• emirates247.com

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt begin custody evaluations

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have begun child custody evaluations, to determine the final custody agreement surrounding their brood. The estranged couple - who have Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne together - have made the next step in their lengthy divorce proceedings, as they've now begun negotiations into the custody agreement surrounding their brood. According to People magazine, their court-appointed evaluator, Dr. Stan Katz officially began custody evaluations last week after he stated in court documents - which were filed on October 12 and obtained by the publication - that he was qualified in proceeding with the evaluations. The news

  • english.alarabiya.net

    EXCLUSIVE: A Qatari ‘whitewasher’ lands in US coinciding with Khashoggi crisis

    Around the time that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi first went missing in Istanbul 13 days ago, the Qatari government urgently dispatched several individuals to the United States. Among them was Hassan Ali bin Ali, an important Qatari regime insider and businessman. Bin Ali is believed to have met with several American and non-American media personalities. A congressional source told Al Arabiya English, on condition of anonymity, that Bin Ali had hired the New York City lobbying firm Friedlander Group, founded by Ezra Friedlander, to mend the bilateral relations between Qatar and the United States.

  • Gulf News

    Caught on camera: Indian ex-lawmaker’s son brandishes gun at couple in Delhi

    Dubai: A video showing the son of a former Indian parliamentarian, waving a gun and hurling abuses at a couple outside a five-star hotel in Delhi, went viral online in India today. Many Twitter users called out the “VIP brat” in “pink pants”, and requested Delhi Police to arrest him soon. Tweep @rohini_sgh posted: “Who is the BSP leader whose son is a brat, wears pink pants and goes around threatening people with a gun?” The young man in the video was identified as Ashish Pandey, the son of Ritesh Pandey, a former Member of Parliament (MP) of India’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Delhi Police have booked Ashish Pandey after the video was widely shared on social media. The video appears to have

  • Al Jazeera

    Khashoggi: Why did it take so long for Saudi to open its doors?

    Turkish police investigators have entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, nearly two weeks after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The proposed search of the consulate on Monday followed a phone call between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during which the two leaders stressed the importance of a joint investigation. The king thanked Erdogan for welcoming the Saudi proposal for the joint group and said no one could undermine their relationship. Riyadh denies the Saudi writer was murdered, his body dismembered and removed by a 15-man hit squad, which flew into Istanbul on the day he disappeared. As international pressure intensifies for answers

  • CNN

    Trump on reports Saudis will say Khashoggi died during interrogation gone wrong: "Nobody knows if it's an official report"

    Experts have dismissed claims that a recording of the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been transmitted using his Apple Watch. The Turkish newspaper Sabah reported Saturday morning that Khashoggi turned on the recording function of his Apple Watch before walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and that audio clips of his "interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud." CNN could not independently verify the Sabah report and was seeking comment from both Saudi and Turkish officials. Saudi Arabia firmly denies any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and says he left the consulate that afternoon.

  • emirates247.com

    Harry and Meghan 'gift' rain to drought-stricken Aussie outback

    Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan visited a drought-stricken region of Australia Wednesday, bringing a rare and welcome rainstorm with them. The prince commended resilient farmers for persisting through years-long dry spells as he and the Duchess of Sussex received an enthusiastic welcome and one heart-warming hug on day two of their tour Down Under. "The rain was a gift," the prince quipped while addressing farmers in one of the country's hardest-hit drought regions. Throngs of locals brandishing cardboard cut-outs of the royals gathered in the outback town of Dubbo to get a glimpse of the pair, while others wore royal fancy dress. "You are the salt of the earth. Honest, hard-working,

  • english.alarabiya.net

    ANALYSIS: Could a coup by Soleimani save the Iranian regime?

    Effecting a complete regime change in Iran will be close to impossible right now, as such is the military structure covering the country, with military bases in every province, it cannot be achieved through people power alone. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, knew only too well that through installing his own form of clerical government, there were certain to be those opposing his theory of divine rule, velayat-e-faqih. Another fact that Khomeini bore in mind, was how Shah Pahlavi’s regime was so ill-prepared for the revolution that dethroned him, brought about by an ill-trained military, even though on paper it seemed to be the most powerful army in the Middle East, and one of the best equipped.