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 21, 2017

Coexistence is the last chance to avoid the precipice

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: Last week, Egypt’s Coptic Christians cancelled Easter celebrations in mourning for those who were killed in two separate terrorist explosions targeting churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria. In Iraq too, new maps

Trump has to undo Obama’s Mideast legacy

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj :: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I have come to realize how bad the situation was during Barack Obama’s term. The latter served two terms which were mostly lean years on the level of America’s

Why saying ‘I know a Christian’ only furthers extremist rhetoric

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini :: The blasts that hit churches in Tanta and Alexandria earlier this month left a trail of death and destruction and led to some painful scenes. Children breathed their last in the presence of their parents.

War on extremism initiated from Malaysia

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: “Defeating the ideology of terrorism” is a phrase coined by Doctor Mohammed al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League and the director of the intellectual center to combat extremism and terrorism in the

Donald Trump says shooting in Paris looks like ‘terrorist attack’

President Donald Trump says Thursday’s fatal shooting in Paris “looks like another terrorist attack.” Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district. It

White House confirms Iran deal review

The White House has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Asked at a news briefing if Trump had decided to pull out of the 2015 deal, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad barred from Iran election by Guardian Council

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Former Iran leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in the next presidential election, state media reported. Current Iranian President Hassan Rowhani was among the six candidates selected for the upcoming presidential election, the country’s Guardian Council confirmed. Ahmadinejad,

Gunman kills Paris policeman in Champs-Elysees district

At least one policeman killed, another wounded in shooting incident in Paris just days ahead of France’s presidential election. The person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday night, one of the world’s most prestigious boulevards, has been

Technology firms urge US court to toss Trump travel ban

Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Wednesday joined in a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. More than 160 companies, all but a couple of which are

Thousands protest in Tunisia to demand jobs

Thousands protested in northeastern Tunisia on Thursday to mark a general strike over unemployment and poverty, six years since a revolution ignited by similar grievances. Demonstrators gathered at the local branch of the powerful UGTT trade union in Kef, 180

17 Houthi militias killed, 20 wounded, in Coalition attacks near Taiz

As many as 17 members of Houthi militias were killed and 20 others were wounded following bombing targets launched by the Arab alliance jets over north Mukha and West Taiz. A military source said that 10 raids targeted locations in

Possible Trump trip to Saudi Arabia next month being discussed

US President Donald Trump may add a visit to Saudi Arabia to a trip to Europe in May in what will be his first overseas journey since becoming president, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. Such a trip is

Syria evacuations bring Damascus-area town under state control

The last rebel fighters have left the Syrian town of Zabadani near Damascus as part of a reciprocal evacuation deal for four besieged towns that had been interrupted after a bomb attack hit one convoy, state media and a war

Salman-Mattis meeting affirms convergence on security issues

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met in his office in Riyadh on Wednesday with US Defense Secretary James Mattis. The meeting discussed bilateral relations and

Egyptian security forces eliminate Sinai monastery shooter

Egyptian security forces killed a gunman suspected of shooting dead a policeman near St. Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Three other officers were wounded in Tuesday’s attack in South Sinai province at a

Arab coalition aerial defense intercepts two ballistic missiles in Yemen’s Marib

The Arab coalition aerial defense system intercepted two ballistic missiles flying over Yemen’s Marib on Wednesday. The aerial defenses that protect and support the legitimacy in Yemen also intercepted two other ballistic missiles and destroyed them. Earlier, the Yemeni Army

Tillerson: Iran supports Houthis and threatens naval navigation in the Gulf

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a press conference in Washington on Wednesday that Iran continues to support the Houthi militia in Yemen and threatens naval navigation in the Arabian Gulf. Tillerson also noted that Iran funds insurgents

Mattis in Riyadh: There is disorder wherever Iran is present

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received the United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has announced. During the meeting, they discussed ways of enhancing strategic friendship

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