• Egypt Independent

    Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

    Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as more Western companies distanced themselves from the Gulf State. US President Donald Trump has threatened the kingdom with “severe punishment” if Khashoggi, who has been critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside its Istanbul mission. But Riyadh vowed to hit back on Sunday against any punitive measures as its stock market tumbled, with the fallout from the crisis threatening to imperil Prince Mohammed’s much-hyped economic reform drive. “The kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats or attempts to undermine

  • CNN

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant

    <img alt="CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Turkish police uncover blatant media inaccuracy in Khashoggi, says expert

    In a tweet, exposing the blatant inaccuracy in the Qatari media outlets’ coverage, challenging the misreported news and dubious sources, Turkish academic and columnist, Emre Uslu said in a tweet on Sunday that the Turkish police  confirmed his earlier analysis regarding the inaccuracy in the alleged picture of Saudi citizen Salah Mohammad A. Tubaigy. Last Update: Monday, 15 October 2018 KSA 01:49 - GMT 22:49

  • Arab News

    Exclusive: UAE mogul Khalaf Al-Habtoor calls for a boycott of US firms, execs. who pulled out of Saudi investment summit

    DHAHRAN: “Beyond Unconventional” is the subtitle of Ithra’s first Tanween creativity festival, and it is true to its word from what the Arab News team witnessed on its opening weekend at Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, aka Ithra, in Dhahran. Running from Oct. 11 to 27 with talks, workshops, performances and installations, the three weeks are divided into themes: this week is “Humanities’ Response to Disruption,” in art, science and technology; the second week is “Manufacturing and Communication,” including disruptive technologies such as AI and big data; the third and final week is “Fashion Technology/Adventures in Disruption.” Curating this year’s festival is Robert Frith, the creative director of Ithra’s Idea Lab, who has worked as head of exhibitions at Christie’s and as a senior exhibition designer at the British Museum.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi King Salman, Turkey President Erdogan reaffirm strong ties

    The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in a phone call, where he thanked Erdogan for welcoming the kingdom’s proposal to form a joint team to investigate the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi king stressed the kingdom's keenness on its relations with Turkey. For his part, Erdogan expressed his appreciation of the distinguished, historical and close relations between the two countries and the two peoples, expressing his keenness to strengthen and develop them.

  • Egypt Independent

    'Tehran Taboo': Vice and virtue on the streets of Iran's capital

    (CNN)  ̶  Filmmaking in Iran is not a simple pursuit. There are plenty of ways to fall foul of censors, from negative depictions of society to portraying “unrefined” images. Directors and screenwriters there have become masters in using metaphors to speak their truth. But what about filmmakers from the diaspora? Their editorial freedoms come with other challenges: how to accurately depict Iran while outside it, for one. Enter director Ali Soozandeh and his debut feature “Tehran Taboo,” which has made headlines for its transgressive take on city life. Soozandeh’s film begins in a familiar but evocative locale: the back of a car roaming the capital. It’s also the primary setting for two classics

  • Gulf News

    Passenger killed on Dubai Palm Jumeirah

    Dubai: A horrific traffic accident on Sunday caused the death of a passenger and left two others with injuries, according to Dubai Police.  The accident happened on the Palm Jumeirah on Sunday early morning, after the truck driver lost control of the vehicle. PHOTO BY: Supplied “The driver lost control due to the excessive amount of goods it was carrying. This caused the vehicle to steer off the road,” said Dubai Police. One passenger was killed at the scene, while the driver and the other passenger sustained injuries. PHOTO BY: Supplied Both injured were immediately transported to Rashid Hospital for treatment.