Middle East

Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of Bosnia & Herzegovina held a bilateral meeting with Rana Tanveer Hussain

Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of Bosnia & Herzegovina held a bilateral meeting with Rana Tanveer Hussain

By.Azmat Ali Islamabad;H.E Mr. Nermin Dzendic, Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of Bosnia & Herzegovina held a bilateral meeting with Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Defence Production at Ministry of Defence Production Rawalpindi. Secretary Defence Production Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhary and other high officials also attended the meeting. Federal Minister […]

NEWBORN ABUSE Cruel nurses who were filmed giggling as they squashed a newborn baby’s head have been struck off

NEWBORN ABUSE Cruel nurses who were filmed giggling as they squashed a newborn baby’s head have been struck off

CRUEL nurses who filmed themselves LAUGHING while squashing the face of a newborn baby have been fired. The three members of staff at a maternity hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia, have also had their licences revoked after the shocking footage emerged online. The video shows one of the nurses grasping the baby by its neck […]

Unrest in Iran

Unrest in Iran

Mahir Ali IN THE absence of any obvious trigger, the eruption in Iran as 2017 drew to a close took everyone by surprise, providing an unexpected signpost for the new year. Given that the first protest occurred in Mashhad, a city whose political and clerical elite is implacably hostile to President Hassan Rouhani’s administration, it is fairly […]

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

United States (US) President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut American aid to Palestinians, currently worth more than $300 million a year. “We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted. “With the Palestinians no […]

China temporarily waives taxes to get foreign firms to stay

China temporarily waives taxes to get foreign firms to stay

  BEIJING:China will temporarily waive income taxes for foreign companies on profits they reinvest in the country as Beijing battles to retain foreign firms and investment. The finance ministry announced Thursday the new tax policy, which will apply retroactively from January so businesses will be able to take advantage of the exemption for this year’s taxes. The […]

China ban on ivory sales begins Sunday, aims to curb elephant poaching

China ban on ivory sales begins Sunday, aims to curb elephant poaching

  HONG KONG: A ban on ivory sales in China, the world’s largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, takes effect on Sunday with wildlife activists calling it a vital step to reducing the slaughter of the endangered animals. China has made a big push to eradicate ivory sales and demand has fallen since early 2014 because of […]

Two Saudi princes released from detention

Two Saudi princes released from detention

DUBAI: Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly 20 other detainees in the two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general approved the release of Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah and Prince Faisal bin Abdullah after they reached financial settlements with […]

Nawaz’s ‘Saudi visit plan’ talk of the town

Nawaz’s ‘Saudi visit plan’ talk of the town

LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia to meet dignitaries there, a media report suggests. It was informed that ruling PML-N head Mr Sharif is likely to depart for the Gulf kingdom within 48 hours, the report said quoting family sources. A party source said Nawaz may leave on Saturday. His […]

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’: Netanyahu

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital “makes peace possible”, after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week has been followed by days of protests and clashes in the Palestinian territories as well as demonstrations across the Islamic world. The […]

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Agencies: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years,” the culture and […]

Saudi Arabia fights extremism with ‘5-star’ rehab centre

Saudi Arabia fights extremism with ‘5-star’ rehab centre

With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it is actually a rehab centre — for violent militants. Riyadh’s Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre, a cushy halfway house between prison and freedom, spotlights a controversial Saudi strategy for tackling homegrown […]

Israelis in the Prophet’s mosque: Jewish blogger takes tour of Islam’s second holiest site

Israelis in the Prophet’s mosque: Jewish blogger takes tour of Islam’s second holiest site

This, Israeli, Zionist, Ben Tzion, got, to, visit, Masjid al-Nabawi, Something, thousands, of , Palestinians, won’t, ever, have, the, luxury, of, doing, Images posted by an Israeli blogger inside the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad in the Muslim holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia sparked outrage across the region this week over what many […]