• Entertainment
    Egypt Independent

    US implicates Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi's killing

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that instantly ratcheted up pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew worldwide outrage.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Dubai water park opens Middle East's highest water slide

    The Atlantis Aquaventure water park in the Palm Dubai announced the opening of a new 48-meter water slide, making it the highest water slide in the Middle East. The record-breaking slide and two brand-new towers will open to the public on March 1, the park said. Atlantis Aquaventure is set to become one of the biggest water parks in the world offering over 28 rides bringing the total number of attractions to over 105.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iran says US airstrikes in Syria encourage terrorism in the region

    Friday’s US airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria encourage terrorism in the region, Iran’s top security official, Ali Shamkhani, said on Saturday. Washington said the strikes on positions of the Kataib Hezbollah (KH) paramilitary group along the Iraq border were in response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.

  • Entertainment
    Egypt Independent

    Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

    Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

  • Politics
    Arab News

    New Iran-based Al-Qaeda head 'a potential asset to Tehran'

    The World Sucks (TWS) — a Lebanese social video channel devoted to documenting acts of kindness — was created just over a year ago to motivate the beneficiaries to pay it forward and give back to the community. As much as you try to help, you will never be able to solve all the problems,” the founder of TWS, who prefers to remain anonymous, told Arab News. But a way to get close to that goal was to make videos to motivate people to either pay for someone’s food or offer them a free ride.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE, Kuwait support Saudi Arabia's response to US report on murder of Khashoggi

    Kuwait supports the statements made by Saudi Arabia on the United States’ intel report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership regarding the murder of the late Jamal Khashoggi, the Kuwaiti foreign ministry said on Saturday. The United Arab Emirates also supports Saudi Arabia’s position on the US intelligence report on the killing of Khashoggi, the Emirates News Agency reported on Saturday.

  • Business
    Arabian Business

    Dubai crypto fund says to dump $750m worth of 'pretty useless' Bitcoin

    Dubai-based FD7 Ventures, a global crypto investment fund with $1 billion under management, on Friday announced plans to sell off $750 million worth of its Bitcoin holdings over the next 30 days to increase positions in Cardano and Polkadot. According to the company, the increase in these altcoin holdings will better serve the needs of FD7 investors who are looking to diversify their portfolios in the growing cryptocurrency space.