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: Paris

UNESCO selects France’s Azoulay as new chief, edging out Qatar’s Kawari

:: The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief on Friday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out. Azoulay, 49, former French culture minister, defeated

US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

:: US officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. UNESCO head said it has had official notification

Egyptian diplomat leads race to be UNESCO head

:: An Egyptian diplomat is among the favorites to be the next head of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency. Moushira Khattab, 73, a former minister of family and population and a leading activist for women’s and children’s rights, is one

France offers to mediate between Baghdad and Kurds

:: France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until ISIS was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron coincided with a visit

“Radicalized” person arrested after explosive device found in Paris-minister

Gerard Collomb

:: France’s interior minister said on Tuesday police had arrested a number of people after the discovery of an explosive device outside a residential building in Paris last weekend. One of those arrested was “radicalized,” he said, a likely reference

Eiffel Tower goes dark for Las Vegas victims

:: The Eiffel Tower went dark on Monday night in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille. At least 59 people were killed and hundreds wounded Sunday when a gunman opened fire on a concert

Investigation source: No link so far between Marseille knifeman and ISIS

:: French investigators probing a knife attack in Marseille at the weekend have not found any link so far between the assailant and ISIS, a source close to the case told AFP. ISIS’ Amaq propaganda agency claimed late Sunday that

A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing in Canada: Air France

Air France A380

:: An Air France A380 superjumbo jetliner taking more than 500 people from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday following “serious damage” to one of its four engines, the airline said. “Flight 066 landed

Wealthiest woman in the world dies at age 94

:: Regularly named France’s richest person and for years the wealthiest woman in the world thanks to her L’Oreal inheritance, Liliane Bettencourt lived her life surrounded by the scent of money, politics and more than a touch of scandal. The

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

A little trouble in ‘le workers’ paradise’

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: Paris was rocked by disturbances last week. Masked protesters throwing stones clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon, in 4,000 demonstrations called by the biggest public sector trade union, the

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

US attends meeting on Paris climate accord, still plans to withdraw

:: The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of

Minister: 12 terror attacks foiled in France this years

:: Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains “strong”. Among the previously unpublicized cases was a planned attack, foiled in May, on

Worried UN chief says N. Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

:: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published Sunday, said the showdown over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program was the world’s worst crisis “in years” and had left him deeply worried. “To date, we have had wars

Ready-to-use explosives found in Paris suburb

:: Homemade explosives ready for use were found Wednesday in an unoccupied flat near Paris, judicial sources said. Gas canisters and electric wiring were also found in the flat in Villejuif, a suburb south of the French capital, and two

Macron’s reputation on the line with flagship reform

:: French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is set to unveil Thursday what is intended to be one of his signature economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and underlining his business-friendly credentials. Before his election in May, the 39-year-old centrist vowed

France’s Macron, seeking to re-shape Europe, heads east

:: While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European Union, France’s president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a drive to deepen the economic integration of a bloc he says needs to be more protective of its citizens. The

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