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Smokers' corner: Frankenstein's monster.

Last week, the US President and heads of state and government from over 50 Muslim countries met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for a rather extraordinary conference. In it US President Donald Trump made an impassioned speech against the need to drive out Islamic militancy. The Muslim leaders who also spoke during the conference ...

- DAWN - PK

Iran's Supreme Leader likens Saudi Arabia to 'a cow being milked' by US.

A Saturday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that Saudi Arabia trades its wealth with "pagans and enemies."

- Stars and Stripes - US

Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US.

Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States.

- FOX News - US

Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei lashes out against Saudi Arabia for strengthening US ties.

Iran’s Supreme Leader said Saturday that Saudi Arabia is a “cow being milked” by the U.S.

- FOX News - US

21 Sudanese troops killed in Yemen: Military sources.

May 27, 2017 - Sudanese military sources Saturday have dismissed media reports that 80 Sudanese troops have been killed in Yemen saying only 21 were killed, including 4 officers. The Sudanese army has been participating in the Saudi-led military coalition since 2015 in a regional effort to back the government of President ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Iranian Supreme Leader Calls Saudi Leaders 'Idiots' For U.S. Deals, Relations.

Iran's supreme leader has called Saudi Arabia's leaders "idiots" and worthless' for allying themselves with the United States and said their policies will ultimately lead to their certain downfall.'

- Radio Free Europe - US

Iran's Supreme Leader calls the Saudis 'idiots'.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned Saudi Arabia's rulers they face "certain downfall" for their close ties and the recent arms deal with the US. He said the kingdom's leaders were "an inept und worthless bunch."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Iran's supreme leader calls Saudi Arabia a 'cow milked' by the US after record-setting arms deal.

AP Photo/Evan VucciTEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States. A Saturday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that Saudi Arabia trades its wealth with "pagans and enemies." "The stupid Saudi ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's 'home run' tour leaves allies bewildered.

© POOL/AFP/File Melanie WengerTaormina - Donald Trump's first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration's intentions to friends and foes alike. And the US president flew home Saturday boasting he had "scored a home run" everywhere he'd been, saying he had forged bonds with ...

- Business Insider - US

By backing Saudi Arabia's vision of the Middle East, Trump may be sowing the seeds of conflict.

Analysts say the tensions that erupted just days after the president's speech were likely a consequence of his visit to Riyadh.

- Washington Post - US

Ukrainian interest. Mutual understanding in Normandy, Trump's appearance before Europe, and Dodon's maneuvers.

Petro Poroshenko coordinated positions with Angela Merkel and held telephone talks with Emmanuel Macron. Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and Israel, later leaving European allies dumbfounded during his Belgium and Italy stops. Moldova president Igor Dodon promised that the self-proclaimed Transnistria would never become ...

- UNIAN - UA

Iran's Rouhani calls for better Gulf ties in call with Qatar Emir | Reuters

DUBAI Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for improved relations with Gulf Arab countries during a telephone call with the emir of Qatar, which has come under fire from its Gulf neighbours over its relationship with Tehran.Iran and the Gulf Arab states are backing opposing sides in the Syrian and Yemen ...

- Firstpost - IN

COAS wishes Ramazan Mubarak to Muslims across the globe

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has conveyed his wishes for the holy month of Ramazan to Muslims in Pakistan and all over the world, a tweet by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations said.“COAS conveys 'Ramzan Mubarak' to people of Pakistan and Muslims across the globe. "May Allah continue His ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Iran's Supreme Leader Says Saudi Arabia Is a 'Cow Being Milked' by U.S.

According to a report by the semi-official Fars news agency

- TIME Magazine - US

Trump gearing up for intensified battle over Russia claims

Trump Plans Intensified Battle Over Russia Claims President Donald Trump returned to the U.S. on Saturday after a week-long trip which took in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Europe. On his first official foreign trip the president avoided major gaffes, focusing on key foreign policy objectives such as cem...

- The Raw Story - US

No alternative to Gulf unity, says UAE minister

Gargash calls on Gulf states to rally behind Saudi Arabia while Kuwait offers to mediate in latest dispute with Qatar

- GulfNews - AE

Multi-bus crash leaves six dead in Saudi Arabia

Accident involved a small lorry and five buses carrying 200 passengers

- GulfNews - AE

Here are the 6 best memes from Trump's first trip abroad

President Trump made lots of headlines in his first international trip as president. He also inspired lots of memes. From the mysterious orb in Saudi Arabia to the NATO "shove" seen around the world, here's a look at some of the ways people online reacted to some memorable moments of the trip. Follow Tech Insider: On ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump touts success, delays climate accord decision at close of tour abroad

President Trump will return to Washington on Saturday after the second day of the G7 summit in Italy, completing his nine-day tour through Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Europe. Saturday morning, Trump claimed on Twitter that his speech in Brussels Thursday is already producing results: Many NATO countries have agreed to step up ...

