• Al Jazeera

    The unsuccessful whitewashing of MBS' image as peacemaker

    On January 23, 2015, the world woke up to the news that Salman bin Abdul Aziz had been crowned king of Saudi Arabia, and he was making important decisions such as the appointment of his 29-year-old son as defence minister. Prince Mohammed bin Salman was new to the world of diplomacy. He had a degree in private law and had worked in commercial companies, but had only been part of the royal court for a few months. While analysts scrutinised the young minister of defence, Prince Mohammed made his first decisive move - one still being dissected today. On March 26, 2015, the crown prince launched Operation Decisive Storm against Yemen's Houthi rebels, turning the conflict into a devastating war that

  • Arab News

    Kylie Jenner can’t get enough of this Kuwaiti designer

    DUBAI: The third time’s proven to be a charm for makeup mogul Kylie Jenner as she took to Instagram wearing yet another sparkling outfit by Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al-Jasmi over the weekend. Jenner posted a photo on Instagram Friday in which she is seen wearing a sparkling, see-through dress by the designer, who is known for his love of crystals and all things sparkly. The Kuwaiti designer reposted the snaps on his own account, alongside a series of fire and heart emojis. The sheer, figure-hugging dress is embellished with dazzling gemstones and Jenner finished off the look with a sleek high pony tail and dramatic makeup. It seems that Jenner is quite the fan as in September the reality TV star

  • Egypt Independent

    Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory

    Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country’s largest ivory bust. The discovery Thursday of 1,026 tusks at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port followed a tip from the US embassy, the official said, and highlights Cambodia’s emergence as a key regional transit point for the multibillion dollar trade in illicit wildlife. “The elephant tusks were hidden among marble in a container that was abandoned,” Sun Chhay, director of the Customs and Excise Office at the port, told AFP. He said the ivory was sent from the southern African nation of Mozambique and arrived at the port last year. The