• emirates247.com

    Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

    Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday and is still heir to the throne - a role he has served since he was a young child. He’s not lacking in things to do and shows few signs of slowing down - he is wealthy, extremely active in matters of great importance to him, and preparing to welcome his fourth grandchild into the world when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gives birth next spring. His destiny, however, is to be king, a position he will automatically assume with the death of his 92-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II. When that happens, Charles will be bound by the constitutional requirement that the monarch refrain from trying to influence policy. Until then, Charles is free to lobby for action

  • Arab News

    Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ convicted of hoarding

    TEHRAN: Iran executed the so-called “Sultan of Coins” and his accomplice on Wednesday for hoarding gold coins and other hard currency, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis. State TV reported that Vahid Mazloumin and his accomplice, Mohammad Ismail Ghasemi, were hanged early Wednesday. They were convicted of manipulating coin and hard currency markets through illegal and unauthorized deals as well as smuggling. An unspecified number of other accomplices went to prison. Iran detained Mazloumin, 58, in July for hoarding two tons of gold coins. Iranians have stocked up on gold coins and other safe-haven investments as the local currency has

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Arabia executes ISIS member who killed his cousin

    The Saudi interior ministry announced on Tuesday the execution of an ISIS militant who killed his cousin. Majed Saad bin Radhi al-Anzi, a Saudi national, was handed the death sentence following a trial which found him guilty of committing terrorist acts, including luring his own cousin to a desert area and killing him in the rehion of Hail. The crime shook the kingdom as it was videotaped, and the man’s cousin is seen begging for him not to kill him, repeatedly screaming “enough Saad”.

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    Qatar is considering an Iranian offer to host World Cup teams

    Qatar is reportedly considering an offer from Iran to host teams participating in the 2022 World Cup. "This is part of the operational plan, but obviously it will have to be done with FIFA," chief organiser Hassan Al Thawadi told AFP when asked whether teams could be based in Iran. Iran had previously offered to host teams who will play in the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in just over four years’ time. Al Thawadi added that Qatar had received "numerous proposals from countries with regard to hosting teams" around the time of the World Cup.

  • emirates247.com

    Deepika Padukone's wedding looks inspired by her movies

    The Chennai Express and Padmaavat connection Deepika Padukone has readied two different costumes for her wedding ritual. Since there will be a Sindhi style wedding as well as a Konkani one - she will be seen draping a saree for the Konkani ritual and a lehenga for the Sindhi one. For the Konkani style wedding Deepika drape her Konkani saree which will have hues of gold, marigold and orange apart from the jewellery she purchased recently, she will also have Konkani accessories like the Vaki, Ambada Aati, Pake and Jada Choti. This is a little similar to her Chennai Express look. But then her Sindhi wedding ceremonies, Deepika will wear a lehenga with hues of pink and purple. Do you remember the

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    Latifa bint Mohammed Inaugurates the sixth Downtown Design

    H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, inaugurated today the sixth edition of Downtown Design which saw the participation of 175 exhibitors, including 40 regional designers. Downtown Design is a major component of Dubai Design Week which returns in its fourth edition this year. On this occasion, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum commented: "In line with Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision, as represented in Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai is building a vibrant, organic and sustainable creative industry that brings together the best of international and home-grown talent.

  • Al Jazeera

    Khashoggi killing: 'Tell your boss deed is done'

    A member of a Saudi assassination squad phoned a superior shortly after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and told him "tell your boss" their mission had been accomplished, The New York Times reported. Citing three people familiar with a recording of Khashoggi's killing collected by Turkish intelligence, the newspaper said while he was not mentioned by name, US officials believe "your boss" was a reference to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. US intelligence officials view the recording as some of the strongest evidence yet linking bin Salman to the murder, it said. Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, one of 15 Saudis sent to Istanbul to target Khashoggi, made the phone call and spoke in Arabic, sources told