• Egypt Independent

    Princess Fawzia to tie the knot on Saturday

    Princess Fawzia, daughter of King Ahmed Fouad II, is set to get married on Saturday, January 19 at the residence of her father in Geneva, Switzerland. She will marry a French electronic engineer working in Monaco. Sources close to the former royal family said the princess's wedding would be limited to family and close friends. On the first day of February 1982, in the state of Monaco on the northern Mediterranean Sea coast, the last granddaughter of King Farouk was born with beautiful features. Fawzia was the daughter of King Ahmed Fouad II from his French-Jewish wife Dominique-France Loeb Picard, known also as Princess Fadila of Egypt. She was named Fawzia after her grandfather's sister, Empress

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    Cristiano Ronaldo: Visit to Saudi Arabia was excellent

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match against AC Milan to win his first trophy with Juventus, which became the first club to win the Supercoppa Italiana eight times. The match was played out to a sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah in front of more than 61,000 fans. “I'm very happy, it was what I wanted, I'm very happy to have won my first title with Juventus,” Ronaldo said.

  • Egypt Independent

    Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis. Only eight years later, his own empire would be in ruins. The fall of the Peacock Throne and the rise of the Islamic Revolution in Iran grew out of the shah's ever-tightening control over the country as other Middle East monarchies toppled. While successfully riding rising oil prices in the 1970s, the shah failed to see that Iranians had begun to expect more as the country's people moved from the countryside to cities

  • Emirates24|7

    Pregnant Meghan laughs off "fat lady" comment on charity visit

    A stranger's comment on one's growing stomach may not always be welcome but a pregnant Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, took it all in her stride on Wednesday when a pensioner called her "a fat lady". Prince Harry's wife, who told well-wishers this week she is six months pregnant, laughed off the remark, meant as a compliment about her growing baby bump. On a visit to animal welfare charity Mayhew, of which she is patron, Meghan was being introduced to pensioners who have benefited from the organisation's animal therapy programme when an elderly woman named Peggy took a more casual approach to speaking to a member of the royal family. "And you're a fat lady," she added, smiling and looking at Meghan's tummy.

  • Egypt Independent

    Iranian TV anchor arrested on visit to US

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the US, the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, Missouri, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area. She was then taken to Washington, according to her elder son, Hossein Hashemi. The FBI said in an email that it had no comment on the arrest of the woman who was born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans and has worked for Iran's state television

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Kourtney Kardashian would congratulate ex Scott Disick if he got engaged

    Kourtney Kardashian wouldn't hesitate to congratulate her ex-partner Scott Disick if he got engaged to his new girlfriend Sofia Richie. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star insisted there is no animosity between her and her former partner and she would be thrilled if he decided to propose to the model. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, a fan asked Kourtney what she would say to Scott if it emerged he had asked Sofia to marry him, to which she replied simply: "Congratulations!" Whilst her sister Kim Kardashian West added: "Yeah, we vacation together. It's all good!" Kourtney and Scott recently went on holiday with their kids - Mason, nine, Penelope, six, and

  • Arab News

    Palestinian forces soldier on amid Israeli raids, US neglect

    RAMALLAH, West Bank: On a cold winter's night earlier this month, a convoy of 10 Israeli armored jeeps drove into the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah and parked in front of the Palestinian police headquarters. Soldiers fanned out, searching nearby shops for security cameras after a pair of recent shooting attacks against Israelis in the occupied territory. The raid attracted dozens of stone-throwing Palestinians, and the Israelis responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. It was the latest in a series of Israeli raids into urban areas that the Palestinians say undermine their own US-trained security forces. Those forces have been coordinating operations with Israel in the West Bank for