• Egypt Independent

    US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days: Trump

    The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible. Saudi Arabia has repeatedly changed its official narrative of the October 2 murder, first denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s whereabouts and later saying he was killed when an argument degenerated into a fistfight. Earlier this week, a Saudi prosecutor exonerated the crown prince of involvement in the brutal murder. Speaking to reporters in Malibu, California after surveying damage from wildfires, Trump said “we’ll be having a very full report over the next two days,

  • Arab News

    FaceOf: Princess Lamia bint Majid, secretary-general of Alwaleed Philanthropies

    Saudi Princess Lamia bint Majid has been secretary-general of Alwaleed Philanthropies since April 2016, and is a member of its board of trustees. The Riyadh-based charitable foundation supports and initiates projects worldwide to empower women and the youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. It has donated $4 billion to humanitarian causes in more than 60 countries. Before becoming secretary-general, Princess Lamia was executive manager of media and communication at Alwaleed Philanthropies between 2014 and 2016.  She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing and advertising from Misr International University in Cairo,

  • cairoscene.com

    ODD: The Egyptian Fashion Brand Bringing Shine and Sparkle to Casual Wear

    The words 'shiny' and 'sparkly' often raise alarm bells in the world of fashion. But proving you can use bold materials to create versatile, un-gaudy clothes, Egyptian fashion label, ODD manages to make pieces that stand out, but also don't look like they belong on a Christmas tree. 21 year-old Egyptian designer, Mia Iskander, launched ODD as a side-gig, alongside her college education and she focuses on creating shiny or sparkly tops that have an extra gleam to them, even if they’re simple. "I don't usually go out looking for a specific material,” Iskander, told CairoScene. “I browse shops, and sometimes the materials talk to me and I know exactly what I'm going to do with it as soon as I see

  • Arab News

    Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction

    Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday. The 1961 award statue for World Film Favorite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction. Monroe’s raven black two-seater, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, which was auctioned for the first time, fetched $490,000 at Icons & Idols: Hollywood, which took place Friday and Saturday. Monroe, one of the most collectible celebrities, was pictured driving in the car with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, shortly after their June 1956 wedding. The movie star owned the vehicle

  • emirates247.com

    Newlyweds Ranveer and Deepika return to Mumbai

    Indian Bollywood actors and recently-wedded couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone acknowledge fans gathered at the Mumbai international airport early on November 18, 2018, following their return from their nuptials at Italy's Lake Como. Shree Building, the residence of Indian Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, is seen decorated with lights in celebration of his marriage with Deepika Padukone in Mumbai. Photos: AFP

  • Al Jazeera

    'Defector TV': A new genre of South Korean reality TV

    The visit by South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to North Korea in September was the latest in a series of steps aimed at defusing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. But despite the increasing talk of reunification, South Koreans don't know as much about their northern neighbours as you might think. Most of what they do know comes from the testimonies of those who have sought asylum in South Korea. Those testimonies have become the basis for a unique genre of television programming, one that's being called 'Defector TV'. The formula takes a reality TV approach - putting asylum seekers on the air, exploring what their lives were like before defecting and even setting them up with romantic partners

  • Arab News

    Gwen Stefani dons Reem Acra gown for fairytale show

    DUBAI: Hollywood singer Gwen Stefani wore an ethereal gown by Lebanese designer Reem Acra for a performance at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, last week - and she looked like a princess. The former “The Voice US” coach arrived in Disneyland in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing a pink tulle ruffled gown, complete with a glittery bodice and a green satin bow adorning the neckline. Acra - whose creations have been worn by numerous world-renowned personalities, including US First Lady Melania Trump - posted an image of Stefani wearing the festive gown, which is part of the design huse’s pre-fall 2018 collection. Stefani is no stranger to Acra’s gowns - she once wore another one of the Lebanese fashion icon’s creations to the 43rd People’s Choice Award in 2017.