MUMBAI: The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood movie Padmavati has further compounded in a controversy after a ruling party leader offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie's star Deepika Padukone and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend. Bharatia Janata Party ledare Suraj Pal Amu issued death threats against the filmmaker and the actress and announced reward for their beheading. The movie “Padmavati” — depicting the life of legendary 14th-century queen Padmini — sparked …
MUNICH: German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue's head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: "America First". The artist who designed the cover, Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban who came to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee, told The Washington Post: "It's a…
DAMASCUS: Syrian troops have found a mass grave containing the bodies of 42 people executed by Islamic State jihadists in Palmyra, as Washington warned the group's leader will eventually "taste justice".
LONDON: The "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London and graduated with a computer programming degree, according to the Washington Post.
RIYADH: A Myanmar woman beheaded in a Saudi street this week for killing her husband's young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on the Internet Saturday.
A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". The purported executioner appeared to be the same British-accented man who appeared in an Aug. 19 video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley, and it showed a similar desert setting. In both videos, the captives wore orange jumpsuits. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your…