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    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.

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    Saudi Crown Prince orders 2,107 Pakistani prisoners released

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners from the Kingdom's jails during a high-profile visit to Islamabad, the official Twitter account of the Pakistani Government tweeted on Monday. Last Update: Monday, 18 February 2019 KSA 15:15 - GMT 12:15

  • Arab News

    Iran faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

    GENEVA, LONDON: In early January, labor activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online. Bakhshi, who said he was still in pain, also challenged the intelligence minister to a public debate about the religious justification for torture. Late last month, Bakhshi was rearrested. Sepideh Qoliyan, a journalist covering labor issues in the Ahvaz region, was also rearrested on the same day after saying on social media that she had been abused in jail. Bakhshi's allegations of torture and the social media furor that followed led Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to call for an investigation, and the

  • Arab News

    Lebanon censors caricature of Khamenei in French weekly

    BEIRUT:  Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security has censored a caricature of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that was published in the French weekly Courrier International. The directorate covered the caricature with a sticker before allowing the publication to enter Lebanon.  The move has sparked debate on social media, including criticism and questions as to whether the directorate is affiliated with the Shiite group Hezbollah, a close ally of Tehran. There were also questions as to whether such censorship would apply to other leaders who are caricatured by the French newspaper. Journalist Dima Sadek shared the caricature on social media in defiance of the censorship. Journalist

  • Al Jazeera

    Rouhani unveils Iran's cruise missile-equipped Fateh submarine

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled a "state-of-the-art" domestically produced submarine, which the defence ministry said is capable of firing cruise missiles. Rouhani is in the southern province of Hormozgan on Sunday to introduce the latest addition of the naval fleet. Dubbed the Fateh, or Conqueror, it is the country's first semi-heavy submarine, according to Mehr news agency. In his speech to thousands of supporters at the port city of Bandar Lengeh before the submarine launch, Rouhani warned against the division in the country, saying that is the goal of Iran's enemies. "We will not bow down to the hegemonic power. We are ready to sacrifice ourselves and spill our blood to protect

  • Emirates24|7

    Children found in dog cage placed in foster care

    Four malnourished siblings, all aged 5 or younger, have been placed in foster care after authorities found them hungry and thirsty in a North Texas barn, two locked in a dog cage and the others smeared with excrement, authorities said Wednesday. Law enforcement found the children Tuesday morning while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a property near Rhome, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Fort Worth. The three boys and girl were released from a hospital Tuesday evening and placed into foster care, a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said. The agency did not say if the children have been placed together or split up. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said deputies

  • Arabian Business

    Popular Indian snacks headed to Dubai in Choithrams deal

    Middle East supermarket chain Choithrams is partnering up with India's Future Consumer Limited (FCL) to bring popular Indian snacks to the UAE market for the first time, the company announced on Monday. At Gulfood in Dubai, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see Choithrams initially market, distribute and retail five of Future Consumer's most popular brands, including the ready-to-eat Tasty Treat brand of snacks, sauce and dip brand Sangi's Kitchen, flour brand Desi Atta company, organic and natural food brand Mother Earth and Desi Atta Company, a kitchen essentials brand that produces flour, rice cereals and spices. “These are very large brands within the