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 »

 

Daily Archives: March 15, 2016

Erdogan wants to broaden definition of terrorists to include supporter

Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was necessary to broaden the definition of terrorists to include supporters of terrorism, who are equally guilty. Speaking after another bombing in the Turkish capital which killed 37 people, Erdogan said: “It’s

Putin: Russian forces to withdraw from Syria

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday “the main part” of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw, and instructed his diplomats to step up the push for peace as UN-mediated talks resumed in Geneva on ending the five-year

Russia against sanctions on Iran for missile test

Russia is against imposing sanctions on Iran over its recent ballistic missile tests, Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. Asked whether the Security Council should impose penalties on Iran, Vitaly Churkin said: “The clear and short answer is

Iran welcomes Vietnamese leader, looks to boost trade

Iran’s president welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart on Monday, saying Tehran hopes to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation to $2 billion from the current $350 million within five years, state media reported. Hassan Rowhani said he and Vietnamese President

Israeli minister slams reported secret talks with Palestinians

Israeli minister Zeev Elkin on Monday slammed a reported offer to reduce Israeli military operations in cities of the occupied West Bank and restore Palestinian security responsibility. Elkin, the country’s immigration minister and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

ISIS returns to Iraqi towns

The ISIS group on Monday returned to the desert town of Rutba in western Iraq, less than a day after vacating it, officials said. The mayor of the remote town in Anbar province had warned when ISIS pulled out that

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in Iraq after blast

Turkish fighter jets

Turkey’s air force hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Monday, hours after a suicide car bombing in the capital killed 37 people and heightened tensions with the militants. Nine F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 positions of

Palestinian-American member of ISIS surrenders: Iraqi general

A Palestinian-American member of ISIS on Monday gave himself up to an Iraqi Kurdish military unit in the country”s north, an Iraqi Kurdish general said. The circumstances of the surrender were not fully disclosed but it marked a rare instance

Bahrain deports several Lebanese for Hezbollah links

Bahrain on Monday announced it had deported several Lebanese for Hezbollah links, the Gulf state’s Interior Ministry said in a tweet on Monday. The move came after Saudi Arabia on Sunday said it will deport anyone sympathizing with the militant

Second round of Iran elections set for April 29

Hassan Rouhani

Iran will hold a second round of voting on April 29 to fill 69 parliamentary seats for which no clear winner emerged during last month’s elections, state media said Monday. The run-off is necessary because under Iran’s election rules a

Israeli forces shoot dead three Palestinians

Three Palestinians carried out two attacks – a shooting and a car-ramming – on Israelis in the southern occupied West Bank on Monday before they were shot dead, the Israeli army said. “Two assailants opened fire at pedestrians waiting at

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