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: March 3, 2017

An introduction to understanding President Trump

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj I have written many articles about President Donald Trump and how the media has been biased against him since he ran for presidency. I later compared between what’s currently happening in the US and what happened

Punish those who falsely accuse others

Khaled Almaeena

By : Khaled Almaeena A report in a local paper focused on the damages inflicted on people by false accusations made to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha). Nazaha Chairman Khalid Al-Muhaisen highlighted some of the points and said that care

US drones target militant suspects in Yemen, Pakistan

US drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda positions in Yemen and members of the Taliban in Pakistan killed in total nine militants, officials reported on Thursday. Four separate US drone strikes killed at least seven suspected al-Qaeda members in Yemen. A dawn

US consul general hails Saudi ties at independence celebration

The US Consulate in Jeddah marked the 241st year of American independence with a celebration hosted by Consul General Matthias J. Mitman on Feb. 26. The consulate said it was honored to welcome to the event Jamal Balkhoyour, director general

University in Canada evacuated over anti-Muslim bomb threat

A bomb threat targeting Muslim students forced an evacuation Wednesday of nearly 4,000 students from the downtown campus of Concordia University in Montreal. In an email to school administrators and local media, a group identifying itself as the “underground” chapter

Merkel in Egypt in push to reduce migrant flow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Cairo Thursday on a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia, in a push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya. Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow

Turkey ‘to strike Syrian Kurd militia’ unless it leaves Manbij

Turkey on Thursday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they don’t withdraw from Manbij, a former bastion of Islamic State extremists that has been taken over by predominantly-Kurdish forces. “We will strike the YPG if they do not

Russia accuses Syrian opposition of sabotaging peace talks

Russia accused the main Syrian opposition group at peace talks in Geneva of sabotaging the process on Thursday, a day after Moscow foreign ministry officials met the rebels for rare talks on how to narrow their differences. Backed by Western

Marine Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity

European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of ISIS violence. Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under investigation in France

Vice Custodian of Two Holy Mosques launches e-safety service

Mohammed bin Naif

Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Mohammed bin Naif said concerns over the safety of citizens and residents remains a priority for King Salman. Prince Mohammed’s remarks came during his launch of the electronic safety service Salamah at his

ISIS pulls back from Syria’s Palmyra

ISIS militants withdrew from much of the Syrian oasis city of Palmyra overnight, a monitor said Thursday, but government forces paused before entering its ravaged ancient ruins because of mines. Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into a western neighborhood of the

Jordanian immigrant in Michigan elated over release from detention

A Jordanian immigrant who resided legally in the United States for 18 years rejoiced on Wednesday at being able to return home after a month in detention that might have ended in his deportation. “I’m happy to be back with

Cairo court acquits Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak

A court in Cairo has announced that it has acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign., Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. Mubarak, his interior minister and

King Salman’s Asia visit: Saudi Arabia, Indonesia sign 11 agreements

Saudi Arabia and Indonesia Wednesday signed agreements in areas ranging from trade to aviation as King Salman bin Abdulaziz visited the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. King Salman and President Widodo of Indonesia oversaw the signing of 11 cooperation agreements

Yemen: 40 Houthi militants killed and injured in al Jouf Province

More than 40 Houthi-Saleh alliance militia were killed and injured during fierce clashes on various fronts at al-Mazweyiah and al Masloub Directorates Wednesday. Militia attempts to attack posts for the Yemeni military in al Jaouf province were repelled after being

King Salman urges united front against terrorism on Indonesia trip

King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called Thursday for a united fight against terrorism in a speech to Indonesia’s parliament during a landmark state visit to the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. In a speech to hundreds of people at the legislature

Syrian opposition refuses to discuss terrorism at UN talks

Syria’s main opposition group said Wednesday that terrorism can’t be added to the agenda of sputtering UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, as sought by Damascus. The High Negotiating Committee (HNC) announced the refusal after an unprecedented meeting with a Russian

French Foreign Ministry condemns the use of children by Houthis

France condemns the use of child soldiers by the Houthi militia, a practice documented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. France urges the parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to abide by international law, which prohibits the

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