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    OPINION: Riyadh, Washington and the Iran confrontation

    Things are speeding up in Europe, before Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets President Trump the day after tomorrow. Focus will be on arriving at a method that appears to restrain Iran, while in fact it aims to stop the US’s attempt to abort the nuclear agreement with Iran. Tillerson’s departure from the US State Department, and the arrival of Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Washington, enhances the Europeans’ fear that Washington intends to impose sanctions on Iran Abdulrahman al-Rashed Abolishing the agreement Last Update: Sunday, 18 March 2018 KSA 15:09 - GMT 12:09

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    Exclusive: Norah O'Donnell on how CBS landed Saudi Crown Prince interview

    LONDON: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in the US this week for high-level meetings with President Donald Trump. But before he visits the White House, the Saudi heir will introduce himself to the American public. On Sunday, the CBS television network will air an interview with the crown prince on its flagship “60 Minutes” current affairs program, and for his first-ever interview with a US broadcaster, no subject was off limits. “There were no time restrictions and no preconditions,” Norah O’Donnell, the CBS anchorwoman who interviewed the crown prince in Riyadh, told Arab News. “It seemed to me that there was a desire to show the American public what he believes, to show that Saudi

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    Ruler of Dubai steps in to help family stranded in desert

    A family has thanked the Ruler of Dubai for towing their car of out the sand after they became stranded in the desert. Hanna Karen Arroyo said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, stopped in his famous white Mercedes G-Wagen and lent them a hand on Saturday. "My friend and I got stuck on the desert of Dubai and we got rescued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid," she wrote on Twitter. She shared pictures of a young Emirati attaching a tether between the Ruler's car and her Honda Pilot 4x4. The car appeared to have its front wheels partially stuck in sand just off a two-lane road. Hanna and two friends are pictured with a smiling Sheikh Mohammed just afterwards. Rescuing

  • CNN

    Two women took kids to a mosque to mock Islam. Then they recorded a hate-filled video showing it all.

    They can be seen picking up pamphlets and literature from outdoor stands as they walk the property of the mosque, even encouraging their dog to urinate on the property. It's unclear on the video what the group had allegedly stolen to warrant charges. They refer to themselves in the videos as "patriots" and "infidels," and say they are removing items from the mosque to expose "the infiltration of the Arabic Muslims coming in and destroying America." A 24-minute video full of hate "The Muslims are nothing but devil, Satan worshipers," one of the women says at the mosque, pointing at flyers on a community message board at the mosque. At least one of the children seems to take the message to heart.

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    Man beheaded in India for naming village square after PM Modi

    DUBAI: A 70-year-old man was beheaded after his son named a village square in India’s Bihar after the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, local press reported. The attack was the result of political rivalry which took a violent turn in the northeastern state after opposition party Bihartiya Janata Party (BJP) took power. Reports stated that Tej Narayan Yadev named the village square after Modi while other villagers wanted it to be named after the president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party, Lalu Prasad. The incident took place Thursday night when approximately 40 villagers attacked Yadev’s house armed with weapons demanding he change the square’s name to Lalu Prasad. As

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    Tehran eyes Erdogan in Syria - Region - World

    The “Olive Branch” military offensive that Ankara unleashed against northern Syria on 20 January remains shrouded in confusion, contradiction and ambiguity, apart from the certainty that it conflicts with the interests of all regional and international stakeholders and their Syrian proxies. Observers also agree that Turkish forces and its so-called “Free Syrian Army” allies have scored some progress. Yet, as those forces came to within a few kilometres of the predominantly Kurdish city of Afrin, the Turkish president, speaking at one of his many rallies on Saturday, railed against the West, again, this time targeting above all that alliance in which Turkey, itself, is a member: “Hey NATO where are you?

  • CNN

    Read Queen's letter approving Harry's marriage

    Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle required approval by the Archbishop and Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in part because Markle is divorced. CNN's Max Foster explains the Royal protocol.