• Halep gets wildcard for Dubai

    A stunning four of the world’s top five and six of the top 10 will compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA event next week after defending champion and world number three Simona Halep, 2015 Dubai finalist Karolina Pliskova and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova accepted wild cards into the tournament. “We are thrilled that once again so many of the very best players in the world have chosen to compete at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free. Halep had announced that she would have to miss the event in order to undergo surgery, but the temptation to defend her trophy at one of her favourite stops on the WTA Tour proved too much to resist.

    Gulf News
  • Saudi man struggles to fly home his brain dead wife

    A Saudi woman studying in the US has been brain dead for the past 12 days.

    Saudi Gazette
  • Planned ‘North Thunder’ a clear message to Tehran

    The planned “North Thunder” military exercise is a clear message to Iran and the countries in the region it supports that any hostile intentions and actions will be firmly dealt with, an expert has said. The military drill is scheduled to be held in the northern region of Saudi Arabia in the next few days and a number of countries will be participating in it, local media reported on Tuesday. Military experts have warned that the next probable threat to the Gulf states is likely to come from the northern areas, after Iran demographically occupies Iraq and uses that country as its military arm to meddle in the affairs of neighboring countries and drain Gulf states’ resources.

    Arab News
  • Salma Hayek Went To A&E Wearing A Brilliantly Inappropriate T-Shirt

    A minor head injury lead to a pretty priceless photo for Salma Hayek’s Instagram page over the weekend. The actress is currently busy filming ‘Drunk Parents’ in New York, but had to take an emergency trip to A&E. However, it was likely her attire may have drawn more attention that the bump on her noggin. “I had to be rushed from set to the ER for a minor head injury,” she revealed.

    Ben Arnold
  • Hailey Baldwin Reveals Her Favorite 'Purpose' Song to Make Love To

    We caught up with Baldwin and more at Super Bowl 50.

    Complex
  • Khomeini grandson loses appeal to stand in Iranian election

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, will not be allowed to stand in this month's election in Iran, the clerical vetting body said on Wednesday, in a blow to reformist forces in the country. Hassan Khomeini, 43, the first member of the Khomeini family to register for polls and an ally of President Hassan Rouhani, lost an appeal to the body against a ban. Hardliners fear Iranian voters will now be more inclined to reward reformist and moderate candidates in Feb. 26 elections to the 290-seat parliament and the 88-seat Assembly of Experts, the body responsible for choosing the next Supreme Leader.

    Reuters
  • 'China has only one real ally'

    One of the Chinese establishment's leading foreign-policy voices thinks that China is alarmingly...

    Business Insider
  • Outstanding De Kock and Amla secure victory

    South Africa kept their hopes of a series win against England alive, with Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla in sensational form.

    Omnisport
  • 5 Heart Touching Proposals Of Bollywood Couples

    The bold and beautiful Malaika Arora did not waste a minute when she knew she had found her Mr. Right. After five years of dating, on one New Year's night, in a cosy moment, Malaika just turned to Arbaaz and asked, "I think we should move this to the next level. Childhood sweethearts, Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani, had known each other forever! So, after years of dating, when Fardeen thought it was time to make it official, he chose a unique way to do it.

    Bollywoodshaadis.com
  • Saudi Arabian builders delay payments amid state spending clampdown

    * Saudi labour ministry issues statement on unpaid wages * Industry sources say several firms face this problem * Government spending cuts hitting construction sector most * Some firms face shortages of working capital * Banks' bad loan provisions rising, may affect wider economy By Tom Arnold and Andrew Torchia DUBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Some Saudi Arabian construction companies are struggling to pay their staff on time in a sign of growing pressure on the economy from low oil prices, which are causing the government to slow spending on building projects. One executive at a large Saudi construction firm, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters it had been having problems paying its employees for a few months.

    Reuters Middle East
  • A Syrian Couple Took Wedding Photos Amid the Ruins of a War-Torn City

    ​Some found them hauntingly beautiful, others deeply unethical.​

    Cosmopolitan
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai got a stock package worth almost $200 million

    Google's Sundar Pichai is getting a nice payday to go along with his new role as CEO of the...

    Business Insider
  • Sonakshi Sinha Shames A 'Shameless' Twitter Troll

    Sonakshi Sinha, who is known for standing up to bullies on social media, recently shamed a troll, who was trying to act fresh with the Dabangg dame. Sonakshi today posted a snapshot of a Twitter conversation with a 'creep', who had tried to act smart with her and got shamed for his troubles. When Sonakshi had posted a tweet announcing her photoshoot, the troll wrote to her, asking her to show her body in a bikini and in response, Sonakshi lashed out at him and asked him to ask his mother or sister to do the same and let him know the results.

    Movie Talkies
  • This graphic shows why North Korea is a real threat to the US

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women’s sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Over the weekend, North Korea earned further worldwide scorn after it tested a highly technical long-range rocket system. Pyongyang claimed that the test was part of a peaceful and benign space program.

    Business Insider
  • Hayden Panettiere, Christina Aguilera Do 'Lady Marmalade' on 'Lip Sync Battle'

    It’s the Nashville reunion you didn’t even know was a Nashville reunion!

    TVLine.com
  • Her Husband Is Having An Affair. The Infidelity Is Unspeakable. #ShortFilm

    This article Her Husband Is Having An Affair. The Infidelity Is Unspeakable. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. They say pictures speak a thousand words. And the pictures are there, right in front of her. Speaking volumes of her husband’s infidelity. He’s having an affair, and who with? The little girl they adopted years ago. When they were a happily married couple. The adoption that had brought their family together is breaking it up […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

    Viddsee
  • Here's a look at the personal finances of the 2016 presidential candidates

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers top news and commentary for...

    Business Insider
  • Trump Says U.S. Could Have Good Relations With Putin

    U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to let in thousands of migrants into Germany and that the refugee crisis could trigger revolutions and even the end of Europe. "I think Angela Merkel made a tragic mistake with the migrants," Trump told French conservative weekly Valeurs Actuelles, which said it was the billionaire's first in-depth campaign interview with European media. You could face real revolutions," Trump was quoted as saying, according to the French translation.

    Newsweek UK