Turkey said on Monday it would not respect sanctions on oil imports from Iran after US President Donald Trump announced Washington would start ending waivers to Tehran's oil customers. “We do not accept unilateral sanctions and impositions on the issue of how we will establish relations with our neighbors,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.english.alarabiya.net
The spokesperson of the Saudi Presidency of State Security said that 13 people were arrested as a result of finding plans to execute criminal acts that were targeting the Kingdom's security, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday. Last Update: Monday, 22 April 2019 KSA 16:23 - GMT 13:23Egypt Independent
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America's 2016 election. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates' day-to-day ruler, is the only world leader included in Mueller's cast-of-characters index near the end of the 448-page report. His inclusion, stemming from his mysterious role in a 2017 meeting between a Trump associate and a Russian middleman for Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles, stands out from otherwise glancing references to the wider Mideast. But left unsaidCNN
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Dense, lush and otherworldly, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the last redoubts of the mountain gorilla. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups. Its biodiversity extends far beyond its most famous inhabitants, however; 348 bird species and 220 butterfly species can be found within its 331-square-kilometer expanse. Samburu, Kenya Thanks to its relative inaccessibility, Samburu, in the heart of Kenya, is a haven for some of Africa's most beguiling wildlife. The grassland and acacia-dotted landscapes of its national reserve are home to the endangered reticulated giraffe andEmirates24|7
The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison. Since being freed from their prison-like home more than a year ago, the two adult children of David and Louise Turpin described how they had gained control of their lives and, despite receiving little education at home, were now enrolled in college and learning simple things, including how to ride a bike, swim and prepare a meal. They are still thin from years of malnutrition. “I cannot describe in words what we went through growing up,” said the oldest son,CNN
Prominent contemporary Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian died at age 97 in her home in Tehran due to natural causes on Saturday, according to the semiofficial Iranian Students' News Agency. Farmanfarmaian is best known for her mirror mosaic sculptures and glass paintings which exemplify the intersection of modern expressionism and traditional Persian craftsmanship. Born in 1922 in Qazvin, Iran, Farmanfarmaian studied fine arts at the University of Tehran before moving to the US in 1945 to pursue a degree in fashion at the Parsons School for Design in New York. She became a mainstay of the evolving art scene in New York in the 1950s and 1960s, and counted Willem de Kooning, Joan MitchellEmirates24|7
At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in six explosions in Sri Lanka today, local media reported. The Sri Lankan Police said that the explosions targeted 5-stars hotels and churches in Colombo.