• emirates247.com

    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernadez, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Rampal...

    Jacqueline Fernadez Shraddha Kapoor Alia Bhatt\ Arjun Rampal with girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber and daughter Nisha. Inaaya Naumi Khemu and Soha Ali Khan Katrina Kaif Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Taimur Ali Khan learns horse riding. Akshay Kumar with his Kabaddi team. Kareena Kapoor at Prithvi Theatre Festival launch. Varun Dhawan and Aayush Sharma at the gym. Taimur Ali Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram

  • CNN

    UAE's lavish gold-covered palace hotel

    Its hallways, rooms and lobbies feature more than 1,000 Swarovski chandeliers, which bring to light the palace's iconic golden ceilings, according to the palace. More than 1,000 Swarovski chandeliers fill the hallways, rooms and lobbies of the hotel. But more than a decade after its grand opening, keeping the hotel's opulence in suitable splendor for the travel set is a full-time job for Manoj Kuriakose, an engineer from Kerala in southern India -- and an expensive endeavor for the hotel. Kuriakose and his team are tasked with the upkeep of the 2,000 square meters (6,560 square feet) of ornate ceiling adorned with 22-carat gold and silver leaves. The gold leaf typically lasts for just four to

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Qatar is considering an Iranian offer to host World Cup teams

    Qatar is reportedly considering an offer from Iran to host teams participating in the 2022 World Cup. "This is part of the operational plan, but obviously it will have to be done with FIFA," chief organiser Hassan Al Thawadi told AFP when asked whether teams could be based in Iran. Iran had previously offered to host teams who will play in the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in just over four years’ time. Al Thawadi added that Qatar had received "numerous proposals from countries with regard to hosting teams" around the time of the World Cup.

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder

    Saudi Arabia's deputy public prosecutor has said the kingdom is seeking the death penalty for five people who have been accused of carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Shaalan al-Shaalan told a news conference in Riyadh on Thursday that Ahmed al-Assiri, the kingdom's former deputy head of intelligence, dispatched a team to Turkey to pursuade Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia. He said after "talks with him failed", the head of the Saudi team in Istanbul ordered for Khashoggi to be killed. The 59-year-old then died from a lethal injection and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, he said. Shaalan said 21 people were now in custody, with 11 indicted

  • Egypt Independent

    Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' for financial crimes

    (CNN)- Iran executed two men for financial crimes early Wednesday, punishments that were quickly assailed by Amnesty International as disproportionate and reflective of Tehran’s “shameless disregard for the right to life.” Vahid Mazloumin, a mogul known for his work in the gold coin trade and nicknamed the “Sultan of Coins,” and his accomplice Mohammad-Esmaeil Qassemi were found guilty of forming a “smuggling gang” that manipulated the domestic currency market and made “illegal deals,” Iran’s state-run IRNA news said. Mazloumin, 58, was arrested in July and sentenced to death in October for allegedly hoarding the coins, a move which Iran said destabilized the country’s currency market, IRNA reported.

  • emirates247.com

    Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy

    Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in Italy, Indian media reported Thursday. The celebrity couple got married in a private ceremony at Lake Como on Wednesday, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. The pair have yet to comment or release pictures from the event which was closed to the media. Padukone is arguably Indian cinema's biggest female star currently, and she has also broken into Hollywood, starring in "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" opposite Vin Diesel. Padukone, 32, and Singh 33, announced in a joint statement last month that their wedding would take place on November 14 and 15. The couple reportedly started dating in 2013 but have kept

  • emirates247.com

    Latifa bint Mohammed Inaugurates the sixth Downtown Design

    H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, inaugurated today the sixth edition of Downtown Design which saw the participation of 175 exhibitors, including 40 regional designers. Downtown Design is a major component of Dubai Design Week which returns in its fourth edition this year. On this occasion, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum commented: "In line with Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision, as represented in Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai is building a vibrant, organic and sustainable creative industry that brings together the best of international and home-grown talent.