Vogue Arabia replaces Saudi princess editor with man

Vogue Arabia, the style bible that sought to put the Middle East on the international fashion map, has dismissed and replaced its Saudi princess editor after just two editions.The announcement came one day after Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, the mother of ...

Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Facebook on Friday said it disrupted an international fake account operation that was firing off inauthentic "likes" and bogus comments to win friends it would then pound with spam.Facebook's security team spent six months fighting to neutralize what t...

DRCongo detains suspect in killing of two UN experts

A suspect has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the kidnap and killing last month of two UN experts, an American and a dual Swedish-Chilean woman, military authorities said Friday.Chief military prosecutor, Major General Joseph Pon...

Chicago airport security under fire over United fiasco

As United Airlines struggles to recover from the public relations disaster sparked when a passenger was violently removed from a flight in Chicago, the airport security officers involved in the incident are facing tough scrutiny.Officials in the midwes...

Frenzied rescues in Med save over 2,000 migrants

Rescue vessels in the Mediterranean worked flat out Friday to rescue over 2,000 people from flimsy dinghies as exhausted saviours accused the EU of turning a blind eye to the crisis.The Italian coast guard and five privately-run rescue boats plucked mi...

Disney drops first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Disney premiered the highly-anticipated first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at a fan event in Florida on Friday, sending the internet into a frenzy of excitement.The footage was shown at the "Star Wars Celebration" gathering in Orlando, Florid...

Ebrahim Raisi: hardline challenger in Iran

Ebrahim Raisi is a hardline judge who spent years in powerful backroom positions before emerging as a leading challenger for Iran's presidential election next month.Born into a religious family in the holy city of Mashhad on August 23, 1960, Raisi is a...

Lyon, Besiktas accuse each other over Europa violence

Lyon and Besiktas are braced for punishment by UEFA over Thursday's violence-marred European tie as both clubs blamed opposing fans for instigating much of the trouble.European football's governing body have opened an inquiry into the Europa League qua...

Egyptian family to carry cross in Easter pope ritual

An Egyptian family will carry the cross at an Easter procession attended by Pope Francis Friday, with tens of thousands of faithful expected to hold candles aloft in prayer at Rome's Colosseum.The holy week commemorating the last days of Jesus's life h...

Rights group slams Yemen journalist’s death sentence

Reporters Without Borders said Friday it was "appalled" at a death sentence handed to a veteran journalist by a court in Yemen's rebel-held capital.The court in Sanaa, which is controlled by Iran-backed Huthi insurgents, on Thursday found Yahya al-Juba...

Outbreak of panic mars Spanish Good Friday processions

An outbreak of panic sparked by troublemakers caused mayhem in Seville's nightime Good Friday processions, famed for their religious floats, hooded penitents and hordes of spectators, seriously injuring one person, Spanish authorities said Friday.Emerg...

Christian pilgrims commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Thousands of Christians from around the world marked Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City, retracing the steps Jesus Christ is believed to have taken carrying his cross to his crucifixion.Through the Old City's narrow alleyways, pilgrims and Palestinian...

Unrepentant Enrique plots Barcelona’s new Euro revival

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insisted he made no tactical errors in his side's 3-0 defeat to Juventus and talked up Barca's chances of another stunning Champions League revival on Friday. The Spanish champions suffered back-to-back defeats at Malaga and...

Venezuela arrests two opposition leaders

Venezuelan authorities said Friday they arrested two opposition youth leaders, the latest move in a crackdown on anti-government protests that have left five dead.Jose Sanchez and Alejandro Sanchez were arrested "for organizing terrorist acts and assau...

New AC Milan president Li given Berlusconi backing

Yonghong Li was officially named AC Milan's new president on Friday, but reminded fans the Serie A club's new Chinese owners could "always count on" iconic former owner Silvio Berlusconi.A remarkable 31-year reign at the Italian giants ended for Berlus...