• Egypt Independent

    US House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

    Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largely along party lines. Two of the resolutions passed with 238 votes, while a third was approved with 237. Each of the measures garnered just four Republican backers. The Senate cleared the resolutions last month, but like the House, fell well short of a veto-proof majority. Overturning a president's veto requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate. Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, accused the Trump administration of circumventing Congress and the law to move ahead with the arms sale. He called

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Jordyn Woods OK without Kylie Jenner

    Jordyn Woods would be "OK" if her ex best friend Kylie Jenner didn't want to reconcile with her. The former best friends fell out when Jordyn confessed to kissing Kylie's sister Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend Tristan Thompson but neither Jordyn or Kylie are looking to rush into getting their friendship back on track. Photo: Bang A source told the New York Post's Page Six column: "This vacation makes it kind of clear that [Kylie and Jordyn] are moving on and doing what they have to do to move on with their lives. It is what it is. The writing's on the wall. Jordyn would love to be back on the same page with Kylie and love to have their friendship back, but she kind of has the attitude, 'I'm a grown

  • CNN

    A Dutch airline is under fire for asking a breastfeeding mom to cover up to respect other passengers' cultures

    (CNN) - A Dutch airline is experiencing some turbulence over its breastfeeding policy. Shelby Angel says she was on a KLM flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam last month when a flight attendant gave her a blanket and warned her to cover up if she planned to breastfeed her baby. "Before we even took off, I was approached by a flight attendant carrying a blanket. She told me (and I quote) 'if you want to continue doing the breastfeeding, you need to cover yourself,' " Angel wrote in a Sunday Facebook post. "I told her no, my daughter doesn't like to be covered up. That would upset her almost as much as not breastfeeding her at all." Angel continued, "She then warned me that if anyone complained,

  • CNN

    What rights do airplane passengers have?

    (CNN) - After a Jamaican vacation ended in humiliation aboard an American Airlines flight in June, the ensuing controversy reignited debate about passengers' rights. It's one of a series of clothing-related incidents that have sparked outrage in recent years, from the United Airlines leggings incident to the Thomas Cook Airlines crew who insisted a woman cover up her crop top. American Airlines responded to an emailed inquiry with their dress code policy, which reads: "Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren't allowed." It leaves plenty of room for interpretation. Follow directions, complain later And unless the passenger is the victim of discrimination, they may have little

  • Al Jazeera

    Man found guilty of British schoolgirl's rape, killing in India

    A court in India has found a man guilty of raping and killing British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling on a Goa beach in 2008, overturning his earlier acquittal in the case. Samson D'Souza was charged alongside Placido Carvalho after 15-year-old Keeling's bruised and semi-naked body was found in shallow water on a beach in the Indian resort state. Both men were cleared of her murder in 2016. On Wednesday, a judge in Mumbai upheld Carvalho's acquittal but overturned D'Souza's previous verdict, convicting him of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, using force with intent to outrage a woman's modesty and administering drugs with intent to harm. D'Souza's sentence will be handed down on Friday.

  • Iran seizes 'fuel-smuggling' tanker in Gulf

    Iran says it seized a "foreign tanker" and its 12 crew on Sunday for smuggling fuel in the Gulf. State television quoted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as saying the ship had been smuggling one million litres (220,000 gallons) of fuel. It is not yet confirmed if it is the UAE-based Riah tanker that stopped transmitting its position as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday. Iran said earlier this week it had come to the aid of a broken down tanker. Without naming the Riah, it said had towed the foreign tanker into Iranian waters for repairs after "receiving a request for assistance" on Sunday. Tensions are high in the Gulf since the US unilaterally withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear

  • Al Jazeera

    'We received patients as young as eight': Kashmir's drug problem

    Anantnag, Indian-administered Kashmir - Reyaz* hides under a restaurant stairway, in a village about 36 miles (57.9km) south of Srinagar, to take a hit of heroin, sniffing it through a 10 rupee note. "I went mad for this dose. I was searching for a place where I can take this. It keeps me fit for few hours and when the need arises again, I feel uneasy and have fever and chills," he told Al Jazeera. Reyaz, 24, has been addicted for two years having been introduced to the drug by friends. He spends around $37 a day on his habit.  "I have never faced the scarcity of drugs, ever since I started taking them. It's freely available as long as you have the money." In Kashmir today, a growing number of