• Egypt Independent

    Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer’s death

    President Donald Trump has declared he will not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of US-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi - making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing. The president condemned the brutal slaying of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as a “horrible crime … that our country does not condone.” But he rejected calls by many in Congress, including members of his own party, for a tougher response, and he dismissed reports from US intelligence agencies that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must have at least known about such an audacious and intricate plot.

  • CNN Style

    Photographer Florian Joahn on challenging male identity

    This story forms part of a collaboration with Dazed Beauty -- a new platform dedicated to redefining the language and communication of beauty. Earlier this year, fashion photographer Florian Joahn had a creative crisis. "There are so many images out there," he said, "why would I add to that? I am a white male, tall, my narrative just isn't that interesting." He has a point; with nearly 50,000 pictures uploaded every minute on Instagram, it is not easy to be seen in the digital morass. Joahn's solution was to question his reasons for becoming a photographer. It coincided with a trip to São Paulo to document a transgender community for an exhibition called "Y'all better quiet down" (inspired by

  • 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

  • emirates247.com

    Dubai Future Foundation announces completion of Museum of the Future building

    The Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, has announced the completion of the Museum of the Future’s building structure. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of DFF, said, "The museum will provide visitors the opportunity to experience the future now. It will be the destination for scientists, experts, innovators, and creative minds, from all over the world, to design and shape the future." Al Gergawi stated that the Museum of the Future, set to open its doors in 2020, embodies one of the pillars of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Regime change will ‘soon’ come to Iran, a US political magazine predicts

    A change will be “soon” coming to the current Iranian regime and US policies would have nothing it, according to an American bimonthly international affairs magazine. The National Interest claimed that not the US sanctions, nor the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as “the Iran Deal,” are going to bring change to the current Iranian regime. Bur rather, it predicts that the eventual death of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who is the ultimate power in Iran, will put the Islamic Republic in hot waters.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Robert De Niro and wife split after 20-year marriage, say reports

    Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro and his wife of more than 20 years have separated, media reports said on Tuesday. De Niro, 75, and Grace Hightower, 63, have been living apart for some time, The Hollywood Reporter, celebrity website TMZ and People magazine said, quoting anonymous sources. De Niro’s spokesman did not return a request for comment. The “Raging Bull” actor and Hightower married in 1997 and have two children.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Reports: GCC summit to be held on Dec 9, Qatar not on agenda

    The upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is likely to be held in Riyadh on December 9, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported. Diplomats and Gulf sources told Reuters that they have seen no new ideas or concrete moves by the concerned parties, to end the issue, and in addition, Qatari policies do not reflect any shift so far. “I don’t see any change on Qatar. The crown prince’s message was interpreted wrongly” a diplomat said.