• Al Jazeera

    Pakistani 'stoned to death' in Indian jail amid Kashmir tensions

    Indian prisoners stoned to death a Pakistani inmate at a jail on Wednesday amid mounting tensions over a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that New Delhi has blamed on its neighbour, an official said. The Pakistani prisoner had been eight years into a life term when he was attacked at Jaipur Central Jail in the western state of Rajasthan. He was stoned to death after a quarrel, Rajasthan state director general of police Kapil Garg told the AFP news agency. The killing came amid calls for retribution across India over a car bombing in Kashmir last Thursday which killed at least 40 Indian paramilitaries. Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed responsibility

  • Emirates24|7

    Meghan Markle enjoys dinner with friends in New York

    Meghan Markle headed to Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar in Midtown Manhattan for dinner with friends on Tuesday night. Photo: AP The Duchess of Sussex - who is expecting a baby with her husband Prince Harry - looked happy to be with her friends as they sat down for dinner at Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar in Midtown Manhattan following her baby shower. Meghan dined with tennis ace Serena Williams, designer Misha Nonoo, 'Suits' actress Sarah Rafferty, brand consultant Benita Litt and her college friend Lindsay Roth. Photo: Reuters The 37-year-old royal had marked her baby's impending arrival with her friends on Tuesday at a hotel on New York's Upper East Side. Photo: Reuters An insider told the Daily

  • Egypt Independent

    India, Pakistan tensions threaten to derail MBS trip

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The crown prince, who wants to persuade the world's fastest growing major economy to consume more Saudi oil, was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave his traditional bear hug for honored guests. The prince arrived from a two-day stay in Pakistan as it clashed with its giant neighbor over responsibility for a suicide attack in Kashmir last Thursday that left at least 40 members of Indian security forces dead. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed

  • Emirates24|7

    UAE Rulers condole King Salman on death of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki

    President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on the death of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki, the First (1st) bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have also dispatched similar cables of condolences to King Salman. Sharjah Ruler condoles King Salman on death of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme

  • Arab News

    Lockheed unveils new F-21 fighter jet configured for India

    NEW DELHI: Lockheed Martin offered India a new combat jet, F-21, on Wednesday to be made locally, in a bid to win a large military order worth over $15 billion. The US defense firm had earlier offered its F-16 fighter used by countries around the world for the Indian air force's ongoing competition for 114 planes to be made in India. But Lockheed, unveiling the plan at an airshow in the southern city of Bengaluru, said it was offering India a new plane configured for its needs. “The F-21 is different, inside and out,” Vivek Lall, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, said in a statement. The company will build the plane in collaboration with Tata

  • CNN

    Beluga XL spreads its wings at long last

    One of the aviation world's most hotly anticipated planes, the Airbus Beluga XL, has just completed a key round of testing at Hawarden Airport in Wales, ahead of entering service later this year. Modified A330 The Beluga XL is the successor to the Beluga, or Airbus A300-600ST, which has been in operation since 1995. Starting with an A330 airliner, Airbus engineers lowered the flight deck and grafted a huge cargo bay onto the fuselage to create this unusually shaped plane. Through an upward-opening forward hatch on the "bubble," completed aircraft wings, fuselage sections and other components easily slide in and out. The XL's bubble is six meters longer and one meter wider than the original, meaning

  • Emirates24|7

    Why is Shah Rukh Khan silent?

    Shah Rukh Khan has still maintained a dignified silence over his next film project even as rumours spread about his next offering at the turnstiles. Khan had said during the making of Zero that he would announce his next plan only after the release of the film and he is still biding his time reading his scripts and planning his next oeuvre. “Apart from Saare Jahaan Se Accha for which he had given a principal nod, there is also the Don 3 project on which both Farhan and Shah Rukh have not commented. There was a film offered to him by the producer of Badla - Sunir Khetrapal who is collaborating with him on the Bachchan starrer. This was a film called Operation Khukhri to be directed by Shashanka