Saudi Arabia accused of hacking UK-based dissident

Saudi Arabia is being accused of using military-grade spyware to target a prominent critic in Britain. Ghanem Almasarir al-Dosari is a satirist and a YouTube influencer who has racked up more than 200 million views on his channel, where he regularly criticises the Saudi royal family. He has lived in the UK for more than 15 years in self-imposed exile […]

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Belzile signs deal with Canadiens

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Alex Belzile to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Belzile US$700,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the American Hockey League with $200,000 in guaranteed salary. The 27-year-old native of Saint-Eloi, Que., led AHL Laval in scoring last season with 19 goals, 35 assists and 54 points. Belzile has […]

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Absolutely a breeze to use

The V11 Absolute is the latest cordless vacuum cleaner from British home appliances maker Dyson. Powered by the company’s new V11 digital motor, it is said to have 20 per cent more suction power than its predecessor, the Cyclone V10. This alone would be good reason to upgrade, but the V11 Absolute has another trick up its sleeve – artificial […]

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Memorial held for TV exec at his favorite former restaurant

A special New York memorial was held for veteran TV executive and producer Russell Kagan at the Writing Room — the restaurant at the site of his beloved former haunt Elaine’s. Kagan, a pioneer in the international TV distribution business and such a fixture at marketing events that he became known as the “Mayor of Cannes,” passed away in Los […]

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Egypt arrests former Sisi campaigner turned critic

The arrest of Hazim Abdelazim is the latest in Egypt’s ongoing crackdown on dissenting voices. Egyptian police have arrested a one-time campaigner turned critic for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a police official said on Sunday. The police official did not give a reason for the overnight arrest of Hazim Abdelazim, but a source told Reuters news agency that he was […]

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