UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »


Tag Archives: Myanmar

Myanmar’s ex-dictator sees Suu Kyi as country’s ‘future leader’: Relative

Myanmar’s former dictator sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s “future leader” and has pledged to support her even though she is currently barred by the constitution from becoming president, his grandson said on Saturday. Than Shwe,

Thai summit to spotlight Myanmar, Bangladesh over migrant crisis

Myanmar and Bangladesh face renewed pressure to tackle “the root causes” of an annual migration crisis after Thailand on Thursday announced a regional summit ahead of the new sailing season. Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled western Myanmar

Myanmar mine landslide toll crosses 100

Rescuers were searching for victims of a huge mine landslide in northern Myanmar Monday as the toll passed 100 in a disaster highlighting the perils of the country’s secretive billion-dollar jade trade. Authorities in the remote town of Hpakant, the

Obama meets Malaysia refugees as bitter Syria debate rages

U.S. President Barack Obama said the world must offer haven to refugees, as he visited a Malaysian center for displaced children Saturday amid a bitter and racially tinged U.S. debate over the Syria exodus. During his stop at the Dignity

Myanmar president vows smooth handover after Suu Kyi poll win

Myanmar’s President Thein Sein on Sunday said historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party were the consequence of his government’s reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power. The former junta general, who shed

Leaders laud Myanmar polls as Suu Kyi secures majority

Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party on Friday clinched enough seats in Parliament to elect a president and form a government when incoming lawmakers convene next year. Results from the country’s election commission confirmed the thumping victory

Obama calls Myanmar president, endorses election as Suu Kyi eyes majority

U.S. President Barack Obama called Myanmar leader Thein Sein to congratulate him on Thursday on the staging of a historic general election, in which democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi trounced the ruling camp. Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for

Suu Kyi calls for reconciliation talks

Myanmar President Thein Sein congratulated democratic champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, as her party appeared to have trounced the ruling camp in the first free election in 25 years and inched toward an absolute majority in Parliament. Thein

Stop violations against Muslims of Myanmar: Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern over the continuation of acts of violence, incitement, hate speech and racial discrimination against the Muslims of Myanmar, the Saudi Press Agency reported. In a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in

Voting smooth in Myanmar’s first free election for 25 years

Voting unfolded smoothly in Myanmar on Sunday with no reports of violence to puncture a mood of jubilation marking the Southeast Asian nation’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from

Persecution of Myanmar Muslims flayed

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern over continued violence, incitement, hate speeches and discrimination against Muslims in Myanmar. The Kingdom’s UN representative Faisal bin Hassan Trad called on Myanmar’s government to grant, among other things, full citizenship

Suu Kyi vows to be ‘above the president’ if party wins Myanmar poll

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday declared she will be “above the president” and run the government if her party wins this weekend’s landmark election, in defiant comments addressing a current ban on her taking top office. The

Myanmar president warns of Arab Spring-style violence

Thein Sein.

A video posted on the Facebook page of Myanmar’s president, raising the spectre of bloodshed and chaos akin to the Arab Spring aftermath if it loses power in Sunday’s polls, has drawn an angry response on social media. The tightly

125,000 Myanmar refugees granted legal residency

More than 125,000 refugees from Myanmar have been issued four-year resident permits, clarifying the status of more than half of the 250,000-strong Burmese community currently living in the Kingdom. The permits were issued by the Passport Department in the Makkah

Probe ‘strong evidence’ of Rohingya genocide in Myanmar, UN urged

There is “strong evidence” that Myanmar has committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, according to a Yale law school report that called for a United Nations commission of inquiry to focus world leaders’ attention on abuses in western Rakhine state. The

Suu Kyi urges action on illegal use of religion in election campaign

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday urged the government to take action against people using religion to stir tensions as campaigning intensifies for landmark polls next month. The former junta-ruled nation has seen sporadic outbursts of deadly

Myanmar signs truce with rebels, but fighting persists

Thein Sein

Myanmar on Thursday signed a cease-fire with eight ethnic minority armies in a step toward ending decades of civil war, a move weakened by the refusal of several other rebel groups to join the deal. The truce is the fruit

Suu Kyi pledges to ‘lead Myanmar’

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday if her party wins upcoming elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes — circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency. If the Nov.

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