Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Tag Archives: India

How the demolition of Babri Mosque changed India

:: India’s Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that the hearing for the contentious Babri Mosque demolition case will begin on Feb. 8. The court rejected a request from the Sunni Waqf Board to postpone the hearing until after the 2019

London mayor calls for UK apology over colonial-era massacre in India

:: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the British government on Wednesday to make a formal apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which nearly 400 Sikhs were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers. During a visit

Six killed in shootout in Indian Kashmir

:: Five suspected rebels and an air force commando were killed during a fierce gunbattle Saturday in Indian-administered Kashmir which also left another soldier injured, the Indian army said. The shootout began when soldiers cordoned off a neighbourhood in the

Why this Indian actor wants to see Pakistan before dying

:: “I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die,” Rishi Kapoor, a Bollywood star of yesteryears tweeted on Sunday. Kapoor is among a handful of Indian actors actually calling for better relations with Pakistan

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

New Delhi pollution hits dangerous level, putting runners at risk

:: Pollution in the Indian capital on Tuesday hit a dangerous level at which everyone is at risk and doctors called for the city’s half marathon this month to be canceled. The Indian Medical Association urged the city’s biggest running

Swiss tourists suffer brutal attack in India

:: A Swiss tourist has been left with a fractured skull after he and his girlfriend were attacked near the Taj Mahal during a holiday in India, police and media reports said Thursday. A group of men approached the couple

Tillerson: US sanctions target Iran’s ‘malign behaviors’

:: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US sanctions against Iran targeted the country’s “malign behaviors” and were aimed at helping the Iranian people take control of their government. Tillerson told a New Delhi press conference after talks

Modi party under fire for demanding cuts in Tamil-language film

:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party came under fire on Saturday for demanding cuts to an Indian film, claiming it showcased “anti-Modi hatred.” A scene in the Tamil-language film “Mersal” shows a character delivering a fiery monologue in which

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian influence in the region, the State Department said

New policy could give India’s often exploited domestic workers minimum wage

:: Domestic workers in India will soon be entitled to a minimum wage and social security benefits, according to a draft proposal that activists say does not go far enough to protect these workers and lets employers off the hook.

Indian cross-border fire kills Pakistani child in Kashmir

:: At least one Pakistani child was killed and five civilians including four children were wounded after Indian troops fired into Pakistani Kashmir Saturday, officials said. The incident took place in Nikial sector on the Line of Control (LoC), the

Indian state seizes spurious pesticides as poisoning kills at least 30

:: India’s second-biggest cotton producing state has stepped up seizures of “unauthorized pesticides” after chemical poisoning killed at least 30 farmers in three months, a government minister told Reuters on Friday. The western state of Maharashtra is investigating the deaths

India may allow female Hajj pilgrims to travel without male guardian

:: Indian women over the age of 45 and traveling in groups of four will be able to go for the Hajj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms. Women meeting these criteria will

Bollywood actress in Pakistani film to be screened at London Film Festival

:: A Pakistani film that features, Kalki Koechlin, an actress and writer of French descent will be featured at the BFI London Film Festival, the only Pakistani film to have made the cut. According to a Daily Times report, the

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya faces new charges; free on bail

Vijay Mallya

:: The Indian government has brought a new money-laundering charge against a prominent Indian tycoon who is fighting extradition from Britain, prosecutors said Tuesday. Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said Vijay Mallya appeared in court and was released on bail. He

India’s crackdown on Muslim-run leather units dents exports, hits jobs

:: A government crackdown on Muslim-dominated abattoirs and the trade of cattle dragged down India’s exports of leather shoes by more than 13 percent in June, as leading global brands turned to China, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to secure supplies.

Two children killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

:: Two children were killed, on Monday, during an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir, Indian authorities said. Twelve more civilians, including two women and two teenage girls, were wounded on the India’s side of

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