• Arab News

    Prince Khalid bin Salman: I never told Khashoggi to travel to Turkey

    DUBAI: World peace leaders highlighted the importance of gender equality and promoting the role of women in society as key cornerstones of achieving prosperity in a country, as the first World Tolerance Summit (WTS) took centre-stage in Dubai. Princess Lamia bint Majid was among those who led the discussions and highlighted initiatives in the Kingdom to further women in leadership roles. "Our aim is to ensure gender equity and this is a message of tolerance when you highlight the strength of women - when you are a Saudi woman or any woman internationally,” said Princess Lamia, secretary general of Riyadh-based Alwaleed Philanthropies, a charitable foundation working to help and empower women, as she opened the ‘Tolerance Leaders Debate’ at the summit on Thursday. This, elaborated Princess Lamia, could not be further from reality, and she urged the West not to judge or make assumptions about women in the Arab world.

  • Al Jazeera

    CIA says Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder: reports

    The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday, a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. According to the Washington Post, who first reported the CIA conclusion, US officials expressed high confidence in the CIA assessment, which is the most definitive to date linking bin Salman to the killing and complicates President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve US ties with one of the closest US allies in the region. Both the Washington Post and the Associated Press cited unnamed officials, familiar with the CIA conclusion.  The accuracy of the reports

  • emirates247.com

    Deepika and Ranveer finally become DeepVeer!

    The Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marriage finally culminated at Lake Como in Italy. The romance was on for over three years and finally the couple made good the romance by getting married in a Sindhi ceremony at Villa del Balbianello. Deepika who wore a Sabyasachi bridal lehenga and jewellery is making more news for the Sanskrit quote on her dupatta, which reads ‘sada saubhagyavati bhava’ which means may she remain a bride all along her life. In Hindu custom, it is not auspicious for the wife to become a widow and hence is expected to die when her husband is alive. Photo: AFP/YASH RAJ FILMS In the meantime, Deepika’s huge rectangle solitaire in her henna coloured hands also stands out.

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    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernadez, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Rampal...

    Jacqueline Fernadez Shraddha Kapoor Alia Bhatt\ Arjun Rampal with girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber and daughter Nisha. Inaaya Naumi Khemu and Soha Ali Khan Katrina Kaif Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Taimur Ali Khan learns horse riding. Akshay Kumar with his Kabaddi team. Kareena Kapoor at Prithvi Theatre Festival launch. Varun Dhawan and Aayush Sharma at the gym. Taimur Ali Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram

  • Al Jazeera

    Korean Lovers in Baghdad

    Heba is a young Iraqi woman with a good job as an electrical engineer and the prospect of a decent future. At 28, she owns a modern flat in the newly-built Bismayah New City in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where she lives with her mother and younger sister. It's a vast development of neat, white and beige apartment blocks, wide, well-lit walkways and plenty of green spaces, where children can play and ride their bikes. Heba says living there makes her feel safe and secure. "This place has given us freedom and peace of mind," she says of the complex that is one of many joint ventures between the governments of Iraq and South Korea. But this isn't Heba's only South Korean connection. In fact, she's

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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s top economic adviser resigns

    Masoud Nili, economic adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has resigned and is no longer attending meeting at the Money and Credit Council where Ali Tayebnia is attending in his place, according to ISNA news agency. The Higher Institute for Education and Planning announced that Rouhani accepted Nili’s resignation. In recent weeks, there has been conflicts between Nili and Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Hassan Rouhani's advisor for Supervision and Strategic Affairs, and Nili’s resignation may indicate the growing influence of Nobakht in the government.

  • Arab News

    Housing expo opens doors for first-time buyers in Saudi Arabia

    JEDDAH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar inaugurated the Sakani Expo residential exhibition at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Housing Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Huqail. Sakani Expo, which will be held until Nov. 23, aims to facilitate real estate loans and help beneficiaries buy their first home by bringing together developers, real estate professionals, contractors, government agencies and financing institutions - providing all housing and financing solutions in one place. Prince Faisal said: “This exhibition promotes the development taking place in the Kingdom and provides citizens with many options as well as information,