- The Week - US

ASF seizes heroin from passenger at Karachi airport

Heroin seized from passenger in KarachiKARACHI: The Airport Security Force on Saturday seized 1 kilogram of heroin from a passenger at Karachi airport, sources told Geo News.The passenger was planning to fly to Jeddah. Earlier this week, a bid to smuggle heroin was foiled at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Trump's strangest moments overseas: Steak, swords, and one orb to rule them all

United States President Donald Trump is on his way back from his first trip overseas, and it doesn't seem he caused an international incident of terrible significance. Lol! Hooray! SEE ALSO: The real losers in Trump's NASA budget are kids and the Earth The trip was, however, full of embarrassing, awkward things. We've ...

- Mashable! - US

The US-Saudi plot for Iran that spells trouble for China’s new Silk Road

US-backed Saudi plans to destabilise Iran threaten to substantially worsen security in the already troubled Pakistani province of Balochistan, a key maritime and land node in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Saudi Arabia, emboldened by US President Donald Trump’s visit to the kingdom this month and his embrace ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The US-Saudi plot for Iran that spells trouble for China's new Silk Road

US-backed Saudi plans to destabilise Iran threaten to substantially worsen security in the already troubled Pakistani province of Balochistan, a key maritime and land node in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Saudi Arabia, emboldened by US President Donald Trump’s visit to the kingdom this month and his embrace ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Ramadan: Saudi, 33 countries declare Saturday first day

Ramadan Mubarak! Saudi Arabia officially declares May 27 as the first day of Ramadan. Pakistan, India start on Sunday.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Last Day of G-7 Summit Focuses on Trade, Climate and Migration

President Donald Trump is down to the final day of his first international trip. Trump arrived Saturday for the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to three European stops. The trip has largely gone off without a major misstep, ...

- Voice of America - US

'The Simpsons': Donald Trump Gets A Thank-You From Richard Nixon's Ghost

The Simpsons is poking the POTUS bear again. A month after it skewered President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, the stalwart Fox toon is ripping him in a ripped-from-the-headlines short that covers a seemingly NBA-ready Jim Comey; Presi-, er Vice President Mike Pence; First Hand-Slapper Melania Trump; even , ever ...

- Deadline.com - US

Embattled and Fighting Back: Trump Had a Week That Was True to Form

Jacob Heilbrunn Politics, Europe In Europe as in Washington, this administration is beset by challenges. It was probably inevitable that there would be a few eruptions on Donald Trump's first foray abroad as president. After a serene visit to Saudi Arabia, he jetted off to Israel, apparently the first person to fly directly ...

- The National Interest - US

A glowing orb and a not-so-glowing review of the GOP healthcare bill: Trump's week was filled with events he didn't control

President Trump's nine-day trip to the Mideast and Europe, his first foreign excursion as president, hasn't produced any diplomatic breakthroughs so far, but has generated some memorable images. There was Trump with his hands on a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia; First Lady Melania Trump appearing...

- Los Angeles Times - US

The Nuclear Option — Latest Scandal: Naughty Trump Says 'Islamic Terror'

During a speech in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Trump applauded Middle East leaders for a series of steps they have taken to confront radical Islamic terrorism.

- Breitbart - US

Trump: Overseas Trip Has Saved "Millions of Jobs"

Donald Trump claims that his world trip this week has saved millions of jobs. Millions! A White House official said Trump was not talking just about the Saudi deals but “benefits to trade from the entire trip from Saudi Arabia to the G7.” He noted that “any improvement on trade would save many jobs. ...

- Mother Jones - US

Somaliland Says UAE Can Launch Attacks From New Base

A top official said Friday that forces from the United Arab Emirates could soon be flying fighter jets from a new base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland. Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said the UAE could use the base in the town of Berbera for any purpose, including "training, surveillance and military ...

