed an Israeli drone outside Ramya, a town in southern Lebanon, according to Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV. A correspondent for al-Manar reporting from the

Jordan teachers launch strike, demand pay raise

:: Teachers in Jordan are launching an open-ended strike after negotiations with the government failed to yield a raise. A Jordanian teacher’s union announced the strike Sunday, saying the government hasn’t implemented a 50 percent salary increase agreed upon in

Saudi Crown Prince receives two US senators in Jeddah

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with two US senators during their visit to Jeddah where they reviewed aspects of the bilateral relations between Riyadh and Washington with the kingdom’s leadership. The Saudi Crown Prince received Senator

Explosions hit Iraqi militia sites inside Syrian border town

:: Explosions have been heard in the Deir Ez-Zor town of al-Bukamal, according to Al Arabiya sources, where Iraqi militia sites were targeted inside the Syrian town near the Iraqi border. According to the sources, the explosions targeted militant groups

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

:: 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 Kingdom’s state news agency, SPA, citing a royal

Saudi Arabia joins UNESCO marine heritage conference

Prince Badr bin Abdullah Al-Saud.

:: Delegates from Saudi Arabia participated in UNESCO 4th World Heritage marine site managers conference at Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, US. The conference coincides with the announcement of the French Austral Island Park (Kerguelen Islands, France) in the Southern

Two explosive devices go off in Iraq’s Kirkuk province

:: Two explosive devices have been detonated in the province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi News Agency said on Sunday. According to the state news agency, the first device was detonated in the June First area while the second device exploded

Islamic affairs minister highlights Saudi effort to spread moderation

:: The Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh received the Bangladeshi Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. Abdullah was head of a delegation arriving in the Kingdom to participate

IAEA found uranium traces at Iran ‘atomic warehouse’ – Diplomats

:: Samples were taken by the UN nuclear watchdog at what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely

Sudan’s first post-al-Bashir cabinet sworn in

:: Sudan’s first cabinet since the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir was sworn in on Sunday as the African country transitions to a civilian rule following nationwide protests that overthrew the autocrat. The 18-member cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdalla

Kuwait’s ruler in US hospital for tests, postpones Trump meeting

:: Kuwait’s ruling emir has been admitted to hospital in the United States for medical tests and has postponed a meeting with US President Donald Trump planned for this week in Washington, state news agency KUNA said on Sunday. Sheikh

Hajj minister hails royal decree on Saudi visas

:: The Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Salih Bentin, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for issuing a royal decree restructuring visit, Hajj and transit visas. The decree includes the cancellation of repeat Umrah

Israeli government approves voting cameras, critics cry foul

:: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved draft legislation on Sunday to have cameras monitor polling stations in Israel’s election next week, a move opponents said was effectively meant to intimidate Arab voters. Fighting for political survival after an inconclusive

Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over Kabul attack

Donald Trump

:: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. “If they cannot

Israeli aircraft strike targets in Gaza after drone attack

:: Israeli aircraft hit several military targets for Gaza’s Hamas rulers late Saturday after militants used a drone to drop a bomb on the Israeli side of the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. The Israeli military said the targets included “offensive military

Turkey calls on US to lift barriers to boost trade

Wilbur Ross

:: Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks on Saturday aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey’s trade minister said. Washington and Ankara have set an ambitious goal of quadrupling their trade

Sudan’s al-Bashir kept key to room with millions of euros, court hears

Omar al-Bashir

:: Sudan’s toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros, his last office manager testified on Saturday. Speaking at al-Bashir’s trial on charges of possessing

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