Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Tag Archives: LONDON

British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies

:: A woman exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England, near where a Russian spy was targeted by the same type of chemical in March, has died, police said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was “appalled

Hunt named foreign minister as Boris Johnson quits in protest over Brexit plan

:: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the

Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market

:: Saudi Arabia has said it is ready to use its spare production capacity in order to help balance the global oil market, according to a Cabinet statement released on Tuesday. The Kingdom, which has been pumping around 10 million

Sajid Javid appointed as Britain’s new Home Secretary

:: Sajid Javid was named Monday as Britain’s new interior minister after Amber Rudd resigned as home secretary, having “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets for illegal immigrants. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office announced the appointment in a

Trying to end scandal, Britain’s May appoints Javid as interior minister

Sajid Javid

:: Britain’s Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid as her new interior minister on Monday, elevating the former banker to try to draw a line under an immigration scandal that has threatened the prime minister’s authority. Known for his passion for

UK Interior Minister Amber Rudd quits over growing immigration scandal

:: Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term UK residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said late Sunday that May had accepted the

UK seeks information from Tehran over reported arrest of British-Iranian

:: Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) said on Wednesday it was urgently seeking information from Iran following reports of the detention of a British-Iranian dual national. The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran reported that Abbas Edalat, a professor

UK tube bomb suspect blames Britain for death of his parents in Iraq

:: Jurors in the trial of a teenager accused of an attempted London Underground bombing on Monday heard that he had said it was his “duty to hate Britain” well before the botched attack in September. Ahmed Hassan, an 18-year-old

Saudi Arabia defends ‘just’ Yemen war ahead of UK visit

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday defended his country’s “just” war in Yemen, on the eve of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s controversial visit to Britain. “They criticize us for a war in Yemen that we did not want,

Britain may join US strikes against Syria if chemical weapon use proven

:: Britain would consider joining US military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. Johnson said he hoped Britain and other Western nations would

Stars in their eyes: US film school seeks Saudi talent

Haifaa Al-Mansour

:: The re-opening of cinemas in Saudi Arabia is drawing interest from international film schools seeking to recruit the next generation of filmmakers from the Kingdom. The New York Film Academy is sending a team to Riyadh next month to

Tehran jails 15-year-old boy for pulling down Iranian flag

:: An Iranian member of parliament revealed that the Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced a 15-year-old boy to five years of jail after being accused of dragging down an Iranian flag during the wave of protests against the regime. The head

Europe at risk from Daesh fighters returning from Mideast: Report

Holger Muench

:: European countries could face an increased terror risk in 2018 as Daesh fighters return home with training and expertise gained in Syria and Iraq. Of particular concern is the use of weaponized drones, high-tech car bombs, and other new

UK is concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said London was concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria. “We are concerned at the Iranian actions, which detract from efforts to get a genuine peace process under way,”

British PM to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May will make two speeches on Brexit in the coming weeks to provide more details setting out the country’s path to leaving the EU. Britain is hoping to seal a transition deal next month to

Man shot at, detained in Iran as he tried to break into presidential office

:: A man wielding a machete was shot at and arrested in Iran on Monday after he tried to break into the presidential office building, Iranian news agencies reported. Tasnim news agency said he was carrying the weapon and wearing

Sharp decline in Iraq, Syria terror deaths last year

:: Iraq and Syria saw a sharp drop in the number of people killed in terror attacks last year, a report published Thursday by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre has found. Despite ongoing violence in both countries, there was a

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Tehran

:: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday night, state media reported, but there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage. Authorities said they were gathering information and asked residents

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