The roar of "The Lion King" rattled the cinematic world Sunday as the new Disney film scored a huge debut in North American theaters with an estimated $185 million for the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. It was frosting on the cake for Disney, whose "Avengers: Endgame" is on the verge of passing "Avatar" as the all-time most money-making movie. Disney said Friday it expected that to happen this weekend, although Exhibitor Relations' figures showed it still slightly short of the record. "The Lion King," director Jon Favreau's update of the classic 1994 animated film, notched the biggest domestic launch ever for a PG-rated film, and an all-time record for a July
- Egypt Independent
Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation stated that the ministry contacted the British embassy in Egypt on Sunday to investigate the news on the suspension of all British Airways flights from London to Cairo International Airport for seven days as a security precaution. The ministry added that the embassy asserted that “the decision has not been released by the Department of Transport or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).” The ministry said that facts will be checked with agents of the British Airways company in Cairo. Senior officials in the ministry revealed that British Airways has inspected Egyptian airports six times so far since July 2017, giving Cairo International Airport and Hurghada
- Al Jazeera
Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY have all attempted to crack one of the fastest-growing markets - Islamic fashion. What started as brands targeting wealthy Muslims with one-off fashion lines for religious occasions, has grown to a global trend for women who prefer to dress conservatively. According to the Pew Research Center, Muslims are the world's fastest-growing major religious group. By 2050, it estimates there will be 2.7 billion Muslims worldwide, making up 29.7 percent of the global population. And when it comes to the Islamic or modest fashion sector, spending is forecast to grow five percent annually to $361bn by 2023. Turkey is the biggest spender on modest fashion: $28bn a year.
Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism. Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli soldiers and police moved in to Sur Baher, a Palestinian village on the edge of East Jerusalem in an area that Israel captured and occupied in the 1967 Middle East War.
Priyanka Chopra celebrated her 37th birthday by enjoying a luxurious trip to Miami with Nick Jonas. The Hollywood star - who married Nick, 26, last year - was joined by her husband, mother Madhu Chopra and a group of friends as she toasted her birthday on board a yacht. An eyewitness told E! News: "They had a great time going for a sunset sail and being out on the water. "They sat on the deck having drinks and socialising. Priyanka was next to Nick the entire time and they sat close together on one side of the table. "At one point, Priyanka went for a swim in the ocean and took a ride on a wave runner. She was fearless, going very fast and doing quick turns and jumps. She looked happy. "When
- Al Jazeera
An Israeli minister has boasted his country is the only one that "has been killing Iranians" in comments that come in the backdrop of rising tensions between Western powers and Iran in the Gulf. "Israel is the only country in the world that has been killing Iranians for two years," Israel's Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said on Sunday in an interview with the Israeli radio station Kan Bet. "We strike the Iranians hundreds of times in Syria. Sometimes we acknowledge it and sometimes foreign reports reveal it," he said. The minister was referring to hundreds of Israeli attacks in neighbouring Syria against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah military targets. Hanegbi accused Iran,
India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was launched at 14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) from the Sriharikota space station. India's space chief said his agency had "bounced back with flying colours" after the aborted first attempt. India hopes the $145m (£116m) mission will be the first to land on the Moon's south pole. The spacecraft has entered the Earth's orbit, where it will stay for 23 days before it begins a series of manoeuvres that will take it into lunar orbit. If successful, India will become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon's surface. Only the former Soviet Union,