Saudi Prince Miteb Abdullah Freed After $1bn Deal

New Delhi: Senior Saudi Arabian Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once considered as a leading contender to the throne, has been freed after agreeing to pay over $1 billion to settle corruption allegations against him.

Miteb, 65, son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the elite National Guard, was among dozens of royal family members, high officials and senior businessmen rounded up this month in a crackdown on graft that has strengthened the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The official, who is involved in the crackdown and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Miteb was released after reaching "an acceptable settlement agreement".


Donald Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos, Faces Flak

New Delhi: President Donald Trump has shared videos supposedly portraying Muslims committing acts of violence on Twitter.
Trump retweeted the video posts from an ultra-nationalist British party leader, JaydaFransen, who has previously been charged in the UK with "religious aggravated harassment," according to news reports.
The videos were titled: "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!" and "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!" It is unusual to see an American president push out this type of content on such a powerful social media platform.

UK's Prince Harry to wed Meghan Markle in Windsor in May

New Delhi: The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place next May at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

The fifth-in-line to the British throne and the American actress announced their engagement on Monday, sparking a trans-Atlantic media frenzy.

Their first official engagement together will be in the central English city of Nottingham on Friday.


At Least 11 Dead In Indonesia’s Floods And Landslide

New Delhi: At least 11 people have died in severe floods and landslides in the east of Indonesia's main island of Java.

A landslide killed nine people at Pacitan in East Javaprovince and two people died in floods triggered by heavy rain in the same area, according to an official.

Thousands of homes were flooded and 4,000 people forced to evacuate them, said a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency.

The extreme weather will continue to hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, the spokesman added, warning people to be prepared for floods, landslides and tornados.


Zimbabwe Back To Normal, Say Country’s Forces

New Delhi: Zimbabwe's security forces have reported incidents of looting and illegal occupation of farms and houses following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe and the inauguration of his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

However, the military and police also said in a joint statement that the "situation in our country has returned to normalcy" after a crisis during which the military staged a takeover and huge crowds demonstrated against Mugabe at the end of his 37-year rule.

Police, largely absent from the streets of the capital, Harare, during the tumultuous leadership transition, will assume its role "as stipulated in the constitution" and conduct joint patrols with the military, including in the central business district, the statement said.