• Arabian Business

    Emirates airline's new Real Madrid A380 flies squad to Abu Dhabi

    Emirates airline today flew the Real Madrid squad to Abu Dhabi on special charter flight for the FIFA World Club Cup competition. The flight was the first for the Airbus A380 with its new decal featuring action images of some of Real Madrid's top players. The bespoke decal features first team players Marcelo, Luka Modrić, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, and covers over 200 square metres on each side of the double decker aircraft. Decals featuring Real Madrid players first appeared on an Emirates A380 in 2015, marking Emirates association as official main sponsor of Real Madrid since 2013, with Fly Emirates branding prominently displayed on the players’ kits. The decal will remain

  • emirates247.com

    Indian man gets 9 years in prison for assault on flight

    An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat between the victim and his wife on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas last January. Prosecutors asked for a sentence of nearly 11 years, but U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg settled on a nine-year term. He said he hoped it would be “grave enough” to deter others from committing similar crimes. A jury convicted Ramamoorthy in August . He will be deported to India after serving his sentence. The victim, a model, declined an opportunity to speak in court. She watched the hearing from the

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    Prince William and Kate release family xmas card

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new image of their family Christmas card which features their three children. The royal couple have selected an autumnal picture for their annual festive greeting, which sees them seated on a log alongside their children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, eight months, with the group all wearing coordinating blue in the grounds of their country retreat, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. "The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and

  • english.alarabiya.net

    ANALYSIS: What needs to be done over Iran’s crisis in 2019?

    For the Iranian regime, looking back at 2018 will mean looking back on a year of brutal crackdowns on its citizens, on increasing sanctions and failed European terror attacks. Despite its year of brutality and planned attacks, the protests that sprung up almost a year ago continue across the country, the economic situation continues to deteriorate and opposition groups, namely the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), continue to gain ground. So what should the international community’s 2019 resolution on Iran be? In this regard, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an international conference in 50 cities around the world including Tirana, Paris, London, Berlin, Oslo, on Saturday 15 December, which were connected via video links.

  • Egypt Independent

    One of Khashoggi killers said 'I know how to cut' on audio, Erdogan says

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with US and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh for its changing account of how Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2. The journalist had gone there to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage. The case has caused global outrage and has damaged the international standing of the 33-year-old crown prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler. The US Senate on Thursday delivered

  • Arab News

    Fake news watch: Saudi girl embraces Enrique Iglesias at Ad Diriyah concert

    JEDDAH: A video on social media alleging that a young girl jumped on stage and leapt into the arms of Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias, during his concert in Saudi Arabia on Thursday has gone viral. Pro-Qatari Twitter users were sharing the video widely over the weekend. However, the video is actually a clip from the renowned artist’s concert in Baku, Azerberijan in June 2016 when he performed at the city’s Formula One grand prix, and not from his performance in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Users suggested that neither the girl, nor the security personnel attempting to remove her, were of Saudi origin. Iglesias performed on day one of the Ad Diriyah concert festival, ahead of the inaugural Formula

  • Al Jazeera

    Why India's BJP wants to rekindle the Babri mosque dispute

    Twenty-six years ago, Hindu nationalists destroyed the Babri Masjid in the northern city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh state, sparking some of the bloodiest communal violence in India's recent history, which killed some 2,000 people.  The perpetrators claimed Mughal Emperor Babur had erected the mosque in place of a "magnificent" Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in an attempt to "humiliate Hindus". They argued the demolition of the Babri Masjid was not just "an act of revenge" but also a "religious duty".  The mobs that demolished the mosque were mobilised by the parent body of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and aided by numerous Hindu nationalist