Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

:: US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted More »

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 »

 

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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

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

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday

:: A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sunday. The Gulf

New policy could give India’s often exploited domestic workers minimum wage

:: Domestic workers in India will soon be entitled to a minimum wage and social security benefits, according to a draft proposal that activists say does not go far enough to protect these workers and lets employers off the hook.

Stampede in India’s financial capital kills at least 22

:: A rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway-station in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30, an Indian state official said on Friday. The cause of the

Indian court charges ex-editor with raping colleague

:: An Indian court on Thursday charged the former editor of a renowned news magazine with raping a female colleague four years ago, the prosecutor said. Tarun Tejpal pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint,

Gunslinging Pakistani girls in lawless land shoot for Academy Award

:: British-born filmmaker Sarmad Masud was inspired to make a feminist Western in Pakistan when he heard how two gun-toting teenage girls fought off 200 men trying to take their home. “My Pure Land,” which is Britain’s foreign language entry

Amazon affiliate to buy 5% stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop

:: An affiliate of Amazon.com has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing. Amazon.com Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4

Bollywood’s ‘Deadly Dutt’ back on Indian screens after jail time

Sanjay Dutt

:: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Indian cinema screens Friday in his first film since serving four years in prison for possessing weapons supplied by gangsters behind the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. The disgraced star, 58, plays the role

Small creditors use India’s new bankruptcy rules to put the squeeze on big players

:: In late June, one of India’s top wind power equipment makers, Inox Wind, was dragged into insolvency courts by a logistics handler over unpaid dues of $88,000. Two weeks on, the matter was settled, with dues paid off. The

Heavy rains kill five in India’s financial hub

:: At least five people were killed as heavy monsoon rain deluged India’s financial capital Mumbai, causing transport chaos and forcing schools and many offices to close on Wednesday. The coastal city of more than 20 million people is the

Akshay Oberoi: I’m a huge fan of the horror genre

:: Actor Akshay Oberoi says he is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is always looking out for a nice horror movie. At the moment, the actor is excited about Annabelle: Creation — a film about a doll

Four arrested in India for leaking ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

:: Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday. Already the most pirated show in TV history, the popular fantasy

Air India air hostess, crew detained in Saudi Arabia over permit

:: The air hostess and crew members of the Air India Mumbai to Jeddah flight were detained in Saudi Arabia for three hours due to a permit issue. The incident took place on June 26 when the crew members of

India’s top court to decide on right to privacy, but much more at stake

:: India’s Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday to determine whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution, in a ruling legal scholars say will have far-reaching consequences. The court has set up a rare nine-member

India captain seeks smooth relations with Shastri

:: India captain Virat Kohli said Wednesday he wants a good working relationship with new coach Ravi Shastri after the acrimonious departure of Anil Kumble. And the skipper expressed confidence he can make it work with Shastri. “We know what’s

India star Aamir now Bollywood’s ‘King of the Khans’

Aamir Khan

:: Three Indian actors sharing a surname have ruled Bollywood box offices across three decades, but the success of wrestling blockbuster “Dangal” means it is Aamir who is currently king of the Khans. Known as the “Khans of Bollywood,” Aamir,

Bollywood’s ‘Dangal’ sets new benchmarks for success abroad

Aamir Khan

:: Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s hit wrestling movie “Dangal” has become the first Indian film to make 20 billion rupees, ($309.8 million) analysts said Wednesday, as it takes China’s cinemas by storm. The Hindi movie’s record-breaking run has set a

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