In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats in the Iranian foreign ministry room had incensed the officials with a message that Europe could no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests in Iran and assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats. “There was a lot of drama, they didn't like it, but we felt we had to convey our serious concerns,” one of the diplomats said. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran.Emirates24|7
Kim Kardashian West has officially put her feud with Taylor Swift behind her. Photo: Bang Just days after insisting that she had "moved on" from her past conflict with Taylor, Kim shared a video of herself on Snapchat, listening to Taylor's song 'Delicate'. The pair had a very public feud in 2016, after Kim leaked edited clips of a phone call between her husband Kanye West and Taylor in order to prove her claims that Taylor had approved Kanye's lyrics about her in his song 'Famous'. Photo: Instagram However, Taylor, 29, hit back insisting Kanye never told her he was planning to refer her to a dog in his song. She fumed: "You don't get to control someone's emotional response in front of the entireArab News
DUBAI: Lebanese influencer Karen B. Wazen took to Instagram over the weekend to share her latest advert campaign with British perfume brand Jo Malone. The stylish blogger shared the video with her 858,000 followers and was quickly inundated with overwhelmingly positive comments on the social media platform. “So happy to share with you my campaign with @jomalonelondon - 'You and I together and nothing else matters… Combining nature and love ... Combining two scents... combining two souls',” she captioned the video. Directed by Dubai-based influencer and designer Ahmed El-Sayed, who goes by the name @Twistedcurlz on Instagram, the short clip sees Wazen posing for the camera in a park while holding two bottles of the new fragrance.
Saudi Arabia has admitted Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Khashoggi - a Saudi writer, United States resident and Washington Post columnist - had entered the building on October 2 to obtain documentation certifying he had divorced his ex-wife so he could remarry. After weeks of repeated denials that it had anything to do with his disappearance, the kingdom eventually acknowledged that its officials were behind the gruesome murder. The whereabouts of his body are still unknown. Here are the latest related developments: Saturday, January 19 Senator Lindsey Graham has said the US Congress will reintroduce sanctions against those involved in the killingEmirates24|7
The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, made his fortune with a Philippine shopping centre conglomerate that has put up some of the largest malls in the world. However his holdings also included banks, hotels and real estate in the Philippines, as well as shopping centres in China. He had a net worth of $19 billion as of Friday, according to Forbes.com. Forbes said he was the 52nd richest person in the world last year, beating out bold name tycoons like Elon Musk, Rupert Murdoch and George Soros.Emirates24|7
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The Syrian military thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down several missiles in the south of the country, state media and Russia's Ministry of Defense have said. "Our air defence systems thwarted ... an Israeli air aggression ... and prevented it from achieving any of its goals," a military source told state news agency SANA. Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a Twitter post that the Syrian military destroyed seven Israeli rockets near Damascus airport. It said no casualties were reported and the airport had not been damaged in the process. An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the report. Shortly after the incident, Israel's military said its Iron Dome missile