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: India

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

DP World likely to develop two deep sea ports in eastern India

:: Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, is said to have expressed interest to develop two deep sea ports in eastern India at Rajpur and Kulpi in West Bengal state.

India’s flagging economy draws dire warnings of recession

:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power on a euphoric wave of promises to boost India’s economy, add millions of jobs and bring “good times” to the developing nation. Three years later, India’s economic prospects look decidedly grimmer. India’s

Stampede in India’s financial capital kills at least 22

:: A rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway-station in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30, an Indian state official said on Friday. The cause of the

Indian court charges ex-editor with raping colleague

:: An Indian court on Thursday charged the former editor of a renowned news magazine with raping a female colleague four years ago, the prosecutor said. Tarun Tejpal pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint,

Modi promises electricity ‘for every Indian house’

:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed that every home in India will have electricity by December 2018 as he moves to shore up voter support amid doubts over his handling of the economy. The $2.5 billion scheme announced Monday

Qatar hosts Indian extremist who called for attack on Saudi Arabia

:: Qatar has opened its doors to extremist Indian preacher Sulaiman al-Nadawi who was pictured at prominent Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi’s office on Sunday. Doha still welcomed Nadawi after the Oman expelled him for provocative remarks against Gulf states,

Killers, rapists among dozens in India jailbreak

:: Scores of juvenile inmates, including killers and rapists, staged a mass breakout from a detention center in eastern India after cutting through metal windows and gates, police said Monday. Thirty-four out of 86 inmates broke out of the facility

Amazon affiliate to buy 5% stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop

:: An affiliate of has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing. Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4

India’s EAM Sushma covers range of issues from development, UN reform to terrorism, climate change

:: Highlights of External Affairs Minister Swaraj’s address to the United Nations on Saturday: *World is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence and terrorism, and the ideas that promote

Is this Bollywood actor dating Pakistani actress?

:: Even as skirmishes continue on the borders between India and Pakistan and there is a breakdown of talks between the two sides, an unlikely relationship has kept the social media buzzing. Leading Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor, whose forefathers came

Lawyer finds fault with India’s security threat bogey

:: “I’m really scared. Where I will go if the Indian government throws me out of the country?” asked Ali Chan, a 31-year-old Rohingya Muslim living as a refugee in India since 2011. Fellow Rohingya Muan Rafique said: “Until the

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