• emirates247.com

    Shilpa Shetty meets Eva Longoria in Dubai!

    Shilpa Shetty Kundra attended the Global Gift Gala hosted in Dubai  along with Eva Longoria Bastón, Deepak Chopra and Huda Kattan among others. The evening promised to be a glittering fusion of celebrity and philanthropy. Launched by philanthropist Maria Bravo the Global Gift Gala Dubai, in association with the Global Gift Foundation, aims to elevate the wellbeing and lives of children and families. Returning to Dubai for the sixth time, the black-tie event will be held at Dubai’s Grosvenor House, on December 13.  The star-studded affair featured a gala dinner and auction of both luxury goods and experiences. Funds raised at this charity event will go towards UAE-based charity Dubai Cares and

  • Arab News

    US-backed forces expel Daesh from east Syria hub

    BEIRUT: Kurdish-led forces seized Daesh’s main hub of Hajjin Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed operation to eradicate the militants from eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces secured Hajjin, the largest settlement in what is the last pocket of territory controlled by Daesh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “After a week of heavy fighting and air strikes, the SDF were able to kick IS out,” Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based monitoring group, said, referring to another acronym for Daesh. The operation was completed at dawn, he said, a day after SDF forces fanned out across the large village in the Euphrates valley. On Thursday, the last Daesh

  • Arab News

    The Six: Arab beauty queens show off national costumes at the Miss Universe show

    DUBAI: On Monday night, the only two Miss Universe contestants from the Middle East took to the stage in Thailand to take part in the national costume show, where contestants pay sartorial tribute to their homeland. We take a look at six beauty queens from Lebanon and Egypt who have represented their country throughout the years. Nariman Khaled Miss Egypt walked the stage at the 2018 Miss Universe national costume presentation in Thailand’s Chonburi province wearing a stunning gold-and-turquoise ensemble. Maya Reaidy Miss Lebanon 2018 chose to represent her homeland by paying tribute to the cedar tree - traditionally associated with the Levantine country. Lara Debbane Miss Egypt took part in

  • Al Jazeera

    How do Arabs scream in Arabic?

    "We have the tape," US President Donald Trump finally admitted that there is a tape-recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi - but then he immediately added: "I don't want to hear the tape, no reason for me to hear the tape." When he was asked why, he said: "Because it's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape. I've been fully briefed on it. There's no reason for me to hear it."  He elaborated further: "I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it ... It was very violent, very vicious and terrible." It was good to see the man who had no qualms about dropping "the mother of all bombs" (MOAB) on Afghanistan or arming Saudi Arabia to the teeth to slaughter Yemenis had suddenly

  • Arab News

    A vital waterway: Why the Red Sea matters to Saudi Arabia

    JEDDAH: The Red Sea Project is an ultra-luxury destination that brings together a beautiful landscape, adventure and cultural heritage. The project’s plan is to position the Kingdom on the global tourism map, create investment opportunities for the local private sector and develop the Kingdom’s tourism industry while preserving the nation’s cultural and environmental heritage. In July of 2017, the Red Sea project was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, PIF deputy chairman. The luxury and sustainable international tourist destination on the west coast of the Kingdom is one of three major PIF projects.  As part of the domestic investment strategy, PIF created three Saudi giga projects,

  • Al Jazeera

    'It gets scary': Indigenous schools feel heat in restive Mindanao

    Tagum, Philippines - Teacher Nerhaya Talledo was on her way to a remote village in the southern Philippines bringing supplies of rice, canned fish and noodles when her van was stopped at a recently-built military checkpoint. A group of doctors and volunteers were in another truck with much-needed medicines. The soldiers told them they couldn't continue their journey to Sitio Dulyan, an indigenous village just half an hour away on the southern island of Mindanao, and would have to turn back. "If we couldn't get the food to Sitio Dulyan more than 120 Lumad (indigenous people) families would sleep on an empty stomach," Talledo told Al Jazeera of the incident last month. "And the sick people wouldn't

  • english.alarabiya.net

    King Salman addresses Islamic scholars on need to counter negative image

    The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, asserted that Saudi Arabia, which was established on values of moderation and temperance will continue its commitments and initiatives that aim to achieve the hopes of Muslims worldwide. The statement was made during a speech delivered on behalf of King Salman by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, the King’s adviser, at the opening of the International Islamic Unity Conference which is organized by the Muslim World League in Mecca. Prince Khalid Al Faisal welcomed the participants to the conference and conveyed to them greetings of King Salman.