• Al Jazeera

    Erdogan says Khashoggi recordings shocked Saudi intelligence

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Ankara has shared with Western allies, are "appalling", and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them, local media reported. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed on October 2 in Saudi consulate in Istanbul, in a hit that Erdogan says was ordered at the "highest levels" of the Saudi government. The Turkish leader, while returning from a weekend visit to France, told reporters on Tuesday that he discussed the Saudi journalist's killing with the US, French and German leaders in Paris. "We played the recordings regarding this murder

  • emirates247.com

    100% salary increase for Umm Al Qaiwain government employees

    H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, has issued Decree No. 6 of 2018 to increase the salaries of employees of the Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain by 100 percent to commemorate the 100th birthday of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The UAQ's Ruler initiative follows the approach of the UAE government under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Their

  • emirates247.com

    Spotted: Katrina Kaif, Daniel Weber, Vidya Balan...

    Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber and daughter Nisha. Inaaya Naumi Khemu and Soha Ali Khan Katrina Kaif Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Taimur Ali Khan learns horse riding. Akshay Kumar with his Kabaddi team. Kareena Kapoor at Prithvi Theatre Festival launch. Varun Dhawan and Aayush Sharma at the gym. Taimur Ali Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram

  • Egypt Independent

    Iranian military is ready to protect oil tankers against threats: deputy commander

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships a “floating liability” and warned ports operators not to allow them to dock. The United States resumed sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries last Monday after US President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program in May. “Iran’s armed forces…are prepared today as in the past to protect our fleet of oil tankers against any threats so that it can continue to use marine waterways,” said Rear-Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, a deputy commander of the regular armed

  • emirates247.com

    Deepika Padukone's wedding looks inspired by her movies

    The Chennai Express and Padmaavat connection Deepika Padukone has readied two different costumes for her wedding ritual. Since there will be a Sindhi style wedding as well as a Konkani one - she will be seen draping a saree for the Konkani ritual and a lehenga for the Sindhi one. For the Konkani style wedding Deepika drape her Konkani saree which will have hues of gold, marigold and orange apart from the jewellery she purchased recently, she will also have Konkani accessories like the Vaki, Ambada Aati, Pake and Jada Choti. This is a little similar to her Chennai Express look. But then her Sindhi wedding ceremonies, Deepika will wear a lehenga with hues of pink and purple. Do you remember the

  • emirates247.com

    Cristiano Ronaldo attends tennis finals in London with family

    Cristiano Ronaldo sits with Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Jr as they watch the game between US player John Isner against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, during their men's singles round-robin match on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, 12 November 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo catches a stray ball as Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays against US player John Isner in their men's singles round. Cristiano Ronaldo, along with his family, watch the tennis match from the screen. Photo's: AFP & Reuters

  • CNN

    Why fashion's #MeToo moments keep being ignored

    This is an edited version of an article originally published by Refinery29, the leading next-gen media and entertainment company focused on women. In October, US news site Vox attempted to collate the name of every influential person accused publicly of sexual misconduct over the last 18 months. The shockingly extensive list (which currently contains more than 250 names) includes everyone from business and media moguls, to academics, actors, and politicians -- highlighting not only the extent of the problem, but also how power, wealth and influence is often weaponized to keep alleged victims silent. "(I have been) contacted by someone intimately involved in the case of a powerful businessman using non-disclosure agreements and substantial payouts to conceal the truth about serious and repeated sexual harassment, racist abuse and bullying which is compulsively continuing," Hain said, noting that Green had recently slapped The Telegraph newspaper with an injunction, essentially preventing them or any other publication from reporting details of the case.