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 »

 

As prospect of election looms, British lawmakers begin no-deal Brexit battle

Boris Johnson

:: Lawmakers will decide on Tuesday whether to move Britain one step closer to an early election when they vote on the first stage of their plan to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pursuing a no-deal Brexit. Johnson has

Erdogan’s AKP to expel ex-premier from party: Report

:: The executive committee of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party on Monday unanimously agreed to send former premier and party member Ahmet Davutoglu to a disciplinary board for dismissal, local media reported. The decision came after a nearly five-hour

Iran grants Qataris visas on arrival amid close ties: Report

:: Iran has granted Qataris visas on arrival access, according to Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency, citing an official source at the Qatari Foreign Ministry’s Department of Consular Affairs. The source added that Qatari nationals can obtain a single or

UN criticizes transfer of 1,600 displaced Iraqis

:: The United Nations on Monday criticized Iraqi authorities for transferring around 1,600 people from camps to their areas of origin, saying the returns could put them in danger. The returnees, who fled violence during and after ISIS group’s 2014

Israel lifts Gaza fuel restriction after calm returns

:: Israel has lifted a restriction on fuel delivered to Gaza for electricity, a defense official said on Monday, a week after cutting the flow by half over a series of violent incidents. Israeli defense ministry unit COGAT announced on

Saudi Arabia starts new Umrah season – First pilgrims arrived

:: Saudi Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Yahya has welcomed the first flights of Umrah performers from outside the Kingdom at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. He said the General Directorate of Passports

Arab Coalition: Saudi-UAE committee working to de-escalate in Yemen

Turki al-Maliki.

:: The Saudi-UAE committee has worked to de-escalate the situation in multiple Yemeni regions, the Arab Coalition’s spokesperson Turki al-Maliki said on Monday. In a press conference, al-Maliki added that Saudi forces have arrived in the Shabwah governorate and are

Hong Kong leader says she never tendered resignation to Beijing

Carrie Lam

:: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city’s political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would

Saudi Arabia launches Farouq competition for amateurs

Turki Al-Sheikh

:: Amateur competitors in the Kingdom will compete for prizes in swimming, archery, and horse-riding as part of an initiative launched by Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). The Farouq competition will offer total prize money of

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

:: Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country’s southeast, an official said. The move follows an outbreak of violence in recent weeks at the

Stage set for Brexit clash in UK Parliament this week

:: The UK Labour Party’s chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a “no-deal” Brexit would require postponing the country’s departure deadline again so the withdrawal doesn’t happen on Oct. 31 as now scheduled. Labour’s Keir Starmer told the

Iran unveils new reconnaissance and attack drone

:: Iran on Sunday unveiled a jet-propelled drone it said is capable of finding and attacking targets far from the country’s borders with precision. Dubbed the “Kian,” the unmanned aerial vehicle was designed, produced and tested by experts of the

Lebanese army says Israeli drone breached airspace, dropped incendiary material

:: An Israeli drone violated Lebanon’s airspace on Sunday and dropped incendiary material that sparked a fire in a forest at the border, the Lebanese military said. The Lebanese army statement said it was following up on the violation with

Taif Season – Make Taif a favorite destination in KSA

Taif Season attracts over 2.5m visitors, cementing city’s status as a favorite destination in KSA :: Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, attracted over

Gargash: Yemeni govt, STC must engage in Saudi initiative to reduce tension

Anwar Gargash

:: It is important that the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) engage in the Saudi initiative aimed at avoiding escalation and reducing tension, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Sunday. In

Arab Coalition targets Houthi military site in Yemen’s Dhamar

:: The Arab Coalition said its forces have destroyed a Houthi military site in Yemen’s Dhamar province with targeted strikes. The coalition said in a statement on Sunday that the Houthi site destroyed in Dhamar was being used by the

Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank

Benjamin Netanyahu

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he intends to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, but again gave no timeframe in repeating an election promise he made five months ago. “With God’s help we will

Iran’s Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

Hassan Rouhani

:: President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own undertakings. Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since May

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