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Princess Fawzia, daughter of King Ahmed Fouad II, is set to get married on Saturday, January 19 at the residence of her father in Geneva, Switzerland. She will marry a French electronic engineer working in Monaco. Sources close to the former royal family said the princess's wedding would be limited to family and close friends. On the first day of February 1982, in the state of Monaco on the northern Mediterranean Sea coast, the last granddaughter of King Farouk was born with beautiful features. Fawzia was the daughter of King Ahmed Fouad II from his French-Jewish wife Dominique-France Loeb Picard, known also as Princess Fadila of Egypt. She was named Fawzia after her grandfather's sister, EmpressEmirates24|7
Rihanna is suing her father for allegedly exploiting her name without her permission. The 30-year-old singer and actress - whose real name is Robyn Fenty - has filed a lawsuit against Ronald Fenty and a company called Fenty Entertainment for allegedly using the surname, which she uses on her range of Fenty Beauty products, to solicit business acting as agents of the singer. In court documents obtained by The Blast, Rihanna accuses her father and another man named Moses Perkins of creating an entertainment company to act as her agents, although she says she has nothing to do with the company. The documents add: "Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna's father, he does not have, and never has had, authorityEmirates24|7
The world's first commercial hyperloop system, which is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, will cost "between US$20 million to US$40 million per kilometre," Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, has revealed. In an exclusive interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Gresta announced that Abu Dhabi's Hyperloop capsule has left the assembly facility in Spain to Toulouse, France, where it will be tested and optimised, adding that this first-of-its kind project in the world "can recoup the investment in 8 to 15 years". The first phase of the project involves construction of 10km out of a 150km system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is set to be ready next year. In Aprilenglish.alarabiya.net
NEOM Founding Board, chaired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense, and Chairman of Board of Directors of Public Fund Investment, approved the strategic concept of the masterplan for NEOM Bay, the first urban area to be developed in NEOM. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Founding Board gave instructions to complete preparations and start construction work in the first quarter of 2019. It is expected that a number of key facilities will be completed by the end of this year including the current airport at Sharma, which will be upgraded to become a commercial airport operating regular flights between Riyadh and NEOM.Emirates24|7
An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday. Deasy Tuwo, the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in Minahasa in North Sulawesi, was killed by the 4.4-metre (14-foot) reptile last Thursday, authorities said. The 44-year old's badly mauled body was found by colleagues the following morning, Hendrik Rundengan, from the local conservation agency, told AFP. "The indication is that she fell into the crocodile's enclosure," he said, adding the incident was still being investigated by police. Photos: AFP The crocodile, named Merry, had eaten one of the woman's hands and most of her abdomen was missing, Rundengan said. "TheseAl Jazeera
An American journalist working for Iran's English-language Press TV has been arrested by US authorities on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster said on Wednesday. Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was arrested upon arrival at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and transferred by the FBI to a detention facility in Washington, DC, Press TV said. "Her relatives were unable to contact her, and she was allowed to contact her daughter only two days after her arrest," the Iranian broadcaster reported. "Hashemi [...] has told her daughter that she was handcuffed and shackled and was being treated like a criminal." Several local jails around Washington that house federal inmates said theyArab News
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: It's only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli's collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti,” or darling. She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public. “When a woman is exposed to so much harassment on the street, she begins to dress to protect herself, to hide herself as opposed to expressing herself,” the 22-year-old art history graduate says, leaning against the counter of her shop in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. On fabrics of muted colors and on canvas bags from her BabyFist label, she places messages in English and Arabic inside drawings of flowers and other designs.