• BBC News

    Photo of US-Saudi meeting sparks outrage

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's meeting with President Donald Trump was notable for many reasons. Ahead of his arrival in the US, the crown prince pledged that Riyadh would "enter a nuclear arms race" if Iran ever acquired nuclear weapons. And during the visit, Congress rejected a bill to withhold US military aid to Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen. But for social media users, something else stood out: a meeting of at least 20 men and no women. The two leaders and over a dozen of their advisors and senior officials attended the working lunch on 20 March, but the only women in the room were part of the press corps. The disparity was pointed out on Twitter in a post shared over 10,000

  • News

    Doha releases terror list with links to anti-terror quartet and Qatar itself

    Qatar has released a terror list that includes individuals and entities linked to the anti-terror quartet. The list included 11 Qataris, one Saudi, four Egyptians and two Jordanians. Of the entities, Yemen’s Ihsan Charity Association, Egypt’s Wilayat Sinai and six Qatari entities that used to be backed by the government were on the list. The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that 10 of the individuals on the list were already included in three of the terror lists issued by the quartet.

  • BBC News

    Iran officials mocked over foreign links

    It began with a televised address in Iran in celebration of Persian New Year on Tuesday, when Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei urged Iranians to support local products rather than importing from abroad. Soon afterwards, photos began to emerge on social media of some officials purportedly failing to follow that advice - including Khamenei himself. A photo of the Supreme Leader apparently getting out of a BMW was liked more than 1,200 times, with some people reposting the image alongside a picture of pre-Islamic Republic Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda driving the first Iranian-made Paykan car in the 1960s. This tweet reads: "The PM of the corrupt Pahlavi regime driving a domestically made car, but

  • CNN

    Selena Gomez is happya nd healthy; thanks for asking

    (CNN)Selena Gomez has a message for the trolls who insist on having an opinion on her vacation pictures: give it up. Unauthorized photos of Gomez on vacation recently made rounds on the internet and social media, prompting commentary on the singer's figure. Without addressing the comments directly, Gomez posted a body-positive message on Instagram, accompanied by her own footage from her seemingly joy-filled getaway. "The beauty myth - an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of flawless beauty," the singer wrote. "I chose to take care of myself

  • CNN

    Intercept: Saudi crown prince bragged about Kushner relationship

    Eager to consolidate power and rein in the sprawling orbit of the Saudi royal family and aristocratic class, Prince bin Salman listened intently and a week later cracked down on corruption in the country by imprisoning more than 200 members of the country's ruling class inside the confines of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, charging each with corruption. "What we did in Saudi Arabia was extremely necessary," the Saudi crown prince told CBS in his first interview with a Western outlet. "All actions taken were in accordance with existing and published laws." A spokesman for Kushner declined to comment on the allegation. But a spokesman for Kushner's lawyer -- Peter Mirijanian -- slammed the report.

  • CNN

    Containers go overboard when cargo ship crashes

    A cargo ship crashes into another cargo ship while it was docked, knocking a total of 21 containers overboard.

  • Kuwait Times

    Man arrested with 125 liquor bottles in Subhan

    KUWAIT: An Asian man was arrested in Subhan with possession of 112 homebrewed liquor bottles and 13 imported ones. He was sent to concerned authorities. Swindling A Kuwaiti woman accused a Lebanese man of swindling her out of KD 4,500 by promising to remodel her restaurant in Salhiya. The woman said that she met the man and agreed with him to decorate her Italian restaurant and paid him the deposit. The woman could not reach him four days later and his phone was switched off. Under the influence A citizen and a Saudi were found under the influence of drugs when stopped in Oyoun in Jahra. The two resisted arrest and hurled insults at police. They were taken to Taima police station, where it was