King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

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Tag Archives: China

Chinese teen Internet addict dies after rehab

:: A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a center that treats Internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. The first country

China’s Lenovo warns of cost challenges as it sinks to Q1 loss

:: Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group warned of higher costs and margin pressure due to shortages of components like memory chips, as it posted its first quarterly loss in almost two years on Friday. Lenovo, which

UAE’s Union National Bank opens Shanghai branch

:: Union National Bank (UNB), 50 percent owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has begun operations at its branch in Shanghai, becoming the first bank from the UAE to operate a branch in mainland China, the bank

Beijing-Islamabad friendship stronger than steel: Chinese leader

Wang Yang

:: Pakistan on Monday celebrated its 71st Independence Day, with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang saying the Beijing-Islamabad friendship “is stronger than steel and sweeter than honey”. Wang, who attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Islamabad’s Convention

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday

:: President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on

Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions

:: Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with North Korea as an escalating war of words raised global alarm. Xi made the plea in a

Strong earthquake strikes western China

:: A strong earthquake has shaken a mountainous region in western China near a famous national park, with no immediate reports of casualties. The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.5 quake on Tuesday evening struck a

China: India building up troops amid border stand off

:: China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India has been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of

Egypt’s ‘Light and Hope’ orchestra of blind girls flies to China

:: An orchestra of 34 Egyptian blind girls has departed to China this week on a mission to spread “light and hope” through music, a news report has revealed. The orchestra – known in Arabic as “Al-Nour

Oman takes $3.55 bln China loan to cover budget deficit

Oman Central Bank.

:: Oman on Wednesday announced it has taken out a $3.55-billion loan from Chinese banks to cover its budget deficit for the current fiscal year. The sultanate had originally planned to raise $2 billion on the Chinese

Chinese firms to invest $300 mln in Abu Dhabi industry zone

:: Five Chinese companies will start operations in Abu Dhabi’s industrial zone with an initial investment of $300 million in a boost for the oil-rich emirate’s economic diversification plans. The companies, from Jiangsu province on China’s east

Sri Lanka signs $1.1 bln China port deal amid local, foreign concerns

:: Sri Lanka signed a long delayed $1.1 billion deal on Saturday to lease its southern Hambantota port to China ignoring an appeal by opposition parties to debate the pact in parliament. The deal was signed between

China urges Gulf crisis talks after Qatar minister visits

:: China’s foreign minister has called on Qatar and four Arab nations to resolve their diplomatic crisis through talks within the Gulf Cooperation Council, state media reported on Friday. Wang Yi made the remarks after meeting with

India ready for talks with China on border standoff

:: India said on Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains. Tensions flared last month

China to host peace meet on Israel, Palestinians this year

:: China will host a symposium between Israel and the Palestinians later this year, an official said Tuesday, as president Xi Jinping vowed to “ceaselessly” contribute toward peace in the region. Despite depending on the volatile Middle

China ‘aggressive’ in border row, says India diplomat

:: A top Indian diplomat said China is being unusually aggressive in a month-old border dispute with India that shows no sign of easing, media reports said Wednesday. Beijing has made virtually daily warnings to its neighbor

China, Pakistan experts discussing plans to set up nine special economic zones

:: Chinese and Pakistani experts are working on modalities for establishment of nine special economic zones (SEZs) alongside the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) mega project, a news report has revealed. According to a report in The News,

China should lift restrictions on Liu Xiaobo’s widow – Nobel committee

:: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday it was “deeply worried” about the situation of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after his death on Thursday. “The

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