• Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Actress Lindsay Lohan announces engagement to Dubai resident Bader Shammas

    Actress Lindsay Lohan has told her followers on Instagram that she’s engaged to Dubai resident Bader Shammas. Lohan announced her engagement to boyfriend Shammas and showed off a traditional oval diamond ring with a photo of the couple looking happy, locked in an embrace. My love.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Israel to host Miss Universe contest as planned despite COVID-19 fears: Minister

    Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant on Dec 12 despite imposing travel restrictions in a bid to stave off the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov said on Sunday. He said participants in the contest, to be held in the Red Sea resort of Eilat, will be granted waivers from the curbs. Israel announced on Saturday it was banning the entry of foreigners into the country.

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    Al Arabiya English

    First Saudi female racer appointed ambassador for F1 GP

    Saudi Arabia’s first female racing driver Reema Juffali has been appointed an ambassador for the country’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix in Jeddah this week, organizers said on Monday. The 29-year-old, who competed in the British Formula Three championship this year, will be one of the first to drive a lap of the street circuit along the shores of the Red Sea. She will also take part in a track shakedown of a 1979 Williams Formula One car, which carried sponsorship for national airline Saudia

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    Al Jazeera

    Omicron: Vaccine nationalism will only perpetuate the pandemic

    Cases have been discovered in Asia and Europe, including in the UK, but the Global South is being blamed for it, while the means to deal with COVID-19 have been kept from it. This is perfectly fitting with how rich countries have dealt with the pandemic. At each stage of their response, hopes for collaboration have been junked.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Indian comic: 'My name is Munawar Faruqui… I'm done, Goodbye'

    New Delhi, India – A Muslim stand-up comedian in India says “hate has won” and that he is “done” after at least a dozen of his shows were cancelled in the past two months following threats from right-wing Hindu groups. Hate has won, the artist has lost,” Munawar Faruqui posted on his Instagram profile after his show, scheduled on Sunday, was cancelled by the organisers in Bengaluru, the capital of southern Karnataka state.

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    Arab News

    Actress Lindsay Lohan gets engaged to financier Bader Shammas in Dubai

    PARIS: After exhibitions titled “Hajj, the pilgrimage in Makkah” in 2014 and the “Christians of the East, 2,000 years of history” in 2017, the Arab World Institute in Paris is continuing its trilogy dedicated to monotheistic religions with “Jews of the East, a multi-millennial history. It exhibits 280 works of art that bear witness to 15 centuries of Jewish cohabitation in the Arab world in a 1,000-square-meter space.

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    Arab News

    Father of migrant Channel victim calls on France to stop 'mafia' traffickers

    LONDON: The father of an Iraqi Kurdish woman who drowned attempting to cross the English Channel has called for the “mafia” people traffickers responsible to be stopped, amid protests in London demanding safer passage for people attempting to reach the UK. Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin, 24, was among 27 people who died on Wednesday. She had been trying to reach her fiance who was already in the UK.