• Egypt Independent

    Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row

    TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end deadline. As the stalemate continues, Canada is reaching out to its allies, including the United States and European Union, to rally support, and talking to Saudi Arabia to resolve the dispute. Riyadh abruptly severed diplomatic and trade ties earlier this month in response to Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s tweet demanding the release of civil society activists in the kingdom. Riyadh also ended state-backed educational

  • CNN

    Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring

    Neither Jonas, 25, nor Chopra, 36, has confirmed the engagement, but fans have been wondering about their relationship ever since they walked the red carpet together at the 2017 Met Gala. That heated up this year after reports the pair were dating. Jimmy Kimmel asked Chopra about the Met Gala appearance last year on his late night show, saying "Are you dating Nick Jonas? Isn't he, like, 11 years old?" "We were both wearing Ralph Lauren," she said. "And we decided to go together because it was fun." Speculation of an engagement reached a fevered pitch after People reported it and the director of Chopra's latest project tweeted that the actress was out of his "Bharat" film with a thinly veiled

  • Arab News

    Philippines’ Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes vice president

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential election defeat, Duterte’s spokesman said on Thursday. At two separate events on Tuesday he said he was “ready to go,” expressing frustration about his failure to tackle illicit drugs and corruption in government. However, he said was reluctant to do that now because a constitutional succession would mean handing power to Vice President Leni Robredo, whom he said was not up to the job. Robredo, who leads the opposition party, was not Duterte’s choice for vice president and was elected separately having narrowly defeated Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the ousted former ruler.

  • CNN

    Omarosa's scorched-earth tell-all is a rare public breach of Trump's loyalty test

    "I will say I am going to expose the corruption that went on in the campaign and in the White House. I'm going to continue to blow the whistle on all of that,' she said on MSNBC Tuesday. That's what's exposed her to such a visceral reaction from Trump. He has singled other former staffers out for scorn, but Omarosa Manigault Newman has been on the receiving end of one of the his most vitriolic Twitter attacks -- in one tweet, he even referred to her as a "dog," an ugly and dehumanizing epithet against a woman and one of the few African-Americans to serve on his staff. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that Trump's counter-offensive would continue while Manigault Newman

  • english.alarabiya.net

    WATCH: Crowd surrounds Iranian policemen who brutally beat street vendor

    A video of a large crowd surrounding Iranian policemen in Tehran after they viciously beat up a street vendor and destroyed his small cart was widely circulated on social media on Wednesday. A group of young men surrounded the policemen who were sat in their car. People in the crowd are heard demanding that the policemen get out of their car, chanting “come out”, but they refuse and cover their faces so as not to appear on camera. Millions of Iranian citizens work as street vendors to make ends meet amid the rising poverty and ailing economic situation in the country.

  • Egypt Independent

    Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling

    Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face a key court ruling Thursday, with their families hopeful they will be acquitted and return home. After months hearing the prosecution’s case about the Cold War-style killing at Kuala Lumpur airport, a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to support a murder charge against Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam. If so, the trial will continue with the court hearing the women’s defense. Alternatively if he decides there isn’t, he could clear the women or amend the charge to something less serious than murder, which carries a mandatory death

  • Emirates24|7

    Sheikh Mohammed pardons 547 prisoners ahead of Eid Al Adha

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 547 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Eid Al Adha. The Attorney-General of Dubai Essam Issa Al Humaidan said His Highness’s gesture to pardon inmates aims to offer them a fresh start in life, ease their families’ suffering, and help them reintegrate into the community. Humaidan also said that Dubai Public Prosecution has immediately begun coordinating with Dubai Police to implement the order.