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    Three performers stabbed on stage in Saudi Arabia's capital

    Three performers were stabbed during a play in the Saudi capital Monday and the alleged assailant was arrested, in the first such incident since the kingdom opened its doors for entertainment. "Riyadh police have arrested an Arab resident in possession of a knife after he stabbed two men and a woman who were members of a theatrical group," al-Ekhbariya television reported. Lt. Col. Shaker bin Sulaiman al-Tuwaijri, the media spokesperson for the Riyadh Police, said security services responded to an incident at 8 pm local time after a man stabbed two men and a woman on stage during a live event at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Park theater in the al-Malaz district. The spokesperson added that the assailant, identified 33-year-old Yemeni resident, was immediately arrested upon storming the stage.

  • Emirates24|7

    Mohamed bin Zayed attends wedding reception

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attended a reception hosted by Rashid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shamsi on the occasion of the wedding of his son. A number of Sheikhs and officials attended the event.

  • Arabian Business

    Prices continue to fall in Dubai, underpinning deflation

    Dubai's selling prices dropped last month at the fastest pace since February 2016, according to IHS Markit. Its Dubai Purchasing Managers' Index rose for a third month to 54.6 in October, staying well above the threshold of 50 that separates growth from contraction. By contrast, IHS Markit's gauge tracking business conditions for the United Arab Emirates as a whole - of which Dubai is a part - was unchanged at its lowest level in almost a decade. The rate at which prices are falling in Dubai is “underpinning the challenge of deflation that the UAE has experienced this year,” David Owen, economist at IHS Markit, said in a report Monday. “A good proportion of panelists resorted to further price

  • Al Jazeera

    US national security officials objected to stopping Ukraine aid

    The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But the White House's acting chief of staff thought otherwise. That was the testimony of Laura Cooper, a Defense Department official, whose deposition was released Monday in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," she said. "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this." More: Trump impeachment inquiry: Pence aide testifies; Bolton a no-show Trump impeachment inquiry: Public

  • Al Jazeera

    Man killed as tensions flare in Lebanon after Aoun interview

    Tensions have flared in Lebanon after President Michel Aoun urged protesters to go home, sparking a new wave of demonstrations during which a man was shot by a soldier who opened fire to disperse people blocking roads south of the capital, Beirut. The shooting in Khaldeh on Tuesday was the first of its kind in nearly a month of mass protests calling for an overhaul of Lebanon's political system and the departure of the ruling elite over a dire economic crisis. More: Hassan Nasrallah: Corruption investigators should 'start with us' Lebanese banks face threats, as Hariri aims for neutral cabinet Lebanon students skip school as protesters eye state institutions The man who was killed was a member

  • Arabian Business

    Boeing says 737 MAX expected to resume flying in January

    Boeing on Monday said it expects the 737 MAX airplane, which was grounded after two crashes killed 346 people, to resume flying in January, delaying its return by one month. In a statement, the group said it still hopes to receive certification next month from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing it to resume MAX deliveries to airline customers before the end of the year. "In parallel, we are working towards final validation of the updated training requirements, which must occur before the MAX returns to commercial service, and which we now expect to begin in January," Boeing said. The new timetable was well received by the market, with Boeing shares increasing 4.7 percent by around 2:30 pm (1930 GMT) on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Arabian Business

    Saudi Arabia grants first permanent residencies to foreigners

    Saudi Arabia has granted 73 foreigners “premium” residency under a new programme to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor. The kingdom received thousands of applications after offering permanent residency for 800,000 riyals ($213,000) or a one-year renewable permit for 100,000 riyals. The first batch of recipients come from 19 countries and include investors, doctors, engineers and financiers, according to a statement Monday from the government's Premium Residency Centre. It didn't detail how many were granted permanent residency. The programme, approved in May, is the latest sign of how the kingdom is rethinking the role