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: NEW ZEALAND

King Salman in tweet calls for combating hate speech, terrorism

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reacting to the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand tweeted that it was a terrorist attack and called on the international community to combat hate speech and terrorism. The tweet read: “The heinous massacre

New Zealand firms up ban on foreign house buyers

:: The New Zealand government firmed up plans Tuesday to prevent foreigners from buying houses in the country, saying it wanted the new law in place early next year. New Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she aimed to have

New Zealand parties hold talks to form coalition government

:: New Zealand’s small nationalist party which holds the balance of power after an inconclusive election held talks on Sunday with Prime Minister Bill English and separately with the opposition Labour leader as both try to form a coalition government.

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

:: A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament was in a critical condition Thursday, police said, just two days before the country’s general election. Fire and ambulance officers rushed to the man, who journalists at the

Australian deputy PM is dual citizen: New Zealand

:: The New Zealand government on Monday confirmed that Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen, the media reported. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia’s constitution, reports the BBC. The office

Why is Eminem taking a New Zealand political party to court?

Rapper Eminem launched court action against New Zealand’s ruling political party on Monday, accusing it of using an unlicensed version of his hit “Lose Yourself” in a campaign advert. Lawyers for the US artist told the High Court in Wellington

New Zealand considering extra security on Middle East flights

New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia. New

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement came during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English

New Zealand river given human rights after more than century-long fight

It was the longest-running litigation in New Zealand’s history but now, the country’s Whanganui River on its North Island will be treated as a human being in the eyes of the law. US news site Mashable reports that a group

Saudi Arabia, New Zealand agree to exchange political consultations

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding in Riyadh for the two countries to exchange political consultations. The ministers also discussed bilateral relations, and regional and international developments.

Crown Prince meets New Zealand FM

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, holds talks with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields. Their talks

Tsunami hits New Zealand after series of strong quakes

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight (1102 GMT Sunday), the US Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island. New Zealand’s Civil Defence warned residents

Jurassic Park star Sam Neill hits career high with new film

Chances are, some time in the last 40 years, a performance by Sam Neill has caught your eye. You may know him as Dr. Alan Grant, the paleontologist whose infectious love of dinosaurs brought a sense of wonderment to “Jurassic

Bowie’s ‘China Girl’ says he changed her life

Geeling Ching

In 1983, New Zealander Geeling Ching was 23-year-old and waiting tables at a Sydney cafe when she was chosen to play the lead role in David Bowie’s “China Girl.” She says the music video and the brief romance with Bowie

Hello 2016: New Year revelers unfazed by terror

In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers rung in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks enjoyed scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities

Ex-Malaysia envoy guilty of New Zealand indecent assault

A former Malaysian diplomat pleaded guilty on Monday to the indecent assault of a New Zealand woman, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down. Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail was a military attache at

Warner, Burns set records

It took one Test for David Warner and Joe Burns to be confirmed as Australia’s opening combination, as the pair set a record with two century partnerships in the first Test against New Zealand to change the complexion of the

Kiwi royal fan plants a cheeky kiss on Prince Charles

A zealous fan kissed Britain’s Prince Charles in New Zealand on Thursday, grabbing the heir to the throne as he went walkabout in the southern city of Dunedin. The royal security detail scrambled into action but could not stop Lesley

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