• english.alarabiya.net

    Experienced Liverpool making a big statement, says Klopp

    Liverpool faces a testing Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, but have made a statement by reaching the last four for the second straight year and are equipped to deal with the very best, manager Juergen Klopp said. Liverpool beat Porto 4-1 at the Dragao Stadium on Wednesday to advance 6-1 on aggregate with their attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all on target once again.

  • Arab News

    Salma Hayek's husband pledges €100m for Notre Dame reconstruction

    JEDDAH: Salma Hayek's husband François-Henri Pinault has pledged over $113 million (€100 million) towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral. Pinault is the chairman and CEO of Kering, which is behind brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent. Hayek, who is of Lebanese descent, tied the knot with Pinault on Valentine's Day in 2009 in Paris' 6th arrondissement just minutes from the famous cathedral. Pinault and his billionaire father Francois said they were giving the amount immediately from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to the landmark devastated by fire Monday night. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said: "This tragedy impacts all French people"

  • Al Jazeera

    'We're broken': Rohingya on hunger strike in Saudi detention

    Scores of Rohingya detainees inside a Saudi detention centre have gone on a hunger strike for the third time in recent months, activists told Al Jazeera. Almost 650 men, most of whom have been kept at the Shumaisi detention centre in Jeddah since 2012 for not having valid documentation, started the strike on Saturday, Ro Nay San Lwin, campaign coordinator for the Free Rohingya Coalition, said. By Tuesday night, at least seven had been taken to hospital, he said, as the strike continued in 10 rooms at the detention camp.  Footage secretly filmed by a detainee and sent to Lwin that was shared with Al Jazeera showed the Rohingya men lying on the floor. "The immigration police are harassing them,

  • Emirates24|7

    German plane crash lands, disrupts airport traffic

    A German government plane crash-landed on Tuesday, briefly disrupting traffic at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in the latest of a series of technical faults to plague the official fleet. No passengers were onboard the Luftwaffe's Global 5000 jet, but the crew was being examined by doctors for injuries, a spokesman for the airforce told AFP. The aircraft experienced technical problems soon after takeoff and then had serious trouble landing at the Berlin airport. "The aircraft took off from Schoenefeld for a so-called functional flight, which takes place regularly after maintenance work, and during the flight, there was a malfunction, forcing the aircraft to turn back," said the spokesman. "The

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Shilpa Shetty...

    Shilpa Shetty and family. Anushka Sharma Arjun Kapoor Sonam Kapoor and husband Anand Ahuja Priyanka Chopra shares photo with brother Siddharth. (Instagram) Priyanka Chopra (Instagram) Kareena Kapoor at the gym. (Instagram) Rajkummar Rao (L), Neha Dhupia (C) and Ishaan Khatter (R) pose for photographs during a shooting of the reality talk show 'Vogue BFFs' season 3 in Mumbai. (AFP) Neha Dhupia (AFP) Janhvi Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha Aditya Roy Kapoor Farhan Akhtar Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi SInha, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt Shahid Kapoor, Sandeep Vanga and Kiara Advani Saif Ali Khan Taimur Saif Ali Khan in a food truck. Parineeti Chopra Soha Ali Khan Priyanka Chopra, Sophie

  • Egypt Independent

    Fayoum housewife commits suicide after giving birth to twins

    A housewife in Fayoum committed suicide by ingesting poison after giving birth to twins. Head of Fayoum Security Directorate Khaled Shalaby received a notification saying that the body of 22-year-old housewife Amira B., resident of Qalmasha village was transferred to the hospital morgue, having already died. Public prosecutors were then informed to conduct their investigation. The victim's father and husband both said during interrogation that she took a poisonous substance, having suffered a mental breakdown after giving birth to the twins. The father and husband did not accuse anyone of murder. The forensic report mentioned that the cause of death was stopping of the heart, a sharp drop in

  • Arab News

    Philippine police: 4 wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders arrested

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Philippine police on Tuesday arrested four women they said were wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders who took care of their financial transactions, helped procure guns and bomb parts and arranged the travels of foreign militants to the country. The women were arrested in raids on houses in southern Zamboanga city where authorities seized two grenades, a bag of suspected ammonium nitrate and electrical parts that can be used in making bombs, police officials said. The women worked under Abu Sayyaf leader Hajjan Sawadjaan, the main suspect in the Jan. 27 bombing of a Roman Catholic cathedral during a Mass that killed 23 people in nearby Sulu province's capital town of Jolo. The