Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

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 »

 

Tag Archives: New Delhi

India rejects US report on attacks on minority Muslims

:: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Muslims. Preparing for a visit by US Secretary of State Mike

India finds wreckage of plane missing with 13 on board

:: Indian authorities on Tuesday spotted the wreckage of a plane missing with 13 air force personnel aboard after days of searching a remote mountainous region close to China. The Soviet-built AN-32 plane, carrying eight crew and five passengers, disappeared

Police: 17 killed, 4 injured in fire at New Delhi hotel

:: Seventeen people died in a fire early Tuesday at a hotel in western New Delhi that left at least four others injured, police said. The fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel has been extinguished, but authorities are still investigating

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

India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

:: India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.

India’s anti-trust regulator fines Google for ‘search bias’

:: India’s antitrust watchdog says Google abused its position as the dominant search engine in the country to create a search bias in favor of its own services and those of its partners. The Competition Commission of India said in

Fire at a warehouse near India’s capital kills 17 people

:: Seventeen people died after a fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area on the outskirts of India’s capital on Sunday, a fire official said. The blaze happened in a building used to store firecrackers, an official

Indian court convicts politician for embezzling state funds

:: An Indian court on Saturday convicted a powerful regional politician a second time for embezzling state government funds as a top elected official two decades ago. Judge Shivpal Singh held Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Bihar state chief minister, guilty

Rahul Gandhi takes over India’s opposition Congress party

:: Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi, who took the

How the demolition of Babri Mosque changed India

:: India’s Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that the hearing for the contentious Babri Mosque demolition case will begin on Feb. 8. The court rejected a request from the Sunni Waqf Board to postpone the hearing until after the 2019

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

New Delhi pollution hits dangerous level, putting runners at risk

:: Pollution in the Indian capital on Tuesday hit a dangerous level at which everyone is at risk and doctors called for the city’s half marathon this month to be canceled. The Indian Medical Association urged the city’s biggest running

Swiss tourists suffer brutal attack in India

:: A Swiss tourist has been left with a fractured skull after he and his girlfriend were attacked near the Taj Mahal during a holiday in India, police and media reports said Thursday. A group of men approached the couple

Tillerson: US sanctions target Iran’s ‘malign behaviors’

:: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US sanctions against Iran targeted the country’s “malign behaviors” and were aimed at helping the Iranian people take control of their government. Tillerson told a New Delhi press conference after talks

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.

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

Second Indian journalist killed in one month

:: A reporter covering political unrest in India’s northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks as he reported on

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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