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: India

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns; interim chief executive named

:: India’s No. 2 IT Services company Infosys Ltd said Vishal Sikka had resigned as managing director and chief executive of the company with immediate effect, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent in early trading on

India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action’ over alleged anti-smoking violations

:: The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International with “punitive action” over the tobacco giant’s alleged violation of the country’s anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry. The

IndiGo grounds eight Airbus A320neo aircraft amid reports of engine problems

:: India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Friday it had grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets, in comments that came after local media attributed the action to issues with Pratt and Whitney-made engines in the aircraft. Local

US sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

:: The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the Himalayan territory divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement

India, China soldiers involved in border altercation — Indian sources

:: Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part

Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country’s secular ideals. In a

25 more children die as India hospital toll reaches 85

:: Twenty-five children died over the weekend at a northern India government hospital that suffered oxygen shortages, taking the overall death toll to 85, authorities told AFP. Indian media have linked 30 of these deaths last Thursday

Indian intelligence says Qatar-backed groups linked to terrorism

:: The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced that a large sum of money granted by Qatar to Malabar region in the southern state of Kerala, under the label of charity, has been distributed to agencies

India says to deport all Rohingya regardless of UN registration

:: All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior government official told Reuters. Junior interior

Modi says India will fight foreign threats

Narendra Modi

:: India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan. “Security

Indian’s Indus Towers deploys Oracle

Indus Towers deploys Oracle Taleo Cloud Services :: Indus Towers, India’s largest telecom infrastructure company today announced the deployment of Oracle Taleo Cloud Services to streamline its recruiting processes for faster recruitment and better collaboration in the

Muslim cleric opposes Independence Day directive for madarsas

Mufti Mukkaram

:: A Muslim cleric has opposed the government orders making it mandatory for madarsas to unfurl national flag and sing national anthem on Independence Day. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have directed the madarsas in the state

Indian singers celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day in viral video

:: As Pakistan celebrates its 70th Independence Day, one group of Indian singers is attempting to soothe tensions between the two countries with an a capella rendition of the Pakistani national anthem. Posted on YouTube last week

Ivanka Trump to head US delegation at India summit

:: United States President Donald Trump announced on twitter that his daughter will be leading the US delegation at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India on Thursday, daily newspaper Khaleej Times reported. Trump added that having

60 deaths over five days at India hospital without oxygen

:: At least 60 children have died over five days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said on Saturday amid fears the toll could rise. Authorities said they have launched an

Four dead in Kashmir violence

:: Three rebels and one civilian were killed in violence in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, police said, two days after soldiers killed five fighters along the de-facto border with Pakistan. Inspector general of police Muneer Ahmed Khan

Ten-year-old rape victim denied abortion in India

:: A 10-year-old girl residing in the Indian city of Chandigarh has been denied an abortion after allegedly being raped repeatedly by a relative, the BBC news agency reported. The girl’s story has taken the country by

Indian newborn with excess limbs saved from being thrown into river

:: A newborn baby boy with excess limbs was saved by a local surgeon before his family threw him into a river, the British media reported. His mother, 22-year-old Kuli Bai, gave birth to him at her

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