• english.alarabiya.net

    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.

  • Emirates24|7

    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

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Bahrain to open world's largest underwater theme park

    Covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, Bahrain is set to launch the world's largest underwater theme park just before the summer of 2019. According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the President of the Supreme Council for Environment, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, announced on Saturday the building of the eco-friendly project, which will be done in partnership with the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector. Additionally, the project will also provide multiple diving experiences to promote marine life growth, set around artificial coral reefs, and replicas of traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's houses. Speaking to BNA, Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of preserving Bahrain's marine habitat by abiding by the highest international environmental standards, in hopes of making the country a go-to international destination in the field of ecotourism and for diving enthusiasts.

  • Al Jazeera

    Has Trump made 'America great again' in two years?

    Two years ago Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. He entered the White House after a turbulent election campaign and his time in office has been characterised by conflict, disorder and confusion. Has he delivered on election promises to bring sweeping changes to the country? Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Emirates24|7

    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."