• Egypt Independent

    Video: Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram with her debut

    Jennifer Aniston's debut on Instagram  started with a bang - by crashing the app. There were so many people excited to finally follow her that it caused issues for the platform. “We are aware that some people were having issues following Jen's profile,” a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement to CNN. “We are thrilled to have this 'Friend' as part of the Instagram community.” The actress joined the social media platform on Tuesday, posting a photo with her former 'Friends' co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc.

  • Arabian Business

    Air Arabia Abu Dhabi could launch 'battle for skies' in the UAE

    The launch of Air Arabia Abu Dhabi could spark a battle for the skies in the UAE, according to leading aviation experts. Etihad Airways and Air Arabia have signed an independent joint venture agreement to create the UAE capital's first low-cost carrier, to operate out of Abu Dhabi International Airport. Analysts have drawn comparisons between the new airline and the successful partnership operated in neighbouring Dubai between Emirates airline and Flydubai. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launched to cater for growing demand in the region for more affordable travel Tobias Rueckerl, CEO of London-based Advanced Aviation Consulting (ADAVCO), told Arabian Business: “In my opinion the cooperation between Etihad

  • english.alarabiya.net

    UK's Prince William and wife Kate fine after plane twice aborts Pakistan landing

    Britain's Prince William said he and his wife Kate were fine after a Royal Air Force plane carrying the royal couple was forced to abort a landing in Islamabad twice on Thursday and return to Lahore after being caught in a severe thunderstorm. The RAF Voyager plane carrying the royals, who are on a four-day official visit to Pakistan, tried to land twice, at Rawalpindi air base and Islamabad international, before it decided to return to Lahore. William, who has previously worked as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, told reporters after they landed that he and Kate were fine, joking that the problems had been caused because he was flying the plane. Last Update: Thursday, 17 October 2019 KSA

  • Al Jazeera

    US Supreme Court wrestles over 'DC sniper' life sentence appeal

    US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 "DC sniper" shooting spree in the Washington, DC, area was a minor at the time of the crimes when he was sentenced to life in prison. The nine justices heard arguments in an appeal by the state of Virginia objecting to the lower court's decision ordering that Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence of life in prison without parole be thrown out. Malvo, now 34, was 17 during the shootings in which 10 people were killed. He participated with an older accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, who was given the death penalty. If Malvo prevails, he and other prison inmates in similar cases

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Trump letter to Erdogan: 'Don't be a fool'

    “Don't be a fool,” Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria - warning history risked branding him a “devil.” Three days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated region, Trump told the Turkish president he would wreck Ankara's economy if the invasion went too far. In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump began with an outright threat. “Let's work out a good deal,” Trump wrote in the letter dated October 9, whose authenticity was confirmed to AFP by the White House. “You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people,

  • Arabian Business

    Saudi's Shoura Council calls for freeze on expat fees for 2020

    The Shoura Council in Saudi Arabia has requested a freeze on the expatriate fee on companies and dependents fee on expatriates for 2020. At a meeting on Wednesday the call was made to keep the fees at the same level as what is charged for the current year. In 2017, the government in Riyadh introduced a monthly fee on dependants of expatriates starting at SR100 ($27). This is due to rise to SR400 ($107) by next year. While the expatriate fee on companies, which was designed to increase the number of Saudi nationals in the workplace, currently stands at around SR400 per worker, rising to SR800 ($214) by the end of this year. According to The General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) labour market

  • Arabian Business

    Apple says 55% of iPhones from past four years 'upgraded' to iOS 13

    Apple Inc. on Wednesday said that 55% of iPhones introduced in the past four years are running iOS 13, the latest version of the company's mobile operating system. The company shared the data on its website for third-party developers. It also reported that 50% of all iPhones are on iOS 13, while 33% of iPads are on iOS 13. Some older iPhones and iPads are no longer supported by the latest software. The four-year metric is important because that's typically when people upgrade to new iPhones. Once people stop receiving new software updates, they're more likely to buy a new handset from Apple. Apple likes to tout upgrade numbers in comparison to Google, which sees much slower adoption when it updates