Saudi food aid distribution project launched in Yemen

Author: RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR.Sun, 2017-11-05 03:00ID: 1509836786657537700RIYADH: A new food aid distribution project for Yemen has been launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Marib, local media reported.T…

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Saudi-led coalition keen on implementing rules of engagement in Yemen

Author: RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR.Sun, 2017-11-05 03:00ID: 1509836786557537100RIYADH: The spokesman of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, stressed the keenness of the Joint Forces Command to implement the r…

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AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses

Author: TAMI ABDOLLAH | APSat, 2017-11-04 23:00ID: 1509812846115205100WASHINGTON: Four years ago, well before the furor over allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, at least 195 web addresses …

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Smog disrupts life in Pakistan’s Punjab province

Author: SIB KAIFEESat, 2017-11-04 22:57ID: 1509814675075438800ISLAMABAD: Smog is causing chaos in the Pakistani province of Punjab close to the Indian border, in particular the densely populated provincial capital, Lahore.Traffic accidents, f…

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US says Turkish gold trader facing Iran trial invoked Erdogan ties

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Sat, 2017-11-04 02:48
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NEW YORK: A wealthy Turkish gold trader charged in the United States with violating US sanctions against Iran sought support from and invoked the name of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to advance his business, US prosecutors said.
The allegations against the trader, Reza Zarrab, had been detailed in a Monday federal court filing in Manhattan, but the Turkish lira fell more than 1 percent against the US dollar after Bloomberg News reported the filing on Friday.
Erdogan has not been accused of wrongdoing, but the case has complicated the US relationship with Turkey, a crucial Middle East ally.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Zarrab, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Turkish government officials could not immediately be reached.
Prosecutors accused the Iranian-born Zarrab and co-conspirators of handling hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran’s government and Iranian entities from 2010 to 2015, in a scheme to evade US actions.
Nine people have been criminally charged, but only Zarrab and a banker from Turkey’s Halkbank, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, are in US custody.
A trial is scheduled for Nov. 27.
But in a filing late Friday, Atilla’s lawyers requested a delay to January 2018, citing the amount of work still be done, “much of it” in Turkey, and the difficulty of trial preparation with Atilla housed in a Manhattan jail.
In Monday’s filing, prosecutors said “the government anticipates that the evidence introduced at trial will show that Turkish government and banking officials were integral to the sanctions evasion scheme.”
The filing detailed recorded phone conversations and documents that according to prosecutors suggest Zarrab was looking out for Erdogan’s interests.
It said one call occurred on April 16, 2013, when Zarrab spoke with another defendant about his efforts to buy a bank to establish a conduit for Iranian transactions.
Prosecutors said Zarrab and Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, had spoken four days earlier at a wedding.
“I explained it that day at the wedding,” Zarrab told the co-defendant, according to prosecutors. “I will go back and will say, Mr. Prime Minister, if you approve, give me a license, I will go though BDDK (the Turkish bank regulator) even if I bought the bank anyway.”
In a separate filing, Atilla’s lawyers have said Zarrab has “essentially not participated” in the case and that Atilla might be the only defendant appearing at trial.
This raised speculation that Zarrab might be preparing a guilty plea or to cooperate, or that charges against him may change.
The case is US v. Zarrab et al, US District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 15-cr-00867.

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Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif appears in court for corruption trial

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Fri, 2017-11-03 08:02
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif attended an anti-corruption trial on Friday ordered by the country’s Supreme Court when it removed him from office earlier this year.
Sharif, 67, arrived at the court with his daughter, Maryam, who is also on trial over the family’s wealth and financial dealings.
The family has called the case a political conspiracy but opposition leaders who pushed it before the courts have hailed it as accountability for the rich and powerful.
The charges in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court are linked to London properties the family owns that were revealed in the 2016 Panama Papers leaks involving offshore companies owned by prominent international figures.
Allies of Sharif, who has served as prime minister twice and was toppled in a military coup in 1999, have called the proceedings a political vendetta and hinted at intervention by elements of the powerful army.
The Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from office in July over unreported sources of annual income of about $10,000, a salary the former premier denies ever receiving.
The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family’s wider finances, including the London properties.
Sharif maintains control of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party, which elected close ally Shahid Khaqi Abbasi as prime minister after Sharif was disqualified.

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US bomber drills aggravate Pyongyang ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

