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  • Expatriate arrested for harassing Makkah woman

    The police in Makkah recently arrested a Pakistani citizen for allegedly blackmailing a university student living in Madinah. The man, who is in his 30s, had allegedly made contact with the woman on Twitter posing as a Saudi who wanted to marry.

    Arab News
  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Businesses and individuals are turning to dollars even as the anti-American rhetoric of the socialist administration grows more strident. The latest sign of an emerging dual-currency system came earlier this month when Ford Motor Co. union officials announced the company had reached a deal with officials to sell trucks and sports utility vehicles in dollars only.

    Associated Press
  • IS burned 80-year-old Christian woman alive: Report

    Baghdad, May 27 (IANS/AKI) Islamic State militants burned an 80-year-old Christian woman alive in northern Iraq for failing to comply with their drastic interpretation of Sharia law, the independent BasNews agency reported. The punishment was carried out in the woman's village of Karamlish, 20 km southeast of Mosul, BasNews said late on Tuesday, citing Kurdistan Democratic Party representative Saed Mamuzini. Karamlish is one of dozens of Assyrian Christian villages in the Nineveh plains surrounding Mosul which were partially overrun by IS in August last year, causing 200,000 people to flee.

  • The Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French Open

    Three more seeded players failed to advance to the second round on Tuesday, including 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov who faltered at the first hurdle for the second straight year in Paris. Two of the seeded women exited: No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard, the highest-seeded player to lose so far, and No. 25 Jelena Jankovic. One little laughing fit after a ball took an awkward hop did nothing to slow Serena Williams.

    Associated Press
  • After Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan coming together for Salman Khan's BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, should we expect 3 Khans together in a movie?

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial Salman Khan's BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN first look as a Kashmiri is out, and it is not only impressive, but it is also the most powerful image you will come across! While there is always eagerness around a Salman Khan movie

  • China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and announced plans for the construction of two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing's maritime ambitions. In a policy document issued by the State Council, the Communist-ruled country's cabinet, China vowed to increase its "open seas protection", switching from air defence to both offence and defence, and criticised neighbours who take "provocative actions" on its reefs and islands. China has been taking an increasingly assertive posture over recent years in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where it has engaged in extensive land reclamation in the Spratly archipelago.

  • Evelyn Sharma: ISHQEDARRIYAAN is my debut film

    By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial After playing itsy-bitsy role in films like YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, YAARIYAN, MAIN TERA HERO, KUCH KUCH LOCHA HAI, etc, hottie Evelyn Sharma is now gearing up for her first solo lead role in the upcoming film ISHQEDARRIYAAN. Despite being part of the above-mentioned successful films, Evelyn counts ISHQEDARRIYAAN as her debut film.

  • Man loses Dh8,350 in Dh0.5m prize lure

    The defendant who posed as a representative of a telecom company told the victim that he won a Dh500,000 prize and asked to transfer phone credit. A Dubai-based taxi driver allegedly tricked an Arab into transferring phone credit worth Dh8,350 with the lure of a Dh500,000 cash prize. The Abu Dhabi Prosecution for Financial Crimes has referred the defendant to court on charges of fraud and using the services provided by a local telecommunication company illegally.

    Khaleej Times
  • For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart

    The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. It was all made possible by the marriage bonus he received from the Islamic State group: $1,500 for him and his wife to get started on a new home, a family — and a honeymoon.

    Associated Press
  • Alex Morgan says FIFA president Sepp Blatter had no idea who she was when she was up for the player of the year award

    US women's national team forward Alex Morgan is one of the best and most recognizable soccer players in the world heading into the Women's World Cup in Canada. At the FIFA World Player of the Year event, FIFA executives and FIFA president Sepp Blatter didn't know who I was.

    Business Insider
  • Most Qatif culprits caught

    Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior. Addressing citizens in Qatif, he said security forces have arrested most of the culprits behind Friday’s terror attack on the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Al-Qadeeh village, in which 21 Saudis were killed. Security forces will track down all perpetrators of the terror attack and bring them to justice,” the prince said.

    Arab News
  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent

    Associated Press
  • This photo shows a mysterious mechanism of the sun that has baffled scientists for centuries

    What you're seeing is a representation of one small part of the sun's colossal magnetic field. The sun's magnetic field is constantly changing unlike Earth's, which means it's growing and shrinking in strength.

    Business Insider
  • Apple's next iPhone could come with a new type of screen that's unlike anything we've seen on a smartphone yet

    Over the past few months, reports have indicated that Apple's next iPhone will come with a new screen that includes the same Force Touch technology Apple introduced in its Apple Watch and new MacBook. Now a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman provides some insight as to what exactly this new Force Touch screen will do for the iPhone. Gurman, who has reported accurate information about Apple's iPhones in the past, says the Force Touch screen will trigger some new features within iOS.

    Business Insider
  • Rouhani says most Iranians want peace

    An overwhelming majority of Iranians want peace with the rest of the world, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday, defending the nuclear negotiations under way with major powers. "Despite a small minority that speak loudly, the vast majority of the population are in favour of peace, reconciliation and constructive agreement with the world," Rouhani said during a televised speech in Shahriyar, west of Tehran. Iran and the so-called P5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany) have been engaged for nearly two years in negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme to prevent the Islamic republic from getting the bomb, in exchange for the easing of international economic sanctions.

  • LeBron James is the most powerful player in the NBA — here's how he always gets his way

    LeBron James has an unprecedented amount of power within the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since the beginning of the season he has taken on play-calling responsibilities, effectively eliminated the offense David Blatt installed in the preseason, and decided to play himself at point guard at one point. Off the court is where LeBron really separates himself.

    Business Insider
  • Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war

    By Mohammed Ghobari CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized Sanaa last September and then thrust into central and south Yemen. Seeing the Houthi advance as a bridgehead for Iranian influence in the region, a Saudi-led coalition began air strikes on March 26 in a campaign to restore Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

  • PIKU, GABBAR IS BACK, TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS: Box Office hits with character names

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial The fad of movies being named after the characters seems to have become a hit. If one goes to see the movie releases of May, it is evident that 'Gabbar', 'Piku' and 'Tanu- Manu' have taken the Box-Office by storm. The trend started with Akshay Kumar's GABBAR IS BACK, a movie about fighting corruption that released at the beginning of the month.

  • This screen protector gives your iPhone an invisible back button

    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple's largest iPhones yet, and that can make reaching the back button in the top left corner of menus a bit difficult. Now, a Kickstarter project for a screen protector called the "Halo Back" wants to fix that problem by adding an invisible back button at the bottom of your iPhone. The idea is that instead of having to awkwardly stretch your thumb to reach the corner of your phone, you can comfortably tap an invisible area on the bottom of the screen protector that carries out the same command.

    Business Insider
  • Arsenal bid to down Villa and become leading FA Cup club

    Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition. Pitted against famished Premier League opponents Villa, who are desperate for success after a 19-year trophy drought and faced a relegation battle this side, Wenger's side are ready to retain the trophy they won last year against Hull City.