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    Jamal Khashoggi death a 'tremendous mistake', says Saudi foreign minister

    Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a "tremendous mistake" carried out by people who operated “outside the scope of their authority”. Speaking in an interview on Fox News, Jubeir said the Saudi leadership initially believed Khashoggi had left its diplomatic mission in Istanbul, where he was last seen on October 2. But following "reports we were getting from Turkey," Saudi authorities began an investigation, which discovered "he was killed in the consulate." "We don't know, in terms of details, how. We don't know where the body is," Jubeir said, adding that the Saudi public prosecutor had ordered the detention of 18 individuals, "the

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    Meghan Markle cuts back on hectic tour

    The pregnant Duchess of Sussex has had her schedule cut back during her first royal tour, after a hectic start to her visit to Australia and the South Pacific with husband Prince Harry. Meghan Markle’s first tour is an extremely busy one, with the royal couple scheduled to attend more than 70 engagements during a 16-day trip across four countries. Kensington Palace says the couple has decided to slightly reduce Markle’s schedule “for the next couple of days” ahead of the final week-and-a-half of the tour. Markle, who is about 12 weeks pregnant, skipped an event in Sydney on Sunday morning, leaving Prince Harry to attend the Invictus Games alone.

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    Abu Dhabi police warn of contactless card thefts

    Abu Dhabi police are warning local residents that money may be stolen from their bank balances through “electronic magnetisation” and exploitation of contactless payment technology.  The warning comes after widely shared videos emerged on social media purporting to show contactless payment technology being used to steal funds from victims without their knowledge.  In a statement, Colonel Amran Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Abu Dhabi’s director of criminal investigations, said that although such thefts were possible, none has so far been recorded in the emirate.  To prevent such incidents, Colonel Al Mazrouei warned residents to monitor and report any suspicious transactions, as well as any suspicious people

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    New visa changes take effect today in UAE

    Dubai:  The major visa policy changes that are taking into effect starting today will not just benefit expatriates, but boost the local economy as well, sources have said. Starting today, October 21, sweeping changes to visa regulations in the UAE are being implemented, and these include the extension of entry permits for visitors and visas for women. The Federal Authority for identity and Citizenship confirmed last week that  it will begin extending the residency visa for widows and divorced women and their children for a year without a sponsor. For foreigners in the UAE whose entry permits will expire, they will get an extension of 30 days without leaving the country at a cost of Dh600.

  • Filipina rape bid victim speaks out

    Dubai: A Filipina victim of a rape bid who won her case against her attacker urged her compatriots to seek help and not cower in fear nor let their non-confrontational culture get in the way of justice. M.S., a Filipina receptionist, was given justice last week when Dubai Court gave a guilty verdict to an Emirati who beat her after failing to rape her. The single mother of one was looking for a job when the crime happened. The accused lured her to a villa in January with the promise that she would be taken to a company-provided accommodation. She said she was hired to work in a travel agency owned by the accused. “I managed to outsmart him and called for help but he beat me up badly,” M.S., 26,

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    A look at Iran’s history of assassinating dissidents

    The Jamal Khashoggi case has taken the world by storm, all in favor of the Iranian regime to take attention from its domestic and international crises, and place the spotlights elsewhere. What should not go overlooked is the fact that Iran has a long history of brutal methods to eliminate dissidents inside the country and abroad, especially Europe. This goes alongside the Iranian regime’s atrocious report card of massive terrorist attacks, killing scores of innocent people. Unfortunately, through the past 39 years, the West’s appeasement approach has saved Tehran from any meaningful accountability in this regard.

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    Deepika Padukone confirms her wedding to Ranveer

    It’s official. Bollywood heavyweights Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will marry on November 14 and 15, putting an end to months of speculation about their nuptials. Padukone on Sunday took to social media to post what looked like a simple wedding invitation. “With the blessings of our families, it gives us immense joy in sharing that our wedding is set to take place on the 14th and 15th November, 2018. We thank you for all the love you have showered upon us over the years and seek your blessings as we embark on this incredible journey of love, loyalty friendship and togetherness,” the invitation read. However, the destination of the wedding - most likely Lake Como in Italy - or any other