• Al Jazeera

    Civilians, soldiers killed in Kashmir cross-border firing

    India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir's special status in August. India said there was heavy shelling by Pakistan across the border in northern Kashmir's Tangdhar region late on Saturday night, killing two Indian soldiers and one civilian. A spokesman for the Pakistani Armed Forces said one of its soldiers and three civilians had died and that India had violated the ceasefire. There was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan, Indian defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. "Our troops retaliated

  • Arabian Business

    Saudi Arabia's airport taxis set to go green

    Saudi Arabia's airport taxis have gone green. According to Ibrahim Al-Ruassa, spokesman of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), the colour has been chosen for taxis which will serve all airports in the kingdom. The taxi venture, which is a collaboration between the GACA and the Public Transport Authority (PTA), is to be offered to public tender. Photos of the taxis at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah were posted on social media, although the Saudi Gazette stressed these were for “experimental purposes” and full details of the project would be revealed following completion of the tender process. Further agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoU) have been signed

  • Arabian Business

    Saudi Crown Prince has new $3.9bn bid for Manchester United rejected

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is preparing a third takeover bid of English football giants Manchester United, according to the latest media reports British tabloids Daily Mirror and Daily Star reported at the weekend that a second bid of £3billion ($3.9bn) from the Crown Prince had been rejected. Current United owners, the Glazer family from the US, bought the English Premier League side for £790 million ($1bn) in 2003. They had previously showed an unwillingness to sell, but co-owner Kevin Glazer last week put his 13 percent stake in the Red Devils, worth £270m ($350m), on the New York Stock Exchange. United already have business interests with Saudi Arabia, with Saudi Telecom

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry unveils details of Luxor coffin discovery

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry on Saturday unveiled details regarding the fourth cache of mummies and pharaonic coffins discovered at Thebes cemetery in the west of Luxor, the first cache of coffins to ever be uncovered by an Egyptian archeological mission. Amid international media coverage, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani officially announced the Egyptian archaeological mission's success. Headed by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, the mission unveiled the al-Assasif cache which includes a distinct group of 30 colored wooden coffins belonging to men, women and children, so well preserved that details such as inscriptions are still intact. He stated

  • Al Jazeera

    Lebanon reforms 'must start from politicians' bank accounts'

    Beirut, Lebanon - As tear gas canisters fired by Lebanese soldiers whizzed closer and closer to them, a group of young men in downtown Beirut intensified their effort to crack open a parking meter and get to the coins inside. Across the street, another group was doing the same.  "Break it, rip the whole thing apart," came a cry from the crowd. The young men lifted and tossed the rectangular box from side to side. Then, they rammed a street sign into the box again and again, until it finally cracked, spilling coins on to the ground. Greedy hands searched the tarmac for loose change. "I have no income. This will help me with expenses and food and drink," said a soot-covered young man who said he

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Aramco cuts domestic gasoline prices for fourth quarter

    Saudi Aramco announced reduced domestic gasoline prices starting from October 20, 2019, the Saudi Press Agency (APA) reported. The news prices will be as follows: Gasoline 91: 1.50 riyals per liter, and Gasoline 95: 2.05 riyals per liter during the current quarter October- December 2019. The prices of the previous quarter during the months of July - September 2019 were: Gasoline 91: 1.53 riyals per liter, and Gasoline 95: 2.18 riyals per liter. According to Saudi Aramco, this is in accordance with the governance procedures of pricing adjustment of approved energy and water products, noting that the domestic prices of gasoline are subject to change due to changes in export prices from the Kingdom

  • CNN

    Is this how we'll live on Mars?

    What would a home on Mars look like? What sort of clothes would we wear on the Red Planet? And how would we grow our food? The answers to some of these questions are beautifully imagined in a new exhibition, "Moving to Mars," at London's Design Museum. The race is on for a successful manned mission to Mars, with NASA leading a pack of public and private institutions competing to be the first to land, including Elon Musk's Space X, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Boeing, and the China National Space Administration. NASA plans to launch a manned mission in the 2030s, a timeframe shared by other private groups, although this goal might be more aspirational than realistic. Many technologies required don't