As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »

 

Houthi spokesman calls on Yemen’s Saleh to implement 12 requests

:: The head of the so-called Supreme Revolutionary Council of the Houthis, Mohamed Ali Al Houthi, admitted, in response to remarks made by ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, that there were discrepancies in the institutions under their control. The spokesman

Indian journalist opposed to deporting Rohingya killed

Ravish Kumar

:: Just a few hours before her murder in Bangalore on Tuesday, allegedly by Hindu right-wingers, Gauri Lankesh, a secular journalist and civil rights activist, spoke up for the rights of Rohingya Muslims in India. “Are Rohingiya ‘terrorists’ killing Hindus

Nuclear deal allows Iran to become the next ‘North Korea,’ US envoy warns

:: Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that, if left unchanged, the Iran nuclear deal could allow Tehran to pose the same kind of missile threat to US cities as North Korea. President Donald Trump is due to

Duterte vows to jail policemen behind unlawful killings

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday vowed to pursue cases against policemen implicated in unlawful killings. He added that there was no order for the police to kill defenseless people. Earlier in the day, Duterte met with Carlito and

US angers Afghans with ‘offensive’ leaflet drop

:: US forces apologised Wednesday for dropping leaflets in northern Afghanistan depicting a dog with a Koranic verse written across its body – an image highly offensive to Muslims. A photo of the alleged leaflet circulating on social media shows

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Irma barrels toward Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

:: Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, churned across northern Caribbean islands on Wednesday with a catastrophic mix of fierce winds, surf and rain, en route to a possible Florida landfall at the weekend.

Five children drown as Rohingya boats sink off Bangladesh

:: At least five children drowned when boats carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar sank early on Wednesday, Bangladesh border guards told AFP. Authorities said three to four boats had sunk at the mouth of the Naf river, which

Saudi sovereign fund, Softbank plan robotic initiative

:: Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth investment fund and Japan’s Softbank Group plan to jointly study how robots can be used more effectively in government, business and society, they said on Wednesday. In the coming months, the Public Investment Fund

EU plans rule change to increase taxes on online giants

:: European Union finance ministers are set to discuss rule changes next week aimed at increasing taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon, an EU document seen by Reuters said. Online giants are facing increasing pressure in Europe

EaseUS data recovery tools comes handy to IT Managers

:: EaseUS, an innovative software developer for providing cost-effective solutions for data protection which offers a best EaseUS data recovery tool Free for all computer users. “Unbelievably easy to use and full of just the right features. If you are

Souq.com to acquire Wing.ae to enhance fast shipping options for customers

:: Souq.com on Wednesday announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Wing.ae, a marketplace for merchants and couriers in the UAE, providing innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery solutions for businesses and individual consumers. Souq.com previously invested

Deutsche Bank boss calls on ECB to halt cheap money

John Cryan

:: Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan has called on the European Central Bank to change course on providing cheap money, warning he sees price bubbles in stocks, bonds and property. “The era of cheap money in Europe should come

The numbers that prove the dire situation of Qatar’s economy

:: Three months after the Gulf crisis broke out, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim decided to green-light the the largest commercial port in the country, named Hamad Port, pushing its official opening date to Monday. Since June, political ties between Qatar

Saudi Arabia boosts agriculture ties with UN

:: A Saudi delegation has met with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in an effort to boost ties and explore how it can support the Kingdom’s economic diversification plans. Among the topics discussed were Reimbursable Technical Assistance

Pakistan’s loss-making national carrier appoints new CEO

:: Loss-making Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday named Musharraf Rasool Cyan as its new chief executive, entrusting him with turning around the national carrier’s fortunes after a turbulent year. Cyan, who PIA described as a ‘professional technocrat’, will face

Saudi economic gauge sees biggest order growth jump since April

:: Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector has seen the strongest improvement in new orders since April, according to the latest Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). Bolstered by an increase in export orders, the Kingdom’s companies reported a

Watch out Wonder Woman: Nigeria’s Chibok girls inspire Marvel’s new superhero

:: Move over Captain America and watch out Wonder Woman, here comes Ngozi: a teenage superheroine inspired by Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls who fights evil in Lagos, marking a new chapter in diversity for Marvel Comics. Ngozi is the star

Beyonce, Streisand to headline Harvey relief telethon

Beyonce

:: Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT. The event will be telecast live at 8

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