The true story of Giannoula Koulourou has been adapted for the stage in an original play written by Theodora Kapralou and directed by Giorgos Papageorgiou. Born in Patra in 1868, the street vendor with a slight mental disability became a laughing stock in her home town for expressing her desire to get married.
Leka Zogu was the only son of the late Zog I, the only monarch to reign in Albania. The Albanian monarchy had an unusually short history. The founder of the royal house, Zog, was a wealthy landowner and politician who, after Albania's independence in 1913, first became prime minister and then president before proclaiming himself king in 1928.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to say whether he believed the CIA's assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
A Saudi royal advisor fired over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to wield influence in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's inner circle, according to Western, Arab and Saudi sources with links to the royal court.
The U.S. president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (M.B.S.) following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The New York Times reported on Dec. 8.
The slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was funding an "electronic army" to fight with Saudi state propaganda, while describing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a "beast," according to his private Whatsapp messages published by CNN International.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent at least 11 messages to Saud al-Qahtani, his closest adviser who oversaw the team that killed Jamal Khashoggi, in the hours before and after the journalist's death in October, according to a highly classified CIA assessment seen by the Wall Street Journal.