• Al Jazeera

    'Nothing to lose': Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed details family abuse

    Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who was granted asylum in Canada, said she was physically and mentally abused by her family since the age of 16, forcing her to risk her life and flee the kingdom.  Speaking to the media for the first time since landing in Toronto on Saturday, the 18-year-old detailed the mistreatment by her family saying she hoped her story would encourage other Saudi women to be "brave and free". Last week, she fled to Thailand while visiting Kuwait with her family. Her case drew international attention on social media after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room after Thai authorities threatened to deport her and live-tweeted her desperate attempt to

  • Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women 'treated like slaves'

    A Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada after fleeing her family has said the journey was "worth the risk" so she could live a more independent life. Rahaf Mohammed, 18, made headlines when she flew to Thailand and barricaded herself in a hotel while appealing on Twitter for help to avoid deportation. She said she feared being killed if she was sent back to her family. "It's something that is worth the risk I took," she told the Toronto Star and CBC News. "I had nothing to lose." "We are treated as an object, like a slave," she said. "I wanted to tell people my story and about what happens to Saudi women." Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, women must obtain permission from a male relative

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Katrina Kaif, Jahnvi Kapoor, Karan Johar...

    Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal Rohit Shetty and Katrina Kaif Jahnvi Kapoor Karan Johar Kareena Kapoor and Taimur (Instagram) Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra (Instagram) Esha Gupta poses for photographs during the launch of her new music video 'Get Dirty' in Mumbai. (AFP) Ihana Dhillon poses for photographs at the 2019 Global Film Tourism Conclave event in Mumbai. (AFP) Tiger Shroff Hrithik Roshan's birthday party at Soho House. Sonam Kapoor spotted shooting for The Zoya Factor. Madhuri Dixit Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh  Deepika Padukone Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram Dinesh Vijan and Kriti Sanon Simmba success party... Rohit Shetty, Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan,

  • Emirates24|7

    'Game of Thrones' final season to debut on April 14

    “Game of Thrones” fans, get ready. HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of Winterfell. Fans have eagerly awaited the six-episode finale of the show since Season 7 of the popular HBO show ended in August 2017. The fantasy series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has been one of HBO's most successful shows. HBO isn't getting out of the “Game of Thrones” business. A prequel created by Martin and writer-producer Jane Goldman is underway, with Naomi Watts set to star, and other spinoffs

  • Arab News

    Chrissy Teigen nails her red carpet look with Maison Yeya

    DUBAI: US model and social media darling Chrissy Teigen wore a dreamy gown by Dubai-based fashion house Maison Yeya to the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The autumn/winter 2018 dress was designed by the label's Egyptian founder, Yasmine Yeya, and features a thigh-high split, gorgeous sweetheart neckline and a waist-cinching belt. Chosen for Teigen by celebrity stylist Monica Rose, the silver-grey gown was also worn by superstar Nicole Scherzinger when she performed at an event in Dubai last year. Teigen took the look to new heights with Stuart Weitzman sandals and Jaipur Jewels diamond earrings. The awards show saw Alfonso Cuaron's “Roma” - an ode to the director's childhood

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds

    President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Monday Turkey expected the United States to honor their strategic partnership after US President Donald Trump warned it would "devastate Turkey economically" if they attack a Kurdish militia in Syria. Relations between the two NATO allies have been strained over US backing for the Kurdish YPG, which Turkey views as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that is waging a decades-long insurgency on Turkish soil. Last Update: Monday, 14 January 2019 KSA 08:06 - GMT 05:06

  • english.alarabiya.net

    UK royal Meghan reveals she's six months pregnant

    Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not know the gender of their first baby, British media reported. Former US actress Meghan and Harry married last May and announced in October that they were expecting their first child in the Spring of 2019 but gave no specific details. During a chat with some of the large crowd that turned out for their visit to Birkenhead in northern England on Monday, Meghan, 37, revealed she was six months pregnant, suggesting the latest addition to the British royal family would be due sometime in April. However, Meghan and Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, do not know whether