Latest news from En.arabstoday.net - Politics feed

Latest news from En.arabstoday.net - Politics feed

  1. South Korea's THAAD deployment appropriate, says ex-UN…

    01.15 / 21:23 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said on Sunday it is appropriate for the country to be the site of a US anti-missile system that is due to be deployed later this year. "Since the reality is the Korean peninsula is in a quasi-war-like state, such action made by the government is appropriate," Ban was quoted by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency as saying.  China objects strongly to the planned deployment of the …
  2. South Korea prosecutor delays decision on arrest…

    01.15 / 21:21 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    South Korea's special prosecutor has delayed until Monday a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. The special prosecution had said it would make a decision on Lee by Sunday. But spokesman Lee Kyu-chul told reporters investigators were deliberating all factors including the potential economic impact from an arrest of Jay Y. Lee,…
  3. Duterte to impose martial law if drug…

    01.15 / 21:19 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would impose martial law if the drug problem became "very virulent", just a month after dismissing as "nonsense" any suggestion he might do so. Duterte has made a brutal war on drugs a central pillar of his administration since he took office in the middle of last year.  Since July, more than 6,000 people have been killed in the anti-drug campaign, in both police operations and unexplained killings by suspected "vigilantes". More than 1 …
  4. Myanmar's ethnic armed group set for leadership…

    01.15 / 18:17 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Myanmar's strongest ethnic armed group is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Aung San Suu Kyi's signature peace process. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) boasts some 30,000 soldiers who control a secretive, China-dominated statelet the size of Belgium in the remote hills on Myanmar's eastern border.  This year the group's political wing, the …
  5. Move to lift Sudan curbs came after…

    01.15 / 17:37 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    The Obama administration’s preliminary decision to ease sanctions on Sudan came with the full approval of the incoming Trump administration and after months of secret meetings, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Saturday. The US said on Friday it would lift a 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan, unfreeze assets and remove financial sanctions as a response to Khartoum’s cooperation in fighting Daesh and other groups. The move will be delayed by 180 days to see whether Sudan acts further …
  6. ‘Illegitimate election’ remark irks Trump

    01.15 / 16:36 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    President-elect Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week’s inauguration ceremony because he sees the New York businessman’s election as illegitimate.   “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results,” Trump said in a tweet.   “All talk, talk, tal…
  7. Spain’s Felipe in Saudi Arabia amid warship…

    01.15 / 15:15 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Spain’s King Felipe VI is to meet Sunday with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, local media said, during an official visit coinciding with talks to sell Spanish warships. Felipe arrived late Saturday in Riyadh for a three-day stay. The Spanish foreign ministry said its minister Alfonso Dastis, and Public Works Minister Inigo de la Serna, would accompany Felipe during the visit. Spanish media have linked this trip to a much anticipated deal to sell Avante 2200 corvettes for an e…
  8. Prison riot in Brazil leaves at least…

    01.15 / 15:14 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
     At least 10 inmates have been killed in a prison riot in northeastern Brazil, the latest in a wave of uprisings in the country’s overcrowded prisons that have killed nearly 100 this year. The riot began around 5pm Saturday at the State Penitentiary of Alcacuz, near Natal in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, said Juliska Azevedo, a spokeswoman for the state government. In a statement, the authorities said that the riot was caused by a fight between prisoners from two wings …
  9. China again rejects Trump’s suggestion to negotiate…

    01.15 / 14:54 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    China’s foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides. Spokesman Lu Kang said Sunday that the “one China” policy is “non-negotiable.” Since recognising Beijing in 1979, Washington has maintained only unofficial ties with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considers its territory — a status quo that Trump has repeatedly threatened to upend since winning …
  10. Replacing Mahatma with Modi on calendar part…

    01.15 / 14:34 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
     Terming the replacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s picture from Khadi Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC’s) annual calendar and diary with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s a “marketing exercise”, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said it was part of the all-out effort to promote “Brand Modi”. “My perception is that they [the Modi government] have tried to reduce everything to a marketing exercise. This is about promoting Brand Modi and putting the brand on everything the governmen…
  11. Bahrain executions spark violent protests

