Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

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Indian opposition leads protests at high fuel prices

:: Indians set tyres on fire, vandalized petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices. The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who is

Trudeau, Modi likely to discuss Sikh separatists’ threat

:: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday toured the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India. Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children posed

UAE welcomes India’s Modi ahead of World Government Summit

:: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday on a two-day state visit to the UAE. Modi is expected to take part in the sixth World Government Summit set to take place in Dubai. The

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

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

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

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

Bollywood film ‘Toilet’ offers solution to open defecation in rural India

:: Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar are making the news for the Indian Romcom “Toilet.” The movie has created a buzz grossing US$29 million worldwide within the first eleven days of release in August, as director Shree Narayan Singh tackles

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 speech from the

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 and Friday to

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 is our top

Modi’s visit to Israel, Arabs going green with envy

Ghassan Charbel

By : Ghassan Charbel :: Arabs find themselves envious when they encounter the developed world. A friend of mine sought a better life in London after having had enough with reign of oppression back home. He purchased a house in

India’s Modi heads to Israel, lifting the curtain on close ties

:: Narendra Modi is making a first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister next week, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept

Erdogan’s engagement with India

Talmiz Ahmad

By : Talmiz Ahmad :: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to Delhi on April 30, just after victory in a national referendum that confers fresh powers upon a leader who is already being described as “sultan” or “caliph” in

India’s engagement with Arab world under Modi

Talmiz Ahmad

By : Talmiz Ahmad :: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat beside Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, at India’s Republic Day parade on Jan. 26, he marked an unprecedented Indian diplomatic engagement with Gulf countries:

Members of Modi’s party in India to face trial over Babri mosque demolition

Three senior members of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party including a government minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The three are accused of inciting

India woos Bangladesh with defence loan, credit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered $4.5 billion in concessional loans to Bangladesh, underlining surging ties between the neighbors, but a contentious water-sharing deal remained elusive. Modi also announced $500 million for defense procurement after bilateral talks in

What PM Modi’s imminent Israel visit means for India’s Arab allies

For almost two years, there has been intense speculation over Narendra Modi becoming India’s first prime minister to visit Israel. Both sides have confirmed plans, analysts have discussed its scope and implications and it has even been reported that he

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