• Kuwait Times

    Trump to host Crown Prince who has rocked the kingdom

    US, Saudi leaders to deepen an already congenial relationship WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in Washington tomorrow, giving the president a receptive audience to denounce rival Iran and a chance to take stock of significant changes the prince is engineering in the kingdom. Ten months after the last face-to-face meeting between Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh, the 71-year-old president and the 32-year-old strongman prince are expected to deepen an already warm and congenial relationship. But they are also expected to take up major developments for Saudi Arabia, both internally and externally: the end of a ban on Saudi women driving, the unprecedented

  • Saudigazette

    Ranveer Singh: Blessed to have Deepika Padukone in my life

    MUMBAI - Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh says he shares a relationship of mutual admiration with fellow actress Deepika Padukone, who he says he is “blessed” to have in his life. Ranveer was at the News18 Rising India Summit when he was asked about his relationship status with Deepika and about his marriage plans. Dodging the question, Ranveer, who has never confirmed or denied a relationship with Deepika even as rumors have been around for some years, said, “It is a relationship of mutual admiration... I rate her very highly as an actor, and she doesn’t.” “She says, ‘You’re just a ham’,” he quipped, adding that she is “awesome” and that “there’s a lot to learn from her as an artist”. He acknowledged

  • The National

    Ruler of Dubai steps in to help family stranded in desert

    A family has thanked the Ruler of Dubai for towing their car of out the sand after they became stranded in the desert. Hanna Karen Arroyo said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, stopped in his famous white Mercedes G-Wagen and lent them a hand on Saturday. "My friend and I got stuck on the desert of Dubai and we got rescued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid," she wrote on Twitter. She shared pictures of a young Emirati attaching a tether between the Ruler's car and her Honda Pilot 4x4. The car appeared to have its front wheels partially stuck in sand just off a two-lane road. Hanna and two friends are pictured with a smiling Sheikh Mohammed just afterwards. Rescuing

  • The National

    Sheikh Abdullah says Turkey among nations posing threat to Arab states

    Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed on Sunday cited Turkey alongside Iran and Israel as countries posing challenges to Arab states, as the UAE and Egypt underlined the importance of ongoing co-ordination between Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Riyadh in dealing with Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and extremism. “The challenges we face are not only from our Arab countries but also from non-Arabs in our region,” the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation said in Cairo after talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. “Whether from Iran, Turkey or Israel - attacking Arab lands, Arab interests and interfering in Arab affairs is what

  • CNN

    Moms took children to a mosque in Arizona and live-streamed their hate-filled tirade

    Editor's Note: (This story addresses hate speech and contains offensive language that may be disturbing to readers.) (CNN) Two women were arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing items from an Arizona mosque and broadcasting the whole episode on Facebook Live, police say. In the videos, the women, with three children in tow, can be heard unleashing a steady stream of invective against Muslims. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer have been charged with third degree burglary, a felony, police in Tempe said. "Based on the details of the crime, an enhancement of hate crime will be considered for sentencing," Tempe Police spokeswoman Lily Duran told CNN in a statement. "Pamphlets and literature

  • CNN

    Read Queen's letter approving Harry's marriage

    Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle required approval by the Archbishop and Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in part because Markle is divorced. CNN's Max Foster explains the Royal protocol.

  • The National

    Can my former employer retain my passport after my visa is cancelled?

    I have resigned from my employer, which is based in the Sharjah free zone, and received my cancellation papers but the company isn’t giving me my passport. They claim they are liable for it and will only give it to me at the airport if I leave. When I joined the company I was made to sign an agreement that said I cannot work for any other company in the same business for at least three years after I leave. I have a new job but in the same industry as I am a chemical engineer. The previous company doesn’t know about this but is saying that even though the visa is now cancelled I have to report to them daily and if I don't they will file an absconding case against me. What can I do? AI, Sharjah