• BBC News

    Meghan dishes up and Harry nabs leftovers

    Meghan Markle has launched a charity cookbook for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The Duchess of Sussex was joined by her mother Doria Ragland and husband Prince Harry as she celebrated with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, who helped create the recipes. Ms Markle praised the group, saying the diversity of the women was "pretty outstanding" with 12 countries represented. While the duchess prepared dishes from the book, Together, for a lunch... the duke was later spotted appearing to steal some of the leftovers.

  • Arabian Business

    What an Emirates-Etihad merger deal could mean for aviation

    A combination of Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would be the airline industry’s deal of the decade, if it can be pulled off. Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic, according to people familiar with the discussions. The group would have combined revenue of $29.3 billion and control almost 5 percent of the world’s airline routes. Etihad and Emirates publicly deny merger talks, but an exploratory look at Emirates taking over Etihad’s airline operations remains on the table, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private considerations. Talks have occurred on-and-off

  • Egypt Independent

    Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

    President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in New York next week, the French presidency said Wednesday. The meetings come as Macron and other European leaders try to salvage a landmark 2015 accord to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme, which Trump pulled the US out of last May. The 40-year-old French leader will meet Trump on Monday afternoon before having dinner with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the French president will address the assembly and hold talks with Rouhani, an Elysee Palace official said. Trump has signalled that he might be willing to meet with Rouhani as well,

  • Egypt Independent

    Iran puts on 'show of strength' military exercise in Gulf

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the “pounding reply” that awaited the country’s enemies. Tehran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports in retaliation for US sanctions intended to halt its sales of crude. Washington maintains a fleet in the Gulf that protects oil shipping routes. “In addition to a show of strength, this ceremony is a message of peace and friendship for friendly and neighboring countries,” Colonel Yousef Safipour, the deputy commander of the army for public relations said, according

  • CNN

    She was raped with a hose, then given 10 rupees to buy her silence

    A 21-year-old has been arrested in connection with the rape, which occurred in the district of Shahdara in the northeastern part of the city, said Meghna Yadav, a deputy commissioner with the Delhi Police. She said she could not provide further details. Swati Maliwal, chairwoman of the Delhi Commission for Women, said the girl was in extreme pain after the attack. The girl's mother said the man also wrapped the hose around her daughter's neck after raping her on Monday. She described the man as a rag picker who rummages through refuse in the streets. The girl was in critical condition at a New Delhi hospital after undergoing surgery for injuries she suffered in the attack, officials said Wednesday.

  • Gulf News

    Reason Israel is running scared of Palestinian youth

    Palestinian children pay a heavy price during every uprising or flare-up that erupts against the Israeli occupation, although they do not pose any real threat to the heavily armed Israeli soldiers. Many knowledgeable Israelis attest to the fact that Palestinian children are, like adults, subjected to torture, unjust trials (denied special courts) and inhumane treatment that violate their basic rights, with complete disregard to their age. Indeed, the Palestinian child in Israel’s view is a ‘terrorist in the making’. Thus they face military courts and harsh and degrading treatment, beatings, sleep deprivation, threats, sexual harassment and denial of visits by relatives. The Defence for Children

  • Gulf News

    UAE residents warned about using public WiFi

    Dubai: Using free WiFi can definitely save you money on internet bill and what’s even better is that you can access it just about anywhere in Dubai, whether you’re at a coffee shop, hotel, mall, airport or even at the beach. Security experts warned that while public WiFi networks can make life a little easier, they can put your personal information at risk, including the photos you save on your device, emails you send or sites you browse. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in UAE issued a warning on Wednesday, advising UAE residents to use public WiFi with caution. “When using your devices in public areas, do not leave your data visible to those around you,” the TRA said on Twitter.