• Emirates24|7

    'The Lion King' London premiere brings out Meghan Markle and Beyonce

    Entertainment royalty rubbed shoulders with the real thing at "The Lion King" premiere in London on Sunday evening. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, walked the yellow carpet at the Leicester Square premiere, as did a starry lineup from the US. and UK. Among the many stars in attendance were Beyonce, who voices Nala in the film, and her husband, Jay Z. They warmly greeted the British royals, with Beyonce congratulating the couple on the arrival of their first child, Archie. "We love you guys," the singer reportedly told the royal couple. Beyonce had already taken her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, to the U.S. premiere of the movie. Jay-Z reportedly imparted some

  • Emirates24|7

    World Cup hero Roy given first England Test call, Wood sidelined

    England have give Jason Roy his first Test call-up to face Ireland after the Surrey opener played a key role in his country's historic World Cup triumph, but pace bowler Mark Wood will be sidelined for between four and six weeks. Roy was a crucial part of England's first World Cup-winning campaign, with his return after missing three matches with a torn hamstring coinciding with the winning streak that carried them to the title. South Africa-born Roy scored 443 runs in the World Cup, but England's selectors were keen to get him red-ball practice ahead of the Ashes series against old rivals Australia, which starts on August 1 at Edgbaston. However, Durham's Wood, who has a left side strain, and

  • US removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme

    The US says it is removing Turkey from its F-35 fighter jets programme, after Ankara received the first parts of a Russian missile defence system. The US says the "F-35 cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities". Russia began delivering its advanced S-400 system to Turkey last week. Turkey and the US are key Nato allies - but Ankara has also been establishing closer links with Russia. Turkey has so far not publicly reacted to the latest US move, which was widely expected. What did the US say? In a statement on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase

  • CNN

    What rights do airplane passengers have?

    (CNN) - After a Jamaican vacation ended in humiliation aboard an American Airlines flight in June, the ensuing controversy reignited debate about passengers' rights. It's one of a series of clothing-related incidents that have sparked outrage in recent years, from the United Airlines leggings incident to the Thomas Cook Airlines crew who insisted a woman cover up her crop top. American Airlines responded to an emailed inquiry with their dress code policy, which reads: "Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren't allowed." It leaves plenty of room for interpretation. Follow directions, complain later And unless the passenger is the victim of discrimination, they may have little

  • Arab News

    Malaysia's 'Phoenix': hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

    KUALA LUMPUR: A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as “Phoenix” cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world. Dressed in flame-patterned trousers, a black and orange hijab and top, Nor Diana uses sophisticated moves to throw and pin down her larger rivals in front of hundreds of cheering spectators. Standing just 155 centimeters (five foot, one inch) tall and weighing 43 kilograms (six stone, 10 pounds), her speed and agility make her a match for almost any opponent. And far from being criticized by conservatives for throwing herself into wrestling, the 19-year-old has become a hit on social media and spurred

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran hits back at US demand on ballistic missiles

    Iran hit back at US President Donald Trump's call for new nuclear negotiations that encompass its ballistic missiles programme, accusing Washington of bringing the Middle East to the brink of "explosion" by selling arms to allies in the Gulf. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, made the comments in a wide-ranging interview that aired on NBC News on Monday. He said Iran would only sit down with the United States if it lifted punishing economic sanctions it has imposed on Tehran and rejoined the 2015 nuclear deal it abandoned last year. Trump pulled the US out of the landmark multilateral accord saying he wanted to negotiate a new deal that also addressed Iran's ballistic missiles programme

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Kareena Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Siddhant Chaturvedi

    Aditi Rao Hydari Siddhant Chaturvedi Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Amrita Arora Photo: Instagram Varun Dhawan Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber along with a friend. Kangana Ranaut poses for photographs as she attends the promotion of her upcoming Hindi film 'Judgementall Hai Kya', in Mumbai. (AFP) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan (Instagram) Sidharth Malhotra (L) and Parineeti Chopra pose for a picture during the promotion of their upcoming romantic comedy Hindi film "Jabariya Jodi" in Mumbai. (AFP) Kriti Sanon (L) and Diljit Dosanjh pose during a promotion of their upcoming romantic comedy Hindi film 'Arjun Patiala' in Mumbai. (AFP) Ekta Kapoor Rajkummar Rao Kangana Ranaut