- Voice of America - US

Falling OPEC Exports Create Upside For Oil Prices

No sooner had the dust settled after the conclusion of the latest OPEC meeting , we got Saudi oil minister Khalid Al-Falih saying that exports to the US were dropping measurably. While this has caused a good degree of excitement in the market, we here at the good ship ClipperData had already highlighted at the beginning of ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Global Energy Advisory May 26th 2017

The biggest oil news of the week was certainly the OPEC announcement of an extension of the crude oil production cuts until March 2018. This additional 9-month lifeline is - according to the Saudi Energy Minister - the safe bet that should do the trick' of rebalancing the market. It also gives another 9-month 'reprieve' to ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Saudi Arabia To Trim Oil Exports To US To Force Inventories Lower

Riyadh plans to purposely reduce exports to the United States to force a reduction in the latter's sizeable inventories, which are preventing a greater rise in global oil prices, according to Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih. Just one day after OPEC announced a nine-month extension to its November production cut deal, the ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Egypt's Sisi finds freedom to repress in the era of Trump

During his visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this week, US President Donald Trump said many things that the leaders of Middle East nations wanted to hear. But there were key things he didn't say — and those omissions make all the difference.

- France24 - FR

Diplomat in chief: How did Trump do on his first Middle East visit?

President Donald Trump received both pageantry and a warm reception on his first trip to the Middle East. Whether bowing his head to receive the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar from Saudi Arabian King Salman, gathering around the glowing orb' at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh or standing at the ...

- The Conversation - UK

45 After Dark: Trump's a Solo Artist Edition

Donald Trump is wrapping up his foreign trip and one theme has emerged: The U.S. president likes things to be about him. Group settings, with the family pictures,' hobnobbing, and large dinners have not been his thing, POLITICO's Tara Palmeri and David Herszenhorn report. Over the course of the nine-day trip … Trump has ...

- POLITICO - US

Amid a chillier welcome in Europe, Trump keeps pining for Saudi Arabia

The contrast between the president's demeanor in the Middle East vs. Brussels and Sicily was striking.

- Washington Post - US

Ex-Google exec to run $500M Saudi fund for Mideast tech deals

Saudi Telecom Co. has created a $500 million technology fund to be run by ex-Google executive Abdulrahman Tarabzouni to invest in areas like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. lawmakers to fight massive Trump-Saudi Arabia arms deal

U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ramadan: Saudi, 30 countries declare Saturday first day

Ramadan Mubarak! Saudi Arabia officially declares May 27 as the first day of Ramadan. Pakistan, India start on Sunday.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Saudi Aramco to Spend $18B on Growth in the Americas -Motiva

Motiva called the $18 billion estimate "a general framework of opportunities."

- Rigzone.com - US

On the road with Trump and his entourage

From Riyadh to Jerusalem to Taormina - when the US president travels across the globe, White House correspondents follow along. DW's Alexandra von Nahmen joined Donald Trump on his first foreign trip as president.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Ramadan starts Saudi Arabia declares Saturday first day

Ramadan Mubarak! Saudi Arabia officially declares May 27 as the first day of Ramadan. Pakistan, India start on Sunday.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Saudi Arabia may become an unlikely ally for Trump's border wall

Donald Trump wants to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure, a near-impossible sum to pull out of Congress. So he'll take whatever he can get — even if it's from the Saudis. This comes at a good time for the petrostate as it attempts to move its income sources

- VICE News - US

Hip-hop radio host recalls when 'future d*ckhead president' Trump was on his show with drug dealers

In the past week, President Donald Trump has met with the Pope and the king of Saudi Arabia, but it's a more-unlikely meeting from a decade ago that's made headlines among hip-hop fans. In a rare interview with the popular hip-hop website Mass Appeal, DJ Whoo Kid, the producer behind the...

- The Raw Story - US

In Aramco IPO pitch, Canada plays up its natural resources expertise

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange's efforts to win a slice of the massive Saudi Aramco public listing plays up the country's deep experience in natural resources as part of a broader offer to help the kingdom with its shift away from oil dependence.

- Reuters - US

Algeria Appoints New Prime Minister Following Parliamentary Elections

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was housing minister, the new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections. The president's office, quoted by national news agency Algeria Press Service , said the move to appoint a new premier came ...

- Albawaba - UK

UN Condemns Killing of Civilians by US-led Airstrikes in Syria

The United Nations condemned on Friday the rising death toll of civilians in Syria, urging all air forces operating in the country to take greater care to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians in their escalating air strikes especially in the northeast against Daesh "the ISIS terror group". Copyright ...

- Albawaba - UK

15 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack

Taliban militants attacked an Afghani army base, killing at least 15 soldiers following similar assaults earlier this week. The Defense Ministry said that the attack took place in the Shah Wali Kot in the southern province of Kandahar. Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

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