• Al Jazeera

    How will Khashoggi's suspected killing affect MBS?

    Saudis close to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) may be involved in what Turkish sources say is the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Al Jazeera has been told that a royal bodyguard controlled the operation, which allegedly led to Khashoggi's torture and death in Istanbul. He was last seen entering Saudi Arabia's consulate 15 days ago. A joint Saudi-Turkish investigation team has searched the building, but complained of a lack of cooperation by the Saudis to the request to search the home of the Saudi consul general. The kingdom continues to deny any links to the journalist's disappearance. And MBS is distancing himself from the scandal. Will it affect his grip on power? Presenter:

  • Gulf News

    Tanushree Dutta credits religion for #MeToo courage

    The Bollywood actress who helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India challenging sexual harassment and abuse sees it as part of her religious education after an experience 10 years ago she said effectively ended her career. “I feel God used me to start something which had to happen,” Tanushree Dutta said. “All these women had this buried deep in their hearts out of shame.” Dutta, who said she was inspired by Christianity, Buddhism, yoga and the #MeToo movement in the United States, said last month that prominent actor Nana Patekar had sexually harassed her on the set of a movie in 2008. Patekar has denied wrongdoing. Dutta said Patekar, 67, had demanded she do intimate dance steps with him in

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Pompeo arrives in Turkey, meets President Erdogan on Khashoggi case

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday following talks with Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Donald Trump, who dispatched his top diplomat to address the crisis, warned of a rush to judgment in the case and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience on the investigation.

  • emirates247.com

    Pakistan hangs child killer after death sparked riots

    Pakistani authorities Wednesday executed a man convicted of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in an incident that shocked the country and sparked riots earlier this year. Chilling CCTV footage broadcast on television following the killing purportedly showed the young girl - Zainab Fatima Ameen - walking hand-in-hand with an unidentified man, in what may have been her last moments. Imran Ali, 24, was handed four separate death sentences for the rape and murder, which took place in the eastern city of Kasur in January. In all he confessed to eight attacks on children in the city, including five murders, in a spate of violence that terrorised society. "He was hanged this morning in the presence

  • emirates247.com

    Pippa Middleton welcomes baby boy

    Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews have welcomed their first child - a baby boy. The 35-year-old socialite and author and her husband James Matthews have welcomed their first child into the world and both mother and baby are doing well. A representative for the couple said: "Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well." The baby boy - whose name has yet to be released to the public - was born at 1.58pm on Monday October 15, weighing 8lb and 9oz. The baby arrived at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, the same place where her sister Duchess Catherine gave birth to her three children. Pippa sparked speculation she was due to give birth any time soon when she was spotted

  • Al Jazeera

    Who are the Saudi suspects in the Khashoggi case?

    It has been 15 days since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly murdered after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities have said that a "hit squad" of 15 men may have been involved. Now, the Turkish newspaper Sabah published a list of the suspects and the New York Times has claimed some of them have ties to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson has more on some of the Saudi men identified by the media.

  • Gulf News

    Investors panic as Heera Gold chairman is arrested in India

    Dubai: The arrest of an entrepreneur-cum-politician in India has sparked panic among UAE investors who had put their life’s savings with her company’s Dubai office. Dr Aalima Nowhera Shaikh, chairman of Heera Gold, was taken into custody in Hyderabad on Tuesday afternoon after investors took to the street in the city demanding that they get their money back. An Indian who lives in Abu Dhabi said he is worried about the Dh500,000 he invested with Heera Gold’s Jumeirah Lake Towers office. Another investor who works in Dubai said he fears he had become an unwitting victim of an elaborate Ponzi scheme. “I lost Dh200,000. It was all I had. I am ruined,” he told Gulf News. Some investors said they