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    Bahrain to open world's largest underwater theme park

    Covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, Bahrain is set to launch the world's largest underwater theme park just before the summer of 2019. According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the President of the Supreme Council for Environment, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, announced on Saturday the building of the eco-friendly project, which will be done in partnership with the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector. Additionally, the project will also provide multiple diving experiences to promote marine life growth, set around artificial coral reefs, and replicas of traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's houses. Speaking to BNA, Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of preserving Bahrain's marine habitat by abiding by the highest international environmental standards, in hopes of making the country a go-to international destination in the field of ecotourism and for diving enthusiasts.

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt demands explanation from Saudi Arabia over onion import ban

    Head of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry, Ahmed al-Attar, announced Friday that Egypt will demand an explanation from Saudi Arabia over its decision to ban imports of Egyptian onion. Saudi's Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture had earlier announced a temporary ban on Egyptian onion imports after it was proven to exceed the global limit for pesticide residues. In statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Attar said that he had not received any official notifications from the Saudi side over the claim that it the onions were contaminated with pesticide residues. Attar added that he would send an official letter on Saturday to verify the decision

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Kim Kardashian West ends Taylor Swift feud

    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 entire

  • Arab News

    Karen Wazen stars in flirty, fun fragrance campaign

    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.

  • Manny Pacquiao beats Adrien Broner to retain WBA world title on points

    Manny Pacquiao retained his WBA world welterweight title with a convincing unanimous points win over Adrian Broner in Las Vegas. The Filipino, in his 70th fight and his first as a 40-year-old, rocked the former four-weight world champion with a stunning left in the ninth round. He dominated his American opponent, who is 11 years his junior, connecting with more than twice as many punches. Judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 in Pacquiao's favour. Afterwards, Pacquiao said he would be open to a rematch with unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, who defeated him in 2015. "Tell him to come back to the ring and we will fight," said Pacquiao, who is a senator in his homeland and fighting

  • Emirates24|7

    Kartik ready for Sara's coffee date

    Kartik Aryan responded in a fun manner to the invitation for a coffee date with Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan after the actress said that she would like to go out on a coffee date with the Pyaar Ka Punchnama actor. “The last time Sara spoke on this is that her mother had told her that she has already spoken about the date offer a few times and it was time for Kartik (me) to respond. I would like to say that I am ready and Sara has to now tell me the place,” chuckles Kartik taking ahead a banter that has grabbed a lot of space on the worldwide web and the newspapers. The actor however did not want to confirm the casting with Sara Ali Khan in the Imtiaz Ali film till the master filmmaker

  • Arab News

    Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE: A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city. Maasarwe, 21, an international exchange student, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne earlier this week, with the police arresting the suspect on Friday. The police would not name the suspect but local media identified him as an aspiring songwriter and rapper and a squatter. He appeared in court on Saturday and did not apply for bail. He has been remanded in custody to re-appear in court on Monday. Maasarwe's death recharged outrage over violence against women after