    01.15 / 13:33 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Bahrain on Sunday executed three men found guilty of killing three policemen, sparking violent protests and stoking tensions between the country's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers. The three Shiite men faced the firing squad, six days after a court upheld their death sentences over a bomb attack in March 2014, the prosecutor's office said in a statement carried by BNA state news agency. Bahrain, which has been ruled by the Al-Khalifa dynasty for more than two centuries, has…
  12. China's Xi heads for World Economic Forum…

    01.15 / 13:14 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Sunday headed for Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos where he is expected to make a strong case for globalisation and counter US President-elect Donald Trump's assertion to pursue America-centric protectionist policies. Xi accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan and high power delegation left Beijing for a four-day visit to Switzerland.  Xi will pay a state visit to the European country from January 15 to 18. During his stay in …
  13. 8 dead in raids on rebel-held Syria

    01.15 / 13:13 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said, the latest to hit the area where Al-Qaeda's former affiliate has a strong presence. Most of those killed in the Idlib province town of Maarat Masrin were civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Their deaths came after those of three civilians, one of them a child, in strikes on the nearby town of Orum al-Joz late on Friday, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman…
  14. List of UAE charities

    01.15 / 11:31 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Emirates Red Crescent Society Website: www.rcuae.ae Contact number: 800733 Founded in 1983, the ERCS carries out a number of charitable programmes inside UAE and abroad including in Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and Kosovo. It welcomes volunteers. Khalifa Foundation Website: www.khalifafoundation.ae Contact number: 028855555 Established in 2007 by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the foundation’s official mandate is to carry out welfare projects in …
  15. Riachi: We must determine a new mission…

    01.15 / 09:49 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Information Minister, Melhem Riachi, said on Sunday that a new mission for the Ministry of Information should be determined that would transform the Ministry into a medium of communication.    In an interview with Voice of Lebanon radio-Dbayeh, the Minister said he was working on forming a parliamentary team, which would draft a bill to transform the Ministry of Information into a ministry of dialogue and communication.    The new mission for the ministry should focus on the need for …
  16. Casablanca: Electricity Prices on the Rise Again

    01.15 / 08:49 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Casablanca’s electricity provider recently made changes to its tariff schedule, increasing all consumption segments. Lydec, the company managing water, electricity and sanitation in Grand Casablanca, has recently reviewed its tariff schedule and decided to raise electricity prices in the city.  It has also to create an exemption for the city’s most vulnerable citizens.   Clients found to be consuming less than 100 kWh per month won’t find their electricity bills affected by this raise…
  17. Two Moroccan Peacekeepers of MINUSCA Receive Military…

    01.15 / 07:48 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Pursuant to instructions of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of general Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), military funeral honors were given, on Friday in Khemisset and Agadir, to two FAR soldiers of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), who were killed in an armed attack near the town of Bria. The military honors were chaired by two FAR commissions, led by two General Officers, said a statement by FAR …
  18. UAE offers over AED2.5 billion to Afghanistan

    01.15 / 05:26 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    The UAE tops the list of countries that are supporting Afghanistan in its efforts to overcome the crises and disasters either from natural catastrophes or wars. The total assistance provided by the UAE to the Afghan people since the 1970s accounts for more than AED2.5 billion, either in the form of development aid to rebuild Afghanistan, for building schools, hospital and houses, or humanitarian aid provided by the UAE charities to help victims of disasters. The UAE has supported the…
  19. Protesters gather in Washington ahead of Trump's…

    01.15 / 04:46 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Thousands of protesters gathered in the U.S. capital of Washington D.C. Saturday to show their anger at President-elect Donald Trump who is set to take over the White House on Friday. The protesters, mainly from civil rights groups, chanted "no justice, no peace" as they proceeded along the National Mall toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The demonstration took place just after Trump traded accusations with U.S. civil rights icon congressman John Lewis, who said Trump's…
  20. The UAE will never be intimidated by…

    01.15 / 00:02 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    A UAE newspaper has said that over these past 45 years, the UAE has never shunned its responsibilities towards the international community, to helping those in need, to being a source of humanitarian compassion at the most difficult of times and the most trying of circumstances. In an editorial on Thursday, the English language daily Gulf News said, "And there has never been a shortage of UAE citizens who step forward to play their part, to volunteer, to try and make a difference and to…