• Egypt Independent

    Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

    Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as more Western companies distanced themselves from the Gulf State. US President Donald Trump has threatened the kingdom with “severe punishment” if Khashoggi, who has been critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside its Istanbul mission. But Riyadh vowed to hit back on Sunday against any punitive measures as its stock market tumbled, with the fallout from the crisis threatening to imperil Prince Mohammed’s much-hyped economic reform drive. “The kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats or attempts to undermine

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Turkish police uncover blatant media inaccuracy in Khashoggi, says expert

    In a tweet, exposing the blatant inaccuracy in the Qatari media outlets’ coverage, challenging the misreported news and dubious sources, Turkish academic and columnist, Emre Uslu said in a tweet on Sunday that the Turkish police  confirmed his earlier analysis regarding the inaccuracy in the alleged picture of Saudi citizen Salah Mohammad A. Tubaigy. Last Update: Monday, 15 October 2018 KSA 01:49 - GMT 22:49

  • CNN

    Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank release official wedding photographs

    (CNN)A day after their wedding at Windsor Castle, Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank released four official photographs of the occasion, including portraits with the Queen and other royal family members.

  • Egypt Independent

    'Tehran Taboo': Vice and virtue on the streets of Iran's capital

    (CNN)  ̶  Filmmaking in Iran is not a simple pursuit. There are plenty of ways to fall foul of censors, from negative depictions of society to portraying “unrefined” images. Directors and screenwriters there have become masters in using metaphors to speak their truth. But what about filmmakers from the diaspora? Their editorial freedoms come with other challenges: how to accurately depict Iran while outside it, for one. Enter director Ali Soozandeh and his debut feature “Tehran Taboo,” which has made headlines for its transgressive take on city life. Soozandeh’s film begins in a familiar but evocative locale: the back of a car roaming the capital. It’s also the primary setting for two classics

  • CNN

    Missing journalist Khashoggi's fiancée reveals fond details of last day together

    "We were going to browse appliances for our new home and meet with our friends and family members over dinner," she wrote. "When we arrived at the consulate, he went right in. He told me to alert the Turkish authorities if I did not hear from him soon." The heartfelt article, which described how the pair met at a conference in Istanbul in May and bonded over their "shared passion for democracy, human rights and freedom of expression" was published on Khashoggi's birthday, Cengiz said. "I had planned a party, inviting his closest friends to surround him with the love and warmth that he had missed," she wrote. "We would have been married now." Cengiz said Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia with two suitcases

  • CNN

    She claimed a 9-year-old boy groped her. Then she apologized.

    New York (CNN)A white woman derisively labeled "Cornerstore Caroline" on social media has apologized after video of her appearing to call New York police to say a 9-year-old black boy grabbed her behind was posted online. "Young man, I don't know your name, but I'm sorry," the woman told TV reporters this week after watching surveillance footage that showed the child's backpack brushing up against her backside -- his hands in plain sight -- as she leaned over a Brooklyn deli counter. Cellphone video of the public apology also circulated across social media. Before Friday's mea culpa, however, Teresa Klein was widely ridiculed on social media after a viral video of the incident became the latest

  • Gulf News

    Karisma Kapoor and Neel Sethi in Sharjah

    Bollywood film actress Karisma Kapoor and 15-year-old American-Indian actor Neel Sethi, who shot to fame as Mowgli in the much-adored movie The Jungle Book, will interact with fans during the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2018) this week. Kapoor, who has acted in blockbusters including Raja Hindustani and Dil Toh Paagal Hai, will make an appearance on October 16 at 6.30pm at the festival venue, the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) in Sharjah. Apart from meeting her fans, she will also share her creative process and her life philosophy during the a chat session. Sethi will meet his young fans at 4pm on October 18 and share his story as a young Hollywood