• Egypt Independent

    Images of starving lions in Sudan zoo spark global concern

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - At an impoverished, forlorn zoo in Sudan's capital, the park's few remaining lions are starving in rusted cages - their ribs protruding, eyes glassy and skin flaccid, desperate for food and water. The unsettling images, shared on social media by a local animal rights advocate, drew impassioned responses from thousands around the world. But it wasn't enough to save two lionesses at the Khartoum zoo, said local activist Zuhair al-Sarag. “This is actually a crime,” he said, adding that the park once teemed with animals. “Someone should be held accountable.” With the staff at the destitute Al-Qurashi Park, as the zoo in Khartoum is known, unable to feed and look after the animals,

  • Egypt Independent

    Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to “influence, if not silence” the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N. experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into a report commissioned by Bezos that showed the billionaire technology mogul's phone was likely hacked after he received an MP4 video file sent from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account after the two men exchanged phone numbers during a dinner in Los Angeles in 2018. The video file was sent to Bezos' phone

  • Al Jazeera

    Emmanuel Macron loses temper with Israeli security

    "Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference. The French tricolour has flown over the Church of St Anne in Jerusalem's walled Old City since it was gifted by the Ottomans to French Emperor Napoleon III in 1856. More:  Criminalising anti-Zionism in France NATO leaders appear to share a laugh over 'jaw-dropping' Trump  Islamophobia is on the rise in France France views it as a provocation when Israeli police enter the church's sandstone complex, in a part of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Basij militia commander killed in Iran: Report

    Unidentified gunmen killed the commander of the Iranian Basij militia in the Arab-populated southwestern town of Darkhovin Tuesday night, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. Last Update: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 KSA 12:09 - GMT 09:09

  • Al Jazeera

    Trump impeachment: US Senate approves trial rules

    After more than 12 hours of debate and several failed Democratic bids for amendments calling for documents and witnesses, the US Senate approved a resolution along party lines outlining the rules that will govern the impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump. With Republicans banding together, the Senate early on Wednesday voted 53-47 to adopt the trial plan, which allows opening arguments from House lawmakers prosecuting the case to begin later in the day. More: Trump 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine: Giuliani aide Watchdog: White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid Democrats release new documents ahead of Trump impeachment trial The trial started in earnest on Tuesday

  • Emirates24|7

    Priyanka Chopra on women's rights at Davos!

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been synonymous with international representation of Bollywood for a few years now. Most recently while attending World Economic Forum at Davos in the capacity of ambassador for Global Citizen, Priyanka addressed influential leaders and business tycoons to join hands for the cause of meeting sustainable goals and shaping an egalitarian hub.  The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. The forum's meeting this year has been looked forward to and Priyanka highlighted issues that need immediate attention worldwide. At the

  • english.alarabiya.net

    US Iran envoy Brian Hook threatens Ghaani with same fate as Soleimani

    Esmail Ghaani, the new Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander, will face the same fate as his slain predecessor Qassem Soleimani if he follows in the same path, said US special representative to Iran Brian Hook to Asharq al-Awsat on Wednesday. He added that the death of Soleimani, the former commander of the IRGC Quds Force killed by a US airstrike operation in Baghdad weeks ago, “created a void that the Iranian regime will not be able to fill.” Last Update: Thursday, 23 January 2020 KSA 09:00 - GMT 06:00