• Al Jazeera

    Saudi cleric's son: 'Everyone is threatened'

    Soon after Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, was appointed Saudi crown prince in 2017, prominent Muslim leader Sheikh Salman al-Awdah was arrested, allegedly for his refusal to tweet in support of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. In September 2018, prosecutors applied for him to be sentenced to death. UpFront speaks with Awdah's son, Abdullah Alaoudh, who is based in the United States and is a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University. "The charges [against Salman al-Awdah] actually represent how the state would crack down on any different view and, on any person who disagrees," says Alaoudh. "The same 'rogue operation' is going on for dissidents abroad, for those who disagree at home, for

  • Al Jazeera

    Korean Lovers in Baghdad

    Heba is a young Iraqi woman with a good job as an electrical engineer and the prospect of a decent future. At 28, she owns a modern flat in the newly-built Bismayah New City in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where she lives with her mother and younger sister. It's a vast development of neat, white and beige apartment blocks, wide, well-lit walkways and plenty of green spaces, where children can play and ride their bikes. Heba says living there makes her feel safe and secure. "This place has given us freedom and peace of mind," she says of the complex that is one of many joint ventures between the governments of Iraq and South Korea. But this isn't Heba's only South Korean connection. In fact, she's

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Who ordered, supervised, and carried out Khashoggi's murder? And how?

    Through the investigation carried out up to date with the 21 suspects in the case of the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, the investigation has resulted in the following findings: 1. ‏The incident began on 29/9/2018 upon the issuance of an order to bring back the victim by means of persuasion, and if persuasion fails, to do so by force. The former Deputy President of the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) issued this order to the leader of the mission. 2. ‏The leader of the mission formed a 15-member team that consisted of three groups (negotiations/ intelligence/ logistics) to persuade and return the victim. The leader of the mission suggested to the former Deputy President of the

  • emirates247.com

    Air stewardess solution for complainer

    An air stewardess came up with a hilarious solution when a man who wouldn't stop complaining. The flight attendant has gone viral for her clever response to a man who wouldn't stop moaning about the fact he didn't have a window seat during a long flight to Japan. After listening to the man complain for a while, the air hostess took action by sticking a piece of paper to the to the wall which had a window showing some clouds and the sea drawn on it. An image of the picture was shared online where it has since garnered over 7,800 shares and more than 15,000 likes.

  • emirates247.com

    Philippines’ Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea, officials said Friday. He has come under criticism for skipping some regional meetings earlier in Singapore. Duterte will attend the first of two days of annual meetings of leaders from 21 APEC countries on Saturday in Port Moresby and then fly home later in the day, a Philippine government statement said. It gave no reason for Duterte’s early departure. Duterte, 73, missed some meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday in Singapore to take “power naps,” according to his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, who added that the president’s heavy

  • emirates247.com

    Deepika and Ranveer finally become DeepVeer!

    The Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marriage finally culminated at Lake Como in Italy. The romance was on for over three years and finally the couple made good the romance by getting married in a Sindhi ceremony at Villa del Balbianello. Deepika who wore a Sabyasachi bridal lehenga and jewellery is making more news for the Sanskrit quote on her dupatta, which reads ‘sada saubhagyavati bhava’ which means may she remain a bride all along her life. In Hindu custom, it is not auspicious for the wife to become a widow and hence is expected to die when her husband is alive. Photo: AFP/YASH RAJ FILMS In the meantime, Deepika’s huge rectangle solitaire in her henna coloured hands also stands out.

  • CNN

    My beautiful sister wanted to star in Broadway musicals. Now I'm grieving her death and hoping others don't also die of opioid addiction

    By the time my sister Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir tried OxyContin in 2004, it was one of the most commonly abused prescription opioids in the US. She died last month, and while I may not be able to keep track of the days or hours right now, I know it is time to hold accountable the politicians who have stood by and allowed this crisis to take place.