• Egypt Independent

    Saudi Arabia admits critic Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

    Saudi Arabia admitted on Saturday that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate, saying he died during a “brawl”, an explanation that President Donald Trump called credible but drew skepticism from top US lawmakers. Riyadh announced the arrest of 18 Saudis in connection with their investigation and the sacking of two top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has faced mounting international pressure over the journalist’s disappearance. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of the Islamic petro-state’s powerful crown prince, was last seen on October 2 entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul. His disappearance had been shrouded in mystery and tipped

  • emirates247.com

    British royals give gift of dignity to Australia's war dead

    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial. The Prince, in military uniform, and his wife, respectfully clothed in a high-necked black dress by New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead, silently and gently placed the wreath to rest together before fighter jets thundered past. The memorial, in Sydney's Hyde Park, was first opened in 1934 by Harry's great, great uncle and namesake, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Retired General David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales, said there had been a crowd 100,000-strong at that opening where the Duke unveiled a plaque that

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran’s chief prosecutor: Women watching half-naked men play soccer is sinful

    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.

  • emirates247.com

    Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

    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.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Khashoggi’s alleged fiancée and ties to radical ‘charity’ linked to ISIS, Qaeda

    Ever since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Istanbul, the name Hatice Cengiz has dominated the scene and remained at the forefront of news headlines amid the mysterious aura of the past 13 days. Azmi Bishara with a delegation of Ibn Khaldun University. (Supplied) The iHH Foundation iHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation which is headed by Bulent Yildirim who is close to radical and extremist groups. (Supplied) Terrorist ties Last Update: Thursday, 18 October 2018 KSA 15:59 - GMT 12:59

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    US sanctions drive Iran to cut off Internet access, replace Apps

    The Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that his country is in the process of cutting off internet access, launching instead a national network as the US re-imposed sanctions near in early November, in a move seen by observers that it comes within the Islamic Republic control of possible protests due to further deterioration of economic and living conditions. Last Update: Friday, 19 October 2018 KSA 19:24 - GMT 16:24

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    Saudi citizen, cited in Khashoggi case, exposes media blunder on Istanbul visit

    In the latest web of fabricated news coverage based on uncorroborated sources - surrounding the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2 - is the Saudi citizen named Waleed al-Shehri. Turkish newspapers published al-Shehri’s picture as among the 15 Saudis who has been dubbed by the frenzied media as an alleged Saudi intelligence official who arrived in Istanbul to carry out the assassination of the missing journalist. Waleed al-Shehri in a tweeted video said that it was three years ago that he  had visited Turkey, that too  on a transit flight from Paris.