• Arab News

    Toddler crushed to death by school bus in the UAE

    DUBAI: A toddler was crushed to death by a school bus in the UAE on Sunday, Gulf daily Gulf News reported. The 18-months old was waiting with his family’s house maid for his brother to return from school when the horrific incident happened at about 3 pm. It is thought the driver of the school bus had not seen child, the report added. The toddler was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

  • The National

    Saudi Crown Prince: We will expel Muslim Brotherhood elements from our schools

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered a strong defence of his economic and social reforms in the Kingdom in his first interview with an American television broadcaster, vowing to continue a transformative agenda that “only death” can barricade. In a wide-ranging interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes aired on Sunday night, Prince Mohammed, 32, offered a new vision for Saudi Arabia that turns the page on the harsh interpretation of Islam practice in the Kingdom since 1979. The Saudi Crown Prince was particularly critical of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology, of extremism and the schism with the West created by Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden through the orchestration of the 9/11 terror attacks.

  • News

    Saudi crown prince says black abayas not obligatory ‘decent attire’ for women

    In his first televised interview with a US media outlet, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed women’s rights and the black gown, or “abaya,” traditionally worn by Saudi women. The young royal told CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell that women should be free to choose their interpretation of decent attire, and that this should not be limited to the black abaya. This, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. O’Donnell had asked the crown prince to elaborate on earlier remarks he had made on taking Saudi Arabia back to a time of ‘moderate Islam’.

  • News

    Saudi crown prince gives first US television interview

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed’s much-anticipated interview on CBS’ 60 minutes is being aired in which the royal is expected to talk on a wide-range of topics. The television interview, the first in which he is addressing an American audience, is being broadcast two days before the crown prince’s meeting with United States President Donald Trump. Co-host of CBS This Morning Norah O'Donnell bagged the exclusive interview in which the crown prince said Saudi Arabia country will build its own nuclear capabilities immediately if Iran develops a bomb. In a preview of the interview posted by CBS online a week before the full sit-down aired, the crown prince also likened Iran's supreme leader to Adolf Hitler during the rise of Nazi Germany.

  • BBC News

    India lauds 'batting hero' Dinesh Karthik

    Cricketer Dinesh Karthik has taken social media by storm after his batting heroics in the final of a tri-series T20 tournament took India to victory. Karthik's 29 runs off eight balls helped his team snatch victory from Bangladesh at the Nidahas Trophy. He hit a six off the last ball when India needed five runs to win - causing Twitter to explode with delight. Former star cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid were among those celebrating. Dinesh Karthik was trending on Sunday night and early Monday morning, with many applauding his innings. The 32-year-old was named man of the match for his performance. "I'm really happy to come out of this tournament," Karthik said in

  • Arab News

    Philippine leader Duterte urges nations to exit international court

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal - where he’s facing a possible complaint for the thousands of killings of drug suspects under his crackdown - is “rude.” Although the Philippine Senate has ratified the Rome Statute that established the ICC, Duterte said in a speech that the treaty was never enforced in the country because it was not published in the government journal as required by law. As a result, Duterte said the international court can never have jurisdiction over him, “not in a million years.” Last month, an ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced that she was opening a

  • Kuwait Times

    UK teacher named world's best, wins $1 million prize

    DUBAI: Briton Andria Zafirakou, who works in a school in one of the UK’s poorest areas, yesterday won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2018 at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai. The arts and textiles teacher from the Alperton Community College of Brent, an inner-city school in London, was among 10 finalists from around the globe for the annual award. Thirty thousand candidates were in the running. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and British Prime Minister Theresa May were among the first to congratulate her. “Congratulations to Andria Zafirakou for having won the Global Teacher award,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed after handing her the prize. He said teaching “is the greatest