Japan to install land-based Aegis missile defense

Japan to install land-based Aegis missile defense

(Tokyo) – Japan’s Defense Ministry has decided to consider introducing a new US-made missile defense system known as “Aegis Ashore” in light of progress in North Korea’s missile development, public broadcaster NHK reported. Japan is prepared for North Korea’s possible launches of ballistic missiles by deploying a destroyer equipped with the Aegis advanced radar system […]

Saudi king facilitates hajj travel for Qatari pilgrims

Saudi king facilitates hajj travel for Qatari pilgrims

(Jeddah) – Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has received at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah Shaikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassem Al Thani. During the meeting, Shaikh Abdullah bin Ali stressed that the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar are […]

Algerian president names new premier

Algerian president names new premier

(Algiers) – Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika has relieved Prime Minister Abdulmajid Tabboun of his duties. A presidential statement said that President Bouteflika had appointed Ahmed Ouyahia to take over as new prime minister.

UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate deal

UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate deal

(Washington) – The United Nations (UN) said it had been notified by the US on its intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, unless it identifies suitable terms for reengagement.. The US State Department, in a press release issued, said: “The United States submitted a communication to the United Nations in its capacity as […]

Quartet stress significance of 13 demands

Quartet stress significance of 13 demands

(Manama) – The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt discussed in Manama the ongoing Qatar crisis and the need for Doha to stop its support and funding for terrorism and harbouring of individuals wanted by their respective countries for their involvement in terrorism and funding it. The ministers also […]

King Salman’s efforts to end Al-Aqsa restrictions successful

King Salman's efforts to end Al-Aqsa restrictions successful

(Jeddah) – The Saudi Royal Court issued today the following statement: “In reference to the events that took place at Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque during the last period, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has held necessary contacts with a number of leaders of the world over the past […]

Kuwait, Turkey leaders hold talks

Kuwait, Turkey leaders hold talks

(Kuwait) – HH the Emir of Kuwait, Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kuwait News Agency said ways to boost bilateral relations at various levels were discussed, as well as topics of joint interest and regional developments.

Saudi Crown Prince meets Turkish president

Saudi Crown Prince meets Turkish president

(Jeddah) – Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud held a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the two sides discussed bilateral relations and latest regional developments, focusing particularly on counter-terrorism.

Saudi foreign minister meets EU officials

Saudi foreign minister meets EU officials

(Brussels) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir held meetings in Brussels, Belgium, with EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator EU Coordinator for combating terrorism Gilles, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs – Political Director for the EEAS Jean-Christophe BELLIARD and European Parliament member Rachida Dati. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the meetings focused on […]

India elects Kovind as 14th president

India elects Kovind as 14th president

(New Delhi) – Ram Nath Kovind was elected India’s new president. Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 per cent of the vote by members of India’s parliament and state assemblies, the election commission said. The 71-year-old former lawyer and state governor from the marginalised Dalit community was nominated by Indian Prime […]

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