Day: June 25, 2011

China calls for effective anti-drugs strategy

UNITED NATIONS – The international community should implement a comprehensive and balanced drugs control strategy, Li Baodong, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations said here on Friday. Li made the statement as he addressed a Security Council open meeting on threats to international peace and security. Read More

Wen’s Europe tour to foster closer ties

BEIJING/BRUSSELS – Kicking off his European tour at a crucial time in the eurozone debt crisis, Premier Wen Jiabao might find the coincidence a good opportunity to draw Beijing closer to its largest trading partner. Observers from both sides said China, which has been buying European debt during the crisis, […]

Freedom at last! Calling for religious persecution in the Netherlands is now allowed (against Muslims) Addition: Man replaced ‘Muslims’ with ‘Jews’ in Wilders pamphlet, got arrested On March 24, 2008, a man was arrested in Amsterdam for ‘making discrimanatory statements against Jews’. He had taken a text from Geert Wilders and replaced the words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslims’ with ‘Judaism’ and ‘Jews’. This resulted in […]

Jeddah woman driver accelerates campaign

By RIMA AL-MUKHTAR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Women2Drive campaign continued down a rocky road with some sustaining the campaign a week after it was launched with sporadic efforts on Friday. Meanwhile a dawa (Islamic propagation) group, in Riyadh made clear its belief that women driving cars is against Islamic […]

30% increase in visit visa requests

By GALAL FAKKAR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Requests for visit visas so far are up 30 percent compared to the same period last year, according to sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ministry’s branch in Jeddah is struggling to handle the number of foreigners wanting to bring their […]