• Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Taimur, Soha Ali Khan, Malaika Arora...

    Shakeel Ladak, Amrita Arora, Malaika Arora and Karisma Kapoor Inaaya Naumi Khemu and mother Soha Ali Khan Taimur Ali Khan Susanne Khan Sania Mirza Karisma Kapoor, Malaika and Amrita Arora Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal Ranveer Singh Janhvi Kapoor Mira Kapoor Taimur Ali Khan Katrina Kaif and sister Isabelle Kaif Malaika's son Arhaan Deepika Padukone at a book launch in Mumbai. Taimur Ali Khan visits Inaaya Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna and Bobby Deol spotted at Soho house. Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal Rohit Shetty and Katrina Kaif Jahnvi Kapoor Karan Johar Kareena Kapoor and Taimur (Instagram) Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra (Instagram) Esha Gupta poses for photographs during the launch

  • Al Jazeera

    Fleeing Saudi Arabia: Asylum seeker numbers triple

    The number of asylum seekers from Saudi Arabia has tripled, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UN agency says there were more than 800 cases reported in 2017. There were less than 200 in 2012. A number of Saudi men and women have reportedly fled the kingdom due to fear of persecution or retaliation against them for political activism. The recent case of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun who was granted refuge in Canada has drawn international attention. Bessma Momani is a professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada and senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. She joins us on Skype from the city of Waterloo to discuss this.

  • Arabian Business

    UAE denies reports of 747 touching down on Fujairah Corniche

    UAE authorities have denied social media rumours that a commercial plane in distress landed on the Fujairah Corniche and clarified that it was there for commercial purposes before being shipped to Bahrain. On Monday night, social media was abuzz with rumours about the wingless Boeing 747 after pictures and video were taken of the aircraft being transported by trucks along the corniche. According to the state-run WAM news agency, the Fujairah government has clarified that the out-of-service aircraft was there with the government's knowledge “for commercial purposes”. In the coming days, WAM added, the aircraft will be transported to Bahrain. Additionally, UAE officials have urged local residents

  • Egypt Independent

    Assad blocks access to Damascus for EU envoys: diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has revoked special visas for European Union diplomats and officials traveling regularly between Beirut and Damascus, complicating efforts to distribute aid to civil war victims, three senior EU diplomats said. Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, the EU has used the Lebanese capital, the nearest major city, for its diplomatic base while closing most embassies in Damascus in protest over what they describe as Assad's brutal assault on the opposition. But the special permission to use multiple-entry Syrian visas for access to Damascus was rescinded at the start of January with no explanation from the Syrian government, the EU diplomats

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran fails to find any buyers for crude offered on exchange

    Iran failed to find any buyers on Monday, in its latest attempt to sell oil to private companies for export on the stock exchange, the ISNA news agency reported, in a setback to Tehran's efforts to bypass US sanctions. Crude oil trade is state-controlled in Iran, but to try to work round US sanctions, the government last year started to sell crude to private buyers through the stock exchange.

  • CNN Travel

    $5 billion Dubai mega-resort rises from The World

    (CNN) - Four kilometers off the Dubai coastline lies Europe. Or a version of it, at least. Comprising six man-made islands styled after a mix of European countries and cities, when completed this $5 billion mega-project will be able to accommodate 16,000 tourists in the height of luxury. In this Europe the sun nearly always shines, the ocean's warm and white sands are never far away. There's Venice and St Petersburg, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and more. And, if you have the money, it could be yours for a vacation or a lifetime. The six-island resort The Heart of Europe, pictured in construction last year. Construction of The World began in 2003. A huge archipelago of 300 artificial islands

  • Egypt Independent

    Israel strikes Syria in more open confrontation with Iran

    BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel struck in Syria early on Monday as part of its increasingly open assault on Iran's presence there, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action. The threat of open confrontation between arch-enemies Israel and Iran has long simmered in Syria, as the Iranian military has established a presence there since early in its civil war in support of President Bashar al-Assad against rebels Israel, regarding Iran as its biggest threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targets and those of allied militia, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Syria, aiming to push them far from its frontier. The Israeli