• Egypt Independent

    'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation

    Two Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong say chronic physical abuse by male family members prompted them to flee the kingdom, where they now fear they will be forcibly returned. The siblings are the latest example of Saudi women plotting their escape from the ultra-conservative kingdom only to find themselves dodging officials and angry family members at every turn, as the country battles criticism of its human rights record. The young women, aged 20 and 18, found themselves marooned after Saudi consular officials allegedly intercepted them during a stopover at the city's airport and later revoked their passports. The pair, who have adopted the aliases Reem and Rawan, described a deeply unhappy

  • Emirates24|7

    Gwyneth Paltrow shares farewell message Robert Downey Jr.

    Gwyneth Paltrow shared a farewell message with Robert Downey Jr. after announcing her retirement from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photo: Instagram The 46-year-old actress - who portrayed Pepper Potts in 'Iron Man' and 'The Avengers' films - recently revealed that she would be giving up her role as the romantic interest of Robert's Tony Stark and that 'Avengers: Endgame' will likely be her final MCU movie. The 'Shakespeare in Love' star took to Instagram to share a goodbye with the 53-year-old actor and shared a selfie of the pair insisting she would always be "this guy's Pepper". She captioned the image: "You KNOW I will be this guy's pepper anytime he needs me (sic)" also using the hashtag

  • Emirates24|7

    Pakistan military warns India against 'misadventure'

    Pakistan's military warned India on Friday against "misadventure", saying it was capable of responding to any threats as tensions simmer between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. "We hope you will not mess up with us," military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told a press briefing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, the second such message Pakistan has sent to New Delhi in as many days. Tensions have risen in the days following a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 41 Indian paramilitaries and was claimed by group in Pakistan. There have been calls in India for retaliation, but Pakistan - which denies aiding the militants - has threatened to respond in kind. "We don't want to go into war

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Esha Gupta, Shah Rukh Khan, Suhana Khan...

    Esha Gupta Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan with Suhana Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput Kapoor Kajol and her son at Total Dhamaal Kalki Koechlin Deepika Padukone goes to the salon with her mother Ujjala Padukone. Katrina Kaif and sister Isabelle Kaif Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora Tiger Shroff Sara Ali Khan Aditi Rao Hydari Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon Anushka Sharma Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra Deepika Padukone Salman Khan Arjun Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha Sonakshi Sinha at her manager's wedding Kareena Kapoor Pooja Hegde  Vidya Balan Karisma Kapoor Jacqueline Fernandez Aishwarya Rai Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu and Neha Dhupia Taimur Ali Khan spotted horse riding. Janhvi Kapoor Karan Johar

  • Emirates24|7

    Duchess Meghan 'flies home on Clooneys' $43m private jet'

    The Duchess of Sussex reportedly got flown home on a $43 million private jet arranged by a-lister friends George and Amal Clooney. Meghan - who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry - has just spent five nights in New York City celebrating her baby shower, and her famous friends are said to have picked up the $125,000 bill for the swanky return flight. According to the MailOnline, the Gulfstream G450 jet is owned by a US company which shares a name with a firm registered to the same Los Angeles address as two of George's film companies. Meghan returned to the UK early on Thursday morning (21.02.19) after a $250,000 round trip, which saw her land back at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire.

  • Egypt Independent

    Giant tortoise thought extinct is found on Galapagos

    Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago. The adult female tortoise was found on the island of Fernandina in the west of the Pacific archipelago, and is believed to be a Fernandina Giant Tortoise, also known as Chelonoidis phantasticus, a species last sighted in 1906. The tortoise is believed to be about 100 years old. It was taken by boat to the main Galapagos conservation center on Santa Cruz Island. The animal “exceeds 100 years” in age and is “a very old tortoise,” said Washington Tapia of Galapagos Conservancy, a US non-profit dedicated to conserving the Galapagos. The islands are best known

  • Emirates24|7

    Trump, adult children urge dismissal of marketing scam lawsuit

    US President Donald Trump and his adult children on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit accusing them of using the family name to promote sham marketing opportunities to vulnerable, financially struggling investors. Calling the lawsuit "implausible," the Trump family said in a filing in federal court in Manhattan that the four plaintiffs failed to prove there was fraud or intent to cause harm, or that any statements by Donald Trump caused losses. A spokeswoman for the plaintiffs, who went by pseudonyms, had no immediate comment. They accused the Trump family of having received millions of dollars of secret payments from 2005 to 2015 to endorse American Communications