Friday, February 21, 2020

Saudi Arabia

Washington to send 200 soldiers and Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

In response to air strikes on two major oil facilities of Saudi Arabia, the United States has announced to send 200 additional soldiers and anti-aircraft Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia. The US steps will reinforce the protection of important military...

Saudi Defense vulnerability against low flying objects

The Saudis were simply not prepared for such attacks? They have state-of-the-art fighter jets, but the Saudi defense systems are outdated. Also in Abqaiq American Patriot rockets were stationed, as satellite images suggest as classic cars. The American military...

Adel al-Jubeir: Saudi Arabia takes appropriate action against Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the investigation would prove that the September 14 attacks came from the north and Iran was responsible. Tehran however denied the allegations. Saudi Arabia will take reasonable steps in response to attacks on its...

Trump: America does not need Middle East crude oil, but shipments continue

President Donald Trump has confirmed that the United States has become a major crude oil producer no longer needs oil from the Middle East amid a wave of tweets on Monday morning about the weekend attacks on two oil...

Dr Mahathir: Aramco plant attacks are expected to impact global oil prices

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday that the attacks on Aramco oil plant in Saudi Arabia are expected to affect world oil prices, including Malaysia. However, in Malaysia, the Prime Minister explained, the government subsidized the fuel...

Saudi Arabia wants uranium enrichment for its nuclear program

Saudi Arabia wants uranium enrichment for its nuclear program, the energy minister said on Monday, adding that it may complicate negotiations with the atomic agreement with Washington and the role of US companies. Uranium enrichment has become one of the...

Saudi government waives recurring visa fee

The Saudi government has issued a royal order restructuring visitation, pilgrimage and Umrah visas to the royal administration, including the cancellation of recurring fee for performing Umrah. Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah Minister, Dr Mohammad Salih Bentin, thanked King Salman...

Saudi Arabian new passport rules comes into force

Saudi Arabia has begun enforcing regulations that allow women over the age of 21 to apply for a passport and travel abroad without the consent of a male guardian, from August 20. The policy change, announced earlier this month, aims...

Houthi drones attack Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field

A drone strike launched by a Houthi Yemeni rebels on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia Saturday ignited a fire at a gas plant but did not affect oil production, Saudi Aramco said. A Houthi military spokesman said the...

2.5 million pilgrims transport huge challenge for Saudi government

The Saudi government admits providing transportation for millions of pilgrims who began flooding the holy city of Mecca for pilgrimage is quite challenging. "We welcome almost 2.5 million pilgrims this year and providing transportation for all these pilgrims is a...
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Austrian Parliament: There is no place for ISIS operatives in the country

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Reports of Russian intervention supporting Trump in the US 2020 elections

Informed sources reported that Shelby Pearson, the chief election security official in US intelligence, had warned lawmakers that Russian intelligence was taking steps to...

China: Corona virus death toll rises to 2239, and 75,567 infections

China’s National Health Committee announced on Friday that it has received reports of 889 new confirmed cases of the new Corona virus, and 118...

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Japan increased to 621

The Japanese authorities announced the registration of 79 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on the ship "Diamond Princess", bringing the number of confirmed cases...

A major reshuffle in the British Government

Several British government ministers have been fired in a drastic reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The list includes the names of: Sajid Javid,...