• Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia sacks chief of General Entertainment Authority

    Saudi Arabia has sacked the head of its entertainment authority after a Russian circus featuring women wearing tight costumes drew criticism in the kingdom. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced on Monday that chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Ahmad al-Khatib had been removed from his position, citing a royal decree, without giving a reason. The pro-government Sabq news website, however, said al-Khatib was dismissed over a circus performance in Riyadh, which included women wearing "indecent clothes". A video circulating on social media appeared to show a female performer in a tight pink costume, drawing outrage from Saudi conservatives. Al-Khatib's sacking

  • CNN

    Nigerian celebrities look stunning at Ocean's 8 Lagos premiere

    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)It was a night of drama and elegance as Nollywood celebrities, fashionistas and influencers gathered in Lagos, Nigeria for the premiere of Ocean's 8 movie on Sunday. The stars turned out in force at the Filmhouse IMAX Cinema to celebrate one of the most anticipated Hollywood movies of the year with a Met Gala themed event -- a nod to the film's heist plot where an all-female crew attempt to steal precious jewels at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Guests were free to dress in their own interpretation of any of the past Met Gala themes such as "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," "China: Through the Looking Glass," and many others from the past two decades the fundraising event has been running.

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    WATCH: Saudi football team capture moment Russian plane’s wing catches fire

    Saudi Arabia’s national airline has denied any affiliation with the Russian plane which caught fire carrying the kingdom's national team on Monday. The soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, after one of the engines on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match appeared to catch fire. A spokesman for airline Rossiya said the fault that developed was due to a bird strike. The team were travelling on a Rossiya Airbus A319 from St Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don, where they are due to play their second Group A match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

  • CNN

    When Donald Trump was separated from his family

    "Babies torn from their parents. Can't stand it," said Oprah Winfrey. "The effect of this type of event will follow these children into adulthood and into their entire lives," said Dr. Ana Maria Lopez, president of the American College of Physicians. Even if Trump's actions have nothing to do with how he was treated as a child, the policy he and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are enforcing speaks to a President who fails to show the normal degree of empathy we expect of our leaders. The impact of childhood trauma is well understood by physicians and has been established by many studies. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris's book "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity" describes

  • BBC News

    How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

    Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, say climatologists. It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely to triple between now and 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. This would mean that by 2050, the world's air conditioners would be using the current electricity capacity of the US, the European Union and Japan

  • CNN

    Meghan and Harry attend Royal Ascot

    (CNN)Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made her first appearance at the UK's prestigious Royal Ascot -- the jewel in the crown of the British horse racing calendar. Harry and Meghan, who got married at Windsor Castle one month ago, presented the winning trophy for the St James's Palace Stakes to 'Without Parole' jockey Frankie Dettori. The couple arrived at the racecourse in a horse-drawn carriage -- a practice which began in 1825 with members of the royal family entering the course every day from Windsor Castle.

  • Al Jazeera

    US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council: What you need to know

    The US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been roundly condemned by rights groups and was described as "disappointing, if not really suprising" by Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, made the announcement on Tuesday in Washington, DC alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. She cited "chronic bias" against Israel and hit out at the "hypocritical and self-serving organisation".  The move is the latest in an increasingly isolationist approach towards international institutions since US President Donald Trump took power. It comes little over a month after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran