Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments More »

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for More »

Kuwait ruler appoints new cabinet with new oil, finance and defense ministers

:: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defense ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the More »

Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

 

Category Archives: Asia

Pakistan says over 300 Baloch separatist militants surrender

:: More than 300 Baloch separatist militants have surrendered over the past few months, Pakistani government officials said, after a ceremony to mark the downing of guns and militants’ return to civilian life. The surrenders are part of government efforts

How the demolition of Babri Mosque changed India

:: India’s Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that the hearing for the contentious Babri Mosque demolition case will begin on Feb. 8. The court rejected a request from the Sunni Waqf Board to postpone the hearing until after the 2019

London mayor calls for UK apology over colonial-era massacre in India

:: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the British government on Wednesday to make a formal apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which nearly 400 Sikhs were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers. During a visit

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

:: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption. Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning

Saudi King Salman reviews regional issues with Pakistani prime minister

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his palace here today Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques hosted a luncheon in honor of Pakistan’s Prime

Saudi Crown Prince Meets Pakistani Prime Minister

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, met today with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, reported Saudi Press Agency. The Pakistani prime minister underscored the highly prestigious status the Kingdom of

Philippines President tells Muslims he will correct ‘historical injustice’

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to correct “historical injustice” in a speech to Filipino Muslim rebels as his government seeks to reignite a stalled peace process in the nation’s troubled south. He made the remarks at a

Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

:: The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

:: North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a US nuclear threat. In an interview with

China’s Xi offers support for Saudi Arabia amid regional uncertainty

:: China supports Saudi Arabia’s efforts to safeguard national sovereignty and achieve greater development, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, at a time of regional tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon and Yemen. China has traditionally played little

Saudi officials to visit Pakistan this month

Majid Al-Qasabi

:: A delegation of 27 high-ranking officials from Saudi Arabia will visit Pakistan this month. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki told News Agency on Saturday that a delegation representing all the Kingdom’s ministries and led by Minister

Six killed in shootout in Indian Kashmir

:: Five suspected rebels and an air force commando were killed during a fierce gunbattle Saturday in Indian-administered Kashmir which also left another soldier injured, the Indian army said. The shootout began when soldiers cordoned off a neighbourhood in the

Why this Indian actor wants to see Pakistan before dying

:: “I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die,” Rishi Kapoor, a Bollywood star of yesteryears tweeted on Sunday. Kapoor is among a handful of Indian actors actually calling for better relations with Pakistan

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis that has seen hundreds of

Canada’s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines’ Duterte

Justin Trudeau

:: Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was “receptive” to his comments. Human rights groups had called on leaders

UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

Antonio Guterres

:: The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the tragic plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in remarks before that country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday the ongoing humanitarian crisis can cause regional

Philippines’ Duterte vows comfort for Russian drug suspects

Rodrigo Duterte

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged two accused Russian drug traffickers will be detained in a “comfortable house,” rather than his nation’s badly over-crowded jails. Duterte made the commitment at a meeting late Monday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri

Musharraf’s new ‘grand alliance’ already crumbling

:: Pakistan’s former president and army chief, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, is already facing setbacks in his ambitious plan to break the status quo of the country’s dominant political parties. On Friday, Musharraf announced a “grand alliance” of 23 parties under

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