• Arab News

    Beyonce takes the stage at Indian billionaire wedding

    DUBAI: Beyonce took center stage Sunday night to perform at a private pre-wedding event in India. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India's richest man, and Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, are tying the knot this Wednesday in Udaipur. The event, known as a sangeet, had Beyonce performing songs such as “Crazy in Love” and “Perfect”. The details of the event are being kept under wraps, but in a photo posted to Instagram, the songstress showed off her figure in a stunning red Indian-inspired dress, embellished all over with gold studs, that featured a plunging neckline and a high slit on the side. She polished off the look with traditional Indian jewelry and an ornate golden headpiece.

  • Egypt Independent

    15.5 million Egyptians screened for Hepatitis C: Health Minister

    Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed reported that the ministry screened 15.5 million people as part of a presidential initiative named “100 Million Healthy Lives”, aiming to eliminate Hepatitis C, and provide early detection of the virus, alongside diabetes and obesity. Official Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed added that the initiative’s central committee received the Ministry of Youth and Sports’s senior officers, discussing cooperation between the two ministries in organizing sport marathons, and urge citizens to participate in the virus-detection campaign. He added that the ministry has trained a 30-person medical team, including physicians, pharmacists, administrative

  • Arab News

    Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

    DUBAI: Miss Lebanon and Miss Egypt are set to represent the Middle East at Dec. 16’s Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Miss ­Lebanon, Maya Reaidy, and Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe, which will see 93 contestants smile, wave, sashay and generally delight the crowd next week. The show is set to be hosted by US comedian Steve Harvey, who in 2016 made international headlines in a hilarious, cringe-worthy slip-up where he announced the wrong winner. Harvey will be joined - perhaps saved - on stage by US model Ashley Graham. Reaidy is a pharmacy student at the Lebanese American University, while Khaled is studying business

  • Egypt Independent

    Bug business: Cockroaches crunch waste in China

    JINAN, China (Reuters) - In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the ton in a novel form of urban waste disposal. The air is warm and humid - just as cockroaches like it - to ensure the colonies keep their health and voracious appetites. Expanding Chinese cities are generating more food waste than they can accommodate in landfills, and cockroaches could be a way to get rid of hills of food scraps, providing nutritious food for livestock when the bugs eventually die and, some say, cures for stomach illness and beauty treatments. On the outskirts of Jinan, capital

  • CNN Style

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, honors wedding dress designer in surprise awards appearance

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, surprised guests at the British Fashion Awards Monday night, as she made an unexpected appearance to honor her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller. After praising the fashion industry in her "new home of the UK," she named Keller, Givenchy's artistic director, as British Womenswear Designer of the Year. Actress Rosamund Pike was initially scheduled to present the award. But after reading out the finalists, she welcomed a "special guest" to join her. Markle then appeared in a black one-shoulder Givenchy dress to rapturous applause from the star-studded London audience. She described Keller as a "British designer leading on the global stage with vision and

  • english.alarabiya.net

    US State Department slams Iran’s Khamenei on Anti-Corruption Day

    Sadly, for the Iranian people, their government is full of corrupt hypocrites. Take Ayatollah Khamenei, who has a tax-free hedge fund worth billions. This so-called holy man devours property from religious minorities, then funnels the cash to IRGC,” the US State Department said on Twitter marking International Anti-Corruption Day which fell on Sunday.

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    Accused murderer of British tourist faces New Zealand court

    A man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane appeared in a New Zealand court Monday as a judge told her family “your grief must be desperate”. Millane disappeared on December 1, on the eve of her 22nd birthday, and police found her body on Sunday in parkland just outside Auckland. A 26-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faced Auckland District Court on Monday charged with her murder. Millane was on a yearlong worldwide holiday after graduating from university and had been in New Zealand for two weeks after travelling around South America for more than a month.