• Egypt Independent

    US to give Saudis a pass even if Crown Prince behind murder

    President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to stick by ally Saudi Arabia even while admitting that de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been behind the brutal murder of a dissident journalist. “It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event -- maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” Trump said in a statement. “We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he said. “The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner.” The gruesome murder of Khashoggi, who vanished after being lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, has hugely embarrassed

  • CNN Style

    Photographer Florian Joahn on challenging male identity

    This story forms part of a collaboration with Dazed Beauty -- a new platform dedicated to redefining the language and communication of beauty. Earlier this year, fashion photographer Florian Joahn had a creative crisis. "There are so many images out there," he said, "why would I add to that? I am a white male, tall, my narrative just isn't that interesting." He has a point; with nearly 50,000 pictures uploaded every minute on Instagram, it is not easy to be seen in the digital morass. Joahn's solution was to question his reasons for becoming a photographer. It coincided with a trip to São Paulo to document a transgender community for an exhibition called "Y'all better quiet down" (inspired by

  • Arab News

    Thunderstorms and rains expected across Saudi Arabia starting Thursday

    JEDDAH: The Saudi Meteorology Department has forecast moderate to heavy thunderstorms and rains, accompanied by dust-lifting winds over several regions in the Kingdom from Thursday to Monday. The report said the bad weather will begin on Thursday in the areas of Afif, Al-Dawami, and the surrounding region. The weather will start on Friday in Riyadh, Al-Kharj, and other nearby areas. The rains will be extremely heavy on Sunday and Monday. Moderate to heavy rains are also expected in the eastern region starting on Thursday. The forecast is expected from next Friday on Dammam Dhahran, Jubail, Ihsaa, Khobar, and others nearby areas. It is expected to be extremely heavy on Sunday and Monday. From

  • emirates247.com

    Priyanka Chopra reveals wedding registry list

    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have unveiled their wedding registry list. The 'Quantico' star has revealed what she wants her guests to buy her when she ties the knot with the 'Jealous' hitmaker and her list includes a wine decanter, a throw pillow and dinner plates. She told People magazine: "A lot of people get so stressed about weddings and I think we lose the charm. Wedding planning is fun - and it should be! Amazon makes sense for a registry because there are such incredible things you can find under one roof. These are the kinds of things I want when I build a home. I've always been an entertainer. My home is always bustling with loved ones. I have a very close-knit set of friends and so

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Regime change will ‘soon’ come to Iran, a US political magazine predicts

    A change will be “soon” coming to the current Iranian regime and US policies would have nothing it, according to an American bimonthly international affairs magazine. The National Interest claimed that not the US sanctions, nor the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as “the Iran Deal,” are going to bring change to the current Iranian regime. Bur rather, it predicts that the eventual death of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who is the ultimate power in Iran, will put the Islamic Republic in hot waters.

  • emirates247.com

    Dubai Future Foundation announces completion of Museum of the Future building

    The Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, has announced the completion of the Museum of the Future’s building structure. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of DFF, said, "The museum will provide visitors the opportunity to experience the future now. It will be the destination for scientists, experts, innovators, and creative minds, from all over the world, to design and shape the future." Al Gergawi stated that the Museum of the Future, set to open its doors in 2020, embodies one of the pillars of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister

  • Egypt Independent

    In Pakistani village, home is where the cave is

    Bomb-proof, earthquake-resistant and cheap: thousands of Pakistanis are choosing to hunker down in caves northwest of Islamabad, snapping up the hobbit-like homes amid a nationwide housing shortage. Located around 60 kilometers (40 miles) from Pakistan’s capital, nearly 3,000 people live in caves in the village of Hasan Abdal, according to councilor Haji Abdul Rasheed - whose own home is among the dwellings carved into the rugged, earthen hillside embankments. Rasheed’s spartan cave - or “buray” as it is locally known - consists of a few minimally furnished rooms complemented by a breezy veranda. The caves are usually dug by hand, with residents using clay to plaster the walls - a practice which