• Gulf News

    Caught on camera: Indian ex-lawmaker’s son brandishes gun at couple in Delhi

    Dubai: A video showing the son of a former Indian parliamentarian, waving a gun and hurling abuses at a couple outside a five-star hotel in Delhi, went viral online in India today. Many Twitter users called out the “VIP brat” in “pink pants”, and requested Delhi Police to arrest him soon. Tweep @rohini_sgh posted: “Who is the BSP leader whose son is a brat, wears pink pants and goes around threatening people with a gun?” The young man in the video was identified as Ashish Pandey, the son of Ritesh Pandey, a former Member of Parliament (MP) of India’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Delhi Police have booked Ashish Pandey after the video was widely shared on social media. The video appears to have

  • Arab News

    Iraq’s Mosul logs civil records lost to years of Daesh rule

    MOSUL: When Shahed was born in 2015 her father tried to notify Iraq’s civil registry. The problem was, their city of Mosul was held by Daesh group and the office had been shut. Three years later, 39-year-old Ahmed Aziz has yet to officially register his daughter’s birth, the certificate for which bears the seal of the so-called caliphate. Under the late summer sun, the taxi driver braves a long queue outside Mosul’s reopened civil registry, hoping that by the end of the day Shahed’s name will finally appear in state records. The little girl was born just a year after Daesh swept across the country, seizing swathes of territory including Iraq’s second city Mosul. “The civil registry was closed,”

  • Gulf News

    Case filed against Subhash Ghai for molestation

    An actress-model has lodged a complaint against Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai for allegedly molesting her, a senior police official said on Sunday. The complaint was filed at the Versova police station on Saturday night, he added. “We have received a written complaint application from her and an inquiry into the matter is underway,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone IX, Paramjit Singh Dahiya said. In her complaint, the actress alleged that Ghai called her to his residence in August and forcibly tried to kiss her. “He [Ghai] called me to his house on August 6. There were about five to six people there. He told me to massage his back and head. It was shocking for me, but as a mark of

  • Al Jazeera

    An American and an Arab journalist walk into a Saudi Consulate

    An American and an Arab journalist walk into a Saudi consulate, Thomas Friedman in New York and Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. One comes out smiling ear to ear like Lawrence of Arabia packing for a royal palace near Riyadh and the other disappears into the thin air and widely feared to have been rushed to meet his creator in more than one piece.  Why do the Saudis love the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and invite him to Mohammed bin Salman's palace in Riyadh to tickle his Orientalist fantasies, but, if persistent reports by Turkish authorities turn out to be true, they sent a hit team of 15 assassins to beat, torture, murder, and cut to pieces the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi?

  • english.alarabiya.net

    ANALYSIS: Could a coup by Soleimani save the Iranian regime?

    Effecting a complete regime change in Iran will be close to impossible right now, as such is the military structure covering the country, with military bases in every province, it cannot be achieved through people power alone. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, knew only too well that through installing his own form of clerical government, there were certain to be those opposing his theory of divine rule, velayat-e-faqih. Another fact that Khomeini bore in mind, was how Shah Pahlavi’s regime was so ill-prepared for the revolution that dethroned him, brought about by an ill-trained military, even though on paper it seemed to be the most powerful army in the Middle East, and one of the best equipped.

  • emirates247.com

    Samantha Markle happy about Meghan's pregnancy

    Samantha Markle hopes Duchess Meghan's pregnancy can draw a line over their family problems and she is keen for their father, Thomas Markle, to be involved with their grandchild. The outspoken actress has been a vocal critic of her half-sister but insists she wishes her well following the news she and her husband Prince Harry are expecting their first child together. She told The Sun newspaper: "It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear. I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive." However, Samantha was upset that their father, Thomas Markle, wasn't included in Kensington Palace's official statement announcing the happy news, even

  • CNN

    Saudis preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed

    The Saudis are preparing a report that will conclude Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.