• english.alarabiya.net

    US rejects Turkey’s offer to release pastor: report

    President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected Turkey’s offer to condition the release of an American pastor on clearing a top Turkish bank of billions of dollars in US fines, media reported Monday. Washington and Ankara are locked in a bitter feud over the nearly two-year jailing of Andrew Brunson over disputed terror charges, which has triggered a trade row and sent the lira into a tailspin. In exchange for Brunson’s release, and that of other US citizens as well as three Turkish nationals working for the US government, Turkey asked Washington to drop a probe into Halkbank, which is facing possible fines for helping Iran evade US sanctions.

  • BBC News

    'Tell us about balcony death mystery'

    Relatives of a woman who fell to her death from a 10th-floor balcony in Spain have pleaded with five men from Nottingham to tell them what happened. Kirsty Maxwell, from West Lothian, died shortly after entering an apartment which was occupied by the men. Her family want "answers" from the men, who have denied any responsibility for Mrs Maxwell's death. Attempts were made to contact them for a BBC Scotland documentary but they have not commented. Kirsty's mother, Denise Curry, said: "The only thing we've asked for is for them to tell us what happened in that room. "I would like answers from them, because Kirsty has no voice." In a previous statement released to media, four of the men described

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: NIck Jonas, Abhishek Bachchan, Tiger Shroff...

    NIck Jonas and family depart for the US. Abhishek Bachchan and Anurag Kashyap at Manmarziyan concert. Tiger Shroff and girlfriend Disha Patani Kareena Kapoor Karisma Kapoor and Amrita Arora Janhvi Kapoor Miss World Manushi Chhillar Shahid Kapoor Anushka Sharma Ranveer Singh Sonakshi Sinha Shilpa Shetty with family Athiya Shetty\ Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma at Suidhaaga Trailer Launch at Yashraj Studio. Alia Bhatt at a new collection launch of a lifestyle brand Caprese Jhanvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor Kajol snapped at Helicopter Eela promotions. Vidya Balan at Sunny Super Sound. John Abraham arrived in an auto rickshaw for a screening of his film Satyamev Jayate. Aayush Sharma,

  • Egypt Independent

    India's Modi calls for talks with Pakistan in letter to new PM Khan

    New Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan offered an olive branch to India after his election victory last month, proposing talks to resolve a long-standing dispute over the Kashmir region. The two leaders spoke by telephone late last month. “The Indian prime minister has sent a letter in which he congratulated Imran Khan and … he has sent a message to open talks,” Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters in the capital, Islamabad. An Indian foreign ministry official confirmed Modi wrote to Khan on Saturday and “expressed India’s commitment to build good neighborly relations between India and Pakistan and pursue meaningful and constructive engagement for the benefit of the

  • Emirates24|7

    Mohamed bin Zayed to perform Eid Al Adha prayers at Sheikh Zayed Mosque

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will perform the Eid Al Adha prayer at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed will be joined by Sheikhs, ministers, senior officials, dignitaries and crowds of worshippers. He will welcome well-wishers on the first day of Eid at Al Mushrif Palace.

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    IN PICTURES: Two million Muslims begin Hajj 2018 pilgrimage

    More than two million Muslim faithful are beginning their Hajj pilgrimage on Sunday. The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. In recent weeks, the faithful have arrived in Mecca from across the world, all chanting "Labayk Allahuma Labayk," or "Here I am, God, answering your call.

  • Arab News

    As Philippines’ Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. Nine months away from mid-term elections that could determine the success or failure of his presidency, his daughter, Sara Duterte, is fast emerging as a power-broker who is aiming to shore up support for his ambitious policy agenda, and, say some experts and insiders, his eventual succession. By his own admission, the 73-year-old president is flagging. On Tuesday, he lamented his uphill struggle to tackle illicit drugs and cut state corruption, predicting that he’ll “hardly make a dent” in his remaining