• Egypt Independent

    One of Khashoggi killers said 'I know how to cut' on audio, Erdogan says

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with US and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh for its changing account of how Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2. The journalist had gone there to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage. The case has caused global outrage and has damaged the international standing of the 33-year-old crown prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler. The US Senate on Thursday delivered

  • emirates247.com

    Prince William and Kate release family xmas card

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new image of their family Christmas card which features their three children. The royal couple have selected an autumnal picture for their annual festive greeting, which sees them seated on a log alongside their children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, eight months, with the group all wearing coordinating blue in the grounds of their country retreat, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. "The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Report: Trump’s son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff

    Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said Thursday. Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. “I am not aware that he is under consideration but, as I think all of us here would recognize, he would be great in any role that the president chooses to put him in,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said of the news, which was also reported by CBS.

  • Al Jazeera

    Statue of 'racist' Gandhi removed from Ghana university campus

    A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university following complaints that he was racist against the black Africans. The statue, installed at the University of Ghana in capital Accra was removed in the middle of the night earlier this week after protests from students and faculty at the university campus. India's former president Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue to the global peace icon two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. But professors at the university soon began a petition calling for its removal, citing passages written by Gandhi depicting Indians as "infinitely superior" to black Africans and using

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's 1st female English Premier League footballer wins 'Best Arab Sports Award'

    Sarah Essam, Egypt’s first female footballer in the English Premier League, was given this year’s Best Arab Sports Award by the London Arab Foundation. “It was an honor to be recognized by the Arab nation and to have my achievements appreciated. This will motivate me a lot, push me forward, and strengthen my diligence,” She said in an interview with Al-Dostor website. “I am proud of this honor, because it will encourage the younger generation of girls who love football in the Arab world. They will feel that there is hope, that girls practicing football is normal, and that they can practice and study at the same time. It is not just a masculine game, and everything can be achieved with determination

  • emirates247.com

    Beauty queen from slum is crowned Miss Venezuela

    The new beauty queen in a country that loves this kind of pageant is Isabella Rodriguez, 25, from a Caracas shantytown called Petare - home to well over half a million people. "From Petare to the world, dreams can in fact come true," Rodriguez, who works as a model, said during the question and answer session of the contest. Girls in her crime-ridden slum want to emulate her, she added. The ceremony lasted four hours and some people on Twitter called it tedious and boring. It had its share of gaffes, such as one contestant walking out on stage without the sash indicating what state she represented and another whose dress slipped off during a dance number. With the organizers seeking to cut costs,

  • Arab News

    A vital waterway: Why the Red Sea matters to Saudi Arabia

    JEDDAH: The Red Sea Project is an ultra-luxury destination that brings together a beautiful landscape, adventure and cultural heritage. The project’s plan is to position the Kingdom on the global tourism map, create investment opportunities for the local private sector and develop the Kingdom’s tourism industry while preserving the nation’s cultural and environmental heritage. In July of 2017, the Red Sea project was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, PIF deputy chairman. The luxury and sustainable international tourist destination on the west coast of the Kingdom is one of three major PIF projects.  As part of the domestic investment strategy, PIF created three Saudi giga projects,