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    US State Department slams Iran’s Khamenei on Anti-Corruption Day

    Sadly, for the Iranian people, their government is full of corrupt hypocrites. Take Ayatollah Khamenei, who has a tax-free hedge fund worth billions. This so-called holy man devours property from religious minorities, then funnels the cash to IRGC,” the US State Department said on Twitter marking International Anti-Corruption Day which fell on Sunday.

  • Arab News

    Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

    DUBAI: Miss Lebanon and Miss Egypt are set to represent the Middle East at Dec. 16’s Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Miss ­Lebanon, Maya Reaidy, and Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe, which will see 93 contestants smile, wave, sashay and generally delight the crowd next week. The show is set to be hosted by US comedian Steve Harvey, who in 2016 made international headlines in a hilarious, cringe-worthy slip-up where he announced the wrong winner. Harvey will be joined - perhaps saved - on stage by US model Ashley Graham. Reaidy is a pharmacy student at the Lebanese American University, while Khaled is studying business

  • CNN Style

    Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton among the guests at Ambani-Piramal wedding celebrations

    Chartered jets arriving in Udaipur for Indian heiress Isha Ambani's wedding contributed to a four-fold increase in flight traffic at the city's airport Saturday. The next day, celebrity guests were treated to an intimate private concert by Beyoncé. The most lavish Indian wedding of the year is underway in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, as 27-year-old Isha Ambani -- daughter of the country's wealthiest man -- prepares to tie the knot with businessman Anand Piramal. Isha Ambani (far left) pictured next to her father, Mukesh Ambani, and other family members.Credit: -/AFP/AFP/Getty Images The pair won't officially wed until a Wednesday ceremony at the bride's family residence in Mumbai. But

  • Al Jazeera

    117 years on, US set to return war-trophy bells to Philippines

    Manila, Philippines - The whole country was watching as President Rodrigo Duterte decided last year to put Sung Kim, the ambassador of the United States to the Philippines, on the spot. "At this point, allow me to take a step back in time, in 1901," Duterte said, as his televised state of the nation address in July 2017 took a surprise turn towards the US colonisation of the Philippines. "In 1901, there was known as Balangiga," the Philippine president continued - and the audience knew right away where he was heading. If there is one thing Filipinos know the rural town of Balangiga for, that is the so-called "massacre" that also involved three church bells ending up in the US's possession. "Give

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    Saudi women enjoy new fitness dance craze ‘Nia’

    A Saudi female fitness instructor has introduced women in her community to a new, fun way to keep fit by teaching them Nia dance cardio classes. In the last few years, many Saudi fitness trainers have been opting to try new and different kinds of physical fitness training to offer women in the kingdom a variety of workout styles. Manal Al-Dabagh fell in love with the Nia technique straight away, with its music and moves, during her time in the United States. Dabagh learnt the Nia dance cardio fitness classes and was licensed in the Nia Technique.

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    Details of calls to attack Trump by US ‘Muslim Sisters’ allied to Brotherhood

    For the first time in US political history, two Muslim women joined the ranks of the US Congress with Western and Arab media widely reporting on their win during the first midterm elections under US President Donald Trump. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, is the first Somali American to serve in Congress and Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib  is a Palestinian American. Democrat Ilhan Omar after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race. She is the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. (AP) Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, became one of two Muslim women ever to serve in the US Congress. (AP) Who is Linda Sarsour? Linda Sarsour is removed during a hearing of

  • CNN Travel

    Airlines enforce 7kg limit for carry-on bags

    (CNN) - Flying home for the December holidays can be a stressful experience, with passengers carrying gifts for their nearest and dearest as well as their own luggage. Now Australian airlines have announced a renewed push to enforce hand luggage weight limits at the busiest time of the year. Both Virgin Australia and Qantas have told domestic passengers that their hand luggage will be weighed at various points in the journey to ensure that it complies with seven-kilogram (15-pound) limit. Budget airlines such as Tigerair Australia and Jetstar already weigh hand luggage for all passengers. "As an industry, we're seeing many passengers trying to bring everything but the kitchen sink on domestic