Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Tag Archives: New York

Israel intelligence chief who plans to succeed Netanyahu

:: Israel’s intelligence minister said Thursday he plans to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is embroiled in corruption scandals and a police investigation. But Israel Katz said in an interview with The Associated Press he hopes Netanyahu will be

Yemen ports to open ‘within 24 hours’: Saudi envoy

:: The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen will reopen some of the country’s ports and airports within hours, though a key aid route will stay shut until Riyadh clamps down on weapons smuggling, a Saudi envoy said on Monday

Saudi King Salman, crown prince condemn New York attack

:: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman condemned the attack in New York in messages of condolence on Wednesday to the US President Donald Trump. “We condemn and denounce in the strongest possible terms this terrorist act, and

Details of the suspected New York terror truck driver

:: Information regarding the suspected terrorist involved in the New York attack on Tuesday show that he was an Uzbek citizen who arrived in the United States in 2010. The man was identified by US media as Saifullah Saipov, 29,

New York Mayor: 8 dead in lower Manhattan “cowardly” terror attack

:: The New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said that eight people were killed in a truck attack and shooting incident that occurred in a Lower Manhattan area in New York on Tuesday. Dozens more were injured. “This was

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tanks, ‘Saw’ sequel No. 1 with $16.3M

:: George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel “Jigsaw” topped all releases despite an underperforming debut. The eighth “Saw” film landed at No. 1

Saudi drive to ‘moderate Islam’ welcomed at UN

Karima Bennoune

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to modernize Saudi Arabia by returning to “moderate Islam” has been welcomed by the UN official charged with promoting traditional rights around the world. Karima Bennoune, the UN’s special rapporteur in the field

Blake Lively tackles blindness in new complex film role

Blake Lively

:: To play a blind woman for her latest film role, Blake Lively took no short cuts into the darkness. The 30-year-old actress learned to use a walking cane, wore opaque contact lenses off-camera to better understand her character and

Ludacris promises ‘a lot of tears’ on YouTube music series

:: Ludacris is hoping the new music competition series he’s hosting on YouTube will take an aspiring artist and “catapult them to superstardom.” The “Vitamin D” rapper is host of “Best.Cover.Ever,” which pairs budding musicians with established stars for a

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

Harvey Weinstein

:: State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a

GE profits fall, sending shares sharply lower

:: General Electric reported a decline in third-quarter profits on Friday, sending shares sharply lower, as weakness in the oil and gas and power businesses once again weighed on results. The US industrial conglomerate, newly led by chief executive John

Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominees with 8

:: Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations apiece. The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan-voted American

Sudanese diplomat arrested for groping woman in New York bar

:: The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating a case of a Sudanese diplomat who was reportedly arrested after he groped a woman at a New York East Village bar. The diplomat identified by the New York Daily News

Balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s cell networks

:: Google’s parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Alphabet Inc., which controls Google, obtained authorization from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy

Taylor Swift leads MTV Europe award nods

:: Taylor Swift led the nominations announced Wednesday for the MTV Europe Music Awards after she caused a stir with her vengeful new persona on “Look What You Made Me Do.” The pop superstar was up for six prizes including

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation businesses

:: Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home. The travel accommodations startup that launched in 2008 has teamed up

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

:: The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68

Charles Bradley

:: Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68. Bradley, who for years had scraped by as

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