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Saudi palace guards stand at the entrance to Erga Palace as US President Barack Obama arrives to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS

Obama in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

US president cuts short visit to India to offer condolences on King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s death and shore up ties with the ultra-conservative oil kingdom

Obama defends US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen

US President Barack Obama speaks at an event for the Senior Executive Service at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on Tuesday. The Senior Executive Service (SES) is composed of the senior leadership of the Federal workforce. Picture: EPA
4 day(s) ago

Alternative to drone-based counterterrorism strategy against al-Qaeda militants in Yemen would be to deploy US troops, says US president

Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

Dubai International Airport. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

Dubai International overtakes London’s Heathrow Airport to become world’s top hub in international travel after handling 70.47-million passengers in 2014

Islamic State ‘driven out Syria’s Kobane’

An airstike on the Syrian town Kobane. Picture: REUTERS/ OSMAN ORSAL
2 day(s) ago

Rights monitor and Kurdish fighter say IS pushed out of flashpoint Kobane after coalition forces’ coup de grâce in symbolic and strategic blow

New Saudi leadership aims to diversify economy

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

New monarch, King Salman, is ‘strong supporter’ of promoting oil-dependent kingdom as ‘investment destination’


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