• english.alarabiya.net

    Indian tycoon Mallya to be extradited from Britain on fraud charges

    Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a London court ruled on Monday. India wants to bring criminal action against Mallya, 62, whose business interests have ranged from aviation to liquor, over $1.4 billion in loans Kingfisher took out from Indian banks which the authorities argue he had no intention of repaying.

  • 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

  • CNN Style

    Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton among the guests at Ambani-Piramal wedding celebrations

    Chartered jets arriving in Udaipur for Indian heiress Isha Ambani's wedding contributed to a four-fold increase in flight traffic at the city's airport Saturday. The next day, celebrity guests were treated to an intimate private concert by Beyoncé. The most lavish Indian wedding of the year is underway in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, as 27-year-old Isha Ambani -- daughter of the country's wealthiest man -- prepares to tie the knot with businessman Anand Piramal. Isha Ambani (far left) pictured next to her father, Mukesh Ambani, and other family members.Credit: -/AFP/AFP/Getty Images The pair won't officially wed until a Wednesday ceremony at the bride's family residence in Mumbai. But

  • Egypt Independent

    Qatar rift overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away

    “Qatar’s emir should have accepted the fair demands (of the boycotting states) and attended the summit,” Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said in a tweet. In response, Ahmed bin Saeed AlRumaihi, director of the information office at Qatar’s foreign ministry, said: “Qatar can make its own decisions and had attended (last year’s) Kuwait summit while the leaders of the boycotting countries did not.” He later slammed the final communique for not addressing the boycott, which Qatar says aims to curtail its sovereignty. The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) summit of six member states was held as Riyadh faces international pressure over the Oct 2. murder of journalist Jamal

  • 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.

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    Saudi women enjoy new fitness dance craze ‘Nia’

    A Saudi female fitness instructor has introduced women in her community to a new, fun way to keep fit by teaching them Nia dance cardio classes. In the last few years, many Saudi fitness trainers have been opting to try new and different kinds of physical fitness training to offer women in the kingdom a variety of workout styles. Manal Al-Dabagh fell in love with the Nia technique straight away, with its music and moves, during her time in the United States. Dabagh learnt the Nia dance cardio fitness classes and was licensed in the Nia Technique.

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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.