• Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Taimur Ali Khan

    Karisma Kapoor Varun Dhawan Priyanka Chopra Shah Rukh Khan Grandmother Babita Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Taimur Ali Khan. Aishwarya Rai at ad shoot Kareena Kapoor at the gym Kangana Ranaut Alia Bhatt at Nickelodeon. Deepika Padukone at Nickelodeon event Kajol Kareena Kapoor post a shoot In Bandra. Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Disha Patani Song launch of Zero with Katrina Kaif Janhvi Kapoor Shah Rukh Khan snapped during Zero promotion.

  • Arab News

    Miss Universe host sends message to Egypt as Philippines nabs crown

    DUBAI: Miss Universe 2018 host Steve Harvey took to social media to share a video message with Egyptian fans of the pageant show, which saw Miss Philippines nab the crown on Sunday night, saying they should be “proud” of Miss Egypt. “She represented the country so very, very well. Everybody in Egypt should be so proud, she’s not only beautiful, she’s an absolutely wonderful person. Egypt, you’ve got a lot to be proud of,” Harvey said in a video posted on the @missegyptuniverseofficial Instagram account.  “It’s been a pleasure meeting you @iamsteveharveytv and thanks for connecting with me. It means a lot and I really appreciate it,” Miss Egypt Nariman Khaled posted on her own Instagram account.

  • CNN

    Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims crown

    Catriona Gray from the Philippines claimed the Miss Universe crown for 2018 on Monday, beating contestants from 93 other countries. The 24-year-old Filipina-Australian has become the fourth Filipina to bring home the coveted title. Thailand's own Sophida Kanchanarin made it to the final 10, to huge cheers from the home crowd, but did not progress further. History and controversy Ahead of Monday's final, much attention was on Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, the first transgender contestant in the competition's history. "I'm competing because it's what I've wanted to do since I was a little girl," Ponce told Time ahead of the competition. "I'm showing that trans women can be whatever they want to be:

  • Egypt Independent

    Japan to get first post-WWII aircraft carriers

    Japan will get its first aircraft carriers since World War II and buy dozens of fighter jets under a new defense plan approved Tuesday that is intended to counter China's growing military power. The new five-year defense plan calls for the upgrade of two existing helicopter carriers so that they can launch fighters, and is the latest in a series of steps under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost Japan's military. Abe's government argues the efforts are necessary given growing defense challenges in the region, including tensions with North Korea, and particularly “strong concerns” about the expansion of China's military footprint. But the move is controversial, with critics arguing it shifts Tokyo

  • Al Jazeera

    The unsuccessful whitewashing of MBS' image as peacemaker

    On January 23, 2015, the world woke up to the news that Salman bin Abdul Aziz had been crowned king of Saudi Arabia, and he was making important decisions such as the appointment of his 29-year-old son as defence minister. Prince Mohammed bin Salman was new to the world of diplomacy. He had a degree in private law and had worked in commercial companies, but had only been part of the royal court for a few months. While analysts scrutinised the young minister of defence, Prince Mohammed made his first decisive move - one still being dissected today. On March 26, 2015, the crown prince launched Operation Decisive Storm against Yemen's Houthi rebels, turning the conflict into a devastating war that

  • emirates247.com

    Thomas Markle: Meghan will be a great mom

    Thomas Markle thinks his daughter Meghan will make a great mother. The 74-year-old retired lighting director is sure his daughter will be a fantastic mom to her and Prince Harry's child - which they are expecting next Spring - and hopes he can reconnect with the 'Suits' actress and see his grandchild. He said: "They will produce a beautiful baby - I hope to see a little Meghan or little Harry. I think she will make a great mum ... There has to be a place for me. I'm her father and I will be the grandfather to her child. I'm here and she knows it." And Thomas has hit back at claims his daughter is "rude" and controlling. He shared: "She is very polite and has always been polite to everyone. She

  • Al Jazeera

    Manufacturing spies: Iran's campaign against 'infiltration'

    Around two weeks ago, in a move that caught many by surprise, Iran's security forces arrested Iranian-Australian academic Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, a widely respected population researcher at the University of Melbourne, as she was leaving Iran. They also summoned her colleague, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, who is a professor of demography at the University of Tehran and director of Iran's National Institute of Population Research, for questioning. Iran's state news agency IRNA said Hosseini-Chavoshi and Abbasi-Shavazi, who had previously conducted research on population growth and fertility in Iran, were charged with "espionage" and intrusion "in the area of population control". Iranian