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: April 6, 2017

A lot to exchange as May heads post-Brexit mission to KSA

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane Of the many subjects of interest discussed between Theresa May, the British prime minister, and leaders of Saudi Arabia during her visit to the Kingdom, you can guarantee that her choice of headwear (none) was not

Israel builds ties to Christians while Arabs remain AWOL

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania Israel has expanded its powerful and effective public relations campaign to appeal to American Christians, while the Arab world continues to ignore the growing needs of Christians in the Middle East. Christians have continued to suffer

Russia is fighting terror with terror

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

By : Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri While Russian President Vladimir Putin was meeting with his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, a terrorist attack occurred in St. Petersburg metro. Was it timed to coincide with the meeting? Was St. Petersburg chosen because it

Blaming Assad, Trump says Syria attack ‘cannot be tolerated’

Decrying an “affront to humanity,” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a chemical weapons attack in Syria “cannot be tolerated” but did not say what the US might do in response. He blamed the attack squarely on Syrian President Bashar

Morocco king names new government

Morocco’s King Mohamed VI on Wednesday named a new government headed by a member of the ruling Islamist party, following a six-month political deadlock in the North African country. Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othman, second-in-command of the Justice and Development

Pope praises British Muslim leaders

Pope Francis met briefly Wednesday with a delegation of four British Muslim clerics and praised their contribution to dialogue between different faiths and cultures. “I like to think that the most important job we have to do between us, as

Saudi condemns chemical attack in Syria

Saudi Arabia stressed on Wednesday its firm stance in preserving unity in Syria and maintaining security and peace. The Kingdom expressed the hope that the conventions endorsed by the international resolutions for a ceasefire, delivery of humanitarian aid, and release

Judge reveals Saddam trial details, Gaddafi’s plan to save him

News Agency has learnt new details related to the trial of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi’s bid to save him. Judge Mounir Haddad, who chaired the trial of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, revealed new details related to the trial

How the Idlib massacre happened

More than 100 people were killed including children, women, and the elderly by rockets filled with poison gas in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, in the Southern suburb of Idlib on Tuesday morning. Witnesses in northern Hama countryside confirmed that

ISIS militants kill 31 civilians in Tikrit attacks

At least 31 people were killed, including 14 police officers, and more than 40 wounded in attacks overnight by ISIS militants in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, security and medical sources said on Wednesday. The militants wore police uniforms

Russia after Idlib: Our stance towards Assad unchanged

The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, announced that Russia will continue its military operations supporting the Syrian regime and President Bashar al-Assad after the regime air force unleashed a chemical attack on Idlib. Peskov added that he is engaged in negotiations.

One person dead after quake strikes near Iran’s Mashhad

A powerful earthquake struck northeast Iran on Wednesday near the holy city of Mashhad, leaving at least one person dead and several injured. The quake, of magnitude 6.1 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), occurred 76 km east-southeast of

Saudi King Salman meets British PM Theresa May in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud receives British Prime Minister Theresa May at Al-Yamamah palace on Wednesday. She was also greeted by the Governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz. The British Prime Minister arrived for

UN: 40-50 years needed to clear unexploded mines in Iraq and Syria

It will take 40 to 50 years to clear the mines, improvised explosive devices and other unexploded ordnance from Iraq and Syria, the United Nations said Tuesday. “We are looking at decades of work for these countries to look like

Saudi security forces detain 77 terror suspects in March

Saudi security forces arrested 77 terror suspects in March. Those arrested belong to nine different nationalities – 53 of them were Saudi. The others included 16 Turks, 2 Syrians, a Bengali, an Egyptian, an Indian, a Nigerian, a Nepalese and

Yemeni forces prepare to retake Hudaydah port from Houthis

Yemeni government forces and their Arab allies are massing north and south of the Houthi-held Red Sea port of Hudaydah despite United Nations and aid groups warnings that a military operation there would put millions of civilians at risk. Hudaydah

N.Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, ahead of a summit between US and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang’s increasingly defiant arms program. The missile

Day after toxic gas attack, warplanes launch fresh strikes on Idlib area

Warplanes mounted five air strikes on Wednesday in a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria where dozens of people were killed the day before in a suspected chemical attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Syrian army could not

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