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: United Kingdom

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

Hillary Clinton

:: Children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate.

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

Lights, camera, action – London’s Film Festival opens

:: Red carpets are being unrolled as the British capital prepares to play host to some of international cinema’s big names for the 12 days of the London Film Festival. The opening night gala is the European premiere of “Breathe”,

Boris Johnson: Sirte can be next Dubai – only if ‘dead bodies are cleared away’

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson came under fire Tuesday for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors — if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first. Reflecting on his August visit to Libya, strife-torn since

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘dead bodies’ Libya gaffe

Boris Johnson

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson came under fire Tuesday for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors — if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first. Reflecting on his August visit to Libya, strife-torn since

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya faces new charges; free on bail

Vijay Mallya

:: The Indian government has brought a new money-laundering charge against a prominent Indian tycoon who is fighting extradition from Britain, prosecutors said Tuesday. Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said Vijay Mallya appeared in court and was released on bail. He

Brexit uncertainty prompts shock British construction contraction

:: Britain’s construction companies in September reported the sharpest fall in activity since just after June 2016’s Brexit vote, as clients put projects on hold due to uncertainty over the economy. Although construction makes up just 6 percent of Britain’s

Crass cliches about Arab Muslims are spreading hatred and fear across Britain

Nabila Ramdani

By : Nabila Ramdani :: Ask a British person what an Arab looks like and descriptions are likely to fall somewhere between the enigmatic desert chieftain played by Omar Sharif in “Lawrence of Arabia” and the tawny, unshaven terrorist schemers

Six injured in London acid attack

:: The London Metropolitan Police said an acid attack has taken place on Saturday evening in eastern London, injuring at least six people. “Police were called just before 8 p.m. on Saturday to the area around Stratford Shopping Centre to

UK police investigate reports of blast on London underground train

:: Heavily armed police rushed to an incident at a London underground station on Friday with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a train. A Reuters witness could see six ambulances, fire engines and a helicopter at

Bitcoin slides on ‘fraud’ warning from JPMorgan’s Dimon

:: Bitcoin slid by more than 10 percent on Wednesday, as investors sold the cryptocurrency after a warning by JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that it “is a fraud” and will eventually “blow up”. Bitcoin, the original and still the

London seeks “deep security partnership” with EU after Brexit

:: Britain wants to have closer defense cooperation with the European Union after Brexit than other countries outside the union, according to a document that sets out a vision of “a deep security partnership” aimed at nudging talks forward. Britain

UK to change personal injury payment rate in boost for insurers

:: Britain plans to alter the interest rate used to calculate how much in compensation should be paid by insurers for personal injuries, the Ministry of Justice said on Thursday, in a move to reduce the size of awards as

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November as cultural district takes shape

:: The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on Nov. 11, over a decade after the project was launched, Francoise Nyssen, France’s culture minister, has announced. The gallery, part of the Saadiyat Cultural District in the UAE

London conference may end up increasing pressure on Qatar

:: British parliamentarians and experts have suggested that the conference, which Qatar is preparing to organize in London, would magnify pressure on Doha rather than alleviate it. Members of the British parliament have said that the conference would be a

Extremists change narrative to attract vulnerable youths to cause

:: The latest wave of terror attacks across Europe has drawn the spotlight on popular platforms being used as a recruiting tool for groups like Daesh to spread their message of hate and recruit young extremists with increasingly sophisticated narratives.

Man to stand trial in UK accused of supplying hundreds of sims to foreign fighters

:: An Iraqi-born man living in the UK accused of providing hundreds of mobile phone sim cards to foreign fighters is due to appear at London’s Old Bailey on Sept. 21. Rabar Mala, 32, was remanded in custody last week

British PM says no plans to quit

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted she would lead the Conservative Party into the next general election, in interviews broadcast Thursday. Her announcement followed reports that she was preparing to stand down when Britain leaves the European Union in

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