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: OPPOSITION

Syria’s opposition calls for reviewing decisions dealing with Assad regime

:: The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission of opposition and revolution forces, Nasr al-Hariri expressed hope that the countries which announced restoring relations with the Syrian regime, will reconsider their decisions. In a press conference in the Saudi capital

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

Syrian opposition seek a political solution in six months

:: Syrian opposition leader Nasr Hariri requested that Russia and other countries put real pressure on Damascus to reach a political solution within six months in accordance with UN resolution 2254. Hariri said the opposition had no preconditions for talks,

Syrian opposition rejects Russia-sponsored congress

:: The Syrian opposition has rejected a new, Russian-sponsored initiative to reach a political settlement to the Syrian conflict, and Turkey protested against the invitation of the Syrian Kurdish side as Moscow’s peacemaking bid hit early complications on Wednesday. Having

Iran reform leader Karroubi ends hunger strike

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for six years, ended his hunger strike late Thursday after the government agreed to remove intelligence agents from his home. However, his demand to face trial — he has never been

Are the winds of change blowing in Iran?

Hamid Bahrami

By : Hamid Bahrami :: Tens of thousands of supporters of Iran’s main opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), gathered in a massive convention hall in Villepinte, Paris over the weekend to call on the international

Growing understanding of the viability of regime change in Iran

Shahin Gobadi

By : Shahin Gobadi :: On July 1, the Iranian opposition will be holding its annual rally to give voice to the Iranian people and their popular resistance movement and to reiterate the call for regime change in Iran. This

US delegation: Iran bears historic responsibility for regional instability

:: The Iranian regime bears historic responsibility for the instability and crisis in the region today and Tehran has been responsible for a series of deadly terrorist attacks against the United States, a bipartisan group of former American officials has

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader

:: Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January. Wednesday’s ruling came one day after Khaled Ali was summoned by prosecutors for questioning over the alleged incident

Riad Seif elected head of leading opposition Syrian group

:: Riad Seif, a 70-year-old, Syrian political dissident and prominent businessman, has been elected on Saturday as the head of the leading opposition group Syrian National Coalition, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Seif, a secular human rights advocate, was previously

Syrian opposition: We reject any agreement with an Iranian role in its

:: The Syrian opposition declared on Thursday its rejection of any agreement that Iran has a role in as a guarantor, “considering that Iran has committed crimes against the Syrian people and we will never agree to an Iranian role.”

Intensive meetings by Syrian opposition in Riyadh for Geneva talks

The supreme body of the Syrian Opposition is holding intensive meetings in Riyadh on Friday and Saturday, to discuss the agenda for the next round of the Geneva peace talks due on March 23. Further meetings with the negotiating team

UN Syria envoy to pursue peace talks next week

The UN Special Envoy for Syria said on Thursday peace talks would continue next week, despite the main opposition’s decision to leave early, which he dismissed as “diplomatic posturing.” Staffan de Mistura, in an interview with French-language Swiss television, said

US trains dozens of Syrians in new push against ISIS

The US military said on Friday it had started training “dozens” of Syrian opposition fighters to battle ISIS as part of a revamped program that aims to avoid mistakes that doomed its first training effort in Turkey last year. US

Syria war parties to agree on UN basic principles paper: diplomats

Syrian government and opposition parties at peace talks in Geneva are expected to agree on Thursday to a document drawn up by a UN special envoy outlining basic principles in what one diplomat described as a “baby step” forward. With

UN eyes new round of Syria talks

United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will announce Friday – the day when the expected ceasefire will take place – a date for a new round of talks between Syria’s warring parties. Countries belonging to the “International Syria Support

Syrian opposition agrees to truce, with caveat

Syria’s opposition has agreed to a two- to three-week truce on condition that Russia stops its air strikes, sieges are ended and access for aid allowed across the country, a source close to peace talks said on Saturday. Russian air

Syria opposition: bombing, hunger hamper talks

The Syrian opposition blamed those responsible for the “bombardment and starvation of civilians” for delaying peace talks the United Nations aims to convene on Friday. The opposition High Negotiation Committee has written to U.N. Secretary of General Ban Ki-moon asking

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