Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists

Riyadh, Feb 19 : Saudi Arabia will grant visas free of charge to foreign scientists and experts, in a move that especially aims at improving its health sector, media reports said on Sunday. Secretary general of the Saudi Health Council Ahmed Al Aamiri praised the decision made by the cabinet last week, Xinhua reported. Aamiri […]

Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman

Riyadh, Feb 18 : India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here. “Called on His Royal Highness The King of Saudi Arabia, February 18,” Jaitley tweeted following the meeting. Jaitley is on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the […]

Hamas blames Israel, US for escalating Gaza crisis

Gaza, Feb 18 : Hamas blamed on Sunday both the US and the Israeli administrations for Gaza’s escalating humanitarian crisis. It also rejected the US claim of the Islamic group’s responsibility, saying the US allegations are a green light for Israel to “continue its aggression against our people”. It accused Israel of continuing the policy […]

Don’t test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran

Munich, Feb 18 : Calling Iran the “greatest threat to our world”, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will act against it “if necessary”, media reported. “This is in my judgement the greatest threat in the world. Because once armed with nuclear weapons, Iran’s aggression will be unchecked and will threaten the entire […]

Deal with US to keep RAF’s ‘flying warehouses’ airborne

London, Feb 18 : The British and the US governments have signed a $365 million bilateral deal to ensure the Royal Air Force fleet of heavy aircraft transporters continue to fly, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced on Saturday. The C-17 heavy-lift aircraft are used by the RAF to transport troops, equipment and humanitarian aid […]

US urges Ethiopia to ‘rethink’ martial law

Addis Ababa, Feb 18 : The US embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider its decision to institute martial law. The US embassy said the decision to impose martial law in Ethiopia on Friday reverses positive steps taken to create a more inclusive political space, including the release of thousands of prisoners, […]