• Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semi-finals

    Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals. At 20 years and 168 days, Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach the last four of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open. The Greek 14th seed won 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and 15 minutes. He will face 2009 champion Rafael Nadal in the last four after the Spaniard beat unseeded American Frances Tiafoe. "It all feels like a fairytale almost. I'm just living the dream, living what I've been working for," he said. "I feel a bit emotional but not too much because I know I really worked hard to get here." Tsitsipas became the

  • Arabian Business

    UAE denies reports of 747 touching down on Fujairah Corniche

    UAE authorities have denied social media rumours that a commercial plane in distress landed on the Fujairah Corniche and clarified that it was there for commercial purposes before being shipped to Bahrain. On Monday night, social media was abuzz with rumours about the wingless Boeing 747 after pictures and video were taken of the aircraft being transported by trucks along the corniche. According to the state-run WAM news agency, the Fujairah government has clarified that the out-of-service aircraft was there with the government's knowledge “for commercial purposes”. In the coming days, WAM added, the aircraft will be transported to Bahrain. Additionally, UAE officials have urged local residents

  • Al Jazeera

    Prominent Saudi scholar Ahmed al-Amari dies in prison: Activists

    A prominent Saudi Imam and preacher at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina has died in prison, reportedly as a result of being held in poor conditions, activists have said. Sheikh Ahmed al-Amari, former dean of the Quran College in the Islamic University of Madinah, died on Sunday, more than five months after he was arrested, said the social media advocacy group, Prisoners of Conscience, which monitors and documents arrests of Saudi preachers and religious scholars. The group accused Saudi prison authorities of "intentionally neglecting" the 69-year-old and "causing his death". Yahya Assiri, director of the London-based ALQST rights group, said al-Amari was arrested from his home in August amid a

  • CNN Travel

    Virgin reveals adults-only cruise ship

    (CNN) - The words "cruise holiday" and "rock star" don't usually go together. Unless you're talking about Virgin Voyages' first ship, the adults-only Scarlet Lady, which will depart Miami for the Caribbean in 2020. The Richard Branson-backed cruise line has just released renderings of the ship's 78 luxury "RockStar Suites," which will be located on the ship's 15th deck. These will include 15 Mega RockStar Suites, which are further divided into Massive, Fab, Posh and Gorgeous Suites. The rock star theme is quite literal, too. The Massive Suite will feature a music room stocked with guitars, an amp and a special private lookout point at the front of the ship. It's got a private terrace with a standing

  • NBA: Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry's worst five seconds of basketball

    Golden State superstar Stephen Curry shows he is human after all with five seconds of basketball to forget in the Warriors' 130-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. WATCH MORE: Bembry makes 'sweet' reverse dunk in NBA's top 10 plays Available to UK users only.

  • Arab News

    Israel confirms attacking Iranian 'Quds' forces in Syria

    JEDDAH: Syria exploded into new violence on Sunday with an Israeli airstrike on a military base near Damascus, a rocket attack aimed at the occupied Golan Heights, and bombings in the capital and the northern Syrian town of Afrin. Four Israeli F-16 jets launched six missiles on Sunday afternoon targeting the base in the Kisweh area south of Damascus. “Warehouses containing weapons for Hezbollah and Iranian fighters are located in that area,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor. The Israeli military later confirmed that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International

  • Emirates24|7

    Jessica Simpson's daughter to be called Birdie?

    Jessica Simpson has hinted her daughter will be called Birdie. The 38-year-old singer - who is expecting a baby girl with her husband Eric Johnson - took to social media site Instagram to share photos from her baby shower over the weekend, and in one picture, her family can be seen standing in front of a neon sign that reads "Birdie's Nest". She captioned the photo, "Birdie's Nest," alongside two green heart emojis. Meanwhile, a source previously claimed Jessica and Eric - who also have Maxwell, six, and Ace, five - were shocked to find out they were expecting. An insider said: "Jessica and Eric are over the moon. They are so happy and very excited, surprised but overjoyed. It's fun because Ace