Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

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Indian opposition leads protests at high fuel prices

:: Indians set tyres on fire, vandalized petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices. The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who is

A year after cash ban, India’s black money market is thriving

:: When India declared most bank notes unuseable a year ago in an effort to flush out tax cheats, one steel manufacturer was so spooked he resolved to do business by the book in future. But 12 months on from

Indian right-wing leader Naidu elected vice-president

:: India’s lawmakers on Saturday elected a veteran leader from the ruling right-wing party as the country’s next vice-president, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political standing. Venkaiah Naidu, 68, secured 516 parliamentary votes to pip rival Gopalkrishna Gandhi — the

Members of Modi’s party in India to face trial over Babri mosque demolition

Three senior members of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party including a government minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The three are accused of inciting

Muslim anxieties and India’s future

Devesh Kapur

By : Devesh Kapur A couple of weeks ago, Narendra Modi was celebrating his biggest electoral triumph since becoming India’s prime minister in 2014. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept into power in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state and

Modi headed for big win in key India state as counting begins

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was heading for a landslide in the key battleground state of Uttar Pradesh, strengthening his grip on power, early counting of votes showed Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party was leading in 292

The serpent in Indian politics

Narendra Modi

It was not a very reassuring spectacle. On Sunday tens of thousands of men, all dressed in a sort of paramilitary uniform, gathered in the Indian city of Pune in Maharashtra for a rally of the controversial Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Lalu, Nitish halt Modi’s march in Bihar

Narendra Modi conceded defeat Sunday in a key election in Bihar, one of India’s poorest and largest states, in a major blow for the prime minister who fronted a no-holds barred campaign. Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was leading in only

BJP gains in Kerala unsettle Indian expatriates

The impressive performance of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in civic elections in the south Indian state of Kerala has created deep concern among the largely secular polity of the state. Kerala has always prided itself

Modi’s BJP neck-and-neck with opposition in pivotal Bihar vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationalists and opposition parties were running neck-and-neck in elections in India’s pivotal eastern state of Bihar on Thursday, according to exit polls. The vote is being viewed as a referendum on Modi’s premiership after he addressed

Modi’s party heads for defeat in Delhi polls

Indian leader Narendra Modi’s party was heading Tuesday for a major defeat in Delhi state elections at the hands of anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal, in the premier’s first loss since storming to power last year. Officials began counting millions of

BJP in the eye of the storm

Nilofar Suhrawardy

By: Nilofar Suhrawardy The controversy brewing over the meeting between Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and Hafiz Saeed (who is wanted in India) in Pakistan has created immense difficulties for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress and other parties

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