Jeddah, April 14: The Kingdom and other new members of G20 should ask for more voting power at key global groupings such as the International Monetary Fund, a top Saudi economic analyst said yesterday as reports emerged that the world's 20 biggest economies are likely to agree to increase the resources of the IMF by between $400 and $500 billion.G20 finance ministers are set to meet in Washington

Washington, April 14: Minister of Defense Prince Salman expressed thanks and appreciation for the reception he was accorded in the United States in a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America are friendly countries that share many common interests,” Prince Salman said. The prince added that his current US visit is

Washington, April 13: A Congressional bill that bars the US companies outsourcing call center jobs from receiving federal grants and loans now has over 100 co-sponsors, its promoter has said. The US Call Center and Consumer Protection Act (HR 3596), introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congressman Tim Bishop now has as many as 106 lawmakers as its co-sponsors. In a statement, Bishop

London, April 13: British police launched an investigation on Thursday after hackers linked to the anti-establishment group Anonymous blocked an anti-terrorism hotline and illegally recorded officers from Britain's top security unit discussing their actions. An activist group called Team Poison jammed the hotline with repeated calls - socalled "phone bombing" , preventing those with genuine

Washington, April 13: US President Barack Obama held talks in Washington on Wednesday with Defense Minister Prince Salman to discuss major regional issues. They also reviewed the historic relations between the two countries. During the meeting at the White House Prince Salman conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to the US president. The talks were attended by