Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »


Tag Archives: France

UNESCO selects France’s Azoulay as new chief, edging out Qatar’s Kawari

:: The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief on Friday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out. Azoulay, 49, former French culture minister, defeated

Two arrested over deadly Marseille train station attack

:: French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by ISIS, have arrested two men, a judicial source said Wednesday. The pair, aged 24 and 29, were arrested on

Brainwashed by a cult: French priest offers therapy to ‘reclaim’ Yazidi captives

:: It was a lucky haircut that opened the doors of Iraq to Father Patrick Desbois. In 2015, the French priest was trying to find a way to get into Iraq and help the Yazidi people fleeing Islamic State militants,

France offers to mediate between Baghdad and Kurds

:: France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until ISIS was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron coincided with a visit

“Radicalized” person arrested after explosive device found in Paris-minister

Gerard Collomb

:: France’s interior minister said on Tuesday police had arrested a number of people after the discovery of an explosive device outside a residential building in Paris last weekend. One of those arrested was “radicalized,” he said, a likely reference

Investigation source: No link so far between Marseille knifeman and ISIS

:: French investigators probing a knife attack in Marseille at the weekend have not found any link so far between the assailant and ISIS, a source close to the case told AFP. ISIS’ Amaq propaganda agency claimed late Sunday that

ISIS group claims responsibility for Marseille attack

:: ISIS claimed responsibility on Sunday for a knife attack that killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille. The monitoring group SITE quoted an Arabic language report on the group’s Amaq propaganda

A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing in Canada: Air France

Air France A380

:: An Air France A380 superjumbo jetliner taking more than 500 people from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday following “serious damage” to one of its four engines, the airline said. “Flight 066 landed

Macron: France ready to help Baghdad ease tensions with Kurdish region

:: French President Emmanuel Macron offered on Friday to help ease tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government over an independence vote held in Iraqi Kurdistan, warning that any further escalation should be avoided. In a statement after a

France ‘extremely concerned’ by Iran ballistic missile test

:: France said on Saturday it was extremely concerned by Iran’s ballistic missile test and called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to carry out a full report on the launch. “France asks that Iran cease all destabilizing activity in the

France floats idea of strengthening Tehran nuclear pact post-2025

:: France has raised the possibility of strengthening the provisions of the international accord on Iran’s nuclear program that expire in 2025 and defended the pact against the Trump administration’s misgivings, saying its collapse would risk a regional arms race.

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

A little trouble in ‘le workers’ paradise’

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: Paris was rocked by disturbances last week. Masked protesters throwing stones clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon, in 4,000 demonstrations called by the biggest public sector trade union, the

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

Romanian and French wheat cargoes still in Egyptian prosecutor custody

:: Two wheat cargoes rejected by Egypt’s agriculture quarantine service for containing poppy seeds are still in the custody of the public prosecutor and have not been released yet, Egypt’s Red Sea Port Authority said on Saturday. The agriculture minister

US attends meeting on Paris climate accord, still plans to withdraw

:: The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of

Minister: 12 terror attacks foiled in France this years

:: Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains “strong”. Among the previously unpublicized cases was a planned attack, foiled in May, on

Worried UN chief says N. Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

:: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published Sunday, said the showdown over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program was the world’s worst crisis “in years” and had left him deeply worried. “To date, we have had wars

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