• Al Jazeera

    'Breaking the silence': Report documents torture in Kashmir

    Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Prisoners in Indian-administered Kashmir have been subjected to abuse and torture, including "water-boarding, sleep deprivation and sexualised torture", according to a report by two rights bodies. Other torture methods included electrocution, hanging from a ceiling, dunking detainees' head in water (which is sometimes mixed with chili powder), said the report by Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). During the torture detainees were stripped naked, beaten with wooden sticks, and bodies were burned with iron rods, heaters or cigarette butts, it said. "Muzaffer Ahmed Mirza from Tral and Manzoor Ahmad Naikoo were subjected to insertion of a rod through their rectum.

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    Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia's air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom's air defense forces were able to destroy the ballistic missiles. Saudi authorities are expected to issue a formal statement later. In light of the attack, the Yemeni government said that it strongly condemns the Houthi attempt to target Mecca, adding that the attack on the holy site is “a full-fledged terrorist act”.

  • CNN

    Cannes Film Festival 2019: The best celebrity red carpet fashion

    This month, Hollywood's brightest stars are descending upon the French Riviera for the annual Cannes Film Festival. Against the idyllic background of the sun-soaked Riviera, this is where some of the world's most high-profile directors premiere the films that they hope will excite critics and viewers alike -- and, if they're lucky, win awards.

  • Al Jazeera

    Trump threatens Iran's 'end' if it seeks fight with the US

    Just days after saying he was prepared for talks, United States President Donald Trump has issued a direct threat to Iran, suggesting that the Islamic republic will be destroyed if it attacks his country's interests. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again," Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday. He did not clarify what threats he meant. The confrontational post follows last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets and the firing of a rocket on Sunday into the heavily fortified "Green Zone" in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, an area housing many government buildings and embassies. The Iraqi military said there were no casualties in the rocket attack.

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    IRGC chief: US will collapse with one strike just like the World Trade Center

    The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that his country is in a full intelligence war with the United States and “enemies of the Islamic Republic” which includes cyber and military operations. “We are in a full intelligence war with the United States and the enemies of the Islamic Republic. This war is a combination of psychological warfare, cyber operations, military operations, diplomacy, fear, and intimidation,” Major General Hossein Salami, who was named head of the force last month, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

  • CNN

    Here's why Sikhs were offended by this $790 Gucci turban

    It's only been three months since Gucci had to apologize for its blackface sweater. But it seems the brand hasn't learned its lesson. The Italian fashion house made headlines earlier this week for its "Indy Full Turban," which was listed for sale on the website of luxury department store Nordstrom for a whopping $790. The blue turban closely resembled the style of turbans worn by millions of Sikhs around the world, and people in the Sikh community were offended, calling out both Gucci and Nordstrom for cultural appropriation, insensitivity and the hefty price tag. Nordstrom eventually pulled the turban from its website and apologized. "We have decided to stop carrying this product and have removed

  • Emirates24|7

    Mohammed bin Rashid receives Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received on Sunday, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Zabeel Palace in Dubai. Their Highnesses exchanged congratulations and greetings on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Also present were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh