• Al Jazeera

    Defying Trump, US Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

    Washington, DC - The US Senate voted on Thursday to approve a resolution calling for an end to United States involvement in the Saudi-UAE-led military campaign in Yemen, setting the stage for a potential showdown next year between Congress and President Donald Trump over US military support for Saudi Arabia. The Senate also approved a resolution saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, is responsible for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.  US politicians have grown increasingly outraged as the number of civilians killed in Yemen by Saudi and UAE air attacks using US-made weapons has risen dramatically in the past two years. The Saudi-UAE coalition launched an intervention

  • Egypt Independent

    OPEC exit frees Qatar from US legal concerns

    DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Even before taking over Qatar’s energy policy in a government reshuffle last month, Qatar Petroleum (QP) CEO Saad al-Kaabi had long wanted the Gulf state to leave OPEC. Kaabi was concerned OPEC membership could be a stumbling block for QP’s ambitions in the United States, where it has one of the world’s biggest LNG terminals, and a distraction as Doha doubles down on gas production, three industry sources said. Proposed US legislation known as NOPEC (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act) could expose members of the oil exporters club to antitrust lawsuits, a risk for QP at a time it is planning to invest billions more in the United States. The sources said Qatar’s

  • emirates247.com

    Jennifer Lopez: My fans want me to have a fairy tale wedding

    Jennifer Lopez knows her fans want her to have a "fairy tale" wedding with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, but she says they are still taking things "day-by-day". The 49-year-old singer and actress went public with her romance with Alex in May 2017 and has been plagued with questions about an engagement ever since, but has now said she understands why her fans are so invested in her love life, because they want "a happy ending" for her. She said: "Everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a romantic comedy, a happy ending. We all do. But it's not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the shows." And although the couple aren't engaged yet, they're taking their romance "day-by-day" and are

  • emirates247.com

    Beyonce! Hillary! Priyanka! India's biggest wedding: Isha Ambani

    In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India’s richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over $43 billion. The groom, Anand Piramal, is the relative pauper. His father, industrialist Ajay Piramal, is thought to be worth $10 billion. Ambani's sons Anan (left) and Akash (right) ride on horses during the wedding of their sister Isha. Chairman Mukesh Ambani (center left) walks with his brother Anil Ambani during the wedding of his daughter Isha. Indian Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan (right)

  • emirates247.com

    Man washing windows at Trump hotel in Vegas falls to death

    A man washing windows at the Trump International hotel near the Las Vegas Strip has fallen to his death. Authorities declined to release any other details about the how the man died early Wednesday afternoon. Teri Williams of Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed that the state agency is investigating the death. A statement released on behalf of the Trump Organization says the business is deeply saddened by the death and working with the third-party owner to investigate the details.

  • Al Jazeera

    Why white supremacists and Hindu nationalists are so alike

    Over the last few years, especially after Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 US presidential election, we have been witnessing the normalisation, and rise, of a white-supremacist, ultranationalist brand of right-wing politics across Europe and the United States. Many members of the so-called "alt-right" - a loosely knit coalition of populists, white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis - turned to India to find historic and current justifications for their racist, xenophobic and divisive views. In the 1930s, German nationalists embraced the 19th-century theory that Europeans and the original Sanskrit speakers of India who had built the highly developed Sanskrit civilisation - which white supremacists wanted to claim as their own - come from a common Indo-European, or Aryan, ancestor.

  • Arab News

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas enjoy mini honeymoon in Oman

    DUBAI: Here are some gift ideas for this holiday season. Long-distance love Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger ($100) A 21st-century version of the classic love letter - perfect to let distant loved ones know you’re thinking of them. When you send a new message through the app, the heart on the recipient’s box revolves and your message is displayed on the screen inside. Point-and-click. And print HP Sprocket 2-in-1 Camera Printer ($160) This smartphone-sized instant camera also lets you print your Instagram pics while you’re on the move. So now you can let disinterested strangers in the real world, too, know just how perfect the presentation of your smashed avocado toast was this morning. For the