• Egypt Independent

    Meghan Markle says motherhood a 'struggle' under spotlight

    Meghan Markle has admitted becoming a mother while living under an intense media spotlight has been a “struggle”. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to son Archie in May after marrying Prince Harry last year. Britain's aggressive press at first welcomed Markle, 38, into the royal fold but coverage has become increasingly hostile, with the tabloids luxuriating in stories about Markle's fractured American family and rumours of palace rifts. Speaking to ITV during the couple's recent tour of southern Africa, she said that: “Not many people have asked if I'm OK”. “Look, any woman - especially when they are pregnant - you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you

  • CNN

    First commercial flight from New York to Sydney departs JFK

    (CNN) - And we have takeoff. A research flight set to test human limits on long-haul flights during what will be the first commercial flight to travel non-stop from New York to Sydney has departed John F. Kennedy International Airport. Four pilots will work on rotation during the flight, with two additional pilots in the cabin, Qantas said. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight is the first of three test flights, dubbed by the airline as "project sunrise," which will run in October, November and December to gather data. The next test flight will take place in November, from London to Sydney, while there will be another New York to Sydney flight before the end of the year. After the test flights,

  • Arabian Business

    Revealed: the impact of UFC on Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy, rates

    The UFC championship fight between Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov and American Dustin Poirier saw hotel occupancy rates soaring in Abu Dhabi as fans descended on the UAE capital.  According to STR's preliminary September 2019 data for Abu Dhabi, the market's largest daily increase in occupancy (up 33.1 percent) on September 7, the day of the fight. The same day saw the second-highest daily jump in revenue per available room (RevPAR) - up by 37.3 percent. Three other fighters also earned bonuses for their performances at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday Nurmagomedov, a fan favourite in the Middle East, was awarded one of the coveted “performance of the night” honours for his victory over American

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Kuwait, Egypt, US, Saudi Arabia issue warnings to citizens over Lebanon protests

    The embassies of Kuwait, Egypt, the US, and Saudi Arabia in Lebanon have asked their citizens on Friday to avoid crowds amid protests against the country's government. “The embassy also calls on citizens currently in Lebanon to take utmost care and stay away from crowds and demonstrations,” the Kuwaiti Embassy said in its tweet. "The embassy calls on all Egyptian citizens in Lebanon to avoid the areas of gatherings and protests, to be careful in their movements and to abide by the instructions of the Lebanese authorities in this regard," Egyptian state news agency MENA said.

  • Egypt Independent

    Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

    A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend. In the first of three “ultra long-haul” test flights planned by Australia's national flag carrier this year, researchers will monitor the effects on passengers of the 19-hour non-stop journey. Up to 40 passengers and crew - most of them Qantas employees - will be on board the Boeing 787-9 when it departs New York on Friday. The plane is scheduled to arrive Down Under Sunday morning. Passenger numbers have been restricted to minimize the weight on board and give the plane sufficient fuel range

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry unveils details of Luxor coffin discovery

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry on Saturday unveiled details regarding the fourth cache of mummies and pharaonic coffins discovered at Thebes cemetery in the west of Luxor, the first cache of coffins to ever be uncovered by an Egyptian archeological mission. Amid international media coverage, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani officially announced the Egyptian archaeological mission's success. Headed by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, the mission unveiled the al-Assasif cache which includes a distinct group of 30 colored wooden coffins belonging to men, women and children, so well preserved that details such as inscriptions are still intact. He stated

  • Al Jazeera

    Mexico deports 311 Indian migrants to New Delhi

    Mexico has deported 311 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said, calling it unprecedented transatlantic deportation. The move follows a deal Mexico struck with the United States in June, vowing to significantly curb US-bound migration in exchange for averting US tariffs on Mexican exports. "It is unprecedented in INM's history - in either form or the number of people - for a transatlantic air transport like the one carried out on this day," INM said in a statement late on Wednesday. The 310 men and one woman that INM said were in Mexico illegally were sent on a chartered flight, accompanied by federal immigration agents and Mexico's National Guard. They arrived