Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has spoken to US President Donald Trump and expressed his condolences and support for the families of the victims of the Florida naval base shooting, Saudi Press Agency reported. “In the call, HRH the Crown Prince expressed his condolences to the US president and his condolences and support for the families of the victims of the tragic incident in Florida State and his wishes for the speedy recovery for the injured,” the statement on SPA read.
- Arab News
DUBAI: Shortly after Priyanka Chopra was bestowed with UNICEF's Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award in New York last week, the Bollywood star flew to Morocco where she was honored at the 2019 Marrakech Film Festival on Thursday for her outstanding contributions to cinema. The Indian star took to Instagram to share the exciting news, uploading a photograph of herself on the red carpet wearing a golden-hued, crystal embellished sari by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and proudly brandishing her new accolade. “To think that my career started nearly 20 years ago is surreal. I am honored and proud to be recognized tonight at the Marrakesh Film Festival,” she wrote alongside
His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church praised the UAE's approach that enhances the pillars of tolerance, coexistence and peace. While receiving a UAE delegation that included members of the Emirati Embassy in Madrid and the Tolerance and Coexistence Training Programme of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, Pope Francis said that he has good memories of his visit to the country last February. The UAE is a role model of coexistence and human fraternity and represents a meeting place among various civilisations and cultures, he said. He looks forward to spreading and establishing the culture of peace, tolerance and coexistence in the world and building
Iran may have been behind Thursday's attack on Iraq's Balad air base, a senior US State Department official said on Friday, but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence. Iraqi military on Thursday said that two Katyusha rockets landed inside Balad air base, which hosts US forces and contractors and is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Baghdad. No casualties or damages were reported in the attack for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility. “We're waiting for full evidence, but if past is prologue then there's a good chance that Iran was behind it,” David Schenker, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, told reporters in a briefing. On Tuesday, five
- Al Jazeera
A series of videos have surfaced in Mexico showing men and male teenagers appearing to mock a feminist anthem, sparking criticism on social and in traditional media and among women's rights activists and allies. Born in Chile, the feminist anthem A Rapist in Your Path became an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the United States and Europe staging public performances to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Created by the Chilean feminist collective "Lastesis", the anthem was first performed late last month in the South American country's capital, Santiago, amid widespread anti-government protests that elicited a harsh crackdown by security forces. Thousands of women wearing blindfolds and bandannas replicated the performance on November 29 in Mexico City's sprawling main square, known as the Zocalo, and it has spread to other parts of the country as well.
- Al Jazeera
The Gulf of Maine on the East Coast of the United States is warming faster than the rest of the world's oceans, offering a sneak preview of what climate change may mean for other parts of the globe. The half-billion-dollar local fishing industry is struggling to adapt to the loss of some species, like shrimp. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Port Clyde in Maine.
Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in a heavyweight world championship rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to seize back the titles he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June. The 'Clash on the Dunes' in Diriyah was for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles. The hotly-anticipated rematch between Ruiz Jr and British challenger Anthony Joshua took place in Diriya, near the Saudi capital Riyadh. The judges scored the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 to Joshua after 12 scheduled rounds. Last Update: Sunday, 8 December 2019 KSA 01:22 - GMT 22:22