• Al Jazeera

    As MBS arrives, Pakistan seals Saudi ties with $20bn in deals

    Islamabad, Pakistan - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has led a delegation to Islamabad that agreed deals worth more than $20bn, providing much-needed investment for a faltering Pakistani economy struggling with a looming foreign reserve crisis and slowing domestic growth. Amid much fanfare, Prince Mohammed was greeted on Sunday by Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Nur Khan airbase, where he was accorded a 21-gun salute for his first visit to the country since becoming heir to the throne in 2017. The two leaders held direct talks in Islamabad, followed by the signing of investment deals in the areas of petrochemicals, energy, minerals, sports and other sectors. At a state dinner in honour

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Crown Prince's plane welcomed by Pakistani fighter jets

    The plane carrying Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Moahmmed bin Salman and his official delegation to Pakistan was accompanied by Pakistani JF-17 fighter jets as it entered Pakistani airspace this afternoon. Photos of the fighter jets were tweeted by Bader al-Asaker, Head of the Private Office for HRH the Crown Prince and Chairman of Misk Initiatives Center on Sunday. The fighter jets are produced jointly by Pakistan and China.

  • Arab News

    US women detained for speaking Spanish sue border agency

    LOS ANGELES: Two US women detained by a border patrol agent in the state of Montana after he heard them speaking Spanish in a grocery store have sued the country's border protection agency. Video of the incident - which took place last May in the small town of Havre - showed Agent Paul O'Neal tell Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez that he had asked to see their identification as it was unusual to hear Spanish speakers in the state, which borders Canada. “It has to do with you guys speaking Spanish in the store in a state where it's predominately English speaking,” he said. “It's not illegal, it's just very unheard of up here,” he told the women. The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed

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    Saudi Crown Prince: Consider me the ambassador of Pakistan

    In response to requests put forward by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said “Consider me in Saudi Arabia the ambassador of Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister had requested that the immigration process for Pakistani Hajj pilgrims be conducted in “the three major cities” of Pakistan.

  • Emirates24|7

    Woman hid mom's body with blankets, air fresheners

    Authorities say a woman hid her mother's decomposing body inside their Virginia home for weeks, covering it with dozens of blankets and surrounding it with air fresheners to mask the smell. News outlets report that 55-year-old Jo-Whitney Outland was charged with felony concealment of a body. Bristol police detective Sgt. Steve Crawford says the investigation began Monday when Outland's relatives were concerned about 78-year-old Rosemary Outland. Investigators believe Rosemary Outland died in late December. Crawford says authorities discovered the body propped up in a chair and covered with more than 50 blankets and pieces of clothing and over 60 air fresheners. He says medical examiners will

  • Al Jazeera

    Pakistan questions India's 'security lapses' after Kashmir attack

    Pakistan has hit back at the allegations by India that it is harbouring fighters from the armed group that claimed responsibility for the last week's deadly attack on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir. Thursday's car bomb attack, which killed 42 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, was claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). Following the blast, New Delhi called for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi promising a "strong response". "If our neighbour thinks it can destabilise India, then it is making a big mistake," Modi said on Friday. On Sunday, Islamabad rejected New Delhi's accusations, saying they were "knee-jerk"

  • Emirates24|7

    Katy Perry was 'shaking with happiness' after proposal

    Katy Perry was "shaking with happiness" after Orlando Bloom proposed to her. The 34-year-old singer and Orlando, 42, announced their engagement earlier this week, and according to an insider, Katy was overcome with joy when the Hollywood star popped the big question. An insider told People: "Katy was very surprised and shaking with happiness." Orlando - who has an eight-year-old son called Flynn with his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr - approached the proposal in a traditional way, seeking her parents' permission behind he asked Katy to marry him. The source shared: "Katy's family knew he was proposing. He talked to her parents about it before." Meanwhile, another source previously claimed Katy