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July 31, 2017 8:47 AM Economic War Against Qatar Backfires on Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar’s antagonists demanded its virtual surrender, particularly abandonment of an independent foreign policy. They believed they had Washington 3

June 11, 2017 4:41 AM Adnan Khashoggi: Billionaire playboy, arms dealer ex-owner of Ol Pejeta and his link to Trump

A black rhino roaming the endless expanses of the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy back in the 1970s would probably have been startled by the loud sounds of noisy parties from the residential property there, from time to time. The host of those parties, and master of Ol Pejeta, would happen to be none other than the Saudi arms dealer (on his way to being 10

June 9, 2017 8:51 PM Thai Court Sentences Man to 35-Year Prison Term for Insulting Monarchy

A Bangkok military court Friday handed the longest prison sentence to a person convicted of violating the nation’s strict royal defamation law, ordering a Thai man to serve 35 years for posting content on Facebook deemed as insulting to the monarchy, a lawyer said. The man, identified only as Wichai, 34, was sentenced to 70 years’ imprisonment on 10 counts 9

May 19, 2017 12:57 PM Japan's ageing emperor's abdication is approved amid worries of a succession crisis as eldest granddaughter, 25, is set to become a commoner when she marries her college sweetheart

The Japanese government has approved Emperor Akihito's abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in the first such case in two centuries. The one-off bill, signed off by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet, has sparked a possible succession crisis in the same week that his eldest granddaughter Princess Mako gave up her place in the Palace by agreeing 9

May 18, 2017 11:44 AM Dutch King Reveals Secret Life

But King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands prefers a less leisurely activity. He works as a "guest pilot" for a commercial airline. Oh sure, being king keeps the 50-year-old father of three busy enough. After all, he's monarch to 17 million Dutch citizens. But it hasn't tempered his "hobby" of flying KLM's Fokker 70 planes for 21 years. Before that, he was a pilot 2

May 18, 2017 7:52 AM Dutch king reveals secret life — as a KLM airline co-pilot

But King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands prefers a less leisurely activity. He works as a “guest pilot” for a commercial airline. Oh sure, being king keeps the 50-year-old father of three busy enough. After all, he’s monarch to 17 million Dutch citizens. But it hasn’t tempered his “hobby” of flying KLM’s Fokker 70 planes for 21 years. Before that, he was a pilot 7

April 19, 2017 5:36 AM Former President George Bush Sr hospitalised with pneumonia

Former US President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to a hospital for a mild case of pneumonia. The 92-year-old was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, on Friday "for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest", his spokesman said. Jim McGrath, official media representative for Bush Sr, added that the former President 2

April 16, 2017 8:46 PM Prince Harry suffered ‘total chaos’ over Diana’s death

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, London, United Kingdom, Apr 17 – Britain’s Prince Harry suffered “total chaos” before eventually seeking help to deal with the death of his mother Princess Diana, he said in an interview published Monday. Speaking to The Telegraph newspaper, the 32-year-old prince said he had spent years trying to ignore his emotions following 2

March 10, 2017 11:04 PM British Army officer murdered on his Kenyan ranch foretold the attack in a haunting letter to friends weeks earlier

A British former cavalry officer murdered on his Kenyan ranch foretold of the attack in a haunting letter to friends weeks earlier. Tristan Voorspuy said he was ‘braced’ for an armed walk on ‘any day now’ following dozens of recent killings during land invasions. He warned that ‘callow youths’ who were ‘armed to the teeth’ were leading the takeovers 4

March 7, 2017 1:30 PM Malaysia foils 'Yemeni attack on Arab royals'

Malaysian police say they have foiled a planned attack on Arab royals by suspected militants from Yemen. Four Yemenis and three other suspects including a Malaysian and an Indonesian were arrested ahead of Saudi King Salman's arrival in Kuala Lumpur. The monarch is currently touring Asia with 25 princes in his entourage. Saudi Arabia has been leading 1