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 »

 

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Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominees with 8

:: Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations apiece. The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan-voted American

Sudanese diplomat arrested for groping woman in New York bar

:: The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating a case of a Sudanese diplomat who was reportedly arrested after he groped a woman at a New York East Village bar. The diplomat identified by the New York Daily News

Balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s cell networks

:: Google’s parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Alphabet Inc., which controls Google, obtained authorization from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy

Taylor Swift leads MTV Europe award nods

:: Taylor Swift led the nominations announced Wednesday for the MTV Europe Music Awards after she caused a stir with her vengeful new persona on “Look What You Made Me Do.” The pop superstar was up for six prizes including

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation businesses

:: Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home. The travel accommodations startup that launched in 2008 has teamed up

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

:: The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68

Charles Bradley

:: Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68. Bradley, who for years had scraped by as

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

:: Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will fund the expansion

France ‘extremely concerned’ by Iran ballistic missile test

:: France said on Saturday it was extremely concerned by Iran’s ballistic missile test and called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to carry out a full report on the launch. “France asks that Iran cease all destabilizing activity in the

Moscow clashes with EU over aid to Syria

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:: Russia on Thursday clashed with the EU over Syria, accusing the bloc of politicizing aid by linking reconstruction funds to a political transition that would end the war. The EU in April secured pledges of $6 billion in aid

Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday attested to the US president’s seriousness about reaching a Middle East peace deal soon. Abbas thanked Trump for hosting him at the meeting on the sidelines of

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

Avril Lavigne

:: One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne,

More than 150 million children globally are victims of forced labor

:: More than 150 million children, or nearly one in 10 globally, are victims of forced labor and progress in reducing that number has slowed, a leading United Nations’ anti-slavery group said on Tuesday. Nearly half of children in forced

France floats idea of strengthening Tehran nuclear pact post-2025

:: France has raised the possibility of strengthening the provisions of the international accord on Iran’s nuclear program that expire in 2025 and defended the pact against the Trump administration’s misgivings, saying its collapse would risk a regional arms race.

Man attacks Jewish women, calls them ‘dirty Muslims’

:: A man was arrested in New York after he physically and verbally attacked a woman and her daughter, calling them “dirty Muslims,” even though they were in fact Jewish. The women were leaving a subway station at New York’s

‘It’ stomps ‘Mother’ with $60M in its second week

:: The Stephen King adaption “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious genre-bending psychological thriller “mother!” New Line and

Tillerson, Russia’s Lavrov to meet on Sunday: US State Dept.

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the US State Department said in a brief statement. The State

Heads of OIC states among world leaders flocking to New York for UNGA

:: World leaders, including heads of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Sunday began arriving in New York to attend the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The sessions are scheduled to begin on

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