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    Erdogan says Turkey will not go back on purchase of Russian S-400s

    Turkey will not go back on the purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia no matter what the United States says, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia's S-400 air defense system.

  • Emirates24|7

    104-year-old woman was 'arrested' for being an upstanding citizen

    A 104-year-old woman was "arrested" for being an upstanding citizen. As part of a charity scheme - where residents write down what they want most - at Stokeleigh Care Home in Bristol, Anne Brokenbrow revealed her desire to be arrested even though she's never done anything wrong. She wrote: "My wish is... to be arrested. I am 104 and I have never been on the wrong side of the law." PC Stephen Harding put Anne - who has dementia - in handcuffs and took her for a drive with the officers. Anne said: "I had a lovely day, it was interesting. Nothing like that ever happened to me before. They put the handcuffs on, I had the lot." "What did it feel like being a criminal? Well, it will make me much more

  • Emirates24|7

    Flight attendant 'just so happy' to be free

    A flight attendant just released from the custody of U.S. immigration authorities after more than a month of detention says her release feels “incredible.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it released Selene Saavedra Roman on Friday evening from a Conroe, Texas, detention center. In a statement issued through a spokesman, Saavedra Roman said that when she left the detention center, “I cried and hugged my husband and never wanted to let go.” She expressed gratitude for those who argued for her release, saying “it fills my heart.” Roman's attorney, Belinda Martinez Arroyo, said Mesa Airlines had mistakenly reassured the enrollee in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

  • Arab News

    Thousands of motorbikers protest at Philippines' new plate regulation

    MANILA: More than 10,000 motorcycle riders staged a motorcade on Sunday in the main highways of the Philippine capital Manila to protest at new regulations forcing them to display bigger license plates, saying the measure would not solve the problem. Cases of murders, robberies and other crimes perpetrated by people on motorbikes have been rampant in the Philippines, as more and more people turn to using motorbikes because the roads are so congested. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the measure into law this month, requiring all licensed motorbikes to display bigger front and rear plates to make them more visible to the authorities and any witnesses to crimes. At present, registration plates

  • Arab News

    Indonesia busts Russian smuggling drugged orangutan

    But as top musicians including Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber release their music on tape and demand continues to climb, the niche revival has faced a global shortage of music-quality magnetic tape needed for production. “It's a good place to be - there's plenty of business for both of us,” said Steve Stepp, who founded the National Audio Company in Springfield, Missouri with his father 50 years ago. But despite the astronomical rise of streaming, Stepp said rock bands like Pearl Jam and The Smashing Pumpkins began seeking to manufacture anniversary tapes in the mid-2000s, launching a cassette comeback tour. “That convinced major record labels that there was still life in the cassette as a music form,” he said.

  • CNN

    Italy paradise isle on sale for bargain price

    (CNN) - Ever dreamed of owning your own Italian private island? An aristocratic family is selling one in Sicily for a lot less than the price of a Tuscan villa or a Manhattan loft apartment. Isola delle Femmine, a wild pristine atoll near Palermo with a 17th century crumbling stone tower, is up for sale with offers invited of more than €1million -- about $1.1 million. The uninhabited oval-shaped island is part of a protected marine park that's now an elite scuba diving and snorkeling spot. Ancient Roman anchors and relics lie on the surrounding seabed. Its reef waters are inhabited by lobsters, sea anemones and madrepora stony coral. Solo swimming and sunbathing are guaranteed. Locals call the

  • Arab News

    Bollywood star lauds Ashi Studio gown as her most 'extravagant' outfit ever

    DUBAI: Actress Deepika Padukone made headlines last week when she became the second Bollywood star to take part in Vogue magazine's now-famous “73 Questions With…” series - and she even gave a shout out to a Lebanon-based fashion label. Padukone was asked, “What's the most extravagant thing you've ever worn?” and she didn't skip a beat before replying, “I'd say the pink Ashi Studio gown I wore to Cannes in 2018.” The dress - designed by Ashi Studio's Saudi-born founder, Mohammed Ashi - was certainly one to remember. The statuesque star wore the magenta Ashi Studio gown on the red carpet before a screening of the film “Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)” at the 71st edition of the festival.