Source:islamtimes.org 2018-04-24 22:43:49 8 months ago
Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has called on Iran not to restart its nuclear program, shortly after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Washington against violating the 2015 nuclear deal, saying any failure to respect the multinational agreement would entail “grave consequences.”
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: At least 10 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a huge blaze at an illegal oil well in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday.
An oil spill sparked a huge fire about 1:30 am (1830 GMT Tuesday) in a residential area on Sumatra island’s Aceh province, destroying at least three houses and still burning out of control mid-morning.
“The [fire] is still soaring high and has not yet successfully been extinguished,” said Saiful, head of Aceh’s Ranto Peureulak subdistrict.
Riyadh: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its associated bodies are exploring ways to develop a strategy to ensure the well-being of elderly population across the Muslim world.
In this regard, the OIC organized the two-day workshop in cooperation with Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).
The member states of the OIC recognize that the efforts on the issues of senior citizens are still limited and they are working to help the elderly lead a dignified life.
DUBAI: Survey finds growing optimism on region’s economies, but Saudi investors remain wary.
Wealthy individuals in the Gulf are more optimistic over the future of the region and the global economy compared with last year, and are increasing likely to invest in their own countries and other emerging markets in Asia than in western economies. These are among the main findings of an annual survey by Dubai-based Emirates Investment Bank (EIB), released on Tuesday, of the sentiment among high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in the region.
LONDON: SoftBank’s Vision Fund, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the UAE’s Mubadala, invest in China’s ‘Uber for Trucks.’
Saudi Arabia’s appetite for investment in technology shows no sign of abating as reports emerge that a fund backed by the Kingdom is one of a number of investors looking to fund Chinese truck-hailing app Manbang.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah put his former side Roma to the sword on Tuesday night with a scintillating performance as the Reds ran riot at Anfield, taking a commading 5-2 lead into next week’s second leg in Rome.
The Italian side had no answer to the Egyptian superstar’s sublime skill as he scored two world-class goals and set up another two for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Firmino added the fifth as the Merseyside club romped into a 5-0 lead to put the English side within touching distance of the Champions League final.
Jeddah: The children of Al-Oula –- a non-profit organization targeted to break the cycle of poverty –- had the most thrilling school trip as they came to see World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstars Mojo Rawley and Mark Henry in King Abdullah stadium on Tuesday.
The stars sat down in front of 30 students from the institution and softened up as they shared stories from their childhood and introduced their anti-bullying campaign “Be a Star.”
The stars shared personal stories and the difficulties they have faced.
LONDON: Perhaps the most remarkable feature of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career is how he has reinvented himself. It is not just that he has reduced his effective playing area each season, transitioning from fast dribbling winger to souped-up target-man, it is that in doing so he has made himself a more effective player — and that is what must trouble Bayern Munich, who have in the past exposed his flaws, before today’s Champions League semifinal.