• Emirates 24|7

    Nick Jonas to meet Priyanka Chopra's mum on India trip

    Nick Jonas is reportedly set to meet his rumoured girlfriend Priyanka Chopra's mother during a trip to India with the 'Quantico' actress. The 25-year-old musician is said to have jetted to India with his rumoured girlfriend, and it appears thinks are heating up as she plans to meet the 'Quantico' star's mum Madhu during the visit. A source added to PEOPLE magazine: "They're very happy. It's getting serious." The new report comes after Nick took Priyanka to his cousin's wedding earlier this month, with sources recently claiming the new couple are head over heels for one another. Another insider previously told the publication: "It's a huge deal that Nick brought Priyanka to his cousin's wedding.

  • Egypt Independent

    Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

    Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to modernize the conservative petrostate - but it has been dented by the jailing of female activists who long opposed the driving ban. Women in Riyadh and other cities began zipping around streets bathed in amber light soon after the ban was lifted at midnight, with some blasting music from behind the wheel. “I feel free like a bird,” said talkshow host and writer Samar Almogren as she cruised across the capital.

  • CNN

    Chloe Dykstra speaks out after Chris Hardwick denial

    The actress described him as someone who "grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company." She also said he blacklisted her in the industry. Fans pieced together the details and quickly figured out that she was talking about Hardwick, 46. In a statement, Hardwick, who dated Dykstra from 2011 to 2014, said their relationship was "not perfect -- we were ultimately not a good match," but he denied ever sexually assaulting her. "I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur," he said. "l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran rial plunges to new lows as US sanctions loom

    The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the US dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, continuing its slide amid fears of returning US sanctions after President Donald Trump in May withdrew from a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. The dollar was being offered for as much as 87,000 rials, compared to around 75,500 on Thursday, the last trading day before Iran’s weekend, according to foreign exchange website Bonbast.com, which tracks the unofficial market. Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA said the dollar had climbed to 87,000 rials on Sunday from about 74,000 before the weekend on the black market, and several Iranian websites carried similar reports. The currency has been sliding

  • BBC News

    'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs

    Serbia has hit out at a "provocative" double eagle celebration by two ethnic Albanian goalscorers in the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1. Their gesture is a nationalist symbol representing the double headed eagle on Albania's national flag. Critics say it could inflame tensions among Serbian nationalists and ethnic Albanians. Albanian leaders applauded the pair. A pro-government Serbian newspaper said they had "humiliated" Switzerland. The celebration has brought political tensions in the Balkans on to the World Cup stage. BBC Monitoring reports that in Serbia, pro-government newspaper Informer used a derogatory term for Albanians, saying

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iranian General nicknamed ‘TOW missiles trainer’ killed in Syria

    Iranian media have reported on Saturday the killing of Brigadier General Shahrokh Dayeepour, one of the Iranian field commanders in Syrian Aleppo. FARS News Agency reported that the General who fought in the Iranian-Iraqi war in the late eighties was killed early Friday in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, without giving further details. According to FARS, the Iranian General was an expert in using and training on “TOW missiles” and anti-armored missiles, and used to train Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia over the past years. Along with him,  15 others were also killed, mostly from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Basij forces.

  • BBC News

    Jogger strays into US detention ordeal

    A young French woman who went for an evening jog along a Canadian beach spent two weeks in US immigration detention after straying across the border. Cedella Roman, 19, who was visiting her mother in British Columbia, decided to run along the beach that leads to Canada's border with the United States on 21 May. Ms Roman told Canadian media she turned on to a dirt path for a few metres as the tide rose, and stopped to take a picture before retracing her steps. She was then confronted by two US border patrol agents who arrested her for crossing into Blaine, Washington. "He started telling me that I had crossed the border illegally and I told him I really did not do it on purpose," Ms Roman told