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 8, 2017

Is Trump a victim of McCarthyism?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi According to the US President Donald Trump, his waning, weird predecessor, the confused and confusing Barack Obama, saint of the left-wing global liberal lobby, has committed a political crime by wiretapping his phones during the presidential

Humanitarian gestures during King Salman’s visit to Indonesia

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil When the Saudi royal jet landed at Jakarta’s airport, the world’s eyes were focussed on this visit and its various dimensions. People expressed a lot of interest in Indonesian islands, more than 17,000 in number, and

Qassem Soleimani: Iran’s Osama Bin Laden?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh He is well-known as the Middle East’s deadliest and Iran’s most dangerous man. He prioritizes offensive tactics and operations over defensive ones, and rejoices in taking overconfident selfies with his troops and proxies in battlefields

On International Women’s Day: Prominent examples of women in power

Diana Galeeva

By : Diana Galeeva Today on International Women’s Day, which has become one of the most anticipated annual global celebrations, I would like to express admiration and respect for famous women in power. Nowadays, International Women’s Day is becoming more

EU court: States can deny visas to refugees

The EU’s top court ruled Tuesday that states can deny short-term humanitarian visas to people trying to enter to claim asylum, in a case of a Syrian family trying to come to Belgium. The decision by the Luxembourg-based European Court

Migrants get 3 mins to call home

After an 11-month journey across desert and sea, Mohamed finally hears his mother’s voice once more thanks to a Red Cross camper that travels across Italy to help migrants call home. From the border crossing of Ventimiglia in the country’s

Iran to stop visas for Americans after new ban

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Iran’s “retaliatory decision” over Trump’s initial travel ban is still in place. The semi-official ISNA news agency is quoting Deputy Foreign Minister, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi as saying that the measures Iran implemented over the initial

Syria forces quietly take up buffer between Kurds, Turks

US-backed Syrian fighters have turned over several villages in the country’s north to government forces under a deal to avoid conflict with Turkey, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The Manbij Military Council, part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces,

Hungary approves putting migrants in camps at border

The Hungarian parliament approved on Tuesday measures to tighten border controls and put migrants in camps along its border, the state news agency MTI reported. Hungary plans two or three camps along its southern border, where migrants will be kept

City check-in for Dammam passengers from Sunday

Travelers flying from King Fahd International Airport in Dammam will now be able to check in their luggage and take boarding cards from city check-in counters. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will start operating city check-in counters from

Houthis prevent international delegation from entering Sanaa

In what appears to be a new violation of laws and international treaties, Houthi militias refused to allow the UN sanctions team from entering the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and all areas under its control. During a meeting with Yemeni

Saudi Commerce Minister Al-Qassabi unveils initiatives to attract investments

Majid Al-Qassabi

Majid Al-Qassabi, minister of commerce and investment, announced a package of initiatives undertaken by his ministry in accordance with the NTP 2020 program. Al-Qassabi said the ministry has paid attention for improving the trade and investment environment in the Kingdom

Iran keeps ban on US visitors in response to Trump order

Iran said Tuesday it would continue its retaliatory measure of barring US visitors in response to President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries. “Our earlier counter-measure against Trump’s previous order is still in place,” said deputy foreign

Official admits 2,100 Iran fighters killed in Iraq, Syria

More than 2,000 fighters sent from Iran have been killed in Iraq and Syria, the head of Iran’s veterans’ affairs office said Tuesday. “Some 2,100 martyrs have been martyred so far in Iraq or other places defending the holy mausoleums,”

King Salman’s talks in Asia embody Saudi Arabia’s deep relations

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif said the successful talks between King Salman and the leaders in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei have embodied appreciation, respect and the deep relations between the Kingdom and these countries. Briefing

Houthi militias kidnap more than 100 civilians from Yemen’s Dhamar

Houthi militias and forces belonging to Yemen’s former president have launched a number of Kidnappings and raids and looting of civilians’ homes in the district of Utmah days after gaining control of the wider Dhamar Governote. Sources say Houthi militias

500 Saudis to work for aerospace manufacturing and repairing

The Technical and Vocational Training Corp. (TVTC) group on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ALSALAM aerospace industry to train 500 young Saudi high school graduates for manufacturing and repairing programs. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid, governor of TVTC,

Trump and Netanyahu talk Iran ‘dangers’ over nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday had a long phone conversation about strategic threats posed by Iran, the premier’s office said. “The two leaders spoke at length about the dangers arising from the nuclear deal

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