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 17, 2017

Iran weapons smuggling a flagrant breach of UN resolution

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Iran’s smuggling of weapons and arms to militia groups or governments, some of which are designated as terrorist groups or state sponsors of terrorism, is rising. This is in direct violation of UN Resolution 2231

Turkey’s economy and a timely Gulf trip

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida This week’s Gulf tour by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is another indicator of how much the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has invested in deepening Turkey’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

The revolt of radical European Muslims against their parents

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany According to French political scientist Professor Olivier Roy of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, the revival of religions today is mainly due to the separation of culture and religion. American evangelical movements, Protestant fundamentalism

Saudi King Salman receives Bahrain crown prince, Malaysian defense minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa as well as Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and the accompanying delegation. During his meeting with both the Bahraini and Malaysian leaders, Saudi King

Recordings by Egyptian warships prove Houthi aid block

Recordings by Egyptian warships proved recently how Houthi militias blocked humanitarian aid ships carrying medical and urgent assistance for suffering Yemenis. Voice recordings detected by Egyptian warships in the Red Sea revealed that Houthis have seized “tens of aid ships

Egypt to appoint its first woman governor

Nadia Abdou

Five new provincial governors are to be sworn-in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, including a woman for the first time. Nadia Abdou will be become the first female governor in Egypt, local news portal VetoGate reported. She will

Senior Iranian military commander visits Moscow in violation of UN resolution

Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani traveled to Moscow, violating multiple United Nations resolutions forbidding him from leaving Iran, Fox News quoted US security sources saying. Soleimani is visiting Moscow to express his displeasure with the growing relations between Russia,

Arab coalition to investigate claims related to targeting of civilians in Yemen

The Arab coalition on Thursday said that it will investigate claims that it targeted a gathering of civilians in Sanaa, a statement said. That statement said: “We are aware of media reports that Houthi militias are claiming that Yemeni civilians

Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq’s Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in Baghdad for the third day running Thursday, killing at least 16 people in a southern neighborhood, an interior ministry official said. The blast rocked the same Bayaa neighborhood where a car bomb had already killed

Egypt official: Suspected militants kill Christian in Sinai

An Egyptian security chief has said suspected militants have gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai. It is the second incident involving a Christian killed by suspected militants in less than a week.

Saudi foreign minister optimistic about overcoming Mideast challenges

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday he was optimistic about overcoming “the many challenges” in the Middle East and looked forward to working with the administration of US President Donald Trump. Asked if he was concerned that the

Saudi Arabia dismantles four ISIS cells, arrests 18 individuals

Saudi Arabia has dismantled at least four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cells made up of 18 individuals inside the kingdom, officials from the interior ministry confirmed. Fifteen of those arrested were Saudi nationals while the remaining three

Joint session on Syria to go ahead in Astana after a day’s delay

Kazakhstan said a new round of talks on the Syria conflict backed by Russia, Turkey and Iran and endorsed by the United Nations were going ahead Thursday after a day’s delay. A plenary session involving all three power-brokers and delegations

Run-off election for Jakarta governor heightens tension

A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics. After months of campaigning

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett praises Trump’s two-state statement

A far-right Israeli minister praised the end of the idea of a Palestinian state Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said he could abandon a two-state solution if an alternative was found. “A new era. New ideas. No need for

Heavy rain triggers traffic snarls in Riyadh

Rainfall in Riyadh continued on Thursday, with heavy downpours throwing traffic out of gear in many parts of the city, and substantially bringing down the temperature. Huge traffic snarls were seen on the Khurais Road and King Fahad Road. The

Pentagon may recommend US deploy troops in Syria

The US Defense Department may recommend that the United States deploy regular combat troops to Syria for the first time to fight ISIS militants, CNN reported on Wednesday. The idea is one of several ideas the Pentagon is considering after

Trump says Israel, Palestine must make compromises

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would work to bring about peace between Israel and Palestinians, but it would be up to the parties themselves ultimately to reach an agreement. “The United States will encourage a peace and

Powered by : © 2014 Systron Micronix :: Leaders in Web Hosting. All rights reserved

| About Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Disclaimer | Contact Us |