President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia over claims Moscow has violated the deal. The three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, was signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan. “We’re the ones who have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honored the agreement, but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement, so we’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” Trump told reporters in Elko, Nevada.english.alarabiya.net
The Saudi prosecutor said on Friday that an investigation showed the death of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was a result of a physical altercation at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. There are now 18 suspects, all of Saudi nationality, currently in custody and accused of masterminding the killing and attempting to cover it up.Arab News
JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. UAE The United Arab Emirates hailed the directives and decisions of King Salman, following the unfortunate incident that killed Khashoggi, reported to the official state news agency WAM. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, commended the for his great and keen attention in this matter. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by its leadership, was and still is a state of institutions based on justice and equity. The royal decisions and actions taken after the investigation in this case reaffirmemirates247.com
A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway. The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed safely in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning after reporting engine trouble. Authorities say the single-engine Piper was carrying a 25-year-old pilot and a 36-year-old student. The CHP says the instructor landed the plane. Video taken by a motorist on the freeway shows the plane gliding down between cars and rolling along two lanes. The pilot and student pushed the plane to the freeway shoulder to avoid blocking traffic.Gulf News
Dubai: Some photographs are simply picture perfect. Ten-year-old Arshdeep Singh made India proud by winning the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) award for his photograph, ‘Pipe Owls’. Social media users congratulated him and praised him for his skill. Singh won in the 10-years-and-under category in what is known as the world's most prestegious wildlife photography competition. According to a report by Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Singh clicked the award winning photograph outside the city of Kapurthala, Punjab. In the picture, two owlets are seen sitting huddled together, inside a pipe. In the report Singh said: “I often travel to Kapurthala with my father for nature photography.Gulf News
Supermodel Karlie Kloss has married businessman Joshua Kushner. Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Kushner in a tuxedo - both of them beaming - on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night. People magazine reports the couple married at a small ceremony in upstate New York and will have a larger ceremony in the spring. Kushner is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers. Kloss has modelled for Victoria Secret and numerous luxury brands, and will be the new host of Project Runway.english.alarabiya.net
Iran’s Chief Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri threatening officials who allow women to enter football stadiums has caused an uproar among Iranian activists. Montazeri, the powerful head of the country’s judiciary, claimed that women should be banned from going to stadiums because it is “sinful” for them to watch “half-naked men play soccer.” He added that action will be taken if they continue to go. Soccer stadiums have been off-limits for women for the past four decades in Iran, a ban that has divided Iran’s political establishment.