• More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing

    There are growing Democrat calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after a former White House counsel defied a legal order to appear before Congress. Donald McGahn skipped a hearing on Tuesday about the Mueller report. Mr Trump has vowed to block all subpoenas of current and former staff, sparking outrage from the Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a party meeting on Wednesday to discuss impeachment. The Trump administration says the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into allegations of Russian collusion and obstruction of justice cleared the president of wrongdoing, and that there are no further questions to answer. In a tweet, President Trump

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report

    Three leading Saudi Arabian scholars being held by Riyadh on multiple charges of "terrorism" will be sentenced to death, according to a report. Citing two government sources and one of the men's relatives, Middle East Eye on Tuesday reported the three individuals - Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari - will be convicted and executed after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan concludes next month. There was no comment from Saudi authorities on the report. Al-Awdah is an internationally renowned progressive Islamic scholar described by UN experts as a "reformist", al-Qarni is a preacher, academic and author, and al-Omari is a popular broadcaster. "They will not wait to execute these

  • Emirates24|7

    Aaradhya's stage debut

    Yet another Bachchan - Aaradhya had her first public performance over the weekend as a student of Shiamak Davar's dancing school. It was the 25th year of his institute and the entire Bachchan family barring Amitabh made an appearance there. Aaradhya danced to one of Gully Boy's songs and Shiamak's team also paid tribute to the Bachchan parivar by dancing on Kajra Re. Aishwarya Rai, her mother Vrinda, Jaya and Shweta Bachchan were all present there. “He is the best and he is an angel and he has always been spreading the joy. I met him 25 years ago and his love is as fresh to this very second and has carried on with Aaradhya.” says Aishwarya Rai. “I have known Shiamak since I was three years old.

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Khloe Kardashian has realised her 'value and worth' - Emirates 2

    Khloe Kardashian "finally realised" her own "value and worth" when she broke up with Tristan Thompson. The 34-year-old reality star split with the NBA player - with whom she has 13-month-old daughter True - earlier this year after he allegedly locked lips with Jordyn Woods, who is best friends with Khloe's half-sister Kylie Jenner. But the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star has seemingly insisted that walking away from Tristan wasn't a sign of "weakness", and instead just showed that she realised her own worth. Khloe posted a quote on her Instagram Story on Monday that read: "Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because

  • Arab News

    In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

    NAYABANS, India: Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other's shops and went to festivals together. Such interactions no longer happen, many say, because of how polarized the two communities have become in the past two years, and some are frightened and thinking of moving away - if they can afford it. Muslim residents who spoke to Reuters said they thought tensions would only worsen if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins a second term in the current general election, as exit polls released

  • Egypt Independent

    Rejecting taboos, Palestinian businessman welcomes US plan

    JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. While Palestinian officials have swiftly rejected next month's planned Mideast conference in Bahrain, Ashraf Jabari says he will be thrilled to attend. Jabari has forged close ties with U.S. diplomats but is viewed with deep suspicion by his fellow Palestinians. That has raised questions about U.S. attempts to cultivate him and other businessmen as alternatives to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority. The U.S. has not yet released an official list of attendees at the June 25-26 conference,

  • A photographer went inside Huawei and found it very unlike the rest of China

    The Chinese company Huawei is one of the giants of the tech industry. It's the world's largest provider of telecommunications equipment, a leader in next-generation 5G technology, and last year it passed Apple to become the second-biggest smartphone seller in the world. But to many, especially in the West, there's still an air of mystery around it. And in the United States, suspicion. A thermal engineer performs a heat test in the research-and-development area of a Huawei facility in Shenzhen. Huawei employees leave work at the end of a week in late April. For years, Washington has been concerned that the Chinese government could use Huawei equipment to spy on other nations. The US government