• Al Jazeera

    CIA says Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder: reports

    The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday, a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. According to the Washington Post, who first reported the CIA conclusion, US officials expressed high confidence in the CIA assessment, which is the most definitive to date linking bin Salman to the killing and complicates President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve US ties with one of the closest US allies in the region. Both the Washington Post and the Associated Press cited unnamed officials, familiar with the CIA conclusion.  The accuracy of the reports

  • Al Jazeera

    Trump says he finished his written answers in Russia probe

    President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he wrote the answers to the questions himself. "My lawyers don't write answers. I write answers. I was asked a series of questions. I've answered them very easily," Trump said. The Republican president did not specify when his legal team would submit his written responses. "I'm sure they're tricked-up because, you know, they like to catch people," Trump added, referring to questions that he suggested, without

  • Egypt Independent

    Egyptian pharmacist stabbed to death in Saudi Arabia

    On Thursday night, at the southern city of Jazan, a young Egyptian expatriate stood at his usual night shift in al-Nahdi Pharmacy, when a man entered the pharmacy and stabbed him seven times using a bladed weapon. One stab went into his heart, killing the pharmacist. His name was Ahmed Taha, 29, according to the victim’s friend Mohamed A., 30. Mohamed received a phone call at 6 that evening, and was told that a murder had occurred in the pharmacy in Jazan. Being a pharmaceutical representative, Mohamed knew most Egyptians working in Saudi pharmacies, and immediately headed to al-Nahdi to find his friend drowned in blood, by his account. Taha’s body was transferred to the al-Amis hospital in the

  • emirates247.com

    Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city

    A baby died after a monkey snatched it from its mother's arms, Indian police investigating the incident in the city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, said on Thursday. The 12-day-old boy was being fed by his mother when a rhesus macaque monkey broke into the room late Monday, local deputy police chief Prashant Verma told AFP. The monkey grabbed the infant and jumped away along several rooftops in a crammed district of the global tourist hotspot, he said. Locals chased the monkey down after the mother raised the alarm, forcing the animal to abandon the baby's body on top of a building. Verma said the infant was declared dead on arrival at hospital but the family refused to allow a postmortem and

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Normal service resumed as Federer breezes into semis

    Swiss great Roger Federer made sure he will be among the last four at the ATP Finals this weekend after outplaying South Africa’s Kevin Anderson to top his group on Thursday. The Swiss once again brushed aside the passing of time with a vintage display, beating Anderson 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-finals for the 15th time in 16 appearances at the event. Federer walked out into a jam-packed O2 Arena knowing any repeat of his insipid performance on Sunday against Japan’s Kei Nishikori could result in an ignominious early exit. Displaying the old swagger, however, Federer turned on the style to avenge this year’s shock Wimbledon quarter-final defeat by Anderson in which he squandered a match point.

  • Al Jazeera

    Korean Lovers in Baghdad

    Heba is a young Iraqi woman with a good job as an electrical engineer and the prospect of a decent future. At 28, she owns a modern flat in the newly-built Bismayah New City in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where she lives with her mother and younger sister. It's a vast development of neat, white and beige apartment blocks, wide, well-lit walkways and plenty of green spaces, where children can play and ride their bikes. Heba says living there makes her feel safe and secure. "This place has given us freedom and peace of mind," she says of the complex that is one of many joint ventures between the governments of Iraq and South Korea. But this isn't Heba's only South Korean connection. In fact, she's

  • CNN Style

    Deepika Padukone reveals striking outfit from wedding to Ranveer Singh

    One of the biggest names in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, has married fellow actor Ranveer Singh in a star-studded ceremony in Lake Como, Italy. While the wedding was a closely-guarded affair -- the couple reportedly asked guests to follow a strict no-photo policy -- pictures emerged Thursday showing the model-turned-actress adorned in red and gold, lavish colors traditionally favored by Indian brides. The wedding was a two-day affair with local media reporting that two ceremonies took place, a Konkani ceremony on Wednesday followed by a Sindhi one, to reflect Padukone and Singh's backgrounds. For Wednesday's ceremony, Padukone wore a red and gold sari. The photos end months of speculation in