• Al Jazeera

    MBS tells Trump Saudi 'willing and able' to respond to attacks

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince has told US President Donald Trump the kingdom was "willing and able" to respond to the latest attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthi on its oil facilities, state media reported. "The kingdom is willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ( MBS) told Trump during a phone call on Saturday, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA). MBS was referring to drone attacks earlier in the day on two state-owned Saudi Aramco oil facilities, which triggered enormous fires and disrupted global energy supplies. According to a statement by the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC, Trump told MBS that the US was ready to

  • CNN

    Walmart is taking $50 off the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

    It's iPhone preorder day, and there are a couple places you'll be able to secure your new Apple device. But if you're looking to save right out of the gate, Walmart might be your best bet. Right now, Walmart is taking $50 off the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Which means you'll be able to save on Apple's brand new iPhones, even if you decide to buy on day one. Here's a rundown of the prices on different models: The 64GB iPhone 11 is $649 from $699, the 64GB iPhone 11 is $949 from $999 and the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro is $1,049 from $1,099. You can pre-order online for delivery or in-store pickup. Keep in mind though shipping dates do tend to slide given the popularity. Walmart

  • Cristiano Ronaldo left frustrated as Juventus hang on for draw at Fiorentina

    Serie A champions grateful to Szczesny after goalkeeper pulls of string of saves to preserve their unbeaten start Cristiano Ronaldo endured a frustrating afternoon as Juventus were held to a goalless draw against Fiorentina. And the reigning champions had goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny preserving their unbeaten start to the Serie A campaign. Juve, who lost both Douglas Costa and Miralem Pjanic to injury before the break, found themselves under the cosh at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, but their Poland international kept the home side at bay with a series of fine saves to ensure the game finished goalless. Midfielder Dalbert came closest to breaking the deadlock with a 41st-minute header which flew

  • Al Jazeera

    Imran Khan on 'genocide' in Kashmir and possible war with India

    It has been a year since the former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became Pakistan's prime minister. Khan's campaign slogan was "Naya Pakistan" or "New Pakistan", a reflection of his promises to turn the country's economy around and end corruption. But the first year of his premiership has not gone as smoothly as he may have hoped or even expected, especially in terms of the economy. The Pakistani rupee has lost 35 percent of its value during his time in office. Khan's critics call him the prime minister of u-turns, as he has been forced to go back on many of his campaign pledges in an attempt to rescue the situation. "I'm glad they say I'm a prime minister of u-turns. Only an idiot doesn't

  • CNN

    Comedy wildlife photo award finalists revealed

    (CNN) - There are some joke tellers that only a few people find funny, but a true comedy genius will have the whole world laughing. From lion cubs making wince-inducing pounces on the nether regions of bigger cats to birds ruffling the feathers of their partners for reasons we can only imagine, these images prove that animals are a boundless source of humor. "Every year we do this competition, it gets more and more exciting seeing how people visualize the funny sides of wildlife in the wild," says Paul Joynson-Hicks, a British photographer who co-founded the awards. "And each year we see a wider variety of of species doing funny things, whether it's a very naughty penguin (which had my kids rolling

  • Al Jazeera

    Gates Foundation criticised over award to Indian PM Modi

    A decision by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to honour Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his campaign to improve sanitation in India has come under fire from activists and members of the civil society. The award comes in recognition of the Hindu nationalist leader's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission) programme under which millions of toilets have been built across India, where open defecation is a major problem. A petition circulated by a group of South Asian American academics, lawyers and activists has called on the Gates Foundation, known to be philanthropic, to rescind its decision, citing human rights violations committed under the Modi rule. "While we understand the award

  • Egypt Independent

    Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA's secret animal spies

    In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers. But on his toughest-yet spy school test, he disappeared - done in by some of his own kind: ravens. The bird was a central figure in a decade-long US Central Intelligence Agency program to train animals as agents, helping Washington fight the Cold War against the Soviet Union. On Thursday, the CIA released dozens of files from its tests on cats, dogs, dolphins and on birds from pigeons to some of the smartest: ravens and crows. It studied cats as possible loose-roaming listening devices - “audio surveillance