• Emirates24|7

    Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

    An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday. Deasy Tuwo, the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in Minahasa in North Sulawesi, was killed by the 4.4-metre (14-foot) reptile last Thursday, authorities said. The 44-year old's badly mauled body was found by colleagues the following morning, Hendrik Rundengan, from the local conservation agency, told AFP. "The indication is that she fell into the crocodile's enclosure," he said, adding the incident was still being investigated by police. Photos: AFP The crocodile, named Merry, had eaten one of the woman's hands and most of her abdomen was missing, Rundengan said. "These

  • Arab News

    From tourism to terrorism: How the revolution changed Iran

    DUBAI: Forty years ago today, Iran's then-shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, fled the country after a 37-year reign, in the first stage of a revolution that would replace 2,500 years of monarchy with an Islamic republic. Prior to the revolution, Iran very much resembled Western countries, with a flourishing economy and tourists flocking to the country for its breath-taking landscapes, beaches and various activities, including hiking and skiing.  The shah's departure, prompted by mass protests, paved the way for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return from exile in France, assuming power on Feb. 11, 1979.  It was “a genuine social revolution against tyranny, domestic and foreign - the first represented

  • Al Jazeera

    'Nothing to lose': Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed details family abuse

    Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who was granted asylum in Canada, said she was physically and mentally abused by her family since the age of 16, forcing her to risk her life and flee the kingdom.  Speaking to the media for the first time since landing in Toronto on Saturday, the 18-year-old detailed the mistreatment by her family saying she hoped her story would encourage other Saudi women to be "brave and free". Last week, she fled to Thailand while visiting Kuwait with her family. Her case drew international attention on social media after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room after Thai authorities threatened to deport her and live-tweeted her desperate attempt to

  • Emirates24|7

    Victoria Beckham buys £1,200 face cream made from own blood

    Victoria Beckham has splashed out £1,200 on a moisturiser by Dr. Barbara Sturm, who is known for her 'vampire facials'. Photo: Instagram The 44-year-old fashion mogul has splashed out £1,200 on a moisturiser by Dr. Barbara Sturm, which she discovered when visiting Sturm's clinic in Dusseldorf, Germany, last week. Sharing a picture of the product on her Instagram story, she said: "Dr Sturm took my blood and created healing factors made by my own cells, which is highly anti-inflammatory and regenerative. I'll be testing it out this week both morning and night!" Dr. Sturm was part of a medical discovery known as the "Kobe Procedure", where a patient's own blood cells are used to produce proteins

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Arabia gives green light for development of NEOM Bay

    NEOM Founding Board, chaired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense, and Chairman of Board of Directors of Public Fund Investment, approved the strategic concept of the masterplan for NEOM Bay, the first urban area to be developed in NEOM. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Founding Board gave instructions to complete preparations and start construction work in the first quarter of 2019. It is expected that a number of key facilities will be completed by the end of this year including the current airport at Sharma, which will be upgraded to become a commercial airport operating regular flights between Riyadh and NEOM.

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Katrina Kaif, Jahnvi Kapoor, Karan Johar...

    Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal Rohit Shetty and Katrina Kaif Jahnvi Kapoor Karan Johar Kareena Kapoor and Taimur (Instagram) Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra (Instagram) Esha Gupta poses for photographs during the launch of her new music video 'Get Dirty' in Mumbai. (AFP) Ihana Dhillon poses for photographs at the 2019 Global Film Tourism Conclave event in Mumbai. (AFP) Tiger Shroff Hrithik Roshan's birthday party at Soho House. Sonam Kapoor spotted shooting for The Zoya Factor. Madhuri Dixit Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh  Deepika Padukone Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram Dinesh Vijan and Kriti Sanon Simmba success party... Rohit Shetty, Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan,

  • Egypt Independent

    Last palace of Shah now museum in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The shah of Iran's last refuge before fleeing his country in 1979 was a palatial estate nestled against the Alborz Mountains - a place no Iranian ever dreamed of visiting. Today, it costs them around $1. The Niavaran Palace, a complex of mansions on a 27-acre (11-hectare) plot, now welcomes the public to marvel at the luxuries the shah enjoyed as Iran's monarch for nearly four decades. As Iran reflects on Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's departure from the country 40 years ago on Wednesday, the palace has taken on even more meaning for those visiting and working there. “We did what we did consciously. We were following an ideology,” said Jamal Shahosseini, who as a young revolutionary