World's best airline for 2019 revealed

    Last year, the Gulf carrier was pipped to the post by Singapore Airlines, but now Qatar Airways is celebrating its fifth time grabbing the prestigious accolade -- having previously won in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011. Qatar Airways also won World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. It's not all bad news for Singapore Airlines -- the carrier known for running the world's longest flight may have been shunted down to third place on the rankings, but Singapore also won key awards including World's Best Cabin Crew, World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World's Best First Class Seat. In the world of budget air travel, AirAsia won World's

  • Arabian Business

    New photos show Iran guilty of tanker attacks, US says

    The United States military on Monday released new photos it says incriminate Iran in an attack last week on a tanker ship in strategic Gulf waters. The US argument centres on an unexploded limpet mine on the Kokuka Courageous ship it says was removed by Iranians on a patrol boat. "Iran is responsible for the attack based on video evidence and the resources and proficiency needed to quickly remove the unexploded limpet mine," the Pentagon said in a statement accompanying the imagery. The US released a grainy black and white video last week it said showed the Iranians removing the mine, but has not provided an explanation for why they allegedly did so while the US military was observing them. One

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Exclusive: Photos of Zaki Mubarak's body show gruesome signs of mutilation

    Zakaria Mubarak, Zaki Mubarak's brother, told Al Arabiya in a written statement that according to the Turkish autopsy report the body contained injuries. Zakaria said that the report provided by the medical advisor at the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo, Hussam Tukan, also asserts that there were severe injuries.

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Daniel Weber, Mira Rajput, Disha Patani...

    Parineeti Chopra Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Shahid kapoor with wife Mira Rajput Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber with their daughter Nisha Shahid Kapoor Katrina Kaif Janhvi Kapoor Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for a picture during the launch event of Bumble, a social and dating application, in Mumbai. (AFP) Photo: AFP Kareena Kapoor Khan's yoga posture Photo: Instagram Shweta Bachchan Jacqueline Fernandez Amitabh Bachchan (AFP) Dia Mirza (L) and actor Mohit Raina (R) pose during the promotion of the upcoming Zee5's web series 'Kaafir', at a hotel in Amritsar. (AFP) Aryan Khan Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt Shanaya Kapoor Sidharth Malhotra Aishwarya Rai Elena Fernandes and Ranbir Kapoor Priyanka

  • Al Jazeera

    Mohamed Morsi's death: World reaction

    The United Nations has called for an "independent inquiry" into the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who died aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court on Monday, according to state media. Morsi, who was buried on Tuesday, was a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood and the first democratically elected president in Egypt's modern history. The United Nations human rights office has called for a "prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation" into Morsi's death. "Concerns have been raised regarding the conditions of Mr. Morsi's detention, including access to adequate medical care, as well as sufficient access to his lawyers and family, during his nearly six years in custody," Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said on Monday.

  • Emirates24|7

    Indian Houdini feared drowned as stunt goes wrong

    An Indian magician who went missing after being lowered into a river while tied up with chains and ropes in a Houdini-inspired stunt is feared drowned, police said Monday. Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name "Jadugar Mandrake" (Wizard Mandrake), was lowered by winch into the river in Kolkata on Sunday in a yellow and red costume. But the 40-year-old, his legs and his arms tightly bound, failed to emerge from the water, to the horror of onlookers including his family and team members. Rescue workers have been scouring the fast-flowing murky waters since Sunday but he was yet to be found, Syed Waquar Raza from the river traffic police told AFP. "We fear he drowned in the river," he said. Lahiri

  • Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand

    An Italian man accused of posing as George Clooney to promote a clothing label has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run. Francesco Galdelli, 58, and Vanja Goffi, 45, had been wanted on an Interpol red notice since 2013. The US actor sued them, and in a 2010 trial in Italy testified against them, saying they had fraudulently used his name to advertise a fashion business. They are also accused of a series of other scams and frauds in Italy. The couple fled their home country to avoid arrest and had been dubbed the Italian Bonnie and Clyde after the notorious US bank robbers. They sustained their life in Thailand with an online scheme selling fake Rolex watches, reportedly