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: USA

First spokeswoman appointed at Saudi embassy in Washington

Fatimah Baeshen

:: Fatimah Baeshen has been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC. Baeshan announced her new posting in a tweet on Wednesday morning. Baeshan was a director at the Washington based think tank Arabia

Why is David Urban a top pick for US ambassador to Saudi Arabia?

David Urban

:: David Urban, who helped engineer President Trump’s win in Pennsylvania, is the top choice to become the US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the process confirmed to CBS. The report said that Urban is the president

Millions in US get set for rare total solar eclipse

:: Skygazers across the United States awoke in excited anticipation Monday of witnessing the Sun briefly disappear, with the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent just hours away. Millions of travelers

Trump to skip annual Kennedy Centre Honours

:: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Centre Honours in December, the White House has announced. “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to

Hackers threaten to leak ‘Games of Thrones’ season 7 finale

:: After several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked earlier this week, the hackers have reportedly threatened to release the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ season seven ahead of its air date. They have also threatened to release the passwords for

As Trump tweets, US ‘cold monster’ starts to awaken

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: How is Donald Trump doing? In the past couple of weeks, this question has been making the rounds in political and punditry circles, as people ponder the new US president’s first six months. The answer

Kuwait announces measures against North Korea

:: Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures

Kuwait refutes ‘existence of large numbers of North Korean workers’

:: Kuwait’s foreign ministry rejected “recent media reports” on the “existence of large North Korean expatriate workers in Kuwait.” Previously, The Associated Press said that Kuwait will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages allegedly aid Pyongyang

Rouhani: Iran will respond in kind to US breaches of nuclear deal

:: President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran would respond in kind to any breach by the United States of the 2015 nuclear deal after the House of Representatives passed a new sanctions bill. “If the enemy steps over

Homeless invited for feast after $30,000 US wedding cancelled

:: An American bride, whose $30 000 wedding got cancelled, invited the homeless to her banquet instead of wasting all the money that was spent on the event. According to a BBC report, twenty-five-year old Sarah Cummins’ non-refundable wedding reception

Iranian researcher denied US entry has ties to militia

:: An Iranian cancer researcher who was denied entry to the US previously headed a student branch of volunteer paramilitary militia, footage aired on state television Thursday showed. State television showed Mohsen Dehnavi arriving back in Tehran alongside his wife

US military advisors are operating in Raqqa

:: US military advisors are operating inside the city of Raqqa, ISIS group’s last major bastion in Syria, a US official said Wednesday. The troops, many of them special operations forces, are working in an “advise, assist and accompany” role

Trump to travel to Paris to discuss Syria and terrorism

:: U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Paris on Wednesday to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron where the two leaders will seek to work together on Syria and countering terrorism, while avoiding the thorny issues that have divided

US Marine Corps says 16 dead in Mississippi military plane crash

:: A US military aircraft has crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people, US media reported Monday. The US Marine Corps confirmed that a “mishap” involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details. The

Trump sticks to guns on Mexico wall

:: US President Donald Trump said Friday he still wants Mexico to pay for a planned border wall, as he met his Mexican counterpart for the first time as head of state. Asked at the start of the meeting with

US federal judge halts deportation of Iraqis nationwide

:: A federal judge halted late on Monday the deportation of all Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps across the United States this month until at least July 10, expanding a stay he imposed last week. The stay had initially

US Secretary of Defense praises Riyadh’s role in fighting terrorism in phone call with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince

:: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received a telephone call from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. During the telephone conversation, they discussed the current situations and latest developments in the

Erdogan-Trump meeting was short, but significant

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had an important meeting with US President Donald Trump on May 16. The pro-government media in Turkey applauded the meeting, held in Washington, as one of the most fruitful with

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