• Al Jazeera

    Kenya hotel attack: 'Painful and traumatising'

    On a windy Saturday afternoon, Mohamud Yassin is meeting two workmates in a quiet, posh Nairobi restaurant. Wearing black sunglasses and a knee-length blue thobe, he exchanges greetings with his colleagues with a smile on his face. Despite his cool demeanour, Yassin is grieving. Three days before, five armed al-Shabab gunmen stormed Nairobi's 14 Riverside complex killing 21 people. Two of them - Abdalla, 33, and Feisal, 31 - worked with Yassin at Adam Smith International, a United Kingdom-based company. "It was a normal day," Yassin says. "As usual, my wife dropped me at the office located in the 14 Riverside compound. I went in and greeted my coworkers, including Abdalla and Feisal," Yassin,

  • Arab News

    Karen Wazen stars in flirty, fun fragrance campaign

    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.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Bahrain to open world's largest underwater theme park

    Covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, Bahrain is set to launch the world's largest underwater theme park just before the summer of 2019. According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the President of the Supreme Council for Environment, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, announced on Saturday the building of the eco-friendly project, which will be done in partnership with the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector. Additionally, the project will also provide multiple diving experiences to promote marine life growth, set around artificial coral reefs, and replicas of traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's houses. Speaking to BNA, Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of preserving Bahrain's marine habitat by abiding by the highest international environmental standards, in hopes of making the country a go-to international destination in the field of ecotourism and for diving enthusiasts.

  • Al Jazeera

    A crusader in Cairo: Pompeo's pompous imperialism has no clothes

    "In my office, I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and his word, and the truth." This is the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talking, at the American University in Cairo, the capital of a major Muslim country. The evangelical preacher, abusing his hosts and mistaking a university lector for his hometown church pulpit, then made sure his audience knows the militant intentions of his invoking the Bible. "And it's the truth, lower-case "t," that I'm here to talk about today. It is a truth that isn't often spoken in this part of the world, but because I'm a military man by training, I'll be very blunt and direct today: America is a force for good in the Middle East." A military man

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Kim Kardashian West ends Taylor Swift feud

    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 entire

  • Egypt Independent

    Senator Graham says US-Saudi cannot move on until prince 'dealt with'

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is “dealt with”, without being more specific. Speaking in Ankara a day after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Graham also said Congress will reintroduce sanctions against those involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dealt with,” Graham said. Khashoggi was a prominent Saudi journalist and US resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post. He

  • Emirates24|7

    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    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.