Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Daily Archives: November 3, 2015

Turkish lira soars after AKP win

The Turkish lira and stocks soared on Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) was returned to power in a surprise weekend election victory, but analysts warned the rebound may be shortlived. The lira jumped almost

India court sentences Uber driver to life in prison for rape

An Indian court sentenced an Uber driver to life in prison Tuesday for raping a passenger in his vehicle last December, in a case that has triggered widespread protests against sexual violence and demands for more efforts to ensure women’s

Swissleaks leaker skips Swiss trial, again

Herve Falciani

A former HSBC employee who leaked documents alleging the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes failed again to show up for his Swiss trial on Monday, which opened in his absence. Herve Falciani, a 43-year-old French-Italian national

125,000 Myanmar refugees granted legal residency

More than 125,000 refugees from Myanmar have been issued four-year resident permits, clarifying the status of more than half of the 250,000-strong Burmese community currently living in the Kingdom. The permits were issued by the Passport Department in the Makkah

No delay in Haramain Train project: Minister

There is no delay in the execution of the Haramain Train project and work is currently progressing according to the schedule, Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbel said on Monday. “All major works embodied in the contracts with the executing companies will

Rights group slams Syria rebels for ‘human shields’

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian rebel groups outside Damascus of war crimes after they placed hostages including civilians in cages for use as “human shields” to deter government strikes. Video posted over the weekend showed dozens of captives, among

Sisi says ISIS air disaster claim is ‘propaganda’

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has dismissed as “propaganda” claims by a branch of ISIS that they were responsible downing a Russian plane, the BBC reported Tuesday. His remarks came as a top U.S. intelligence official said it was “unlikely”

U.N. pushes for final Libyan unity agreement

The United Nations on Monday urged Libya’s warring factions to agree on a unity government after they were offered proposals to ease concerns over regional distribution in a U.N.-backed power-sharing deal. The U.N. said in a statement after consultations with

Lebanon seeks more aid to clear unexploded mines

Lebanon asked the United States Monday for more aid in eliminating landmines planted during the Lebanese civil war and in later conflicts. The State Department published Monday its yearly report on its program to destroy abandoned conventional weapons. It is

Obama pushes ‘no boots on ground’ Syria pledge

President Barack Obama said on Monday the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting ISIS did not break his promise not to put “boots on the ground” in the Syrian conflict. “Keep

Modi, facing tight election, hits back at ‘intolerance’ criticism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, battling to win power in the big heartland state of Bihar and push his stalled economic reforms, hit back at his critics on Monday for trying to paint a picture of intolerance in the country.

China unveils jetliner in bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus

A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners. China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The multibillion-dollar

Loyalists in Taez city get armored vehicles

The Arab coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen has provided pro-government forces in the besieged city of Taez with dozens of armored vehicles, military sources and Emirati media reported Monday. The coalition has sent 30 military vehicles, including tanks, to

Apple TV brings iPhone-like apps to the big screen

It turns out that Apple’s streaming-TV box — aptly named Apple TV — isn’t just for streaming anymore. Its latest incarnation, which ships this week, offers on the big screen just about anything you could previously only do on an

Swedish school reopens after deadly racist attack

Several hundred students returned to class under heightened security Monday after a racially motivated attack claimed the lives of two people at their school in southwestern Sweden 11 days ago. The Kronan school for six- to 15-year-olds reopened for just

Pakistan cracks down on media outlets’ coverage of militants

Pakistani authorities on Monday called on broadcasters to refrain from covering dozens of banned insurgent groups, including an organization allegedly tied to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as officials widen their crackdown against militants inside the country. The order follows the

Nepali police kill Indian protester at border blockade

Police shot at ethnic protesters who attacked a police station with gasoline bomb and stones on Nepal’s southern border, killing an Indian man who was among the attackers, Nepalese officials said. Police official Raju Bahadur Shrestha said six officers at

Afghanistan to accept its citizens deported from Germany

Afghanistan will take back all its citizens being deported from Germany as the European country struggles to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have arrived there this year, a Kabul official said. Afghans currently make up

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