• Al Jazeera

    Saudi prince's aide was 'at consulate' when Khashoggi vanished

    A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to a leaked surveillance photo. The man, identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, has been photographed in the background during the prince's trips to the US, France, and Spain this year. Turkish officials say he flew into Istanbul on a private jet along with an "autopsy expert" on October 2 and left that night. That was the same day Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of the prince's rise to power, entered the consulate and was never seen again. Turkish press reports - which commentators

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Khashoggi’s alleged fiancée and ties to radical ‘charity’ linked to ISIS, Qaeda

    Ever since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Istanbul, the name Hatice Cengiz has dominated the scene and remained at the forefront of news headlines amid the mysterious aura of the past 13 days. Azmi Bishara with a delegation of Ibn Khaldun University. (Supplied) The iHH Foundation iHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation which is headed by Bulent Yildirim who is close to radical and extremist groups. (Supplied) Terrorist ties Last Update: Thursday, 18 October 2018 KSA 15:59 - GMT 12:59

  • Arab News

    From genetics to fashion design, glamor is in Fidda Al-Marzouqi’s genes

    DUBAI: Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé both chose Middle East-based designers for their trip down the red carpet at a charity event last week. The superstars attended the City of Hope Gala in Santa Monica, California, wearing floor-length gowns by designers from Kuwait and Lebanon. For her part, Rowland chose a glittering, rose gold gown by Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al-Jasmi, with a high collar and slit at the back. She accented the figure-hugging dress with a pair of dazzling earrings and slicked-back hair. Meanwhile, Beyoncé chose a black velvet jacket by Lebanese label Elie Saab. The belted piece featured embellishments on the shoulder and a plunging neckline and is from the label’s Autumn/Winter

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi crown prince in the spotlight after Khashoggi disappearance

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rapid ascent took the international community by surprise. In the past 18 months, he consolidated power and attempted to project himself as a reformer and moderniser. But the Khashoggi case has swung the spotlight onto areas in which the crown prince has been less than reform-minded. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports.

  • Gulf News

    Investors panic as Heera Group chairperson is arrested in India

    UPDATE as of 11.38am  Dubai/Sharjah/Ras Al Khaimah: Hundreds of investors in the UAE are believed to have been affected by the Heera Group ponzi scam which has left a trail of devastated lives across India and the Middle East. On Wednesday, several investors trooped down to Heera Group's office in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai looking for answers. The office, however, remained locked and phones of all their representatives in the UAE had been switched off. Visits to their offices in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah also drew a blank. Arrest On October 16, the arrest of an entrepreneur-cum-politician in India has sparked panic. Dr Aalima Nowhera Shaik, chairperson of Heera Group, was taken into custody

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    High turnout in Saudi Arabia’s first bowling championship for women

    The first Bowling Championship for women in Saudi Arabia is being held in three cities across the kingdom, a step in line with reforms allowing Saudi women to practice various types of sports. The championship, held in Riyadh, Khobar and Jeddah, sets a condition that participants hold the Saudi nationality or are expats born in Saudi Arabia. While the tournament in Riyadh witnessed a huge turnout of 200 participants, while nearly 100 entries were recorded in Al Khobar, and registration is still open for participation in Jeddah.

  • Al Jazeera

    Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India

    Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300m housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the government said, ahead of a visit by its prime minister to New Delhi. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet his counterpart Narendra Modi for talks on Saturday in India's capital. The two countries have long-standing ties, partly because of cultural and ethnic links between Tamils, most of whom live in southern India and Sri Lanka's north and east. In April, state-run China Railway Beijing Engineering Group Co Ltd won a tender worth more than $300m to build 40,000 houses in Jaffna in Sri Lanka's north, with China's Exim bank to provide funding. But the project