• Egypt Independent

    CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

    The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the prince of involvement in the brutal murder. But The Washington Post, which broke the story, said the CIA found that 15 Saudi agents flew on government aircraft to Istanbul and assassinated Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate. Queried by AFP, the CIA declined to comment. Khashoggi, a Post columnist, had gone to the consulate to obtain documents necessary to marry his Turkish

  • Al Jazeera

    Korean Lovers in Baghdad

    Heba is a young Iraqi woman with a good job as an electrical engineer and the prospect of a decent future. At 28, she owns a modern flat in the newly-built Bismayah New City in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where she lives with her mother and younger sister. It's a vast development of neat, white and beige apartment blocks, wide, well-lit walkways and plenty of green spaces, where children can play and ride their bikes. Heba says living there makes her feel safe and secure. "This place has given us freedom and peace of mind," she says of the complex that is one of many joint ventures between the governments of Iraq and South Korea. But this isn't Heba's only South Korean connection. In fact, she's

  • emirates247.com

    Air stewardess solution for complainer

    An air stewardess came up with a hilarious solution when a man who wouldn't stop complaining. The flight attendant has gone viral for her clever response to a man who wouldn't stop moaning about the fact he didn't have a window seat during a long flight to Japan. After listening to the man complain for a while, the air hostess took action by sticking a piece of paper to the to the wall which had a window showing some clouds and the sea drawn on it. An image of the picture was shared online where it has since garnered over 7,800 shares and more than 15,000 likes.

  • emirates247.com

    Philippines’ Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea, officials said Friday. He has come under criticism for skipping some regional meetings earlier in Singapore. Duterte will attend the first of two days of annual meetings of leaders from 21 APEC countries on Saturday in Port Moresby and then fly home later in the day, a Philippine government statement said. It gave no reason for Duterte’s early departure. Duterte, 73, missed some meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday in Singapore to take “power naps,” according to his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, who added that the president’s heavy

  • Arab News

    Argentine submarine located year after disappearance

    PARADISE: The number of people listed as missing in a devastating northern California wildfire soared past 1,000 on Friday as the remains of eight additional victims were found by rescuers. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters that the number of people unaccounted for had jumped from 631 to 1,011 in the last 24 hours as authorities receive more reports of people missing and as emergency calls made when the fire broke out are reviewed. The eight additional sets of human remains found bring to 71 the total number of dead from the so-called Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive in California history. The inferno erupted November 8, laying waste to the town of Paradise at the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and sending thousands fleeing.

  • Al Jazeera

    China and US clash on trade at heated APEC summit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that economic protectionism is overshadowing global growth and urged countries to pursue free trade policies. "One who chooses to close his door will only cut himself off from the rest of the world and lose his direction," Xi told a summit of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) chief executives on Saturday. Xi urged the world to "say no to protectionism and unilateralism", warning it was a "short-sighted approach" that was "doomed to failure". Speaking after Xi, US Vice President Mike Pence told the summit that Washington will not change its approach until Beijing changes its own trade policies. He also warned that the US could double the tariffs already

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Who ordered, supervised, and carried out Khashoggi's murder? And how?

    Through the investigation carried out up to date with the 21 suspects in the case of the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, the investigation has resulted in the following findings: 1. ‏The incident began on 29/9/2018 upon the issuance of an order to bring back the victim by means of persuasion, and if persuasion fails, to do so by force. The former Deputy President of the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) issued this order to the leader of the mission. 2. ‏The leader of the mission formed a 15-member team that consisted of three groups (negotiations/ intelligence/ logistics) to persuade and return the victim. The leader of the mission suggested to the former Deputy President of the