Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Tag Archives: India

India finds wreckage of plane missing with 13 on board

:: Indian authorities on Tuesday spotted the wreckage of a plane missing with 13 air force personnel aboard after days of searching a remote mountainous region close to China. The Soviet-built AN-32 plane, carrying eight crew and five passengers, disappeared

Pompeo to boost ties with Modi on India visit

:: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he would visit India this month to forge closer relations with re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pompeo told reporters that he would outline areas for new cooperation with India during a

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 the end of the week. Counter-terrorism, investment and

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan affirm Palestinians’ right to establish own state

:: Saudi Arabia and Pakistan expressed their hope in achieving a comprehensive and long-lasting peace in the Middle East in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative. Both sides also stressed the need for the Palestinians to establish their own state

Police: 17 killed, 4 injured in fire at New Delhi hotel

:: Seventeen people died in a fire early Tuesday at a hotel in western New Delhi that left at least four others injured, police said. The fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel has been extinguished, but authorities are still investigating

Cyclone death toll in southeast India hits 33

:: The death toll from a cyclone that battered India’s eastern coast has reached 33, a disaster official said Sunday, as authorities assessed the damage caused by the powerful storm. Cyclone Gaja, which packed winds of up to 120 kilometers

Indian opposition leads protests at high fuel prices

:: Indians set tyres on fire, vandalized petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices. The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who is

Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to India after deadly flooding

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent cables of condolences to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind following the floods in Kerala that have resulted in hundreds of deaths. “We have learned the news

Second India teen raped, set on fire

:: A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same

Pakistan foreign secretary discusses Kashmir with OIC secretary-general

:: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua briefed Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen on the current situation in Kashmir during a meeting at the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah. Janjua said that “human rights violations were being

School bus collision with train leaves 13 children dead in northern India

:: Thirteen children were killed on Thursday when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said. Eight children were injured and taken hospital, said

Indian court finds spiritual guru guilty of raping devotee

:: An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and he faces a maximum of life in prison. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside

India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

:: India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.

Thousands of Indian farmers protest in Mumbai

:: Tens of thousands of Indian farmers protested in Mumbai on Monday after walking more than a hundred kilometers to demand better crop prices and land rights. The farmers, wearing red caps and carrying red flags, arrived in the city

Saudi Arabia, India renew pledge to boost economic ties

:: Saudi Arabia and India have renewed pledges to boost bilateral economic, investment and trade cooperation following talks between King Salman and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday. “King Salman and the Indian minister discussed bilateral

Trudeau, Modi likely to discuss Sikh separatists’ threat

:: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday toured the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India. Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children posed

India’s anti-trust regulator fines Google for ‘search bias’

:: India’s antitrust watchdog says Google abused its position as the dominant search engine in the country to create a search bias in favor of its own services and those of its partners. The Competition Commission of India said in

India’s Modi meets Oman’s Sultan Qaboos in Muscat on historic visit

:: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said at Beit Al-Barkah in Muscat Sunday night on his first visit to the country, Omani daily Times of Oman reported. During the meeting, both leaders reviewed several

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