• Al Jazeera

    Report: Saudi royals turn on king's favourite son after killing

    Members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are agitating to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) from becoming king after the international uproar over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, sources close to the royal court told Reuters news agency. Senior US officials, meanwhile, have indicated to Saudi advisers in recent weeks they would support Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz - who was deputy interior minister for nearly 40 years - as a potential successor to King Salman, according to Saudi sources with direct knowledge of the consultations. Amid international outrage over Khashoggi's murder, dozens of princes and cousins from powerful branches of the Al Saud family want to see

  • CNN Travel

    Terrifying glass floor opens atop Thailand's tallest completed building

    Terrifying experiences that make your palms sweat and your knees shake? No so much, unless you count the city's notorious traffic jams. The new Mahanakhon SkyWalk, however, is a thrilling new addition to Bangkok's roster of family-friendly tourist attractions. The terrifying bit comes in the form of a large glass floor, which juts out over the edge of the building. Before stepping onto the platform, visitors must slip protective fabric booties over their shoes. Some shuffle confidently onto the floor as they look down, others squeal in horror and drop to their knees. Almost everyone takes a moment to lay on the glass for a photo. But even if you're not brave enough to step onto the glass floor,

  • Al Jazeera

    Why is Netanyahu so desperate for a ceasefire with Hamas?

    It was supposed to be a routine intelligence undercover operation whereby the Israeli agents would infiltrate into "enemy territory", carry out the mission, and leave without being detected. In fact, over the past two years, Israel had been successful in carrying out two high-profile covert operations, assassinating Hamas drone expert Mohammed al-Zawari in Tunisia in December 2016 and engineer and scholar Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia in April 2018. Seven Palestinians were killed in the botched operation, including a prominent al-Qassam Brigades commander, Nour Baraka, and one Israeli officer - an unnamed lieutenant colonel. Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, some intercepted by the Iron Dome, others landing in civilian areas, killing one Israeli civilian and injuring dozens of others.

  • emirates247.com

    Mohamed bin Zayed offers condolences on death of Mohammed Saeed Al Mansouri

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today offered his condolences on the death of Mohammed Saeed Khalfan Al Mansouri. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi accompanied Sheikh Mohamed. While visiting the mourning majlis at Al Wathba Area in Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed expressed his heartfelt condolences and solace to the family of the deceased. He also prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest his soul in Paradise and

  • emirates247.com

    Priyanka Chopra reveals wedding registry list

    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have unveiled their wedding registry list. The 'Quantico' star has revealed what she wants her guests to buy her when she ties the knot with the 'Jealous' hitmaker and her list includes a wine decanter, a throw pillow and dinner plates. She told People magazine: "A lot of people get so stressed about weddings and I think we lose the charm. Wedding planning is fun - and it should be! Amazon makes sense for a registry because there are such incredible things you can find under one roof. These are the kinds of things I want when I build a home. I've always been an entertainer. My home is always bustling with loved ones. I have a very close-knit set of friends and so

  • english.alarabiya.net

    US Muslim lawmaker-elect in proposal to end head-covering ban in Congress

    A Muslim congresswoman-elect has co-authored changes to a longstanding rule banning the wearing of head coverings on the US House floor, an effort supported Monday by the nation's largest Muslim rights group. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress earlier this month, has joined Democratic leaders in drafting an update to a 181-year-old rule to allow for religious exemptions for headwear like the Muslim hijab, Jewish yarmulkes or Sikh turban. The change is part of a rules package introduced by top Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that is expected to be approved in January, when Democrats take majority control of the chamber.

  • Egypt Independent

    Nissan chairman Ghosn arrested in Japan

    Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, one of the world’s best-known businessmen, was reportedly under arrest in Japan on Monday in a shocking fall from grace linked to allegations of financial misconduct. Japanese media said Ghosn had been arrested after being questioned by Japanese prosecutors for various improprieties including under-reporting his income. Nissan said it had been investigating its chairman for months and would now move to fire him. The news sent shockwaves through the auto industry, where Ghosn is a towering figure who is credited with turning around several major manufacturers and leads an alliance of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi. French President Emmanuel Macron said Paris would