A Saudi man visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem as part of an Israeli-sponsored trip has been driven out of the site by Palestinians, who accused him of normalisation. Dressed in the traditional garb associated with the men from the Arab Gulf states, Mohammed Saud was recorded on Monday being chased out in the Old City of Jerusalem as Palestinians threw plastic chairs and hurled insults at him accusing him of being a traitor and a Zionist. Social media users circulated the videos on the Arabic hashtag "Saudi kicked out of Jerusalem". Arab normalisation with Israel is largely regarded as taboo, as it involves the recognition of the Israeli state and occupation
President Donald Trump voiced optimism on Monday that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan could help broker a political settlement to end the nearly 18-year-old US war in Afghanistan and held out the possibility of restoring aid to Islamabad. “I think Pakistan is going to help us out to extricate ourselves,” Trump said, with Khan sitting next to him at the start of a White House meeting. Trump spoke of possibly restoring $1.3 billion in American aid that he had cut last year, depending upon the results of the meeting, and offered to mediate in the longstanding dispute between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir region. The United States and Pakistan have a complicated relationship. Trump last
The roar of "The Lion King" rattled the cinematic world Sunday as the new Disney film scored a huge debut in North American theaters with an estimated $185 million for the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. It was frosting on the cake for Disney, whose "Avengers: Endgame" is on the verge of passing "Avatar" as the all-time most money-making movie. Disney said Friday it expected that to happen this weekend, although Exhibitor Relations' figures showed it still slightly short of the record. "The Lion King," director Jon Favreau's update of the classic 1994 animated film, notched the biggest domestic launch ever for a PG-rated film, and an all-time record for a July
A businessman linked to the Qatari Emir told Qatar's ambassador to Somalia that an extremist attack carried out in May was done to advance Doha's interests in the country against the United Arab Emirates, an audio recording obtained by the New York Times revealed. Last Update: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 KSA 06:43 - GMT 03:43
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Thousands of protesters marched in the Philippines to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation speech. They condemned his bloody campaign against illegal drugs and his friendly relations with China. But it was a different picture inside Congress, where a majority of politicians are allied with the administration. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.
(CNN) - Ferry passengers traveling between England and France should keep their eyes peeled for an unusual sight on Thursday as French inventor Franky Zapata attempts to cross the English Channel on his jet-powered hoverboard. The former jet ski racing champion will take to the skies on his Flyboard Air vehicle on July 25, according to Krysten Zapata, his wife and media spokeswoman, in an attempt that will mark the 110th anniversary of the first aerial crossing of the Channel. Crossing the Channel would require Zapata to refuel several times, and if he succeeds he will smash his record for the longest Flyboard Air flight. The crossing will be far more difficult than his now-famous appearance
Under the new terms, non-Muslim visitors can apply for a 30-day license that allows them to purchase alcohol from designated outlets, to be accompanied by a code of conduct note with guidelines on responsible drinking. The pace of change has been one of the few constants in the rapidly developing Emirate, which went from sleepy fishing community to global capital in the latter part of the 20th century. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has repealed the requirement that all businesses must be at least 51 per cent owned by a national, allowing for full foreign ownership of a company in the Emirates. The UAE doesn't offer foreigners permanent residency, and some foreign workers and students have been frustrated by a system of short-term visas that allowed for little security or forward planning.