- Arabian Business
The opening of an alcohol-free Saudi nightclub was halted on Thursday as authorities claimed it violated legal proceedings. White nightclub, which operates as a licensed venue in Dubai and Beirut, was scheduled to open a pop-up 'halal' branch in Jeddah, but was shut down by authorities ahead of the arrival of its headline act, American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo. The brand is one of several operated by Dubai-based Addmind Hospitality Group, which runs venues including Indie restaurant and lounge, Italian kitchen Matto, rooftop lounge Iris, Drai's beach club and many more. Its CEO Tony Habre told Arabian Business in April that White would open in Saudi Arabia as a “high-end café”. However, the Saudi
- Al Jazeera
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has accused archrival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom. Two tankers were struck by explosions on Thursday, the second attack in a month in the strategic shipping lane amid a tense United States-Iran standoff, prompting fears of a regional conflagration and sending oil prices soaring. "We do not want a war in the region... But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests," MBS told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat in an interview published on Sunday. "The Iranian regime did not respect the presence
(CNN) - If watching a game at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium has been on your bucket list since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you can now do so without adding a trip to the consulate as part of your itinerary. Travelers with a valid passport will be able to explore Brazil for up to 90 days, with the possibility of extending their stay to up to 180 days (though expect a visit to the Federal Police to get the extension approved). Brazil is known for the bright colors of its flag, landscapes and cities. In a joint news statement released on March 19 by President Donald Trump and President Bolsonaro, the duo announced that along with lifting the requirement, "the Presidents agreed to take the steps
US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Saturday on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling for him to be replaced as soon as possible. The president's plane had not even touched down in London early this month for the start of a state visit when he tweeted his “loser” comment. Khan had criticized the red carpet treatment being given Trump for the visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed baby Archie's face for the first time in a sweet Father's Day (16.06.19) photo. The happy couple - who became parents to their first son last month - shared the adorable snap on the official Sussex Royal Instagram account in a post that also wished Prince Harry the best for his first year celebrating the occasion. The caption read: "Happy Father's Day! And wishing a very special first Father's Day to The Duke of Sussex." On Monday (10.06.19), Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sent their well-wishes to Harry's grandfather on his 98th birthday, affectionately referring to the Duke of Edinburgh as "grandpa". shared two photos of Philip, one of him besides Harry
Former Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday. Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on May 28 at their home in northern Tehran, according to Iranian media. “On July 1, the first trial session of Mohammad Ali Najafi, former Tehran mayor, will be held at Tehran's Criminal Court,” the Iran daily reported.
- Arabian Business
Russia is closely following the case of its citizen Marsha Lazareva, who was jailed in Kuwait for over 470 days on charges of embezzlement before being released on bail last week, according to Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Russia's MFA will continue to closely follow the situation around Maria Lazareva and efforts to provide a thorough and objective investigation of her case, as well as respect of the legitimate rights and interests of the Russia citizen, including rights to judicial protection and qualified medical care,” it told Arabian Business in a statement. An unnamed Kuwaiti supporter paid Lazareva's KD1 million ($3.29 million) bail, which was in addition to 11 million Kuwait