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US diplomat’s ringside view of a changing Saudi Arabia

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

Matthias J. Mitman could not have imagined what was in store when he arrived in Saudi Arabia two years ago to take up his post as the US consul general in Jeddah. “I did not anticipate the degree to which change would occur in the Kingdom when I came here in 2016,” he said. “The […]

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Singapore diplomat: ‘All systems go’ for Trump-Kim summit

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BEIJING: Singapore’s foreign minister says it’s “all systems go” for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be held in the Southeast Asian city-state next week. Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said Saturday in Beijing after returning from North Korea that “things will start happening within the next 24 […]

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India summons Pakistan diplomat over killing of infant in ceasefire violation

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on India summons Pakistan diplomat over killing of infant in ceasefire violation

  India on Wednesday summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah over the killing of a seven-month-old in ceasefire violation by Pakistan. It was conveyed that the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians, who are located away from the forward line of defences, by Pakistan forces using small arms and high-caliber weapons is highly deplorable […]

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