Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

Erdogan and Putin agree Iraqi Kurdish referendum has no legitimacy

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum had no legitimacy and Russia and Turkey agreed that the territorial integrity of Iraq and neighboring Syria must be preserved. In a brief statement after talks

All foreign flights to Iraq Kurd capital to end Friday

:: All foreign flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil will be suspended from Friday evening on Baghdad’s orders, its airport director said, following a controversial independence referendum. “All international flights without exception to and from Erbil

Stampede in India’s financial capital kills at least 22

:: A rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway-station in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30, an Indian state official said on Friday. The cause of the

Saudi envoy to US: Royal decree affirms women play central role in kingdom

:: Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the US, confirmed at a press conference at the embassy in Washington on Tuesday that Saudi women will be able to drive alone and won’t need their guardian’s permission to get

US verifying Baghdadi recording, but says ‘no reason to doubt’ authenticity

:: The United States is still trying to verify a purported recording of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who had been rumored to be dead, but suggested audio released Thursday could well be real. “We are aware of the audio

Minister of Interior: We’re ready to apply traffic law on men and women

:: The Saudi Minister of Interior ensured the readiness of security services to apply the provisions of the traffic law on men and women across the Kingdom. “With women driving traffic safety will be transformed into an educational practice that

Iraqi PM office says Turkey agrees to deal only with Baghdad on oil exports

:: Turkey told Iraq it would deal only with the Iraqi government on crude oil exports, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday. In a phone call with Abadi, Turkish Prime Minister Binali “Yildirim confirmed the

Libya arrests ISIS militant involved in 2015 beheadings

:: Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected ISIS militant they believe was involved in the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015. Chief Prosecutor Al-Sadiq al-Sour told reporters on Thursday that the beheadings took place behind a

Saudi crown prince meets with Lebanon’s Samir Geagea in Jeddah

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, met with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The meeting was held in Jeddah and it discussed common

Yemeni army’s chief of staff says ‘victory over coup militias soon’

:: Yemeni army’s chief of staff said on Wednesday that victory over Houthi and Saleh militias is “is closer than ever”. Maj. Gen. Taher Ali al-Auqaili, who was appointed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi as the army’s chief

UN special envoy wants new round of Syria talks in coming weeks

:: UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he hopes to convene a new round of Syria talks in Geneva in the coming weeks. “I am calling on both sides to assess the situation with realism and responsibility

Iraqi parliament demands Barzani be tried for ‘holding unconstitutional vote’

:: Iraq’s parliament has asked the country’s Council of Ministers to take measures against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following the Kurdish independence referendum. Discussions during the parliamentary session on Wednesday boycotted by Kurdish MPs led to issuance of a

Senior cleric says women driving does not contradict Quran, Sunnah

:: Member of the Senior Scholars’ Council, Abdullah bin Abdlemohsen al-Turki, has said that decision taken to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia does not contradict with the country’s constitution which is the Qur’an and the Sunnah. He added

Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie gets another life sentence

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced 16 people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges. It’s the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death

Guterres to Myanmar: End military ops, open humanitarian access

:: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres decried the humanitarian “nightmare” faced by Myanmar’s Rohingya on Thursday and demanded that the government end military operations and open humanitarian access to its conflict-wracked western region. “The situation has spiraled into the world’s

Indian court charges ex-editor with raping colleague

:: An Indian court on Thursday charged the former editor of a renowned news magazine with raping a female colleague four years ago, the prosecutor said. Tarun Tejpal pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint,

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation businesses

:: Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home. The travel accommodations startup that launched in 2008 has teamed up

MENA-focused VC fund MEVP to back region’s tech entrepreneurs

:: MEVP, one of the largest venture capital firms in the Mena, on Wednesday announced the launch of its third MENA venture capital fund – the Middle East Venture Fund III (MEVFIII) – with a target size of $250 million.

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