• Arabian Business

    Neom Airport planned for Saudi Arabia's $500 billion mega-city

    Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion city of the future, Neom, will see its own airport being built near the kingdom’s Tabuk area. The mega-city, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to diversify the country’s economy away from oil, is planned for Saudi’s Red Sea coast and revolves around artificial intelligence. Neom Airport is reportedly located 10 kilometers from Sharma, 75 kilometers from Daba and will be initially coordinated with Prince Sultan City. The airport’s code registered with the International Civil Aviation Organization is OENN. Moreover, it will boast a runway of 3,757 metres long at 151 degrees on one side and 331 degrees on the other. Neom, short for Latin-Arabic term Neo-Mustaqbal,

  • BBC News

    Iran sanctions: Trump ‘like a mafia boss’

    US President Donald Trump is "behaving like a mafia boss” over the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran and withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, the Iranian political analyst Prof Mohammad Marandi has said. Speaking to BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur, Prof Marandi admitted that the Iranian economy will face difficulties but it will stabilise within a few months, adding that the country has been through much worse. “The Americans want to crush the Iranian people, they want to humiliate the Iranian people and that simply is not going to work,” he said. Watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 15 August and on Thursday 16 August 2018 on the BBC News Channel or watch again on BBC iPlayer

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Seven Saudis from one family die in tragic car crash in Oman

    Seven Saudi family members died and five others injured in a four-car tragic accident near Haima town in Oman on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Oman said that it is following up on the situation of the Saudi nationals affected by the accident with the Omani authorities, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the police, and the hospital where the injured got transferred to through air ambulance. The Saudi ambassador called the families of the injured to comfort them, thanking the Omani authorities for looking after them following  the incident. Pictures were published by the police showing the location of the fatal accident where the cars are completely destroyed with one car split into two halves.

  • CNN

    Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring

    Neither Jonas, 25, nor Chopra, 36, has confirmed the engagement, but fans have been wondering about their relationship ever since they walked the red carpet together at the 2017 Met Gala. That heated up this year after reports the pair were dating. Jimmy Kimmel asked Chopra about the Met Gala appearance last year on his late night show, saying "Are you dating Nick Jonas? Isn't he, like, 11 years old?" "We were both wearing Ralph Lauren," she said. "And we decided to go together because it was fun." Speculation of an engagement reached a fevered pitch after People reported it and the director of Chopra's latest project tweeted that the actress was out of his "Bharat" film with a thinly veiled

  • Egypt Independent

    Online train bookings available for first time: Railway Authority

    The Railway Authority announced on Tuesday that train ticket bookings will be available online for the first time, using national IDs. Each ID will be permitted to book up to four tickets per day, Railway Authority Chairman Ashraf Raslan stated. Tickets will be offered through an application named “TransitENR”. It will allow passengers to register their data, choose their seat, and pay online through Visa, Master Card, or instant charge cards sold by the Railway Authority. In providing an electronic booking service, the Transport Ministry hopes to eliminate the hassle of in-person purchases ahead of Eid-al Adha, while confronting ticket sales on the black market by having new tickets include

  • BBC News

    'You can be beautiful no matter your size'

    Jess Millichamp, better known as Jess on the Plus Size, is an advocate for breaking fashion rules no matter your size. She runs a successful blog and has gained thousands of social media followers. She has shown us some of her "rule-breaking" outfits.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    New evidence to back UN’s finding about Tehran role in nurturing al-Qaeda

    A United Nations report mentioned that ISIS still has as many as 30,000 members distributed almost equally between Syria and Iraq and is supported by the al-Qaeda organization, which has become much stronger in some places due to increased Iranian support. According to the Associated Press, the report which was prepared by UN experts on Monday, and presented to the UN Security Council, reveals that despite the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and most of Syria, it is likely that a “secret copy” of the extremists group will exist in both countries, with supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. Experts said the global al-Qaeda network is much stronger than in some locations, including Somalia, Yemen, South Asia and the African Sahel area.