• Gulf News

    100,000-year-old archeology site discovered in Riyadh

    Dubai: Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have uncovered a 100,000-year-old site in the mountain range south of Riyadh dating back to the Paleolithic period. The joint Saudi-French mission was carried out at archaeological sites under the supervision of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which included field surveys at the hills surrounding the Al Kharj Mountains, part of the hills overlooking the Mawan valley, Ein Farzane and the hills overlooking the town of Al Shadidah. This is the first time that sites from the Paleolithic period were discovered in Al Kharj as well as sites that originated from the Upper Paleolithic period, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Paleolithic

  • Gulf News

    Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates from Tuesday at the invitation of the two countries' leaderships, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. It will be the prime minister's first foreign visit since he took office in August. Khan will be accompanied by the foreign minister, the finance minister and his commerce adviser, the Foreign Ministry said. Khan is expected to call on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and hold a bilateral meeting with crown prince on bilateral ties, the ministry said in a statement. The Pakistani delegation will also proceed to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE on Wednesday. The two sides will discuss issues

  • BBC News

    Qatar's emir 'gives $500m jet to Turkey'

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it has been given a jet worth around $500m (£380m) by Qatar's emir. Mr Erdogan said Sheikh Tamim Al Thani had donated the Boeing 747-8i to the Turkish state after hearing that it was interested in buying it. Opposition MPs had expressed concern that the president was using taxpayers' money to buy a jet as the country struggles to avert a financial crisis. Turkey has backed Qatar in a year-long stand-off with other Arab states. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain severed all diplomatic and trade links with the tiny gas-rich state over its close ties to Iran and its alleged support for jihadists - a charge it denies. Turkey sent

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    Horrific video shows man hung by crane in Iran public execution

    Iranian social media accounts have shared a video showing a brutal execution of an old man being hanged while lifted with a crane before the eyes of the public. Human rights activists who shared footage of the incident claimed that it took place on Friday in the city of Marvdasht, southern Iran. It is reported that the man being executed is 26 years old, and had been imprisoned when he was only 13 years old. The footage shows hundreds gathered to witness the execution, as women who are believed to be related to the man scream in the background, condemning the execution be carried in this manner.

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Shahid Kapoor, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma...

    Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Sussanne Khan Abhishek picks-up Aishwarya and Aaradhya at the airport. Shahid Kapoor Jahnvi Kapoor and Manish Malhotra Tiger Shroff performs a stunt at the launch of innerwear brand. Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur spotted in their building compound. Gauri Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram\ Kareena Kapoor at Mehboob Studios Shah Rukh Khan and daughter Suhana Mouni Roy Kangana Ranaut spotted with sister Rangoli Chandel, her husband Ajay Chandel and son Prithviraj. Tushar Kalia, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Anushka Sharma and Shashank Khaitan on the set of COLORS Dance Deewane. Deepika Padukone graces Ficci Flo event in New Delhi.

  • CNN

    Day of reckoning looms for Kavanaugh and his accuser

    An extraordinary American moment is scheduled to unfold next Monday, when the accused, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and his accuser, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, are due to appear before a Senate committee to address accusations that he sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. If it goes ahead as planned, the hearing will become a human drama that will be agonizing for Ford, as she reveals the most intimate, painful details of an alleged assault. It will be grueling for Kavanaugh, as he defends his reputation over an incident he is adamant never took place. The showdown will be played for the highest political stakes -- and will decide whether Kavanaugh takes his place on the Supreme Court and cements the majority toward which the conservative movement has been working for decades.

  • Gulf News

    Sachin Tendulkar sells off his stakes in Kerala Blasters

    Sachin Tendulkar Sunday said "a piece of my heart will always beat" for Kerala Blasters, after selling off his stakes in the franchise before the start of the new Indian Premier League football season. Tendulkar has always been an integral part of the Blasters set-up and was often seen cheering the team from the stands in home and away games.  "In its fifth year, it is important that the club puts the building blocks for the next five years and beyond. It is also a time for me to reflect on the role that I should play. After reflecting and much discussion with my team, I have decided to exit my association with Kerala Blasters as a co-promoter," Tendulkar said in a statement. "I strongly believe