Dubai Municipality will sponsor the 10th Car Free Day on Sunday, 24th February 2019, with the participation of government, semi-government and private organizations, along with dignitaries, heads of government departments and representatives of various sectors, ensuring comprehensive support for the initiative. The environmental initiative, aimed at encouraging people to use public transportation and reduce carbon emissions in the air due to the heavy use of vehicles, will be called the UAE Car Free Day this year, with expanded participation from other emirates, in protecting the environment and reducing carbon footprint in the UAE. Dubai Municipality launched the Car Free Day environmental programmeEmirates24|7
Photo: Reuters The not-so-secret baby shower for the Duchess of Sussex has apparently occurred, with Gayle King and Amal Clooney among an intimate group of friends gathered at a swanky hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Amal Clooney The smiling Meghan Markle has been surrounded by fans and photographers since news of her whirlwind trip to the city surfaced Monday. She has been spotted at several locations, including The Mark Hotel, the Met Breuer museum and Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar, with decor that celebrates one of Prince Harry's favorite sports. Jessica Mulroney The 37-year-old duchess is due in late April. Abigail Spencer, a co-star on Meghan's former TV show "Suits," was among old friendsEmirates24|7
US President Donald Trump and his adult children on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit accusing them of using the family name to promote sham marketing opportunities to vulnerable, financially struggling investors. Calling the lawsuit "implausible," the Trump family said in a filing in federal court in Manhattan that the four plaintiffs failed to prove there was fraud or intent to cause harm, or that any statements by Donald Trump caused losses. A spokeswoman for the plaintiffs, who went by pseudonyms, had no immediate comment. They accused the Trump family of having received millions of dollars of secret payments from 2005 to 2015 to endorse American CommunicationsEmirates24|7
The beauty pageant-mad Philippines welcomed home freshly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray on Thursday with a parade through the capital that drew thousands of screeching fans held back by police. The 25-year-old danced, smiled and waved a tiny Philippine flag from atop a float, shielded from the pounding tropical sun by attendants holding pink umbrellas as some in the crowd scaled utility poles to catch a glimpse. Manila's already notorious gridlock was brought to a complete stop by a police motorcycle escort that blocked roads as confetti canons sprayed the crowd, which was pushed back by officers. "I was overwhelmed when I saw her and she looked at me!" said Ednor Yaunbaes, 22, as he waved a pink flag.Emirates24|7
Katrina Kaif and sister Isabelle Kaif Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora Tiger Shroff Sara Ali Khan Aditi Rao Hydari Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon Anushka Sharma Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra Deepika Padukone Salman Khan Arjun Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha Sonakshi Sinha at her manager's wedding Kareena Kapoor Pooja Hegde Vidya Balan Karisma Kapoor Jacqueline Fernandez Aishwarya Rai Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu and Neha Dhupia Taimur Ali Khan spotted horse riding. Janhvi Kapoor Karan Johar Shweta Bachchan Susanne Khan Neha Dhupia Bobby Deol Katrina Kaif Karisma Kapoor Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan Katrina Kaif Alia Bhatt Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Photos: InstagramAl Jazeera
The Iranian navy launched "large-scale" drills in the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman in a show of its maritime force amid escalating tensions with the United States in the region. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, commander of Iran's navy, said the manoeuvres began on Thursday and will run for a week. For the first time, the exercises will feature missiles launched from a submarine. Earlier this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the "state-of-the-art" and domestically produced submarine, Fateh (Conqueror), which the military said is capable of firing cruise missiles. The Fateh is equipped with torpedoes and a precision-firing system, and is able to stay underwater for up toenglish.alarabiya.net
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was seen touring the Great Wall of China on the first day of his official trip to Beijing. Accompanying the Crown Prince on the tour was the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, alongside a number of other government officials. Official pictures show the Crown Prince walking along the Badaling, the wall's most popular section, as part of his “historical and cultural landmarks” tour, said the head of the Crown Prince's private office in a tweet. The Great Wall of China was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th Century, on the country's northern border, for military defense.