Lebanese dance group Mayyas stun ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ audience

The winners of 2019’s “Arab’s Got Talent” competition once again wowed TV audiences at “Britain’s Got Talent” with their superb synchronized moves during the third round of auditions this week. The Lebanese dancers are a group of 31 all-female performers aged 13 to 25. “The fact that we are female is something big, especially that […]

STL indicts Hezbollah’s Ayyash in the attempted murder of Murr, Hamadeh and Hawi’s murder

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) unveiled fresh charges on Monday that widen the investigation into other killings and assassination attempts believed to be linked to the 2005 murder of prime minister Rafiq Hariri, six years after the last indictment was issued and as the court process enters the final stages. Pre-trial judge Daniel Fransen […]

Drone attack on Saudi oil field seen as realising worst fears

For many of the national security teams that monitor threats on the U.S., the apparent drone strike Saturday on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities was the realization of their worst fears. Houthi rebels battling Saudi Arabia in Yemen took responsibility for the attack and said they used drones, though U.S. officials have […]

Lebanon’s PM condemns attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

Beirut- Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Sunday condemned attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saudi Arabian oil facilities a day earlier disrupting half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity. “This attack requires very big measures from the international community to put an end to all terrorism acts attacking the Arab world and exposing the […]

Crown prince MBS tells Trump Saudi ‘willing and able’ to respond to attacks

Beirut, Lebanon – Saudi Arabia‘s crown prince has told US President Donald Trump the kingdom was “willing and able” to respond to the latest attacks claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on its oil facilities, state media reported. “The kingdom is willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman […]

The United States is now the largest global crude oil producer

The United States likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest crude oil producer earlier this year, based on preliminary estimates in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). In February, U.S. crude oil production exceeded that of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than two decades. In June and August, the […]

Iran threatens to to go to war against U.S. after it was blamed for attack on Saudi oil sites

By JON GAMBRELL A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel regional tensions, as Iran denied U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remained high over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Iran called the U.S. claims “maximum […]

Israel’s new illegal Jordan Valley settlements could destroy any hope for ME peace, report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government approved a new settlement in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, his office said, just two days ahead of closely fought general elections. Netanyahu’s cabinet agreed to turn the wildcat settlement of Mevoot Yericho in the Jordan Valley into an official settlement, the premier’s office said. All settlements are […]

Saudi Arabia shuts down half Its oil output after drone strikes by Iran backed Houthi rebels

By Summer Said and Jared Malsin Coordinated drone strikes on the heart of the Saudi oil industry forced the kingdom to shut down half its crude production on Saturday, people familiar with the matter said, potentially roiling petroleum prices and demonstrating the power of Iran’s proxies. Yemen’s Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels claimed credit for the attack, […]