• Arabian Business

    New Emirates baggage policies from February 4

    Changes to Emirates airline's checked baggage policy will come into effect on February 4, the airline announced on Sunday. According to the a circular sent out by the airline, passengers holding economy-class 'special' or 'saver' tickets will now be permitted to carry 15 kg and 25kg of checked baggage, respectively. The figures are 5 kg less than the airline's previous policy. Baggage allowance for 'flex' ticket holders will remain 30 kg, while 'flex plus' ticket holders will still be allowed 35 kg. Hand baggage allowance remains 7 kg, compared to 40 kg for business class passengers and 50 kg for first class passengers. Passengers holding tickets issued before February 4 will be subject to the

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    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.

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    Brad Pitt 'is dating Charlize Theron'

    Brad Pitt is reportedly dating Charlize Theron. The 55-year-old actor and the Oscar-winning actress are said to have been dating for almost a month after they were introduced to each other by her ex-fiance Sean Penn. A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now. They've been friends for some time - ironically through Sean - but things have developed." The rumoured romance is Brad's first serious love interest since his split from ex-wife Angelina Jolie. The actor - who was also previously married to Jennifer Aniston - recently enjoyed a date with Charlize, 43, in Los Angeles after attending a screening. The insider explained: "Brad

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    Trump proposes immigration deal in return for wall funding, end of govt shutdown

    US President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, including temporary protections for “Dreamers” and other immigrants, but Democrats immediately dismissed it. Insisting on his demand for $5.7 billion to fund a US-Mexico border barrier as part of any bill to fully reopen the government, Trump sought to pile pressure on Democrats by appealing to immigrants they have tried to help. In a speech from the White House, Trump offered three years of protections for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers,” as well as for holders of temporary protected status (TPS), another class of immigrants. Decrying what he called a “badly

  • 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

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    Ariana Grande pays tribute to Mac Miller

    Ariana Grande has paid tribute to Mac Miller on what would have been his 27th birthday. The 'Self Care' rapper tragically passed away in September last year at the age of 26 after suffering an accidental overdose, and on what would have been his birthday on Saturday, Ariana - who dated Mac for two years before calling it quits in May - shared a simple message on her social media accounts. Since Mac's passing, Ariana, 25, has posted several tributes to her late former partner, including a photo she posted of him playing the piano in a now-deleted post about being ready to leave 2018 behind. During her acceptance speech for Billboard's Woman of the Year award that same month, the 'God is a Woman' hitmaker was moved to tears as she touched upon her tumultuous year, which included Mac's passing as well as the start and end of her romance with ex-fiancé Pete Davidson.

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    Cheryl quit ballet over 'salad' concerns

    Cheryl Tweedy quit ballet because she didn't want to spend her life eating salad. The 35-year-old pop star briefly attended the Royal Ballet Summer School when she was a child but decided to quit ballet at the age of nine after worrying about how restrictive it was. She told the Daily Mirror: "I didn't want to have to stand a certain way all my life and only eat salad." However, after meeting ballerina Barbara Peters, 81, and admiring her trim figure, Cheryl admitted she may have to reconsider her opinion on ballet. She told the star: "I used to do ballet when I was young. You've inspired me to want to get back into it." "If I can get back into ballet and end up looking like you at 80 - job done."