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 14, 2017

EU failing to stop a potential genocide yet again

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim The European Union has historically taken a lead on issues related to Myanmar at the UN Human Rights Council. And yet now, at its most critical juncture when the Rohingya need external assistance more than

A CIA conflict with internet companies

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi It was always said that the work of a journalist is similar to the intelligence agent or the security services analyst because the journalist and the security agent are both looking for information, at any price.

The real consequences of Syria’s lost generation

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin Imagine a childhood where sudden death and extreme violence were your idea of normal. Many of us would be driven insane by a few seconds of the hellish scenes circulating in their traumatized imaginations. Is it

What unites Trump, Kaczynski and Putin?

Nina L. Khrushcheva

By : Nina L. Khrushcheva What unites “America First” President Donald Trump, Poland’s political puppet master Jarosław Kaczynski, and Russian President Vladimir Putin? Trump and Kaczynski, chest-thumping nationalists, should revile Russia’s revanchist leader for his expansionist policies in ex-Soviet countries

Why are deadly industries promoted?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya When we start to list the bloodiest industries worldwide, the armaments industry will come first and the drug industry second. Indeed in the 20th Century, the arms industry caused the loss of millions of lives. With

How Europe boosts Russia-Turkey ties

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova The Russian-Turkish tandem has re-emerged with the two countries’ reconciliation, after seven months of glacial relations following Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet on its border with Syria. That is not to say Ankara and Moscow

Seattle synagogue spray-painted with graffiti denying Holocaust

Vandals scrawled graffiti claiming the Holocaust was ‘‘fake history’’ on an exterior wall of a Seattle synagogue, leading the rabbi to urge President Donald Trump to more forcefully denounce a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in recent months. Seattle police said

Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes

President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing US officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President

Germany frees one of two held over mall attack threat

German police said Sunday they had released one of two men held over a terror attack threat that led authorities to shut down a major shopping mall in the central city of Essen. The second man was still being questioned,

Emmanuel Macron urges ‘respect’ in French ‘anti-Semitic’ caricature row

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Sunday called for “a return to civic respect” after the main conservative Republicans party tweeted an “anti-Semitic” caricature of him. The image showing the centrist Macron, a former economy minister and investment banker, with

Brexit set to begin as bill enters final stages

Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Brexit this week by formally informing the European Union of Britain’s intention to leave the bloc, sending her country into uncharted waters. The legislation empowering May to put Britain on a course

Poll: 63 percent of Egyptians against verbal divorce

At least 63 percent of Egyptians are against undocumented verbal divorce, in which Muslim men may divorce their wives without going through a court of law, a new poll has shown. The survey showed that only 16 percent support undocumented

Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 39 girls

A key Guatemalan official was ordered not to leave the country Saturday as the death toll rose to 39 girls in fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at a youth shelter. Authorities continued

Denmark calls on Turkish PM to delay planned visit

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke on Sunday called on his Turkish counterpart Binali Yilirim to delay a planned March visit because of “tensions” between Ankara and the Netherlands. “Such a visit could not take place in light of the current

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince heads to Washington for Trump meeting

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud left Riyadh on Monday for Washington, where he is set to meet United States President Donald Trump and a number of officials to discuss the strengthening of bilateral

Philippines, communist rebels agree to resume talks, truce

Jesus Dureza

The Philippine government and communist rebels have agreed to resume peace talks and restore separate cease-fires after an escalation of deadly clashes, officials said Sunday. Government and rebel negotiators will resume talks early next month and discuss the terms of

Saudi King Salman: Terrorism is the greatest danger to nations’ security

King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has said that there is an urgent need to intensify international efforts to resolve issues and crises in the Middle East, including the Palestinian cause and ending Syrian and Yemeni crises. The Saudi monarch’s comments come

Saudi Civil Affairs inaugurates services for deaf

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif said the Saudi government is eager to harness all human and material potential to better serve citizens, residents and visitors. While chairing the meeting of the Ministry of Interior’s Agency for Civil Affairs at his

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