• Arabian Business

    UAE denies reports of 747 touching down on Fujairah Corniche

    UAE authorities have denied social media rumours that a commercial plane in distress landed on the Fujairah Corniche and clarified that it was there for commercial purposes before being shipped to Bahrain. On Monday night, social media was abuzz with rumours about the wingless Boeing 747 after pictures and video were taken of the aircraft being transported by trucks along the corniche. According to the state-run WAM news agency, the Fujairah government has clarified that the out-of-service aircraft was there with the government's knowledge “for commercial purposes”. In the coming days, WAM added, the aircraft will be transported to Bahrain. Additionally, UAE officials have urged local residents

  • Al Jazeera

    Prominent Saudi scholar Ahmed al-Amari dies in prison: Activists

    A prominent Saudi Imam and preacher at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina has died in prison, reportedly as a result of being held in poor conditions, activists have said. Sheikh Ahmed al-Amari, former dean of the Quran College in the Islamic University of Madinah, died on Sunday, more than five months after he was arrested, said the social media advocacy group, Prisoners of Conscience, which monitors and documents arrests of Saudi preachers and religious scholars. The group accused Saudi prison authorities of "intentionally neglecting" the 69-year-old and "causing his death". Yahya Assiri, director of the London-based ALQST rights group, said al-Amari was arrested from his home in August amid a

  • Arab News

    Bollywood star Nargis Fakhri to strike a pose at Dubai yoga fest

    DUBAI: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri is set to host the opening session of the XYoga Dubai Festival on Feb. 1, so yoga fans can expect to bend, stretch and breathe with the glamorous star herself. Fakhri has starred in Bollywood hits such as “Rockstar” and “Main Tera Hero” and also crossed over into Hollywood in 2015 film “Spy,” in which she appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nargis Fakhri (@nargisfakhri) on Dec 17, 2018 at 11:11am PST The actress is a self-declared fitness enthusiast and will lead a session at the weekend festival alongside yoga practitioner Deepika Mehta. “Yoga has been a big part of my life for over a decade now

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran air force chief threatens to make Israel 'vanish from earth'

    The commander of Iran's air force, Brigadier Aziz Nasirzadeh, said that Iran will “eliminate Israel from the Earth” in a fiery statement to the Young Journalist Club, a website supervised by state television. This comes after Israel's military said on Monday it struck Iranian Quds targets inside Syria and warned Syrian forces not to attack Israeli territory or forces. The Israeli air strikes and ground-to-ground missiles killed at least 11 fighters including two Syrians, a Britain-based war monitor said.

  • Arab News

    Bangladesh 'Tree Man' returns to hospital as condition worsens

    DHAKA: A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for the bark-like growths on his body returned to hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened, he said. Abul Bajandar has had 25 surgeries since 2016 to remove the growths from his hands and feet at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Doctors were on the verge of declaring their treatment a success before a sudden relapse prompted Bajandar to flee the clinic in May without notifying staff. But on Sunday he was readmitted to the hospital after his condition deteriorated, with the growths now covering almost the entirety of his hands and feet, the 28-year-old said. “I made a mistake by leaving the hospital. I sought alternative treatment but could not

  • Emirates24|7

    President issues Emiri Decree restructuring Abu Dhabi Executive Council

    President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued an Emiri Decree restructuring the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Decree stipulates that H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan shall be the Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. Other members of the Council include: H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed

  • Arab News

    Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber, Maria Sharapova stunned as Rafael Nadal powers into Australian Open quarters

    MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by fiery Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open Sunday on a day of upsets that also saw second seed Angelique Kerber crash out. The Swiss master caved in under the energy and pressure of a man 17 years his junior to tumble out 6-7 (11/13), 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in the last 16 on Rod Laver Arena. World number two Kerber was also sensationally bundled out by a woman playing the event for the first time, with American Danielle Collins humiliating the Wimbledon champion 6-0, 6-2 in under an hour. The man Federer beat in last year's final, sixth seed Marin Cilic, was also sent packing by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, who now plays Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals.