• Gulf News

    Dubai Police hunt for men giving cash for free

    Dubai: Police are on the search for two men who recently gave away free cash to pedestrians after footage of the incident went viral on social media. “Police have been studying the video and are carrying out an investigation to identify the men,” a police source told the Arabic daily Al Bayan. Police believe the men in the video were of Asian origin. •  Dh500,000 fine for filming people in UAE •  Man on fire at Dubai Mall? •  Police summon UAE couple over wedding dance video The video was taken in the upscale area of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) in Dubai, which is one of the emirate’s most touristic hotspots. An overall view of Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai.  In the online video, viewers

  • Arabian Business

    Pakistan's PM Khan starts maiden foreign visit to Saudi amid bailout speculation

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first foreign visit since coming to power, with speculation swirling that he may be seeking economic assistance from the oil-rich ally. The two-day trip began exactly one month after Khan assumed office, with Pakistan possibly seeking billions of dollars in assistance from allies as it seeks to avert a balance-of-payments crisis. Khan, who was accompanied by Finance Minister Asad Umar and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, was set to meet Saudi King Salman in the western city of Jeddah, local officials said. "A state banquet will be hosted by King Salman at the Royal Court," the Saudi information ministry’s Centre for

  • Gulf News

    100,000-year-old archeology site discovered in Riyadh

    Dubai: Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have uncovered a 100,000-year-old site in the mountain range south of Riyadh dating back to the Paleolithic period. The joint Saudi-French mission was carried out at archaeological sites under the supervision of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which included field surveys at the hills surrounding the Al Kharj Mountains, part of the hills overlooking the Mawan valley, Ein Farzane and the hills overlooking the town of Al Shadidah. This is the first time that sites from the Paleolithic period were discovered in Al Kharj as well as sites that originated from the Upper Paleolithic period, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Paleolithic

  • Emirates24|7

    Sunny Leone unveils her wax statue at Delhi's Madame Tussauds

    Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has appeared in New Delhi for the unveiling of her wax likeness at the city's Madame Tussauds museum. The Canadian-born, Indian-American actress and entrepreneur's huge following in India symbolizes how cultural mores are changing. Leone said in a news conference Tuesday that the statue stood for "women speaking up and women doing what they're passionate about." Photo: AP Born Karenjit Kaur Vohra to a Sikh Punjabi family, Leone's Bollywood movies are often commercial hits panned by critics. For years, Leone has been India's most Googled entertainer.

  • Emirates24|7

    Serena Williams is 'proud' of the Duchess of Sussex

    Tennis champion Serena Williams has revealed she's "proud" of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex after she launched a cookbook in support of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The 37-year-old royal has written the foreword to a recipe book from cooks at the Hubb Community Kitchen, which is based in London, and the duchess has revealed she felt "connected" to the Community Kitchen because it offers a "place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together". Responding to the announcement, the Duchess' good friend Serena wrote on her Twitter account: "I used to call you Meghan (and I still do) but dear Duchess of Sussex your first project "Together" a cookbook bringing women of all cultures together.

  • Egypt Independent

    Pakistan’s Ex-PM Sharif returns to prison after furlough

    ISLAMABAD (AP) - A provincial government in Pakistan has returned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as well as his daughter and son in-law, to prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Sharif and his two relatives were released on parole last week to attend the funeral of Sharif’s wife, who died in a London hospital. They were flown back from the eastern city of Lahore Monday to the capital Islamabad then taken to Adiala prison amid tight security arrangements. Kulsoom Nawaz was suffering from throat cancer. She died last Tuesday at the age of 68. Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law are serving ten, seven and one-year sentences, respectively, in a corruption case. The Supreme Court last

  • BBC News

    Heartbreaking photo raises $43,000 in day

    A photograph of a boy weeping next to his father's body moved Indian social media users to raise more than three million rupees ($43,829; £33,350) for his family in a day. The picture was shared on Twitter more than 7,000 times. Anil, 27, was a sewer worker in the capital Delhi, who died when the rope lowering him into a sewer snapped, causing him to fall inside. By some estimates, about 100 sewer workers die in India every year. Unions have alleged that this is because they are not given proper safety equipment. Shiv Sunny, a reporter at The Hindustan Times, who tweeted the picture on Monday, told the BBC that he was "shaken" by the sight of the man's grieving son, who is 11. "I am a crime reporter