• CNN Style

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, honors wedding dress designer in surprise awards appearance

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, surprised guests at the British Fashion Awards Monday night, as she made an unexpected appearance to honor her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller. After praising the fashion industry in her "new home of the UK," she named Keller, Givenchy's artistic director, as British Womenswear Designer of the Year. Actress Rosamund Pike was initially scheduled to present the award. But after reading out the finalists, she welcomed a "special guest" to join her. Markle then appeared in a black one-shoulder Givenchy dress to rapturous applause from the star-studded London audience. She described Keller as a "British designer leading on the global stage with vision and

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    Smart farming for food security

    The UAE consumes more than 80 per cent of its freshwater resources to produce less than 15 per cent of its food supply according to government statistics. This is an extremely inefficient use of a precious resource and as the world’s freshwater supply becomes ever scarcer, there is an urgent need to establish a more secure and sustainable food supply. Several GCC states have resorted to buying land in more fertile countries to ensure food security for their populations, but one startup has engineered a more advanced solution. Pure Harvest Smart Farms has built one of the region’s first hi-tech, fully climate-controlled greenhouses near Al Ain in the UAE to hydroponically grow high quality produce and sell directly to retailers.

  • Al Jazeera

    Iraq's Yazidis 'forgotten by world' since ISIL attacks

    The Yazidi community in Northern Iraq was torn apart in 2014 when the ISIL group attacked their villages. Thousands of men were killed, while the women were forced into slavery, sparking widespread international condemnation. Today, most of them live in camps for the internally displaced and they say the world has abandoned them. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson visited one in Dohuk, in Northern Iraq.

  • Arab News

    Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

    DUBAI: Miss Lebanon and Miss Egypt are set to represent the Middle East at Dec. 16’s Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Miss ­Lebanon, Maya Reaidy, and Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe, which will see 93 contestants smile, wave, sashay and generally delight the crowd next week. The show is set to be hosted by US comedian Steve Harvey, who in 2016 made international headlines in a hilarious, cringe-worthy slip-up where he announced the wrong winner. Harvey will be joined - perhaps saved - on stage by US model Ashley Graham. Reaidy is a pharmacy student at the Lebanese American University, while Khaled is studying business

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    US State Department slams Iran’s Khamenei on Anti-Corruption Day

    Sadly, for the Iranian people, their government is full of corrupt hypocrites. Take Ayatollah Khamenei, who has a tax-free hedge fund worth billions. This so-called holy man devours property from religious minorities, then funnels the cash to IRGC,” the US State Department said on Twitter marking International Anti-Corruption Day which fell on Sunday.

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    Saudi crown prince launches first phase of King Salman Energy Park

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday broke ground on the King Salman Energy Park project (SPARK) located between Dammam and al-Ahsa in the Eastern Province. SPARK is a 50-square-kilometer energy city megaproject which will position Saudi Arabia as a global energy, industrial and technology hub. The first phase of the development will be completed by 2021.

  • Arab News

    Beyonce takes the stage at Indian billionaire wedding

    DUBAI: Beyonce took center stage Sunday night to perform at a private pre-wedding event in India. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India's richest man, and Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, are tying the knot this Wednesday in Udaipur. The event, known as a sangeet, had Beyonce performing songs such as “Crazy in Love” and “Perfect”. The details of the event are being kept under wraps, but in a photo posted to Instagram, the songstress showed off her figure in a stunning red Indian-inspired dress, embellished all over with gold studs, that featured a plunging neckline and a high slit on the side. She polished off the look with traditional Indian jewelry and an ornate golden headpiece.