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Fri, 2017-11-03 07:43
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SEOUL/WASHINGTON: Two US strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the US Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
News of the drills was first reported by North Korean state news agency KCNA on Friday, which said the exercises involving South Korean and Japanese fighter jets were a “surprise nuclear strike drill.”
“The reality clearly shows that the gangster-like US imperialists are the very one who is aggravating the situation of the Korean peninsula and seeking to ignite a nuclear war,” KCNA said.
Trump arrives in Asia on Sunday, beginning his first trip to the region as president in Japan before heading to South Korea and China, then Vietnam and the Philippines.
A series of missile tests by North Korea and its sixth and largest nuclear test have fueled the most critical international challenge of Trump’s presidency.
The goal of Trump’s visit will be to increase international support for efforts to deprive North Korea of resources as leverage to coerce it to give up nuclear weapons, US officials said.
“The president recognizes that we’re running out of time (to deal with North Korea) and will ask all nations to do more,” White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters at a briefing in Washington.
McMaster said Trump, who has approved a variety of sanctions against North Korea while pressing China to do more, is at the beginning of his drive for Pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons. Trump has warned he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened the United States.
“I think we have to be a little patient here for at least a few months to see what more we and others can do, including China,” said McMaster. “I don’t think we need to reassess our strategy now. I think we have to give it a couple of months, a few months, and then see what adjustments we might need to make.”
China’s influential state-run tabloid the Global Times said in an editorial on Friday that pressing China will not help solve the Korean peninsula nuclear crisis.
“The complexity of the nuclear crisis means that all sides may have to make some concessions to reach a peaceful solution. China is playing the most difficult role in the process, and is the real hope of peacefully addressing the crisis. Neither side should press China in an extreme way,” it said.
While North Korea has not launched any missiles since September 15, the longest such lull this year, a flurry of activity has recently been detected at the North’s missile research facilities in Pyongyang, pointing to another possible launch, South Korea’s spy agency said in a briefing to lawmakers on Thursday.
Seoul held a National Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss possible unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang, and may announce the measures ahead of Trump’s arrival in South Korea, a presidential official said.
“The United States has wanted the South Korean government to take further steps to sanction the North. Unilateral sanctions by South Korea wouldn’t have much practical impact but it has a symbolic importance,” the official said.
Ahead of Trump’s visit to Asia, the drills involving the nuclear-capable US bombers marked the latest show of force by the United States and its allies.
The bombers flew over the Pilsung Range training area in central South Korea, Air Force spokeswoman Captain Victoria Hight said.
Japanese and South Korean fighter jets carried out sequenced missions with the US bombers but no ordnance was dropped, the Air Force said.
The drill was staged at a time when three US aircraft carrier groups are in the Asia-Pacific, the first time such a potent projection of force has been together in the region in a decade.
US officials said earlier this week a decision may be made for the three carriers to carry out a joint exercise to coincide with Trump’s trip.
KCNA said the combination of the bomber drills with the presence of the carrier groups underscored the gravity of the situation.
“The US imperialists are making last-ditch efforts to check the dynamic advance of the DPRK by deploying their nuclear strategic assets in succession, but its army and people are never frightened at such moves,” KCNA reported, referring to North Korea by its official initials.
“The US imperialist warmongers should not act rashly.”

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Riyadh slams Houthis for planting 50,000 mines on Saudi-Yemeni border

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RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR.
Fri, 2017-11-03 04:00
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RIYADH: The Kingdom slammed the Houthi rebels and their cohorts at the UN for planting 50,000 mines on the Saudi-Yemeni border at random.
This came in the Kingdom’s address before the Fourth Committee on “the item on mine action” prepared by Manal Radwan, political coordinator and first secretary at the Saudi mission to the UN.
Radwan said the Saudi-led coalition aiming to restore the legitimate government in Yemen was able to clear mines in Aden, Abyan, Dhala, Lahj, Taiz, Saada, Sanaa, and other areas.
The US-educated Radwan added that the mines posed a great danger to life and limb among Saudi troops and the local population.
“The Houthi militias have developed mines and manufactured them in a way that it is easy to conceal these in the local environment, like stones and other things, which increase the risk to civilians,” said Radwan.
Radwan said the Houthis have recruited children to plant mines, putting them at grave risk and violating their childhood and right to a safe life.
In cooperation with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Kingdom has repatriated 54 children who were recruited by the Houthis and their cohorts.
These children used to plant the mines on the Saudi-Yemeni border but were turned over to the legitimate Yemeni government, which handed them over to their parents.

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Islamic history museum in Madinah to promote national heritage

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ARAB NEWS
Wed, 2017-11-01 03:00
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MADINAH: The Islamic University of Madinah plans to establish a history museum to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 through promoting the heritage of Saudi Arabia, Madinah and the Islamic University.
“This museum will contribute to strengthening the country’s cultural identity and promoting its national heritage, in addition to raising awareness of its value, improving the culture of museums and documenting the university’s history, which spans over half a century,” said the rector of the Islamic University of Madinah, Hatim bin Hassan Al-Marzouki.
Al-Marzouki asked the historical museum’s committee, led by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Otaibi, to develop a full plan for the museum, including its architecture, theme and location, as well as mechanisms for collecting, classifying and archiving artifacts.
Among the committee’s members are Omar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saloumi, Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Atni, Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saloumi and Rajaa bin Atiq Al-Muaili.

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Saudi Shoura urges lower airfares

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ARAB NEWS
Wed, 2017-11-01 03:00
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JEDDAH: The Shoura Council called on Saudi Arabia’s main aviation body to lower the high prices of internal airfare tickets and to complete a self-service system for all airports.
The council adopted its decision after hearing views of the Committee on Transport, Communications and Information Technology on the annual report of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
In its resolution, the council called on the GACA to oblige airlines to provide the necessary seating capacity for internal flight passengers.
The council also asked the authority to require airlines to effectively address customer problems and notify them within 15 days of the submission of a complaint.

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