• Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt...

    Sonam Kapoor Kareena Kapoor spotted shooting at Film City. Athiya Shetty Alia Bhatt with friends out for lunch. Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Sussanne Khan Abhishek picks-up Aishwarya and Aaradhya at the airport. Shahid Kapoor Jahnvi Kapoor and Manish Malhotra Tiger Shroff performs a stunt at the launch of innerwear brand. Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur spotted in their building compound. Gauri Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram\ Kareena Kapoor at Mehboob Studios Shah Rukh Khan and daughter Suhana Mouni Roy Kangana Ranaut spotted with sister Rangoli Chandel, her husband Ajay Chandel and son Prithviraj. Tushar Kalia, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Anushka Sharma

  • Arabian Business

    Pakistan's PM Khan starts maiden foreign visit to Saudi amid bailout speculation

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first foreign visit since coming to power, with speculation swirling that he may be seeking economic assistance from the oil-rich ally. The two-day trip began exactly one month after Khan assumed office, with Pakistan possibly seeking billions of dollars in assistance from allies as it seeks to avert a balance-of-payments crisis. Khan, who was accompanied by Finance Minister Asad Umar and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, was set to meet Saudi King Salman in the western city of Jeddah, local officials said. "A state banquet will be hosted by King Salman at the Royal Court," the Saudi information ministry’s Centre for

  • Gulf News

    Long-term visa: Move help UAE expatriates’ transition to retirement confidently

    Abu Dhabi: A UAE Cabinet decision announced on Sunday granting long-term visas for expatriate retirees is seen as a major social stabiliser and economic booster, attracting more people with advanced skills and enhancing the UAE’s ability to build a knowledge-based economy, experts said. Experts said it would help residents’ transition to retirement confidently. Dr Abdullah Al Suwaiji, a leading Emirati human resources expert, said the new Cabinet decision reflects the visionary and wise approach of the UAE leadership and government in caring for its human resources, both Emiratis and expatriates, and in moving towards building a strong and integrated national economy - based on competitiveness at a regional and international level.

  • Gulf News

    How much money Filipinos send home every month

    Dubai: Filipino expatriates working in UAE have helped push up remittances to the Philippines, which jumped by approximately half a billion dollars in seven months. From January to July this year, Filipinos overseas sent home a total of $16.6 billion (Dh60 billion) in cash coursed through banks, rising by three per cent or $498 million from the same period in 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)  announced on Monday. That’s roughly Dh8.5 billion cash landing in the pockets of migrant workers’ families and expats' bank accounts back home every month. In local currency terms, that's a staggering 128 billion pesos entering the Philippine economy every 30 days. The bulk of the funds remitted

  • Egypt Independent

    Miss Egypt 2018 participants toured Luxor, Aswan ahead of competition

    Twenty competitors for Miss Egypt 2018 visited Luxor city on Monday to sight-see ancient temples and other tourist sites, such as the Karnak Temple Complex, just before the start of the competition which runs from September 17th-21st. The competition’s managing director Hoda Abboud said that the visit aims to increase tourists coming to Luxor and Aswan cities. Abboud added that the competitors would visit the Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel and two Statues of Memnon in Luxor before going on a Nile cruise to Aswan and then moving on to Alexandria. The competitors would return to Cairo to participate in the closing ceremony on October 3 and select the winner, who will go on top represent Egypt at the

  • BBC News

    Leaders ease tension over Russian deaths

    The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir Putin, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the loss of 15 Russian personnel, but stressed again that Syria was to blame. Mr Putin had earlier called the incident "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances". The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia is supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war. A case of diplomatic fence-mending Mr Putin and Mr Netanyahu spoke by telephone on Monday, shortly after the Russian president had made his conciliatory statement in Moscow.

  • CNN

    Incredible drumming skills of young Iranians

    Beyond formal drumming techniques, tonbak players have -- over the instrument's long history -- devised a seemingly limitless range of deviations using different parts of the hands, fingers and nails to create entrancing solos and accompaniments. The modern generation's top players have taken innovation a step further, incorporating elements of melody by applying pressure to the drum's skin with the right hand and producing melodic phrases with the left. I was astounded by the tonbak's versatility -- it can produce enough different sounds for an entire solo concert, from chilled out grooves to high-speed, virtuoso finger work. The tonbak through time The story of the tonbak drum tracks Iran's