His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the Bateen Palace in Abu Dhabi today. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. The leaders exchanged Ramadan greetings with a group of well-wishers and prayed to the Almighty Allah to maintain the security, peace and stability in the UAE. The meetingAl Jazeera
Three leading Saudi Arabian scholars being held by Riyadh on multiple charges of "terrorism" will be sentenced to death, according to a report. Citing two government sources and one of the men's relatives, Middle East Eye on Tuesday reported the three individuals - Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari - will be convicted and executed after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan concludes next month. There was no comment from Saudi authorities on the report. Al-Awdah is an internationally renowned progressive Islamic scholar described by UN experts as a "reformist", al-Qarni is a preacher, academic and author, and al-Omari is a popular broadcaster. "They will not wait to execute theseAl Jazeera
Washington, DC - US Democratic politicians expressed scepticism and alarm after receiving closed-door briefings from key Trump administration officials on Tuesday about escalating tensions with Iran. The briefings were given by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Chairman of Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford and an official from the US Defense Intelligence Agency. "Secretary Pompeo made a very lengthy political argument and he argued, 'Here are all the terrible things that Iran has done', and he spent about 10 minutes until I cut him off," Representative Adam Smith, the Democrat chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told reporters after theEmirates24|7
Khloe Kardashian "finally realised" her own "value and worth" when she broke up with Tristan Thompson. The 34-year-old reality star split with the NBA player - with whom she has 13-month-old daughter True - earlier this year after he allegedly locked lips with Jordyn Woods, who is best friends with Khloe's half-sister Kylie Jenner. But the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star has seemingly insisted that walking away from Tristan wasn't a sign of "weakness", and instead just showed that she realised her own worth. Khloe posted a quote on her Instagram Story on Monday that read: "Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not becauseEmirates24|7
Yet another Bachchan - Aaradhya had her first public performance over the weekend as a student of Shiamak Davar's dancing school. It was the 25th year of his institute and the entire Bachchan family barring Amitabh made an appearance there. Aaradhya danced to one of Gully Boy's songs and Shiamak's team also paid tribute to the Bachchan parivar by dancing on Kajra Re. Aishwarya Rai, her mother Vrinda, Jaya and Shweta Bachchan were all present there. “He is the best and he is an angel and he has always been spreading the joy. I met him 25 years ago and his love is as fresh to this very second and has carried on with Aaradhya.” says Aishwarya Rai. “I have known Shiamak since I was three years old.Emirates24|7
Johnny Depp has accused Amber Heard of "painting on bruises" when she accused him of abusing her, in a lengthy declaration against her. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star is suing his ex-wife in a $50 million defamation lawsuit after she claimed he was physically and emotionally abusing toward her during their two-year marriage. And in a lengthy declaration submitted to courts, which was obtained by The Blast, Johnny has said he still "vehemently" denies the allegations against him, and hopes to "bring clarity" to the lives of other men and women who have been "harmed by abuse". Speaking in documents in his own words, the 55-year-old actor said: "I have denied Ms. Heard's allegations vehementlyAl Jazeera
Tehran, Iran - Maryam Moghadam was deep in thought as she stepped out of her home to walk to work last week; there was a lot on her mind, the recent worry shared by many Iranians about US sanctions and rising regional tensions adding to that. The air was filled with beautiful little butterflies, their colourful wings catching the light as they fluttered in small clouds. The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly migrates all over the world, notably moving northwards between April and June of every year. This year, Iran's unusually wet climate - which caused unprecedented floods in typically dry areas of the country in March - encouraged increased vegetation that created a perfect habitat for the Painted Lady.