Photo of Arab leaders dining goes viral on social media

Updated 17 April 2018
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Photo of Arab leaders dining goes viral on social media

  • Arab League leaders had been gathering in Dhahran for annual summit
  • The photo was tweeted by Saud Al-Qahtani

This photo, showing Arab and Gulf leaders in a relaxed mood after the Arab League Summit in Dhahran, has gone viral on social media. 

It shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan; Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum; Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi; Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority President Turki Al-Asheikh; General Supervisor of the Center for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court Saud Al-Qahtani; Jordanian Royal Court’s Manar Dabbas; Acting Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Maj. Gen. Abbas Kamel; UAE Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan; and Bahrain’s Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. 

The photo was tweeted by Saud Al-Qahtani via @SaudQ1978, and at last count was retweeted 24,000 times.


‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Updated 23 April 2018
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‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

LOS ANGELES: Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

While no cause of death was given, a statement on the actor’s social media accounts said he had gone through a “recent time of adversity” and alluded to suicide and depression as “serious issues.”

“Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much,” it added.

Troyer, who lived in Los Angeles, was taken to hospital early this month for unspecified treatment. The actor spoke about his alcohol addiction during another hospital stay a year ago.

One of the world’s shortest men at just two feet eight inches (81 centimeters) due to achondroplasia dwarfism, according to reports, Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan.