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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has named the countries most at risk of being hit by humanitarian catastrophe next year, with Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congoand South Sudan topping the top 10 list. As wars, famines and other disasters loom over several countries, 2019 is set to be another arduous year for millions of people around the world. The next seven at-risk countries identified by the IRC's emergency response experts are Afghanistan, Venezuela, the Central African Republic, Syria, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Somalia. The risks are both human (armed conflicts or economic collapse) as well as natural (droughts, floods and other climate-related events). Internal or external displacementenglish.alarabiya.net
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said Thursday. Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. “I am not aware that he is under consideration but, as I think all of us here would recognize, he would be great in any role that the president chooses to put him in,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said of the news, which was also reported by CBS.Arab News
DUBAI: On Monday night, the only two Miss Universe contestants from the Middle East took to the stage in Thailand to take part in the national costume show, where contestants pay sartorial tribute to their homeland. We take a look at six beauty queens from Lebanon and Egypt who have represented their country throughout the years. Nariman Khaled Miss Egypt walked the stage at the 2018 Miss Universe national costume presentation in Thailand’s Chonburi province wearing a stunning gold-and-turquoise ensemble. Maya Reaidy Miss Lebanon 2018 chose to represent her homeland by paying tribute to the cedar tree - traditionally associated with the Levantine country. Lara Debbane Miss Egypt took part inAl Jazeera
"We have the tape," US President Donald Trump finally admitted that there is a tape-recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi - but then he immediately added: "I don't want to hear the tape, no reason for me to hear the tape." When he was asked why, he said: "Because it's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape. I've been fully briefed on it. There's no reason for me to hear it." He elaborated further: "I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it ... It was very violent, very vicious and terrible." It was good to see the man who had no qualms about dropping "the mother of all bombs" (MOAB) on Afghanistan or arming Saudi Arabia to the teeth to slaughter Yemenis had suddenlyemirates247.com
Kendall Jenner is the highest paid model of 2018, according to the annual model earnings list published by Forbes. The 23-year-old daughter of Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner - formerly known as Bruce Jenner - has been crowned as the highest paid model of 2018 according to a list by Forbes, which stated the brunette beauty made a whopping $22.5 million in the 12 months prior to June this year. Forbes claims Kendall's impressive earnings come from contracts with big name brands including Estee Lauder, Adidas, and Calvin Klein, among others. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star beat blonde beauty Karlie Kloss to the top spot, with the supermodel and coding advocate coming in second place withArab News
RIYADH: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have condemned the recent shooting attack in the French city of Strasbourg as a “heinous and criminal act.” They sent cables of condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron about the attack. The king said: “We have learned of a shooting incident which took place in the French city of Strasbourg and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. We strongly condemn this heinous and criminal act.” The king added: “We express our sincere condolences to your excellency, the French people and the families of victims, wishing all the injured speedy recovery.”english.alarabiya.net
Iran is currently suffering from shortage and lack of water and certain policies have been put in place by the Iranian government that put the country in the current situation. 1- One of the causes of water scarcity in southern Iran and the rest of the country is because of extensive and generally non-scientific dam building by Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). 2- One example is the Gotvand Dam in Khuzestan.