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    Saudi crown prince says black abayas not obligatory ‘decent attire’ for women

    In his first televised interview with a US media outlet, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed women’s rights and the black gown, or “abaya,” traditionally worn by Saudi women. The young royal told CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell that women should be free to choose their interpretation of decent attire, and that this should not be limited to the black abaya. This, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. O’Donnell had asked the crown prince to elaborate on earlier remarks he had made on taking Saudi Arabia back to a time of ‘moderate Islam’.

  • The National

    Saudi Crown Prince: We will eradicate Muslim Brotherhood elements in our schools

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered a strong defence of his economic and social reforms in the Kingdom in his first interview with a US television outlet, vowing to continue a transformative agenda that “only death” can barricade. Prince Mohammed, 32, in a wide-ranging interview with CBS’ 60 minutes aired on Sunday night, offered a new vision for Saudi Arabia that turns the page on the harsh interpretation of Islam practice in the Kingdom since 1979. He called citizens of his generation, “victims” that “suffered from this a great deal.” The Saudi Crown Prince was particularly critical of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology, of extremism and the schism with the West created by Al Qaeda

  • CNN Money

    Is Stormy Daniels more media savvy than Trump?

    Is adult film star Stormy Daniels beating the president at his own media game? Jeff Greenfield and Alicia Menendez discuss how Daniels has kept her case in the news spotlight ahead of her

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    Ruler of Dubai steps in to help family stranded in desert

    A family has thanked the Ruler of Dubai for towing their car of out the sand after they became stranded in the desert. Hanna Karen Arroyo said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, stopped in his famous white Mercedes G-Wagen and lent them a hand on Saturday. "My friend and I got stuck on the desert of Dubai and we got rescued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid," she wrote on Twitter. She shared pictures of a young Emirati attaching a tether between the Ruler's car and her Honda Pilot 4x4. The car appeared to have its front wheels partially stuck in sand just off a two-lane road. Hanna and two friends are pictured with a smiling Sheikh Mohammed just afterwards. Rescuing

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    Philippine leader Duterte urges nations to exit international court

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal - where he’s facing a possible complaint for the thousands of killings of drug suspects under his crackdown - is “rude.” Although the Philippine Senate has ratified the Rome Statute that established the ICC, Duterte said in a speech that the treaty was never enforced in the country because it was not published in the government journal as required by law. As a result, Duterte said the international court can never have jurisdiction over him, “not in a million years.” Last month, an ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced that she was opening a

  • CNN

    Read Queen's letter approving Harry's marriage

    Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle required approval by the Archbishop and Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in part because Markle is divorced. CNN's Max Foster explains the Royal protocol.

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    The 81-year-old bodybuilder who inspires others to get fit

    Ernestine began her fitness journey at age 56, and at age 71 she won her first bodybuilding competition. Now she inspires others to get into fitness - whatever their age.