• Al Jazeera

    'Trade and investment' to top Saudi crown prince's India visit

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, looking to boost ties with Asian allies, arrives in India on Tuesday for a two-day visit amid rising expectations of further investment deals following a high-profile trip to Pakistan. In New Delhi, Prince Mohammed will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is a recipient of Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honour, the King Abdulaziz Sash.  "Trade and investment, defence and security, including counterterrorism, and renewable energy" will be discussed during the crown prince's meeting with Modi on Wednesday, India's foreign ministry said. The two sides are also expected to discuss oil giant Saudi Aramco's investment in refineries in India,

  • 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

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran: Will 'immediately intervene' if Pakistan doesn't eliminate terrorists

    Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, warned on Monday that Tehran will intervene if terrorist presence in Pakistan is not addressed and eliminated “immediately”. The Iranian news agency, IRNA, quoted Bagheri as saying that if training camps and their activities in some areas of Pakistan continue “for any reason whatsoever,” Iran will immediately intervene.

  • Emirates24|7

    Royals 'are thinking of sending their child to an American school'

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly considering sending their child to an American school. The royal duo - who married in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May - are currently preparing for the arrival of their first child, and they are apparently considering sending their first-born to ACS Egham International School in Surrey, South-East England. A source told E! News: "Meghan is also keen for her child to be fully aware of his or her American heritage." The private school used to be known as the American Community School, and offers an American curriculum to students aged 4 to 18. The school is also located relatively close to Frogmore Cottage, which is the future home of the

  • 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

  • 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

  • Al Jazeera

    Philippines: Measles outbreak kills more than 130

    Health officials in the Philippines say more than 130 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak largely blamed on vaccination fears. Infections jumped by more than 1,000 percent in metropolitan Manila, the densely packed capital of more than 12 million people, in January compared with the previous year. About half of the 136 who died of measles were children aged one to four, according to officials. Many of those who lost their lives had not been inoculated.  Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday a massive immunisation drive that started last week in Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by April. "No ifs,