Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »


Daily Archives: February 2, 2017

After ‘angry exchange’ reports, Turnbull describes frank call with Trump

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday he had spoken candidly and frankly with US President Donald Trump, but would not confirm a Washington Post report that Trump had berated him over a refugee swap deal and cut the

Attacking Trump and the immigration law

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini The Trump administration’s decision to temporarily ban citizens belonging to seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States has stirred a lot of controversy. The new American administration said the ban is not permanent and it

India is yours if you have lost most of your possessions

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Al-dakhil “India is yours if you have lost most of your possessions.” This is a proverb our grandparents and parents often said in the Arabian Peninsula. They traveled East and West, from Egypt to India. The Gulf

Is Iran testing Donald Trump?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi Was the Khomeini republic testing the will power of the new US President Donald Trump when it launched a ballistic missile that traveled more than 900 kilometers and then exploded before reaching its target in

Trump, Iran and mixing up the issues

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed We have wasted many years without differentiating between Iran’s interests and our own interests and without differentiating between honest causes and fake ones. The Iranian regime has succeeded in exploiting our causes, such as the Palestinian

Trump white house signals tough line on Iran

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor signaled a toughening US stance on Iran Wednesday, condemning a recent missile test and declaring America was “officially putting Iran on notice.” In his first public remarks since taking office, National Security Advisor Michael

German police arrest three suspected militants

German police said they arrested three people in Berlin on Tuesday suspected of trying to reach foreign “war zones” in order to train to carry out an attack. The suspects may be linked to ISIS and had “planned to travel

UN chief backs Syria delegates plan for Geneva

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday backed his peace envoy’s plan to pick representatives from the Syria opposition to the Geneva talks if the groups fail to agree on their delegates. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura came under

Turkish policeman tries to kill self, causes panic

A Turkish hospital official says an armed police officer receiving psychiatric treatment at an Istanbul hospital barricaded himself into a room and attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday, causing panic. Earlier, Turkish media reports said the man had taken doctors

Investment scope in the Kingdom is broad and limitless: Al-Qassabi

Majid Al-Qassabi

Majid Al-Qassabi, minister of Commerce and Investment, told the members of the visiting Joint Bosnian-Serb delegation here on Monday that the investment scope in the Kingdom is broad. The minister was addressing members of the visiting delegation at the ministry’s

Was Houthi attack on Saudi ship intended for US?

The suicide attack against a Saudi frigate off the Yemen coast, in which two sailors died, might have been intended for a US ship Fox News reported, citing two defense officials. Two Saudi sailors were killed during the attack that

Kingdom will be major player in global tourism: Prince Sultan

With a booming travel industry, Saudi Arabia will be “one of the biggest players” in global tourism, with almost SR3 billion ($800 million) announced by the government to finance tourism projects this year, Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the

Iran: We will not negotiate our missiles

Iran announced on Wednesday that it will not negotiate over its controversial missiles program. Iran’s announcement came in light of International positions refusing its recent ballistic tests and demands within the US administration of President Donald Trump, to review the

Occupied West Bank to have new Israeli settlement

Israel said on Wednesday it would establish a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first since the late 1990s, to rehouse settlers evicted on the same day from an outpost built on private Palestinian land. A statement from

Syria opposition rejects UN envoy picking talks delegation

Syria opposition officials Wednesday criticized UN envoy Staffan de Mistura after he said he could pick the opposition delegation representatives to UN-led talks in Geneva if they failed to do so. De Mistura on Tuesday said the talks previously scheduled

Lavrov calls for Syria’s return to Arab league

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Wednesday for Syria’s return to the Arab League, saying its membership would allow the organisation to help find a political solution to the country’s conflict. “The League could play a more important, more effective

Trump honors US navy seal killed during Yemen raid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday made an unannounced visit by helicopter to Delaware to honor the Navy SEAL killed in a daring raid in Yemen, the first American combat death since he became commander-in-chief. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan”

UAE Foreign Minister says Trump travel ban an internal US affair

President Donald Trump’s travel ban imposed on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries was a sovereign decision for the United States and not directed at any religion, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed said on Wednesday. Sheikh

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