• Al Jazeera

    Saudi prince's aide was 'at consulate' when Khashoggi vanished

    A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to a leaked surveillance photo. The man, identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, has been photographed in the background during the prince's trips to the US, France, and Spain this year. Turkish officials say he flew into Istanbul on a private jet along with an "autopsy expert" on October 2 and left that night. That was the same day Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of the prince's rise to power, entered the consulate and was not seen again. Turkish press reports - which commentators

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Khashoggi’s alleged fiancée and ties to radical ‘charity’ linked to ISIS, Qaeda

    Ever since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Istanbul, the name Hatice Cengiz has dominated the scene and remained at the forefront of news headlines amid the mysterious aura of the past 13 days. Azmi Bishara with a delegation of Ibn Khaldun University. (Supplied) The iHH Foundation iHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation which is headed by Bulent Yildirim who is close to radical and extremist groups. (Supplied) Terrorist ties Last Update: Thursday, 18 October 2018 KSA 15:59 - GMT 12:59

  • english.alarabiya.net

    High turnout in Saudi Arabia’s first bowling championship for women

    The first Bowling Championship for women in Saudi Arabia is being held in three cities across the kingdom, a step in line with reforms allowing Saudi women to practice various types of sports. The championship, held in Riyadh, Khobar and Jeddah, sets a condition that participants hold the Saudi nationality or are expats born in Saudi Arabia. While the tournament in Riyadh witnessed a huge turnout of 200 participants, while nearly 100 entries were recorded in Al Khobar, and registration is still open for participation in Jeddah.

  • Egypt Independent

    Hong Kong mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

    China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world’s longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the project. Construction started in 2009 on the 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, linking Hong Kong’s Lantau island to the southern mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau, across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary. It has been dogged by delays, budget overruns, corruption prosecutions and the deaths of construction workers. While supporters promote it as an engineering marvel, others see the multi-billion dollar

  • Gulf News

    Investors panic as Heera Group chairperson is arrested in India

    UPDATE as of 11.38am  Dubai/Sharjah/Ras Al Khaimah: Hundreds of investors in the UAE are believed to have been affected by the Heera Group ponzi scam which has left a trail of devastated lives across India and the Middle East. On Wednesday, several investors trooped down to Heera Group's office in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai looking for answers. The office, however, remained locked and phones of all their representatives in the UAE had been switched off. Visits to their offices in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah also drew a blank. Arrest On October 16, the arrest of an entrepreneur-cum-politician in India has sparked panic. Dr Aalima Nowhera Shaik, chairperson of Heera Group, was taken into custody

  • Arab News

    Kangaroo on the menu for Harry and Meghan Down Under

    MELBOURNE: Chargrilled kangaroo was on the royal menu Thursday as Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan arrived in Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne, where they were greeted by thousands of screaming fans. Clutching flowers and waving flags, the crowds turned out to welcome the pair, who were delayed in traffic after flying in from Sydney on the third day of their tour Down Under. The pair will only spend a few hours in Melbourne, but had a jam-packed schedule that included a meal featuring native Australian foods and a trip to a beach. “I love everything they stand for. As a human being you have so much to look up to with them,” one young fan who had been waiting since before dawn

  • Gulf News

    Melania Trump's plane lands after 'mechanical issue'

    Washington: A plane carrying US First Lady Melania Trump was forced to turn back on Wednesday after smoke appeared in the cabin, journalists on the flight said. She was on her way from Washington to Philadelphia when there was "a minor mechanical issue", according to her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham. "Everything is fine and everyone is safe," Grisham said in a statement. The airplane returned to Joint Base Andrews, an air force facility used by the White House outside Washington, DC. CNN and other US networks said that reporters aboard the plane noticed smoke in the cabin and were told to hold wet towels over their faces if it got worse. The smoke dissipated and the aircraft returned without