• Egypt Independent

    Egyptian expat stabbed to death in Kuwait

    Kuwaiti police arrested a foreign taxi driver on Tuesday after he was seen throwing the corpse of an Egyptian expat in front of Mubarak al-Kabeer hospital in Hawalli governorate after the Egyptian had been stabbed with a knife. An Egyptian citizen living in Kuwait was killed in the area of ​​Benid al-Qar in Kuwait. According to investigations, the 30-year-old expatriate died as a result of being stabbed in the heart. A security source said that the knife used in the murder was found at the scene of the crime. Witnesses said the killer was an Asian expatriate. According to Kuwaiti newspaper Alqabas, a security source said that the taxi driver’s nationality has not yet been identified. The source

  • Egypt Independent

    US to give Saudis a pass even if Crown Prince behind murder

    President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to stick by ally Saudi Arabia even while admitting that de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been behind the brutal murder of a dissident journalist. “It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event -- maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” Trump said in a statement. “We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he said. “The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner.” The gruesome murder of Khashoggi, who vanished after being lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, has hugely embarrassed

  • CNN Style

    Photographer Florian Joahn on challenging male identity

    This story forms part of a collaboration with Dazed Beauty -- a new platform dedicated to redefining the language and communication of beauty. Earlier this year, fashion photographer Florian Joahn had a creative crisis. "There are so many images out there," he said, "why would I add to that? I am a white male, tall, my narrative just isn't that interesting." He has a point; with nearly 50,000 pictures uploaded every minute on Instagram, it is not easy to be seen in the digital morass. Joahn's solution was to question his reasons for becoming a photographer. It coincided with a trip to São Paulo to document a transgender community for an exhibition called "Y'all better quiet down" (inspired by

  • Al Jazeera

    Why Saudi Arabia's foreign policy is failing

    The brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and the spectacular mismanagement of the crisis that ensued show how reckless and ill-advised the kingdom's foreign policy has become under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. This is the latest in a series of foreign policy blunders Saudi Arabia has suffered under the watch of the 33-year-old crown prince. Other prominent examples include the failed blockade of Qatar, the house arrest of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the diplomatic row with Canada over human rights issues and the disastrous war in Yemen. One could argue that Prince Mohammed, also known as MBS, has had to pursue a more assertive foreign policy because of the rise of Iranian influence in the Middle East, which threatens the security and stability of Saudi Arabia.

  • Egypt Independent

    In Pakistani village, home is where the cave is

    Bomb-proof, earthquake-resistant and cheap: thousands of Pakistanis are choosing to hunker down in caves northwest of Islamabad, snapping up the hobbit-like homes amid a nationwide housing shortage. Located around 60 kilometers (40 miles) from Pakistan’s capital, nearly 3,000 people live in caves in the village of Hasan Abdal, according to councilor Haji Abdul Rasheed - whose own home is among the dwellings carved into the rugged, earthen hillside embankments. Rasheed’s spartan cave - or “buray” as it is locally known - consists of a few minimally furnished rooms complemented by a breezy veranda. The caves are usually dug by hand, with residents using clay to plaster the walls - a practice which

  • emirates247.com

    Priyanka Chopra reveals wedding registry list

    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have unveiled their wedding registry list. The 'Quantico' star has revealed what she wants her guests to buy her when she ties the knot with the 'Jealous' hitmaker and her list includes a wine decanter, a throw pillow and dinner plates. She told People magazine: "A lot of people get so stressed about weddings and I think we lose the charm. Wedding planning is fun - and it should be! Amazon makes sense for a registry because there are such incredible things you can find under one roof. These are the kinds of things I want when I build a home. I've always been an entertainer. My home is always bustling with loved ones. I have a very close-knit set of friends and so

  • Arab News

    UAE, Jordan sign $100 million deal to fund SMEs

    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates signed a $100 million agreement with Jordan to boost small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Jordan. The multimillion-dollar agreement was finalized during the official visit of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Amman earlier this week. The cooperation and financing pact will support entrepreneurship in Jordan, funding around 22,000 projects over five years, as well as generate around 28,000 jobs for the Jordanian youth. “The agreement reflects the depth of relation between the two countries. It aims to strengthen cooperation with regional and international institutions that support entrepreneurship and SMEs,” according to Hussain