• Al Jazeera

    Khashoggi killing: Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi explanation

    Trump said he was not satisfied with Saudi Arabia's explanation of Jamal Khashoggi's death, but did not condemn them either. Trump insisted that halting an arms deal with Saudi Arabia will cost Americans a million jobs, although that number has fluctuated somewhat as he campaigns for the Republican Party before midterm congressional elections in November. The president's critics in the government and media, however, are increasingly pointing the finger of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and demanding that he be held accountable for the journalist's death. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.

  • emirates247.com

    Police dash cam shows gigantic spider

    A video has emerged from a police officer's dash cam showing a gigantic spider crawling towards him. The footage was captured in Texas and portrays a terrifying optical illusion in which a huge arachnid is crawling towards a policeman whilst his back is turned to face a driver in a car. In a hilarious twist, the spider crawls across the windscreen of the police car where the dash cam is filming and gives the appearance that it's massive. The Fulshear Police Department shared the scary video to its Facebook page and the clip has since gone viral, with fans sharing the clip and confessing they will have "nightmares" because of the scary video. One user wrote: "Happy almost Halloween! (sic)" Another

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Eighteen suspects in Jamal Khashoggi case ‘tried to stage death cover-up’

    The Saudi prosecutor said on Friday that an investigation showed the death of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was a result of a physical altercation at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. There are now 18 suspects, all of Saudi nationality, currently in custody and accused of masterminding the killing and attempting to cover it up.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran’s chief prosecutor: Women watching half-naked men play soccer is sinful

    Iran’s Chief Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri threatening officials who allow women to enter football stadiums has caused an uproar among Iranian activists. Montazeri, the powerful head of the country’s judiciary, claimed that women should be banned from going to stadiums because it is “sinful” for them to watch “half-naked men play soccer.” He added that action will be taken if they continue to go. Soccer stadiums have been off-limits for women for the past four decades in Iran, a ban that has divided Iran’s political establishment.

  • Gulf News

    10-year-old Indian boy wins international wildlife photography award

    Dubai: Some photographs are simply picture perfect. Ten-year-old Arshdeep Singh made India proud by winning the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) award for his photograph, ‘Pipe Owls’. Social media users congratulated him and praised him for his skill. Singh won in the 10-years-and-under category in what is known as the world's most prestegious wildlife photography competition.  According to a report by Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Singh clicked the award winning photograph outside the city of Kapurthala, Punjab. In the picture, two owlets are seen sitting huddled together, inside a pipe. In the report Singh said: “I often travel to Kapurthala with my father for nature photography.

  • Egypt Independent

    Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia

    President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington’s latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, was signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. But a foreign ministry source told the RIA Novosti state news agency that Washington’s “main motive is a dream of a unipolar world,” one that won’t be realized. “We’re the ones who have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honored the agreement, but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement,

  • Gulf News

    Explaining Meghan Markle’s fashion on tour

    As if packing for a two-week visit to Australia, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand - due to be jammed with 76 engagements that could demand up to 35 outfit changes - wasn’t tricky enough, one can only imagine the tailspin Team Meghan would have been sent into when they heard that their tourdrobe efforts would also need to accommodate the Duchess of Sussex’s burgeoning bump. From as far back as July, there has been speculation about how the Duchess might approach her style strategy for her first major foreign tour. Reports even emerged of a rare rift between Harry and his new wife over her fashion choices. “Meghan is being told she needs to stop dressing like a Hollywood star and start dressing like a royal,” someone with knowledge of these top-level meetings allegedly told a tabloid.