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 20, 2017

Famine in Africa confirms international aid system isn’t working

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim After much encouraging news coming out of Africa in the last decade on the development front, the continent is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Stephen O’Brien, the UN under secretary-general for

Iran policy: Pre-emptive surrender is no option

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri Earlier this month, the daily Kayhan, reputed to reflect the views of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, published an essay about the “containment” strategy that US President Harry Truman adopted vis-a-vis the Soviet Union in the

Crimea Crisis can be turned into an Opportunity

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya Crimea is a peninsula of utmost geopolitical and strategic importance, dominating virtually the entire Black Sea. Together with the straits of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, it is one of the most critical points with regards

Brexit puts EU lifeblood of British hospitals at risk

With British hospitals already struggling to fill their ranks, Brexit could make life even harder for the National Health Service as EU doctors and nurses either stay away or prepare to leave. The state-run NHS is hugely reliant on EU

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier

All eyes on FBI chief as Russia, wiretap claims swirl

James Comey

FBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump’s potential Russia ties and the president’s extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor. The

Details emerge of Paris attacker’s motivation to kill

Ziyed Ben Belgacem

Yelling that he wanted to kill and die in the name of faith, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on

Three suicide bombers kill four people in northeast Nigeria

Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday. A man and two women blew themselves up when they were challenged by a

Syrians finding refuge in Africa as war at home grinds on

As desperate Syrians flee the devastating war in their country, some are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. One imam from Aleppo, Abdul Ghani Bandenjki, first visited Ghana in 2006 after being invited to officiate at prayers during the

Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, and mudslides

The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, Peruvian authorities said Saturday, affecting more than half the nation as the death toll since the beginning of the year

Saudi interior minister: Three men killed in southern border incursions

At least three men were killed when they attempted to infiltrated Saudi Arabia’s southern border with Yemen, the spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry announced on Sunday. troops stationed at the border were able to stop multiple efforts by groups

Crown prince launches amnesty program for residency, labor law violators

Prince Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and the minister of interior, said in his speech during the inauguration of “A Nation Without Violations” campaign that the program focuses on solving the status of residency and labor law

Hundreds of Lebanese protest proposed tax hikes as PM pelted with water bottles

Demonstrators in central Beirut hurled empty water bottles at Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Sunday when he tried to calm hundreds of people protesting against proposed tax hikes. Carrying placards and banners, around 2,000 people flooded Riad al-Solh square

Another Turkish rally possible in Germany before referendum, Erdogan spokesman says

There is a possibility that Turkish ministers could plan another rally in Germany ahead of an April 16 referendum on changing the constitution, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Sunday, a move that could further heighten tension with Berlin. Turkey

Sandstorm ‘Madar’ swarms parts of Saudi Arabia

An “advance alert” was issued on Sunday following a sandstorm that hit the western city of Jeddah and other areas of Saudi Arabia. “Jeddah was on advance alert this morning but the condition is mild now,” Hussein Al-Qahtani, official spokesperson

Fierce battles erupt between Syrian regime, rebels near Damascus

Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels and a monitor said.

Modi picks Hindu hard-liner to lead India’s most populous state

Yogi Adityanath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked Hindu hard-liner Yogi Adityanath, who has been accused of inciting violence against India’s Muslim minority, to lead its most populous state after his party won a landslide victory last week. Adityanath’s appointment to lead Uttar

‘Hasm al-Uqban’, Gulf-American military drills kick off in Kuwait

The Hasm al-Uqban maneuvers will kick off on Sunday in Kuwait and end on April 6. Saudi forces, military forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the US will participate in the exercises which will be held in Kuwaiti

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