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Pentagon chief, Saudi crown prince discuss regional security

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and emphasised US commitment to helping Saudi Arabia defend its territory and people, the Pentagon said. Austin and Prince Mohammed discussed regional security, particularly efforts to

PM Imran Khan, Saudi Crown Prince hold delegation-level talks

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan was accorded a warm welcome as he arrived here on a three-day official visit to meet Saudi leadership and discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. As the prime minister landed at King Abdulaziz International

Gen Bajwa calls on Saudi Crown Prince in Jeddah

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in Jeddah. Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid Bin Salman was also present. During the meetings, matters of mutual

Jordan king’s half-brother under ‘house arrest’ in security sweep

AMMAN: A top former Jordanian royal aide was among several suspects arrested on Saturday in a security sweep, as the army cautioned a half-brother of King Abdullah against damaging the country’s security. Videos posted online showed a heavy police deployment

Saudi Arabia rejects US intelligence report on Khashoggi’s killing

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it rejected completely “the negative, false and unacceptable” assessment of a US intelligence report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an

Eldest son of Oman’s sultan becomes first crown prince

MUSCAT: The oldest son of Oman’s sultan became the first crown prince in the country’s history as the Gulf state published a new “fundamental law” stipulating the line of succession. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said issued a decree setting

Saudi Arabia denies meeting between Crown Prince, Israeli PM

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has denied reports that a meeting took place between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli officials. “I have seen press reports about a purported meeting between HRH the Crown Prince and Israeli officials during

Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi Crown Prince in US over murder

WASHINGTON: The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other officials in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago. Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz and the human rights group Khashoggi

General Bajwa calls MBS, inquires about Saudi King’s health

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to inquire about Saudi King Salman’s health. According to Saudi media, the army chief wished speedy recovery of the Saudi King and

KSA denies reports crown prince behind CEO Amazon’s phone hacking

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it was “absurd” in a news report that the crown prince Muhammad bin Salman was behind the hacking of the phone of Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos. In 2018 Bezos ‘ phone was

PM, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss bilateral, regional issues

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who arrived on a brief visit of Islamabad. The prime minister

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince reaches Pakistan on day-long visit

ISLAMABAD: Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived with a high-level delegation for a day-long visit in Islamabad on Thursday. At Nur Khan Air Base, Prime Minister Imran Khan received Sheik Mohammad. The Prime Minister himself

PM discusses bilateral relations with Bahrain Crown Prince

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on his maiden visit to the Gulf State since assuming office. Upon arrival, the prime minister was accorded a guard of honour. Discussions

PM discusses regional issues with Saudi Crown Prince

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia as part of regular exchanges at the leadership level between the two countries, said a statement by the PM’s Office. The prime minister held wide-ranging consultations with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince meets Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Saturday met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the UAE embassy in Pakistan’s official Twitter account, the army chief was received by the Deputy

Saudi Aramco listing

Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable organisation, finally has a price tag. After years of delay, Saudi Arabia has placed a value of $1.71 trillion on the state-owned energy giant – making it also by far the most valuable company

Saudi Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in IPO

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world’s biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s initial target of $2 trillion. Aramco said it