In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats in the Iranian foreign ministry room had incensed the officials with a message that Europe could no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests in Iran and assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats. “There was a lot of drama, they didn't like it, but we felt we had to convey our serious concerns,” one of the diplomats said. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran.Arab News
DUBAI: Lebanese influencer Karen B. Wazen took to Instagram over the weekend to share her latest advert campaign with British perfume brand Jo Malone. The stylish blogger shared the video with her 858,000 followers and was quickly inundated with overwhelmingly positive comments on the social media platform. “So happy to share with you my campaign with @jomalonelondon - 'You and I together and nothing else matters… Combining nature and love ... Combining two scents... combining two souls',” she captioned the video. Directed by Dubai-based influencer and designer Ahmed El-Sayed, who goes by the name @Twistedcurlz on Instagram, the short clip sees Wazen posing for the camera in a park while holding two bottles of the new fragrance.Emirates24|7
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JEDDAH: Supply chains and security systems are to be tested in preparation for a crisis or disaster in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, one of several initiatives agreed on Saturday by a body representing both countries. The Saudi-UAE Coordination Council held its first executive committee meeting in Abu Dhabi. It was chaired by Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed bin Maziad Al-Tuwaijri from the Saudi side, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Gergawi from the UAE side. Al-Tuwaijri said the meeting was a continuation of the achievements made in bilateral relations. A joint security cooperation program was signed to test the supply chain and security systemsEmirates24|7
Kim Kardashian West has officially put her feud with Taylor Swift behind her. Photo: Bang Just days after insisting that she had "moved on" from her past conflict with Taylor, Kim shared a video of herself on Snapchat, listening to Taylor's song 'Delicate'. The pair had a very public feud in 2016, after Kim leaked edited clips of a phone call between her husband Kanye West and Taylor in order to prove her claims that Taylor had approved Kanye's lyrics about her in his song 'Famous'. Photo: Instagram However, Taylor, 29, hit back insisting Kanye never told her he was planning to refer her to a dog in his song. She fumed: "You don't get to control someone's emotional response in front of the entireEmirates24|7
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today visited Jebel Hafeet Tombs in Al Ain City, a historical area dating back to the Bronze Age, 2700-3000 B.C. During the tour, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince was briefed by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, on the ongoing plans and initiatives to preserve the national heritage of the whole region, including this area, which is regarded as significant tourist landmark. "Preserving the historical and archaeological nature of Al Ain is a holistic vision that was initiated by late Sheikh Zayed who fully discerned theEmirates24|7
The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, made his fortune with a Philippine shopping centre conglomerate that has put up some of the largest malls in the world. However his holdings also included banks, hotels and real estate in the Philippines, as well as shopping centres in China. He had a net worth of $19 billion as of Friday, according to Forbes.com. Forbes said he was the 52nd richest person in the world last year, beating out bold name tycoons like Elon Musk, Rupert Murdoch and George Soros.