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  • How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future

    There can’t be many Saudi projects that can claim to have been unaffected by the oil price slide, but then again, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is no ordinary undertaking. Located an hour’s drive north of Jeddah, KAEC has been described as the world’s largest real estate project. By the time it is completed, probably at some point in the mid-2030s, roughly $100bn worth of investment will have been ploughed into the city, which is set to play a vital role in the diversification of Saudi Arabia’s economy away from oil.

    ArabianBusiness.com
  • Two London teens have married IS group fighters: lawyer

    Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their homes in February and flew to Istanbul before crossing into Syria. Tasnime Akunjee, who represents the families, told the Guardian that the news had "caused a lot of distress." "It entrenches their lives in Syria, rather than in Britain.

    AFP
  • America's 'Plan B' for Iran comes with one huge problem

    Should negotiations ultimately fail and Tehran makes a break for a nuclear weapon, the US has signalled that it is ready to attack Iranian nuclear facilities with an awe-inspiring "plan B" — the 30,000-pound bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

    Business Insider
  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? Before her visit, the Commonwealth Club's invitation to Kardashian provoked minor controversy. Kardashian did discuss the key topics, and others, during an hour-long appearance before an adoring audience that was mostly young and female.

    Associated Press
  • A sea turtle strapped with a GoPro just gave us a gorgeous underwater view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    Which is what the World Wildlife Fund did in their new video of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest system of coral reefs. The video campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the reef, which is currently disappearing because its diverse plants and animals are having a tough time coping with climate change. Created by the WWF's Christine Hof and marine biologist Ian Bell, the video starts with the GoPro being strapped on.

    Business Insider
  • Here's the manual that Al Qaeda and now ISIS use to brainwash people online

    The US and other Western countries have been alarmed at how the Islamic State militant group has been able to lure teenagers and young people to the Middle East to join its ranks. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times recently wrote about a 23-year-old American woman from Washington state who has been communicating with Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) recruiters online. The woman, "Alex," showed Callimachi the messages and reading materials these recruiters had sent her, and their approach to grooming her seems textbook.

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  • England coach gives fantastic interview about the player who scored the brutal own goal that knocked them out of the World Cup

    England lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinal in the most heartbreaking way possible, giving up an own goal in the final minute and losing 2-1. The goal was incredibly unlucky for England. If Laura Bassett doesn't deflect the ball, the Japan attacker is almost certainly going to have a 1-on-1 with the goalie at point-blank range, and if the deflection is one inch higher or one foot to the right, the ball caroms in a different direction and doesn't go in the goal.

    Business Insider
  • Gang arrested for beating up expatriate

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Jeddah Police arrested a three-member gang that robbed an expatriate in south Jeddah. The expatriate was stopped by one of the gang members as he was walking on a subsidiary road in south Jeddah and asked for help with an address. The expatriate attempted to flee, but the man grabbed him.

    Saudi Gazette
  • Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

    Kuwait deployed unprecedented security measures around Shiite mosques for Friday prayers following last week's deadly bombing, as the emir attended rare Shiite-Sunni joint ceremony in a show of unity. Shiite mosques in Kuwait City were completely cordoned off and roads leading to them were closed to traffic as security men and volunteers stood guard, an AFP reporter said. A Saudi suicide bomber from the Islamic State group blew himself in a Shiite mosque last Friday killing 26 people and wounding 227 others in the worst bombing in the history of Kuwait.

    AFP
  • Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

    The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. While Reelz, which reaches 70 million homes, said it considered the interests of Miss USA contestants, the host city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and viewers in making its decision, it made no mention of Trump or the hot water he's found himself in since he announced his presidential bid in June. The statement also did not include details on how Reelz acquired the rights to broadcast the pageant that is a joint venture between Trump and NBC, as is Miss Universe.

    Associated Press
  • People are freaked out because they keep finding 'help me' messages under the cap of Sobe bottles

    (Sobe on Facebook) People across the US have been finding desperate messages pleading for help under the caps of their SoBe beverages, BuzzFeed News reports.  The message reads, "HELP ME TRAPPED IN SOBE FACTORY." Concerned customers have been posting

    Business Insider
  • Palestinians arrest 100 Hamas members in W.Bank: security

    Palestinian forces have arrested around 100 Hamas members in the West Bank, a security official said Friday, raising tension between the Islamist movement and its Ramallah-based rivals. The people, arrested overnight, "intended to carry out attacks against the Palestinian Authority (PA)," the official said, without elaborating. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri condemned the arrests as a "dangerous escalation which blocks efforts and reconciliation." He also criticised the PA for its "security cooperation with the Israeli occupation." Under 1993 peace accords, the PA coordinates on West Bank security with Israel, including by sharing intelligence.

    AFP
  • Kingdom condemns Sinai terror

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has condemned the terror attack on several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai and expressed his condolences to President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi, SPA reported. In a cable to El-Sissi, the king said

    Arab News
  • The South China Sea is now a 'core interest' of Beijing — and that's a problem for its neighbors

    China’s aggressive posture toward the South China Sea has been stirring tensions in the region, and a new national security law suggests that Beijing is just getting started. In years past,  China's core interests were believed to mean specific and limited territorial matters, such as those regarding Taiwan and Tibet, that the communist country determined to be internal matters. The new law is reportedly an indication that the “core interests” have been stretched.

    Business Insider
  • The Cavaliers are making a $230 million bet that last year's team is good enough to win it all

    The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the summer with a laundry list of their players hitting free agency. In the first 24 hours of the NBA's free agency period, the Cavs re-signed their biggest free agents, piling up a giant payroll in the process. Kevin Love re-signed to a five-year, $110 million deal, Iman Shumpert agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal, and Tristan Thompson will reportedly agree to a five-year, $80 million deal.

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  • There's a lot of evidence that the next iPhone will have an incredible camera

    A new document leaked by a supposed Foxconn employee, the company that builds the iPhone in China, was obtained by Apple Insider, and it reinforces rumors that the iPhone 6's successor could have a 12-megapixel camera, as well as 2 gigabytes of RAM. Rather, a 12-megapixel camera compared with the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel shooter would allow you to record slow-motion videos in ultra-high 4K resolution. 4K resolution means video shot with the next iPhone will be about twice as sharp as video shot with the iPhone 6.

    Business Insider
  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry. The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, has branded the film inaccurate and misleading.

    Associated Press
  • Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

    Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. The tough statement appears to herald a new round in spiraling Russia-West confrontation over Ukraine. It followed a session of Russia's Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, who vowed to firmly resist Western pressure and ordered to draft a new response.

    Associated Press
  • Russian Cargo Spacecraft Launches Toward Space Station

    It looks like a robotic cargo ship will actually make it to the International Space Station this time. Russia's Progress 60 freighter launched smoothly toward the orbiting lab atop a Soyuz rocket at 12:55 a.m. EDT (0455 GMT) Friday (July 3) from Baikonur

    SPACE.com
  • Jaden and Willow Smith at Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dad Will Smith kicked off his 2014 here, celebrating the new year. Now the Smith siblings, Jaden and Willow Smith, are heading to Dubai to help celebrate the annual Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). The two performers will make appearances across the city starting with a kids fashion show at The Dubai Mall on August 13.

    Gulf News