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 »


Tag Archives: Pakistan

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 military fields, and discussed a number of issues

Indian cross-border fire kills Pakistani child in Kashmir

:: At least one Pakistani child was killed and five civilians including four children were wounded after Indian troops fired into Pakistani Kashmir Saturday, officials said. The incident took place in Nikial sector on the Line of Control (LoC), the

Bollywood actress in Pakistani film to be screened at London Film Festival

:: A Pakistani film that features, Kalki Koechlin, an actress and writer of French descent will be featured at the BFI London Film Festival, the only Pakistani film to have made the cut. According to a Daily Times report, the

Ties with Saudi Arabia ‘as old as Pakistan’: PM

:: Relations with Saudi Arabia are “as old as Pakistan is,” Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told News Agency. As such, it was “natural” for him to make his first visit after assuming office on Aug. 1 to the Kingdom,

Pakistan scholars condemn UN report on armed conflict in Yemen

:: Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, head of the All Pakistan Ulema Council (council of Islamic clerics and scholars), condemned the UN annual report on the armed conflict in Yemen, terming it as “misleading and lacking credibility.” Ashrafi clarified in a

Suicide attack kills 18 in Pakistan

:: A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 18 people and wounding at least 27 others, officials said, as Muslims attended annual celebrations of a local saint. The incident follows a

Mattis says will try to work with Pakistan ‘one more time’

Jim Mattis

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States would try “one more time” to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would turn to options to address Islamabad’s alleged support for militant groups. Relations

Pakistan’s ousted PM Sharif re-elected as head of his party

:: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been re-elected as president of the country’s ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League, despite the scandal surrounding his dismissal from office. His re-election on Tuesday came after parliament the previous day approved

Overhaul of Pakistan’s communications framework on the cards, courtesy China

:: Pakistan’s communications framework is set to undergo a radical overhaul as a result of Beijing and Islamabad envisioning their Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. According a Dawn news report, the most critical component of this

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan hold join-military exercises

:: Saudi Arabia and Pakistan’s land forces held joint-exercises in the northwestern region of the Kingdom on Monday. The Royal Saudi Land Forces and their Pakistani counterparts took part in the joint drills in the presence of the commander of

Two children killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

:: Two children were killed, on Monday, during an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir, Indian authorities said. Twelve more civilians, including two women and two teenage girls, were wounded on the India’s side of

Pakistani girls found playing ‘Blue Whale’ game expelled from college

:: Two girl students in Pakistan have been expelled from college after they were discovered playing the dangerous Blue Whale challenge, a news report has revealed. The two girls were students of grade 11 and 12 at Government Girls Degree

After Nawaz Sharif ouster, Pakistan finance minister indicted in corruption case

:: After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was dismissed by a court probing corruption charges, Pakistan’s finance minister now seems to be in the dock, for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income. An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday

Move over Superman: UN taps superheroine Burka Avenger to fight extremism

:: She has already captured hearts across Asia by taking on corrupt politicians and fighting bad guys who tried to shut girls’ schools – and now even the United Nations has been wowed by a superheroine whose only weapons are

Is this Bollywood actor dating Pakistani actress?

:: Even as skirmishes continue on the borders between India and Pakistan and there is a breakdown of talks between the two sides, an unlikely relationship has kept the social media buzzing. Leading Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor, whose forefathers came

Google honors legendary Pakistani singer Noor Jehan on 92nd birthday

:: On Thursday, September 21, Google honored with a doodle Pakistan’s legendary singer Noor Jehan, who would have turned 92 on this date. Also an actress Noor Jehan was popularly known by her honorific title Malika-e-Tarannum. Her career spanned more

Pakistanis vote in by-election seen as test of support for ousted PM Sharif

:: Pakistanis began casting votes on Sunday for the parliamentary seat vacated by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election. Sharif’s ruling Pakistan

Iran recruits thousands of Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

:: Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria. That’s according to counter terrorism officials and analysts who say the fighters are being lured by promises

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