• Al Jazeera

    Qatari father, son 'forcibly disappeared' in Saudi Arabia: NHRC

    A 70-year-old Qatari man and his teenage son have been forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia three days after entering the kingdom on a family permit, according to Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). In a statement on Wednesday, the NHRC said the whereabouts of Ali Nasser Ali Jarallah and his 17-year-old son, Abdulhadi, remain unknown following their arrest in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province on August 18. "The National Human Rights Committee condemns the enforced disappearance of the Qatari citizen and his son, which violates their rights to liberty and security," the committee said, calling for their immediate release. The NHRC "holds Saudi Arabia fully responsible for the life and

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system

    Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, mobile surface-to-air missile system on Thursday, Iranian state media reported. The announcement comes at a time of rising tension between Iran and United States. Iran shot down a US military surveillance drone in the Gulf with a surface-to-air missile in June. It says the drone was over its territory, but the United States says it was in international airspace.

  • Arab News

    Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

    NEW DELHI: Bollywood is to make a movie on the "true story" of Indian air strikes on Pakistan this year, its producer said Friday, the latest patriotic film to hit the silver screen. The February 26 attack took place after a suicide bombing claimed by a militant group based in Pakistan killed 40 Indian troops on February 14 in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Pakistan then carried out its own raid over the de-facto border in Kashmir before the two nuclear-armed countries stepped back from the brink of another conflict. India said that in the raid, its aircraft successfully attacked a training camp at Balakot and killed "a very large number" of "terrorists", but doubts have been raised about its efficacy.

  • Arab News

    US pilgrims fly out of Jeddah

    There is an ongoing discussion about how to combine the Saudi values of Islamic heritage, parenthood, family, respect, hard work, responsibility and compassion with the modern values of working, leadership, competition, innovation and success in the workplace. How can Saudi family values be leveraged to be a more powerful and influential force in driving the changes and transformation happening in the world around us? I hope my case can serve as an example for showing how our values can help develop a successful modern career. Knowledge is fundamental to all development. Knowledge can give power, and if combined with Saudi values, it can also lead to wisdom. Power and wisdom are strong forces

  • Arab News

    Makkah's Grand Mosque courtyard extension project nears completion

    MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet's life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah. The museum's executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet's life and end with the Saudi era. Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah's architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

  • Arab News

    New 'Matrix' film set with Keanu Reeves

    Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It is the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives, according to a preview published on goodreads.com. Digital minimalists are all around us. They are the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge

  • Egypt Independent

    Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. If passed by parliament and approved by lawmakers, Iran's Central Bank would in effect devalue the rial and rename it as toman. The bank would have two years to create the new toman currency, returning a currency name that has not been officially used since the 1930s. Authorities have given no estimate for the cost of creating the new currency. Also, it was unlikely the parliament would take up Rouhani's request anytime soon. The request carried a low-urgency level,