• The National

    Ruler of Dubai helps friends stranded in the desert

    A woman has thanked the Ruler of Dubai for towing her car out of the sand after she became stranded in the desert. Hanna Karen Arroyo said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, stopped in his white Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen and gave her and her friends a hand on Saturday. "My friend and I got stuck on the desert of Dubai and we got rescued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid," she wrote on Twitter. She shared pictures of a young Emirati attaching a tether between the Ruler's car and her Honda Pilot 4x4. The car appeared to have its front wheels partially stuck in sand just off a two-lane road. Hanna and her two friends were photographed with Sheikh Mohammed afterwards. But rescuing

  • News

    OPINION: Riyadh, Washington and the Iran confrontation

    Things are speeding up in Europe, before Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets President Trump the day after tomorrow. Focus will be on arriving at a method that appears to restrain Iran, while in fact it aims to stop the US’s attempt to abort the nuclear agreement with Iran. Tillerson’s departure from the US State Department, and the arrival of Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Washington, enhances the Europeans’ fear that Washington intends to impose sanctions on Iran Abdulrahman al-Rashed Abolishing the agreement Last Update: Sunday, 18 March 2018 KSA 15:09 - GMT 12:09

  • Arab News

    Exclusive: Norah O'Donnell on how CBS landed Saudi Crown Prince interview

    LONDON: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in the US this week for high-level meetings with President Donald Trump. But before he visits the White House, the Saudi heir will introduce himself to the American public. On Sunday, the CBS television network will air an interview with the crown prince on its flagship “60 Minutes” current affairs program, and for his first-ever interview with a US broadcaster, no subject was off limits. “There were no time restrictions and no preconditions,” Norah O’Donnell, the CBS anchorwoman who interviewed the crown prince in Riyadh, told Arab News. “It seemed to me that there was a desire to show the American public what he believes, to show that Saudi

  • CNN

    Two women took kids to a mosque to mock Islam. Then they recorded a hate-filled video showing it all.

    They can be seen picking up pamphlets and literature from outdoor stands as they walk the property of the mosque, even encouraging their dog to urinate on the property. It's unclear on the video what the group had allegedly stolen to warrant charges. They refer to themselves in the videos as "patriots" and "infidels," and say they are removing items from the mosque to expose "the infiltration of the Arabic Muslims coming in and destroying America." A 24-minute video full of hate "The Muslims are nothing but devil, Satan worshipers," one of the women says at the mosque, pointing at flyers on a community message board at the mosque. At least one of the children seems to take the message to heart.

  • BBC News

    How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

    Stephen Hawking was a renowned scientist famed for his work on black holes and relativity. He published several popular science books such as A Brief History of Time. Prof Hawking was also a wheelchair user who lived with motor neurone disease from the age of 21. Yes, he was an award-winning scientist, but a lot of the coverage after Prof Hawking's death has created a narrative of an "inspirational" figure who was "crippled" by his condition and "confined to a wheelchair". As a disabled person, I've found this discourse troubling and somewhat regressive. I'm tired of being labelled an 'inspiration' Stephen Hawking's death has reminded me why I'm tired, as a disabled person and a wheelchair user,

  • Arab News

    Man beheaded in India for naming village square after PM Modi

    DUBAI: A 70-year-old man was beheaded after his son named a village square in India’s Bihar after the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, local press reported. The attack was the result of political rivalry which took a violent turn in the northeastern state after opposition party Bihartiya Janata Party (BJP) took power. Reports stated that Tej Narayan Yadev named the village square after Modi while other villagers wanted it to be named after the president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party, Lalu Prasad. The incident took place Thursday night when approximately 40 villagers attacked Yadev’s house armed with weapons demanding he change the square’s name to Lalu Prasad. As

  • Kuwait Times

    Kuwait, Philippines reach deal on domestic helpers

    Workers to retain passports - Kuwait calls to lift labor ban, Manila in no hurry KUWAIT: Kuwait and the Philippines signed a draft deal to regulate the work of domestic helpers, a Kuwaiti diplomat said yesterday. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Consulate Affairs Sami Al-Hamad told KUNA that the deal, which was signed on Friday night, came as a result of a meeting between a visiting Kuwaiti ministerial delegation and Filipino authorities in Manila. The deal will ensure the rights of both employers and employees, said Hamad. The deal may end a two-month crisis sparked by reports that abuse by employers in Kuwait had driven several Filipinos to suicide. The Philippines stopped sending workers