• Al Jazeera

    Trump impeachment trial gets under way with clash over rules

    Washington, DC - The impeachment trial of United States President Donald Trump began in earnest on Tuesday as Senate Republicans and Democrats remained divided over the law and important procedural issues. The first business to be addressed is a resolution on the rules that govern the trial. Late on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presented his resolution, which would have allowed House managers, who work as prosecutors, up to 24 hours over the course of two days to present their case. Trump's defence team would have had the same amount of time. Following opposition by Democrats and some Republicans, however, McConnell presented an amended resolution on Tuesday that would allow

  • Egypt Independent

    Hany El Behairy first Egyptian to join Louvre fashion show in Paris

    Famed designer Hany El Behairy has become the first Egyptian to participate in the Oriental Fashion Show at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, which was held on Monday, January 20 and entitled “The Wonders of the Silk Road.“ There, Behairy showcased his latest designs alongside renowned fashion designers like Eli Saab, Zuhair Mourad, and Valentino, among others. Behairy, who is best known for his jaw-dropping gowns, joined the fashion show with a collection complete with pearls, diamonds and other sparkly ornaments adorning numerous jumpsuits and dresses. The Oriental Fashion Show, launched in 2004, is designed to showcase oriental-style couture in shows across the world. In this year's edition

  • Emirates24|7

    UAE leaders offer condolences on death of Saudi prince

    President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in which he expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy over the death of Prince Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al Saud. In his message, President Khalifa also asked Allah Almighty to rest the deceased's soul in Paradise and grant solace and patience to the Al Saud family. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE

  • Al Jazeera

    'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

    Manila, Philippines - When Senator Leila de Lima initiated a Senate investigation into the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines, she did not expect that she would end up charged with drug trafficking and arrested. Nearly three years later, she remains in detention.  "I don't deserve to be here. Those drug charges are bulls**t," de Lima, dressed in a blue-and-beige striped top, jeans and black sandals, told Al Jazeera.  Sitting in a spartan receiving area in police headquarters in Manila where she is being imprisoned, de Lima said her arrest was meant to punish her for questioning a state-sanctioned crackdown on illegal drugs that has left thousands dead. Foreign

  • Emirates24|7

    UAE provides urgent aid to those affected by Taal Volcano in Philippines

    The UAE has provided urgent aid to those affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines. This comes following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent. The ERC implemented the directives of the UAE's leadership by preparing a plan to counter the implications of the national disaster and reduce its effects on local residents. The ERC's plan is based on two components. The first consists of immediately sending an ERC delegation to the

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Kim Kardashian West feels she's finally found her calling

    Kim Kardashian West feels she's finally found her true calling in life. The 39-year-old reality TV star has recently turned her attention towards criminal justice work, and Kim has admitted to relishing the challenge, suggesting it's what shes most suited to doing. Photo: Bang Asked if she has found her calling working with criminal justice reform, Kim told E! News: "I do, I really do. I don't see how I could just say no to someone that really needs help if I know that I can help them." The brunette beauty - who is married to rap star Kanye West - admitted her new career has been surreal at times, though she's enjoyed the "fun journey". Photo: Instagram Asked if she's ever surprised by the work

  • Emirates24|7

    Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky died of a heart attack

    Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky died of a heart attack. The 'Fast and Furious' star's father tragically died suddenly earlier this week, and he has now revealed he passed away after a "massive heart attack". In a lengthy video posted to Instagram, he said: "A lot of you guys wanted to know what happened to my dad. He had not been feeling well, had been battling a cold and infection and on Tuesday he had what's called a deep vein thrombosis, which is essentially a clot in the leg. "It was a big ole blood clot that broke free, traveled up his body, and went right to his lung, clotted his lung and he died very quickly from a massive heart attack, just like that. That did give me great comfort in knowing