• Arab News

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors

    DUBAI: “The Kitchen,” starring Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Domhnall Gleeson, is an ode to the ever-popular gangster movie, but also a reimagining. Three women who can't pay the bills after their mobster husbands go to prison decide to take over the organization themselves - becoming violent criminals in the process. Gone is the Don, in his place are the Donnas. “I love mobster movies, they're some of my favorite movies, but I think I always watched them and thought, 'Where am I in that story? Where am I represented?' I never am. The opportunity to put those two things together - a real authentic, gritty mob story that has interesting, flawed, human women at the center

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks 'useless'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inducted a locally built air-defence system into the country's missile defence network at an unveiling ceremony in the capital, Tehran. The display of the new system, Bavar-373, on Tuesday came amid heightened tensions with the United States, which last year unilaterally withdrew from a multinational nuclear deal signed between world powers and Iran and reimposed crippling sanctions on it. Iranian officials have previously called Bavar, which means "believe" in Farsi, the country's first domestically produced long-range missile defence system. Iran began production after the purchase of Russia's S-300 system was suspended in 2010 due to international sanctions

  • Egypt Independent

    Sisi to participate in G7 summit in France

    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will participate in the G7 Summit scheduled to be held August 25-27, 2019, in Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. France took over the presidency of the G7 this year, replacing 2018 president Canada. The group will be presided over by the US next year. The G7 is an informal bloc comprised of industrialized democracies, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They meet annually to discuss issues such as global economic and political governance. Like the G20, the G7 does not have a permanent secretariat or legal status and features the participation of ministers, central bank governors and heads of states of major

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    Saudi woman on holiday kidnapped in Istanbul: Aawsat

    A Saudi woman was reportedly kidnapped in Istanbul while on holiday in the Turkish city with her family, Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday, citing her husband's appeal to authorities. The woman, known as Abeer, was sprayed in the face with a substance that knocked her unconscious and was taken away by a man, said the report, citing a source describing footage from a security camera. Abeer, her husband, and her children were staying in a hotel in the Asian part of Istanbul, next to which the attack took place, according to the report. There has been no communication with her since she was kidnapped “a few days ago,” the report says, and neither the Saudi consulate nor Turkish police were able to determine her whereabouts.

  • Egypt Independent

    Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

    US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale. Trump's decision confirms just how interested he was in purchasing Greenland, an idea initially dismissed as a joke by some, but which the White House later insisted had a serious purpose because of its strategic location. “Based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump tweeted. During a Sunday visit to Greenland - the largest island on Earth - Frederiksen called Trump's idea “absurd.”

  • Arab News

    Saudi mother kidnapped in Istanbul while on holiday with family

    MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet's life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah. The museum's executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet's life and end with the Saudi era. Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah's architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

  • Al Jazeera

    Qatar to build 'reusable' FIFA World Cup stadium

    The designs for the latest World Cup stadium in Qatar are coming to life, one container at a time. The Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha will be the first fully reusable FIFA stadium for the 2022 event. All of its components are recyclable and the container-sized building blocks are arriving to port filled with the materials used to make the stadium. The containers themselves will be used to make everything from the stadium's bathrooms, offices and hospitality boxes.  Sustainability is the main focus for its builders. "From the very early stages in the design, we have considered how every single component of the stadium can be reused, whether it's the container or the steel structure that will hold