Russian opposition leader Navalny is dead, says prison service News

NEW DELHI: India’s main opposition party said Friday that its bank accounts had been frozen by the tax department just weeks before the expected announcement of national elections. Critics and rights groups have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using law enforcement agencies to selectively target its political foes. Congress spokesman Ajay Maken said … Read more

‘Lessons not learned’ from historic genocides amid Gaza conflict, says Rwandan leader News

DUBAI: The approach of governments today toward emerging challenges, including the high cost of war, growing fragmentation and de-globalization, and the acceleration of artificial intelligence, will define the future of humanity, the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al-Gergawi warned on Monday. In his opening remarks on the first day of the World Governments Summit … Read more

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak seeks full royal pardon, disappointed at commutation of sentence News

Opinion piece about Detroit suburb is ‘racist and Islamophobic,’ Democrats say LANSING, Michigan: An op-ed piece that dubbed a Detroit suburb “America’s jihad capital” is being condemned by two Democratic state lawmakers, who described it as “racist and Islamophobic” in a resolution presented Tuesday.Introduced by state Rep. Alabas Farhat and House Floor Leader Abraham Aiyash, … Read more

Kenya cult leader charged with 191 counts of murder: court News

South Koreans stay calm as they see showmanship in the North’s escalating threats SEOUL: North Korea’s recent escalation of threats and more tests of weapons aimed at South Korea haven’t done much to upset the calm in the nation’s capital.“We learned to be numb,” said Renee Na, a 33-year-old office worker in Seoul who was … Read more

Italy to become target if it joins attacks against Yemen, threatens Houthi leader News

A year after Syria’s deadly earthquake, orphaned children adjust to the loss bit by bit IDLIB: Aya Al-Sudani, a bubbly toddler with a toothy smile, will mark her first birthday on Tuesday, but there will be no celebration with cake and presents. The day also marks a dark memory.On Feb. 6, 2023, a massive earthquake … Read more

Egypt’s opposition leader demands Mo Salah sends 20% of income home News

RIYADH: Abdel-Sanad Yamama, the head of Egypt’s opposition Wafd Party and a former presidential candidate, demanded on Thursday that Liverpool football player Mohamed Salah transfers 20 percent of his monthly income to Egypt. Yamama in a speech said: “I propose issuing a law that push Egyptians abroad to transfer a percentage of their monthly income … Read more

Pakistani police use tear gas to disperse pre-election rally by supporters of former leader Khan News

KARACHI, Pakistan: Pakistani police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the southern city of Karachi on Sunday, less than two weeks before a national parliamentary election that Khan was blocked from running in because of a criminal conviction. An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw between 20 … Read more

Inter boss Inzaghi praises ‘leader’ Martinez after Italian Super Cup win   News

RIYADH: Inter manager Simone Inzaghi lauded Lautaro Martinez as “a leader” after the club captain’s injury-time winner sealed a dramatic EA SPORTS FC Supercup 1-0 triumph against Napoli at a sold-out Al-Awwal Park in Riyadh on Monday night. With the final heading to a penalty shootout after 90 minutes, Martinez struck a magical 21st goal … Read more

Optimism and adaptability set Saudi and Gulf markets apart in dealing with disruption, says business leader News

Middle East ideal investor market despite unrest, Investcorp co-CEO tells Arab News DAVOS: Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region as a whole has one of the most attractive investor environments for climate-focused investments in the world right now, according to the co-CEO of Bahrain-based Investcorp. Rishi Kapoor spoke to Arab News at the World … Read more

Israel detains two sisters of killed Hamas leader Aruri News

GAZA STRIP: The United Nations said on Saturday the Gaza war was “staining humanity” on the eve of its 100th day as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doubled down on vows to defeat Hamas. The devastating conflict has unleashed a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and fears of a regional escalation intensified after US and British … Read more