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Four helipads will cluster around one of the largest domes in the world, like sideplates awaiting the unveiling of a momentous main course, which will be jacked up 45 storeys into the sky above the deserts of Mecca. It is the crowning feature of the holy city’s crowning glory, the superlative summit of what will be the world’s largest hotel when it opens in 2017.
With 10,000 bedrooms and 70 restaurants, plus five floors for the sole use of the Saudi royal family, the £2.3bn Abraj Kudai is an entire city...Read More
For the second time in less than a year, US senators rejected a bill to abolish the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American phone records.
By a vote of 57-42, the USA Freedom Act failed on Friday to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance in the Senate after hours of procedural manoeuvering lasted into the wee hours Saturday morning.
The result left the Senate due to reconvene on May 31, just hours before a wellspring of broad NSA and FBI domestic spying powers will expire at...Read More
The picturesque coastline near Santa Barbara has become a graveyard for wildlife after an underground pipeline leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into local waters earlier this week. Fish, squid, seals and even pelicans were left dying on the beach, with local residents attempting to help the varied species that were still alive. Speaking to the HuffingtonPost, Shayne Tuthill said: "It was really sad to see the seal because it came to shore and couldn't breathe or swim. The pelican was alive at one point. It landed, but it was consumed by the oil... and died."
The operator of the pipeline warned it...Read More
An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia yesterday, killing 21 and wounding 81 people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.
The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shia community in November.
The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in Kudeih, in the Shia-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency...Read More
Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, met Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in London yesterday. Prince Salman conveyed greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Prime Minister and extended His Majesty’s congratulations on a vibrant election, wishing United Kingdom further prosperity and development. The Crown Prince then highlighted the long-standing ties between Bahrain and the United Kingdom, noting the strength of ongoing cooperation and coordination between the two counties on various strategic issues. He went on to highlight HM the King’s...Read More