- Al Jazeera
Beirut, Lebanon - As tear gas canisters fired by Lebanese soldiers whizzed closer and closer to them, a group of young men in downtown Beirut intensified their effort to crack open a parking meter and get to the coins inside. Across the street, another group was doing the same. "Break it, rip the whole thing apart," came a cry from the crowd. The young men lifted and tossed the rectangular box from side to side. Then, they rammed a street sign into the box again and again, until it finally cracked, spilling coins on to the ground. Greedy hands searched the tarmac for loose change. "I have no income. This will help me with expenses and food and drink," said a soot-covered young man who said he
India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir's special status in August. India said there was heavy shelling by Pakistan across the border in northern Kashmir's Tangdhar region late on Saturday night, killing two Indian soldiers and one civilian. Islamabad said one of its soldiers and three civilians died after India violated the ceasefire, according to the spokesman for the Pakistani Armed Forces. Kashmir has been a disputed subject between the two nuclear-armed neighbors since they both got independence in 1947,
- Arabian Business
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is preparing a third takeover bid of English football giants Manchester United, according to the latest media reports British tabloids Daily Mirror and Daily Star reported at the weekend that a second bid of £3billion ($3.9bn) from the Crown Prince had been rejected. Current United owners, the Glazer family from the US, bought the English Premier League side for £790 million ($1bn) in 2003. They had previously showed an unwillingness to sell, but co-owner Kevin Glazer last week put his 13 percent stake in the Red Devils, worth £270m ($350m), on the New York Stock Exchange. United already have business interests with Saudi Arabia, with Saudi Telecom
Saudi Arabia's embassy in Beirut evacuates its citizens from Lebanon, following a night of protests that turned violent across different regions of the Mediterranean nation. The embassy in Beirut began operations on Friday to evacuate its citizens due to the disturbances in Lebanon, according to a communique. The embassy asked its citizens to quickly communicate with it for preparations to leave Lebanon. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs also warned citizens against traveling to Lebanon and called on those in Lebanon to exercise the utmost caution.
- Egypt Independent
Egypt's Antiquities Ministry on Saturday unveiled details regarding the fourth cache of mummies and pharaonic coffins discovered at Thebes cemetery in the west of Luxor, the first cache of coffins to ever be uncovered by an Egyptian archeological mission. Amid international media coverage, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani officially announced the Egyptian archaeological mission's success. Headed by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, the mission unveiled the al-Assasif cache which includes a distinct group of 30 colored wooden coffins belonging to men, women and children, so well preserved that details such as inscriptions are still intact. He stated
Saudi Aramco announced reduced domestic gasoline prices starting from October 20, 2019, the Saudi Press Agency (APA) reported. The news prices will be as follows: Gasoline 91: 1.50 riyals per liter, and Gasoline 95: 2.05 riyals per liter during the current quarter October- December 2019. The prices of the previous quarter during the months of July - September 2019 were: Gasoline 91: 1.53 riyals per liter, and Gasoline 95: 2.18 riyals per liter. According to Saudi Aramco, this is in accordance with the governance procedures of pricing adjustment of approved energy and water products, noting that the domestic prices of gasoline are subject to change due to changes in export prices from the Kingdom
- Arabian Business
Dr Batra's Healthcare, which has clinics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is to expand across the Middle East region. The company, which has 225 clinics in five countries and a presence in its native India in 133 cities, has been operating in Dubai Healthcare City, offering its homeopathic treatments, for the last ten years. It has three further clinics in Dubai and recently opened its first clinic in Abu Dhabi. While the company has had a presence in Bahrain for the past three years. Founder and chairman Dr Mukesh Batra revealed that further clinics will be opened in December in Athens, Greece and in the Estonian capital Tallin; in addition to his three clinics already operating successfully in London.