• Al Jazeera

    Who is 'the boss' in phone call after Khashoggi's murder?

    US intelligence officials believe a phone message to "tell your boss" after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered was a reference to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The New York Times has received a transcript of one of the recordings released by Turkey. The newspaper says the telephone call was made by Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a security officer who frequently travelled with the crown prince. Turkish intelligence believes Mutreb was speaking to one of the prince's aides and also used words to the effect that "the deed was done". But officials in Ankara say the audio does not conclusively implicate Mohammed bin Salman. So who is "the boss"? And will this new evidence lead somewhere? 

  • CNN Travel

    World's 'most excellent' airline revealed

    (CNN) - One airline has literally gone to great lengths to prove it's the best in the past 12 months, and it appears to have paid off. It's a big upset for Air New Zealand, which has spent five consecutive years in the top spot. The awards celebrate the carriers soaring highest -- from the swankiest first-class suites to the comfiest economy seats, via the roomiest lounges and tastiest culinary offerings. "For years Singapore Airlines has been the gold standard and now it is back to its best leading in passenger innovations and new state-of-the-art aircraft models," says AirlineRatings Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas. "The editors said that the competition for top spot was tight with Air New

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Arabia executes ISIS member who killed his cousin

    The Saudi interior ministry announced on Tuesday the execution of an ISIS militant who killed his cousin. Majed Saad bin Radhi al-Anzi, a Saudi national, was handed the death sentence following a trial which found him guilty of committing terrorist acts, including luring his own cousin to a desert area and killing him in the rehion of Hail. The crime shook the kingdom as it was videotaped, and the man’s cousin is seen begging for him not to kill him, repeatedly screaming “enough Saad”.

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    Qatar is considering an Iranian offer to host World Cup teams

    Qatar is reportedly considering an offer from Iran to host teams participating in the 2022 World Cup. "This is part of the operational plan, but obviously it will have to be done with FIFA," chief organiser Hassan Al Thawadi told AFP when asked whether teams could be based in Iran. Iran had previously offered to host teams who will play in the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in just over four years’ time. Al Thawadi added that Qatar had received "numerous proposals from countries with regard to hosting teams" around the time of the World Cup.

  • Arab News

    Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ convicted of hoarding

    TEHRAN: Iran executed the so-called “Sultan of Coins” and his accomplice on Wednesday for hoarding gold coins and other hard currency, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis. State TV reported that Vahid Mazloumin and his accomplice, Mohammad Ismail Ghasemi, were hanged early Wednesday. They were convicted of manipulating coin and hard currency markets through illegal and unauthorized deals as well as smuggling. An unspecified number of other accomplices went to prison. Iran detained Mazloumin, 58, in July for hoarding two tons of gold coins. Iranians have stocked up on gold coins and other safe-haven investments as the local currency has

  • CNN Travel

    Pilots see 'very fast' UFO above Ireland

    Several airborne sightings of at least one "very bright" unidentified flying object were seen last Friday, according to air traffic control audio logs. Chatter between airline pilots and Irish air traffic control focused briefly on the sightings, with at least four aviators confirming that they'd seen the phenomenon. The exchange began when one pilot asked Shannon air traffic control if there was nearby military activity. When the air traffic controller replied in the negative, the pilot said that she had seen something moving "so fast." "It came up on our left hand side (rapidly veered) to the north, we saw a bright light and it just disappeared at a very high speed ... we were just wondering.

  • Arab News

    More than 300 distressed Bangladeshis without salary in Qatar for 6 months

    DHAKA: “We had to face starvation for three days on Sept 8, 9 and 10. Now, every day we are getting two meals from a Qatar charity,” said Kazi Lutfur Rahman, a Bangladeshi migrant who has worked with Doha-based estate agent Hamton International since 2012. “Around 1,000 migrant workers from Asia and Africa are now living a very miserable life in a camp without electricity and water supply.” Like Rahman, around 300 Bangladeshi migrants are now living in uncertainty in Qatar since the employer Hamton International has not paid their salary for about six months. The workers are now living in a camp at Al Shahaniya, about 20km from Doha. “The Qatar charity provides us with diesel to produce electricity