• Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Shweta Bachchan, Suhana Khan, Kareena Kapoor...

    Shweta Bachchan Alia Bhatt Suhana Khan Varun Dhawan Kareena Kapoor Sidharth Malhotra, Ekta Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra Janhvi Kapoor Kareena Kapoor (Instagram) Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor (Instagram) Shilpa Shetty and family. Anushka Sharma Arjun Kapoor Sonam Kapoor and husband Anand Ahuja Priyanka Chopra shares photo with brother Siddharth. (Instagram) Priyanka Chopra (Instagram) Kareena Kapoor at the gym. (Instagram) Rajkummar Rao (L), Neha Dhupia (C) and Ishaan Khatter (R) pose for photographs during a shooting of the reality talk show 'Vogue BFFs' season 3 in Mumbai. (AFP) Neha Dhupia (AFP) Janhvi Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha Aditya Roy Kapoor Farhan Akhtar Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

  • Arab News

    Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

    SAN FERNANDO, Philippines: Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto crosses throughout Good Friday in a blood-soaked display of religious fervor in the Philippines. Frowned upon by the Church, the ritual crucifixions and self-flagellation are extreme affirmations of faith peformed every Easter in Asia's Catholic outpost. Barefoot men wearing crowns of twigs walked silently on the side of a village road in the scorching tropical heat of the northern Philippines, flogging their backs with bamboo strips tied to a length of rope. While many of the 80 million Filipino Catholics spend Good Friday at church or with family, others go to these extreme

  • Al Jazeera

    Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia amid concerns

    Two Saudi sisters who fled their country and appealed for international protection saying they are at risk at home have received an offer of help from Georgia. Immigration authorities in the former Soviet republic visited the siblings in their temporary apartment in Tbilisi, providing them with information on how to apply for asylum in the country, the Georgian interior ministry said on Thursday. The sisters identified as Maha al-Subaie, 28, and Wafaa al-Subaie, 25, were later taken to the interior ministry's immigration office in a security van, local media footage showed. In a video posted on Twitter, the sisters claimed "they fled oppression from our family because the laws in Saudi Arabia is too [weak] to protect us" and say they are in danger.

  • Egypt Independent

    Mild weather expected for Saturday, Cairo 23C

    Egypt's meteorologists predict mild weather across the northern coasts, Lower Egypt and Cairo while moderate weather is expected for north of Upper Egypt on Saturday. Hot weather is expected for the south of Upper Egypt in the daylight, growing very cold at night. Maximum temperatures expected for the following cities are as follows: 23C in Cairo, 20C in Alexandria, 28C in Qena, 30C in Luxor and 32C in Aswan. Mist will impact visibility in the morning from the country's northern areas to the north of Upper Egypt. Low- and Medium-level-clouds will cover the north of the country, accompanied by rainfall on the northern coasts. Winds will be northwesterly and active on the northern coasts, South

  • Al Jazeera

    Jet Airways grounded, employees desperate to save jobs

    Around 16,000 workers of once India's second-largest airline are hoping to save their jobs. Jet Airways has grounded all flights because it has run out of money. Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil reports from New Delhi.

  • Al Jazeera

    Justice must be done for the victims of the Ethiopia plane crash

    On Monday, March 11, John Quindos Karanja went to Nairobi to pick up his wife, their daughter and three grandchildren from the airport. All five were on board Ethiopian Airways' Boeing 737 Max which had crashed, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. It is important to begin any conversation about the aftermath of the ET 302 tragedy with stories like these because they are likely to get lost amid discussions about aviation technology and regulatory frameworks. When the tragedy hit, I was struck the most by the speed at which both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) in the US took to defending their planes and shifting blame to Ethiopian Airlines, as well as the number of international publications willing to go along with that story.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi embassy in Georgia says passports of runaway sisters are valid

    The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Georgia stated on Friday that the passports of citizens Maha and Wafa Zayed are valid, adding that any allegations that the passports are canceled are incorrect. The sisters, identified as Maha al-Subaie, 28, and Wafa al-Subaie, 25, traveled from Riyadh to Istanbul and then went to Georgia by land. Maha and Wafa claim that they were physically abused by their family, and they applied for asylum in Georgia.