• Emirates24|7

    Nick Jonas: Married life is amazing

    Nick Jonas says married life has been "amazing" so far, as he says it is an "incredible thing" that has made his life "way better". The 26-year-old singer tied the knot with 'Quantico' actress Priyanka Chopra late last year, and has said he's loving being a husband so far, as he says it's an "incredible thing" that has made his life "way better". Speaking about how he and Priyanka support each other emotionally, the Jonas Brothers star said: "Well, I think that we both obviously look out for each other in every way that we can. Nick recently announced he is reuniting with his older brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas to revive their band the Jonas Brothers, and says he's "anxious" but "excited" to get back out on the road, especially now that all three of them are adults with their own families and partners.

  • Emirates24|7

    When snakes strike, lives shatter

    On June 15, 2015, four-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat's life changed forever. Bitten by a snake as she slept, she permanently lost the use of the left side of her body. Sleeping beside her on a mattress on the floor of their modest, mud-walled home, Chepchirchir's two-year-old sister Scholar was also bitten. She did not survive. "It was hard to tell what had happened because the children were crying from the pain," their father Jackson Chepkui, a 39-year-old livestock farmer, told AFP at home in the tiny village of Embosos in Kenya's remote western Baringo county. "We saw two blood spots on her (Chepchirchir's) wrist, that's how we were able to conclude that they were bitten by a snake." With

  • Al Jazeera

    Abu Dhabi crown prince 'proposed killing Taliban leaders': report

    Mohammed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi's crown prince, proposed to set up an assassination programme targeting top Taliban leaders during a meeting with the top US diplomat earlier this year, the Middle East Eye (MEE) news website has reported. The crown prince made the offer during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the UAE on January 12 amid disagreements over the progress of peace talks between US and Taliban negotiators, MEE reported on Thursday, citing to a source with detailed knowledge of the meeting. According to the source, bin Zayed told Pompeo that Washington risked allowing Afghanistan to fall back into the hands of the "backward, bearded bad guys" and proposed hiring mercenaries to kill Taliban leaders to weaken the group's negotiating position.

  • Emirates24|7

    Who has replaced Shah Rukh Khan?

    Vicky Kaushal has not denied that he is working in Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. Kaushal is surely not one of those actors who wants to try and keep news about him, hidden, but he does not want to jump the gun like some over enthusiastic actors. Aamir Khan was the first actor to be cast in the Rakesh Sharma biopic. Shah Rukh Khan had replaced him, but opted out of the film. And while there have been rumours that Ranbir Kapoor will be playing that character, Vicky Kaushal when asked about the film, prefers to keep it politically correct, without making a denial. “As far as Saare Jahaan Se Achcha is concerned it is really the prerogative of the director and the producers to come out and make an announcement.

  • Al Jazeera

    One in five people in Philippines live in extreme poverty

    About one in five of the Philippines's 106 million people live in extreme poverty, getting by on less than two dollars a day. Many, including children, work long hours as street vendors or labourers to make enough to feed themselves. Hunger occurs the most in the agriculture and fishing sectors where 70 percent of workers are poor. Al Jazeera's Jamila Alindogan has met some of those struggling to earn a living and feed themselves in the capital Manila.

  • Al Jazeera

    Trump: Time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in US policy and comes before the Israeli prime minister's planned visit next week to the White House. "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" Trump tweeted, without providing any other details.  His tweet came as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem. When asked about Trump's tweet, Pompeo declined to comment.  Israel seized much of the Golan Heights

  • Emirates24|7

    Sridevi's daughter lauds Madhuri for replacing her mother

    Janhvi Kapoor has been elated after watching Madhuri Dixit in the Kalank trailer and in the poster of the film. After all, she was the one who had let the cat out of the bag first stating that Madhuri has stepped into her late mother Sridevi's shoes in the film. “Who was I to welcome her? But I was very excited as an audience to see her in that role. I have been a huge fan of her work. The songs, the trailers and everything about that film was so good. She is looking wonderful. And yes, so I am very excited now for the film as well,” says Janhvi about the film bankrolled by her film mentor - Karan Johar. Janhvi attributes everything she has to her parents specially fame -  “Fame is important