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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
  • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Here are the 68th Cannes Film Festival's fashion hits and misses.

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  • 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.

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  • Yemen war will end up harming Riyadh, Iran minister says

    Iran's foreign minister urged rival Saudi Arabia to end its military campaign in Yemen, saying the war would "bring harm" to the kingdom, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday. Iran has repeatedly condemned a Saudi-led air offensive against Yemen's Houthi movement, launched in March after the Tehran-allied fighters began battling forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi for control of the country. Zarif's remarks from Kuwait, where he was attending a meeting of the Islamic Organisation Conference (IOC), was one of Tehran's most direct attempts yet to engage Gulf Arab countries on the crisis in Yemen.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Modi regime determined to get back black money, says Shah

    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi-led NDA government "visible and pro-active" unlike the previous UPA regime, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said it was determined to get back black money stashed abroad, but could not announce the names of culprits due to international treaties. "We have enacted a law to prevent black money from going abroad and we are determined to get it back.

  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

    Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money.

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  • Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas

    By Siva Govindasamy SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations are prioritizing spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain. Annual defense spending in Southeast Asia is projected to reach $52 billion by 2020, from an expected $42 billion this year, according to IHS Janes Defence Weekly. The 10 nations of Southeast Asia are expected to spend $58 billion on new military kit over the next five years, with naval procurement comprising a large chunk, it said.

  • Unconventional is what scores for Kangana Ranaut: TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS would also in all probability continue the trend

    By Nalin Rai, Glamsham Editorial Prediction of Box office success for a film is a hazardous guess, but when the predictions are backed up by a trend analysis from the past and backed with the figures interspersed with the rationale for making the premises then it has the potential to hit the bull's eye. This column would initiate a trend of this kind and would test waters to see whether the hypotheses are correct and the first confident forward paves the way for a solid foundation so no better way to start this column than through the analysis of TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS. One of the underlining motifs of Kangana Ranaut's career has been the unconventional roles that she has played in her acting career, which has turned out to be a heady concoction of box office success as also praise from the critics.

  • Pakistani family's study reveals how Omega 3 helps brain grow

    London, May 26 (IANS) A research conducted among the members of a large family from rural Pakistan has revealed the crucial role of essential fatty acids in the growth of human brain. Essential fatty acids like omega-3 must be ingested by humans and other animals because the body cannot produce but requires them for overall good health. It tells us which type of fats are important for the body and how the brain absorbs them," explained professor Andrew Crosby, from the University of Exeter.

  • Emirati gets 10 years for insulting UAE leadership

    The State Security Court at the Federal Supreme Court sentenced an Emirati to 10 years in prison and confiscated his electronic devices on charges of creating and running a social media account that insults the UAE’s leadership and the country’s institutions. Another defendant, Mohammad Khalid Sudan, a Syrian, was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of forging official documents belonging to Sharjah University and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

    Gulf News
  • 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
  • Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova, not a natural mover on clay, dug deep to reach the French Open second round by laboring to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday. The double Wimbledon champion looked nothing like the player who defeated world number one Serena Williams en route to the Madrid Open claycourt title earlier this month as she put in a shaky performance on court Philippe Chatrier. Kvitova was under early pressure, facing four break points in her first three service games with Erakovic grabbing the last one to go 3-2 up when the Czech double faulted.

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto Company have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides. "Get off the island," said Diane Marshall, a Honolulu teacher.

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  • Austria tries 15-year-old 'terror' suspect

    A 15-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to bomb a Vienna train station went on trial Tuesday facing up to five years in prison. The defendant, named only as Mertkan G., was arrested in October 2014 when he was 14 and allegedly had contact with supporters of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group and Al-Qaeda, the court in his hometown Sankt-Poelten said. "In addition he is suspected of obtaining instructions on how to make an explosive device from an Al-Qaeda website... in order to carry out an attack in Vienna," the court 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of the Austrian capital said.