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 »

 

Tag Archives: ELECTION

Pakistan’s Imran Khan inches toward election victory as opponents cry foul

:: Pakistani authorities said on Thursday full results of a general election would be delayed as cricket hero-turned-politician Imran Khan led in a partial count that opponents said was rigged. The party of Khan’s jailed chief rival, ousted Prime Minister

Al Sistani: Iraqis should prohibit the return of corrupt people to power

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

:: On Friday, and in an unprecedented statement made by him about politics, Iraq’s Shiite figure, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, stated that Iraqis should prohibit the return of corrupt people to power, those who have failed the country in the past

Emmanuel Macron elected next French president

:: Emmanuel Macron has been elected to lead France as president on Sunday after winning 65.5 percent of the votes over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron, who has a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeated Le Pen, a far-right

Nearly half of young German voters back Merkel: Poll

Angela Merkel

Almost half of Germany’s first-time voters back Chancellor Angela Merkel, a poll by the Forsa Institute showed on Tuesday, providing a strong backbone of support as she prepares to bid for a fourth term in September. Among all potential voters,

Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential election

Ex-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name on Wednesday for registration as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election in May, state media reported. The move by the former hardline president was seen as a challenge to the authority of Supreme

Narendra Modi’s party claims victory in four Indian states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state on Saturday, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader. Wresting control of Uttar Pradesh is a

Who are the women running in Kuwait’s election?

Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Saturday that there are 14 women out of 287 candidates running in the parliamentary elections scheduled on Nov. 26. The number of women is the second lowest figure since they were allowed to vote as

In Kuwait, opposition candidates return to ballot divided

Kuwait’s upcoming election will give the tiny emirate a chance to elect new representatives to the legislature, as the country is squeezed by low oil prices and fearful of extremist attacks. But what does one prominent candidate think ranks among

Morocco’s Islamist PJD party leads tight election race

Morocco’s ruling moderate Islamist party won most seats in Friday’s parliamentary election, with a rival party that critics say is too close to the palace coming second in a tight race with 90 percent of votes counted, officials said on

Councilors could face law suits if they fail to fulfill poll promises

A number of citizens in the Eastern Province said that they will take members of the new local councils to court if they don’t keep the promises they made during their local elections campaigns, warning that these promises are documented

Nations abroad, citizens hail landmark elections

There has been praise from citizens, civil society, and several countries around the globe for the Kingdom hosting elections that allowed women to participate for the first time as voters and candidates. The elections saw voters elect 20 women to

117,797 Jeddawis to vote at 109 polling stations

All preparations have been completed for the municipal elections in Jeddah on Saturday. This is according to Hani Abu Ras, the city’s mayor and head of the local elections committee, who said voting would take place at 109 election centers

A much-needed defeat

Bikram Vohra

By : Bikram Vohra The trouble with the Grand Alliance is that when the hurly-burly is done and the garlands binned, it is as strong as its weakest link, and really not that grand. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is

Indian expats celebrate Bihar election victory

A cross-section of Indian expatriates in Riyadh celebrated the outcome of the provincial elections in Bihar in which India’s ruling Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a crushing blow. The much-publicized election and its results declared on Sunday topped social media

The fog of opinion polls

M.J. Akbar

By : M.J. Akbar May I make a fervent plea to the Indian Election Commission for some immediate electoral reform? This prayer is placed before the Commission rather than Parliament because it is within their remit to make this change.

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

Zanzibar poll annulment throws Tanzania results into doubt

Tanzania’s elections were thrown into doubt on Wednesday after the semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago annulled polls, sparking tension on the islands and raising questions about national presidential results due Thursday. Opposition parties have also alleged rigging in Sunday’s presidential, general and

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