Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: JAKARTA

Indonesia arrests dozens for Papua protests that set buildings afire

:: Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said on Sunday. The area has been racked by civil unrest for two

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead

:: Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel. The

Indonesia links deadly church attacks to local ISIS-inspired group

:: A series of attacks in Indonesia by suicide bombers on churches in the city of Surabaya were suspected to be carried out by the ISIS-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a spokesman for the country’s intelligence agency said on

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Rumbling Mount Sinabung

:: Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the

Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia in support of Palestine

:: Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. The rally was organized by

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

:: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption. Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning

Despite apology, Indonesia asks why US blocked military chief’s travel

:: Indonesia on Monday said it had made “urgent” requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from travelling to the US, as anger simmered in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident. Armed

Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

Anies Baswedan

:: 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 the State Palace. Baswedan and Uno will lead

Indonesian envoy to urge Myanmar to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims

:: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sent his foreign minister to Myanmar to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, he said on Sunday after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta. Jakarta police

Indonesian state firms lure foreign funds with share in future revenue

Joko Widodo

:: Indonesian state firms are courting foreign pension funds by offering a share in future revenue from toll roads, power stations and other infrastructure projects, as part of a presidential drive to secure $10 billion in additional inflows. The state

5 dead after Indonesian ferry catches fire in Java Sea

:: Indonesian authorities say five people have died after a ferry caught fire in the Java Sea. A Transport Ministry spokesman, Julius Adravida Barata, said Saturday that 187 people have been rescued. He didn’t know if any passengers or crew

Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

:: Jakarta’s Christian governor has been sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy, a harsher-than-expected ruling critics fear will embolden hardline Islamist forces to challenge secularism in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Tuesday’s guilty verdict for Basuki Tjahaja

Indonesia conservatives call for jailing of Christian governor

:: Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Friday to call for the jailing of its minority Christian governor who is facing blasphemy charges. At least several thousand protesters marched after Friday prayers at Istiqlal

Muslim protesters march against Jakarta’s Christian governor

Undeterred by the arrest of hard-line protest leaders, thousands of Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday, calling for the jailing of the city’s minority Christian governor. Following Friday prayers, the protesters marched from Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta to

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason ahead of rally

Indonesian police arrested five people, including a leader of a hard-line Islamist group, for suspected treason on Friday before a protest by thousands of Muslims demanding the sacking of Jakarta’s Christian governor, a police spokesman said. Religious and political tensions

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador on Friday after a cruise ship on a voyage organized by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage. Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia is one of

Indonesia visit adds new dimension to bilateral ties

The landmark visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has ushered in a new era of relations between the two countries, officials and commentators said. Mohamed Al-Khunaizi, a senior member of the Shoura

King Salman receives Indonesian president, religious leaders

King Salman received President Joko Widodo in the Indonesian capital on Friday. The king also met with top Islamic and religious leaders in Indonesia. King Salman expressed his happiness with the meeting, saying Indonesia enjoys political stability, economic growth, and

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