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    WATCH: Crowd surrounds Iranian policemen who brutally beat street vendor

    A video of a large crowd surrounding Iranian policemen in Tehran after they viciously beat up a street vendor and destroyed his small cart was widely circulated on social media on Wednesday. A group of young men surrounded the policemen who were sat in their car. People in the crowd are heard demanding that the policemen get out of their car, chanting “come out”, but they refuse and cover their faces so as not to appear on camera. Millions of Iranian citizens work as street vendors to make ends meet amid the rising poverty and ailing economic situation in the country.

  • CNN

    Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring

    Neither Jonas, 25, nor Chopra, 36, has confirmed the engagement, but fans have been wondering about their relationship ever since they walked the red carpet together at the 2017 Met Gala. That heated up this year after reports the pair were dating. Jimmy Kimmel asked Chopra about the Met Gala appearance last year on his late night show, saying "Are you dating Nick Jonas? Isn't he, like, 11 years old?" "We were both wearing Ralph Lauren," she said. "And we decided to go together because it was fun." Speculation of an engagement reached a fevered pitch after People reported it and the director of Chopra's latest project tweeted that the actress was out of his "Bharat" film with a thinly veiled

  • Arabian Business

    Neom Airport planned for Saudi Arabia's $500 billion mega-city

    Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion city of the future, Neom, will see its own airport being built near the kingdom’s Tabuk area. The mega-city, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to diversify the country’s economy away from oil, is planned for Saudi’s Red Sea coast and revolves around artificial intelligence. Neom Airport is reportedly located 10 kilometers from Sharma, 75 kilometers from Daba and will be initially coordinated with Prince Sultan City. The airport’s code registered with the International Civil Aviation Organization is OENN. Moreover, it will boast a runway of 3,757 metres long at 151 degrees on one side and 331 degrees on the other. Neom, short for Latin-Arabic term Neo-Mustaqbal,

  • CNN

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93

    During his political career, Vajpayee's name became synonymous in India with the rise of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which he helped found in the 1980s. His ascent to the premiership signaled the renewal of the party, which had grown to become the main opposition to the Indian National Congress before eventually overtaking that party. Vajpayee's tenure as India's leader was marked by significant developments in the country's defense policy, and he oversaw India joining the world's nuclear weapons club in 1998. Facing heavy criticism at home and abroad over India's nuclear ambitions, Vajpayee defied the threat of economic sanctions, telling parliament that "we have never made a decision

  • Arab News

    Al Jazeera under scrutiny in US

    DUBAI: In a scandal that captured the world’s imagination - quite literally in the case of some press - the Swedish dentist deported from the UAE for taking photos of an airport immigration officer, now stands accused of offering cosmetic procedures without the correct paperwork from Dubai authorities. Ellie Holman, 44, hit the headlines when she was arrested at passport control in Dubai airport - she claimed she was detained because she had drunk a glass of wine on an Emirates flight - but it was later revealed she had been abusive towards an immigration officer and took his photograph. Now it has been revealed that during previous visits to Dubai, Holman had advertised Botox injections - as well as other procedures - according to her own social media posts - UAE daily The National reported.

  • CNN

    Omarosa's scorched-earth tell-all is a rare public breach of Trump's loyalty test

    "I will say I am going to expose the corruption that went on in the campaign and in the White House. I'm going to continue to blow the whistle on all of that,' she said on MSNBC Tuesday. That's what's exposed her to such a visceral reaction from Trump. He has singled other former staffers out for scorn, but Omarosa Manigault Newman has been on the receiving end of one of the his most vitriolic Twitter attacks -- in one tweet, he even referred to her as a "dog," an ugly and dehumanizing epithet against a woman and one of the few African-Americans to serve on his staff. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that Trump's counter-offensive would continue while Manigault Newman

  • Arab News

    Philippines’ Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes vice president

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential election defeat, Duterte’s spokesman said on Thursday. At two separate events on Tuesday he said he was “ready to go,” expressing frustration about his failure to tackle illicit drugs and corruption in government. However, he said was reluctant to do that now because a constitutional succession would mean handing power to Vice President Leni Robredo, whom he said was not up to the job. Robredo, who leads the opposition party, was not Duterte’s choice for vice president and was elected separately having narrowly defeated Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the ousted former ruler.