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  • Cholay — an economical dish fit for a king

    RAWALPINDI: According to legend, when the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb, he was asked to choose one dish that he would be served every day for the duration of his imprisonment...

    Shahjahan chose chickpeas
  • Elevator readied on French Riviera sands for Saudi king

    VALLAURIS: Preparations are underway for the arrival of the king of Saudi Arabia and an entourage of hundreds at the family's mansion on the French Riviera...

    Word that King Salman was expected got out when workers began closing off the small public beach outside the mansion and laid a cement slab on the sand so they could install a temporary elevator...

  • Saudi king imposes penalty on Binladin Group after Makkah crane crash

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday sanctioned the Saudi Binladin Group for last Friday's crane collapse at Makkah's Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the Haj pilgrimage...

    Also read: Karachi pilgrim recounts Makkah tragedyAccording to Saudi Binladin Group's website, the company has worked on numerous prominent projects in Saudi Arabia including Al-Faisaliah tower in central Riyadh, King Abdullah...

  • Not ripe enough for a king

    “There are five major types of mangoes commonly available in Karachi,” says Wakeel, who sets up his stall on Tariq Road, near Liberty Chowk...

    But none of them are ripe for consumption when they reach Karachi...

  • Saudi king starts Egypt visit in boost for Sisi

    CAIRO: Saudi King Salman on Thursday started a five-day visit to Cairo in a show of support for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with the leaders due to sign a raft of investment deals...

    “This is the first official visit by King Salman, whose valuable and honourable positions in support of Egypt and its people will never be forgotten,” the presidency said in a statement before Salman’s arrival...

  • In first, Saudi king set for Russia visit

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia will arrive in Russia this week to conduct the first official visit to the country by a Saudi king, a senior Kremlin aide said on Monday...

    “We are awaiting the king's visit on Thursday,” President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy aide, Yury Ushakov, was quoted by the state TASS news agency as saying...

  • Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

    BANGKOK: A solemn but colour-splashed procession streamed through Bangkok’s historic heart on Thursday as Thailand bade farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in an elaborate, ritual-laden funeral that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure...

    Pipers, drummers and soldiers in a dazzling array of costumes joined Buddhist monks, Brahmin priests and the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn as the procession made its way to...

  • Jordan’s king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

    AMMAN: Jordan’s king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah...

    King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah...

  • CINEMASCOPE: ALL THE KING’S HORSES

    One can see why Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) earned cult status...

    A stylish action-packed spy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, The Secret Service was at once a parody of old-school James Bond films as well as an extension of them
  • King Salman welcomes Trump's firm approach to Iran

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia, in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Saturday, welcomed the US government’s firm strategy towards Iran, reported Arab News on Sunday...

    According to the Saudi daily, King Salman supported the strategy announced by Trump on Friday in which he detailed a more aggressive approach to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and its alleged support for extremist groups in...

  • Saudi king, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

    MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow...

    “This is the first visit by a Saudi Arabian monarch in the history of our relations and that in itself is a landmark event,” Putin said as he welcomed 81-year-old King Salman to Moscow in an ornate gilded Kremlin hall...

  • Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with king

    A senior Education Ministry official in Saudi Arabia has been fired after high school students opened their textbooks to find an image of Yoda from the Star Wars films seated next to a Saudi king...

    The image produced by Saudi artist Abdullah Al Shehri, known as Shaweesh, shows the late King Faisal, who was foreign minister at the time, signing the United Nations Charter in 1945 with the diminutive green Jedi master seated to his...

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