• Al Jazeera

    Abu Dhabi's problem with the Muslim Brotherhood

    In March 2011, buoyed by the revolutions sweeping the region, a group of 132 Emirati intellectuals and activists petitioned President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to institute reforms. Days later, the government they petitioned deployed hundreds of police officers to Bahrain, where they joined a contingent of Saudi troops to end an uprising on the island kingdom. It was the first of several Saudi-Emirati measures to rein in the "advances" of the Arab Spring and eliminate critical voices that questioned their rule. By most accounts, the Emiratis who signed the petition represented a cross section of society - doctors, lawyers, judges, and academics - and included members of Al Islah (Reform), a social movement ideologically linked to the Muslim Brotherhood (the Brotherhood).

  • News

    Emirati cyclist killed in run-over accident while training in Dubai

    Emirati cyclist Mizna Abbullah Ali, a member of al-Wathba cycling team in Dubai, died in a run-over accident on Wednesday while she was training in Meydan area. News of Mizna’s death went viral on social media as her club and teammates mourned her on Instagram and Twitter. The manager of al-Wathba cycling team Sulaiman al-Hamadi said that the cyclist sent him a message a few moments before the accident saying: “May God accept your worship” on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

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    Egyptian students attacked at Florida’s McDonald’s

    Four Egyptian exchange students say they were threatened by a man outside a Florida McDonald’s, with him yelling “Get out of my country. St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies arrested 60-year-old John Jay Smith early Wednesday on aggravated assault and other charges. The students are between 18 and 23. The Washington post reported that the man was on the phone, but once he hung up he had a question for the five students.

  • Sport

    French Open hikes prize money as Brexit eats Wimbledon purse

    The French Open will this month serve up the largest prize money pot in Grand Slam tennis so far this year, taking advantage of Brexit’s hit on Wimbledon’s purse as it shakes off its old reputation as the poorer cousin of the big four tournaments. This year’s clay-court slam will award prize money totaling 39.20 million euros ($45.73 million). That trumps the Australian Open and Wimbledon, though it will almost certainly be knocked off the top spot by the US Open. In a year in which Swiss great Roger Federer said he was “bored” with having to push the Grand Slams to increase the levels of prize money, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) is increasing its overall pot by 8 percent on 2017. First

  • BBC News

    Amanda Holden opens up about stillbirth

    Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has spoken about the loss of her son Theo, who was stillborn seven years ago. The TV star was seven months pregnant when she lost her son in 2011. In an interview with ITV Tonight to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, Holden said her son "looked so normal and so peaceful". "I was still his mummy," she said of her last moments with Theo. "So I held him in my arms and I said goodbye." She went on to praise the NHS staff who supported her and her husband Chris Hughes. "I couldn't have done it without the incredible team around us," said Holden, who has two daughters. "And, you know, my husband, obviously, was so strong and so amazing. But they got him through

  • Arab News

    Saudi Arabia's Al-Ablaa : A site of archaeological treasures

    The internationally recognized government will not allow Iran, which backs the Houthis, to maintain a foothold in Yemen or interfere in its internal affairs, he added. “This terrorist regime” in Tehran, “which supplies terrorist militias all over the world, is close to collapse as a result of international and popular pressure by the Iranian people, who are suffering as their terrorist state spends billions here and there for a foolish expansionist idea,” Al-Yamani said. “The modern and civilized world that respects international law cannot accept the existence of a state sponsor of terrorism and all subversive and terrorist militias in the region,” he added. “If Iran wants to be part of the social, cultural and political fabric of our region, it must rationalize its behavior.” Its “terrorist behavior… encourages the spread of violence in the region,” he said.

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    Champions League final: Salah challenges Ronaldo’s supremacy

    For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield some of the spotlight to another player sweeping up adulation and personal acclaim. While five-time world player of the year Ronaldo is chasing a record fifth Champions League triumph, and fourth with Real Madrid, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is chasing a first.