• Egypt Independent

    Khashoggi family receives condolences after Riyadh proffers murder culprits

    Mourners paid their respects on Friday to the family of Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi writer murdered by agents of his own government, after the authorities said they had identified the culprits and cleared the crown prince of any involvement. Two of Khashoggi’s brothers and one of his sons received a few hundred men in the coastal city of Jeddah a day after the Saudi public prosecutor said it would seek the death penalty for five unnamed suspects in the killing inside the country’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2. Earlier on Friday, tens of thousands of worshipers prayed for the deceased in Mecca and Medina, Khashoggi’s hometown, though the imams did not name him. In rainy Istanbul, mourners

  • emirates247.com

    Priyanka Chopra’s mom confirms Jodhpur

    Madhu Chopra, Priyanka Chopra’s mother was spotted in the royal city of Jodhpur. It has been rumoured for quite a while that the Mehrangarh Fort and then later the Umaid Bhavan Palace was the location where Priyanka Chopra was to get married to Nick Jonas. Nick and Priyanka had gone there earlier to spend some time at a friend’s birthday party and then took time off to book the Umaid Bhavan palace as the location for their wedding which is slated to take place between November 30 and December 2. Confirming Jodhpur as the location, Madhu Chopra that the city of palaces was their top priority when it came to conducting the wedding than any far-off location in Europe or elsewhere in India. “This

  • 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

    Philippines’ Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea, officials said Friday. He has come under criticism for skipping some regional meetings earlier in Singapore. Duterte will attend the first of two days of annual meetings of leaders from 21 APEC countries on Saturday in Port Moresby and then fly home later in the day, a Philippine government statement said. It gave no reason for Duterte’s early departure. Duterte, 73, missed some meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday in Singapore to take “power naps,” according to his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, who added that the president’s heavy

  • emirates247.com

    2 Chilean tourists jailed to 2 years for killing Malaysian

    Two Chilean tourists accused of killing a man in Malaysia were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after they pleaded guilty to a reduced charge not amounting to murder. Fernando Candia, 32, and Felipe Osiadacz, 28, were earlier charged with murdering 28-year-old Yusaini Ishak at a Kuala Lumpur hotel on Aug. 4 last year, less than 24 hours after arriving in Malaysia. They had pleaded not guilty to murder, which carries the death penalty, although the government has said it plans to abolish capital punishment. Their lawyer, Venkateswari Alagendra, said prosecutors offered a lesser charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The men decided to plead guilty to that after considering

  • Arab News

    Prince Khalid bin Salman: I never told Khashoggi to travel to Turkey

    DUBAI: After a successful run in Khobar last week, Road to Ad Diriyah, a racing-themed entertainment event, is set to visit Jeddah as the country gears up for all-electric street car-racing activities in December. More than 6,000 motorsport fans stormed to Khobar last week for the road show, which featured racing-themed activities heralding the upcoming 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix on Dec. 13 to 15, a first-of-its-kind sporting event in the Middle East. The Jeddah edition opens on Nov. 22, with most of the activities from the previous one, as well as an e-sports competition whose winner will take home SAR 1,000,000. The ABB FIA Formula E Road to Ad Diriyah e-sports championship allows fans to command a SAR 250,000 professional racing simulator.

  • CNN

    My beautiful sister wanted to star in Broadway musicals. Now I'm grieving her death and hoping others don't also die of opioid addiction

    By the time my sister Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir tried OxyContin in 2004, it was one of the most commonly abused prescription opioids in the US. She died last month, and while I may not be able to keep track of the days or hours right now, I know it is time to hold accountable the politicians who have stood by and allowed this crisis to take place.