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: LONDON

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

:: Ireland was hit by what officials called an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. A police spokesman said one woman in

Ireland and UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

:: The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday. Ophelia weakened from a Category

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

Hillary Clinton

:: Children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate.

Iran was behind cyber attack on British lawmakers in June – The Times

:: Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident. The report came the day after Britain joined other European countries in warning the

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

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,

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker faces new charges in Tehran

:: Iranian authorities have opened a new case against a British-Iranian charity worker serving five years in jail in Tehran, levelling charges that could carry a sentence of 16 additional years in prison, her family said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,

UK says wants to negotiate trade deals during Brexit transition

:: Britain will seek to negotiate trade deals with countries outside the European Union during a Brexit transition period but it would not bring any such deals into effect if they clashed with the transition terms, the government said on

Lights, camera, action – London’s Film Festival opens

:: Red carpets are being unrolled as the British capital prepares to play host to some of international cinema’s big names for the 12 days of the London Film Festival. The opening night gala is the European premiere of “Breathe”,

Controlled explosion of suspect package in London’s Angel station

:: British police said they carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package near London’s Angel underground station on Wednesday before allowing the station to reopen. Earlier, London’s transport authority said the station was closed while authorities responded to

UK Prince Charles’s tour of southeast Asia leaves out Myanmar

Prince Charles

:: Britain’s Prince Charles will tour southeast Asia and India later this month, but the heir to the throne will not visit Myanmar, after a spate of violence and allegations that authorities are carrying out ethnic cleansing. Media reports last

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

Brexit uncertainty prompts shock British construction contraction

:: Britain’s construction companies in September reported the sharpest fall in activity since just after June 2016’s Brexit vote, as clients put projects on hold due to uncertainty over the economy. Although construction makes up just 6 percent of Britain’s

Innovation needs to work for the many, not just the few

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Londoners have developed a love-hate relationship with the taxi app Uber. In a matter of a few years it has become a familiar part of the transport landscape, providing cheap and convenient cab services 24/7.

Iranian minister urges Europe to defy Trump on sanctions

:: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that the only way to stop its nuclear deal from collapsing is for Europe to defy any US reimposition of sanctions. In an interview published on Saturday by Britain’s Guardian newspaper,

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: The Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said Saturday it had taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya crisis. The portrait, which was on

Uber appeals UK court case on drivers’ rights

:: Uber appealed before a British employment tribunal on Wednesday against a ruling that would give its drivers official worker status, as the company also battles against a threatened ban in London. The landmark case brought by two Uber drivers

Six injured after ‘noxious substance attack’ at Stratford in London

:: A suspected acid attack in east London injured at least six people on Saturday, with police saying they had arrested one man, although they did not believe the incident was terror related. Police said they were called just before

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