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 7, 2017

US court set to hear arguments on Trump travel ban

A US federal appeals court will hear arguments on Tuesday over whether to restore President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, the most controversial policy of his two-week old administration. In a brief filed on

Trump vows US will defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

United States President Donald Trump on Monday pledged that America and its allies would defeat the “forces of death” and keep radical extremists from gaining a foothold on US soil, in his first visit to US Central Command. “Today we

Hundreds march in Quebec in tribute to mosque shooting victims

Several hundred people braved snow and cold Sunday in Quebec City to honor the six men shot to death a week earlier while praying at a local mosque. “No to Islamophobia, Yes to Peace,” “Open Your Heart” and “No to

British govt says won’t allow lawmakers to block Brexit

Houses of Parliament

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy will not be able to block Britain from leaving the European Union, May’s spokeswoman said on Monday before a debate on possible amendments to legislation in parliament. “We think there should be a straight forward bill

Cabinet OKs Saudi-US tax compliance pact

King Salman

The Cabinet on Monday approved an agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United States to improve compliance to international tax and implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The Cabinet, at the weekly meeting chaired by King

Cabinet OKs agreements with global counterparts

King Salman

The Cabinet in its session on Monday chaired by King Salman approved an agreement between King Abdulaziz Center for Research and Archives and the general secretariat of the Arab League (Department of Information, Documentation and Translation), which was earlier signed

US ‘deeply troubled’ by UN report of Myanmar atrocities against Muslims

The United States is “deeply troubled” by the findings of a United Nations report that said soldiers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State had committed atrocities against minority Muslims, the State Department said on Monday. Washington was still studying the report, but

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince discusses developments with Yemen President

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen received at his residence in Riyadh yesterday evening Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, it has been revealed. The Yemeni President thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz for supporting the Yemeni government

Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fire: Army

Israel struck a Hamas position in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday crashed in a border area, the Israeli army said. “Initial inquiry suggests a projectile launched from the Gaza Strip landed in an open

Settler homes on private Palestinian land legalized

Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalizing about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern. The legislation has been condemned by Palestinians as a blow

Syria carried out mass hangings at military prison

The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place between 2011 and 2015, but

Saudi Arabia to name ambassador to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s State Minister for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan has met with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun and informed him of the pending appointment of their next ambassador. Sabhan met with Aoun on Monday President to discuss increasing bilateral ties

Fire at Kuwait’s Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center under control

A fire broke out at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait city on Monday, with no reports of damage, human injuries or causalities. Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD)’s teams were able to control and put out the blaze. Firefighters

Amnesty: Up to 13,000 executed at Syria jail in 4 years

The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place between 2011 and 2015, but

Gas line rupture in southeastern Iran kills two

A gas pipeline rupture in southeastern Iran during a pressure test killed two workers, Mehr news agency reported on Monday. The pipeline between the cities of Bazman and Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchestan province did not contain any gas, and

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