• Emirates24|7

    Duchess of Sussex's mother 'rejected invite to royal Christmas'

    Doria Ragland has reportedly declined an invitation to spend Christmas Day with the royal family. Doria Ragland - who is based in Los Angeles - was offered the opportunity to spend the day alongside her beloved daughter and her husband Prince Harry, as well as the other royals, but she has instead opted to remain in the US, according to People. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who are preparing for the arrival of their first child in 2019 - are set to join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other royals at Sandringham on Christmas Day. Historically, it's rare that non-family members spend Christmas with the royals, with Meghan's appearance during last year's festivities being a notable exception.

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi outreach to Israel 'faces setbacks' after Khashoggi crisis

    A covert US-backed initiative to improve ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel is facing setbacks after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and two of his aides were implicated in a journalist's killing, according to the Wall Street Journal. Prince Mohammed, whom the US Senate blamed for Jamal Khashoggi's killing in October, spearheaded the outreach to Israel, a longtime foe, the Journal said in a report on Tuesday.  But the global outcry over Khashoggi's murder in October and fallout within the royal court has diminished the prince's influence and dampened Saudi Arabia's appetite for risky foreign policy endeavours, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. "Things have definitely

  • Egypt Independent

    NCCM takes action against Kafr el-Sheikh child engagement

    The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) has taken measures regarding the engagement of two children in Kafr el-Sheikh, NCCM Secretary General Azza al-Ashmawy said. A video showing an engagement celebration of a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl went viral on social networking websites, stirring the criticism of users. According to Ashmawy, the NCCM's child helpline received a notification about the incident, after which the council's General Committee for Child Protection in Kafr el-Sheikh was instructed to investigate. NCCM representatives visited the parents of the two children and provided advice to them, after which the parents promised that the two children would not

  • Arab News

    The high life: Ashley Graham shows off Etihad Airways suite

    DUBAI: US celebrity model Ashley Graham was given VIP treatment on an Etihad Airways flight this week after she wrapped up hosting the Miss Universe 2018 pageant and jetted off on her winter holiday. The model took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to share a video taken on her flight, saying “I'm in an airplane, in the air, headed to Dubai,” although the star could have meant Abu Dhabi as that's where the flagship carrier of the UAE is based. Graham flew in the residence suite, which features an on-board living room, separate bedroom and shower room. The living room on the A380 aircraft boasts a leather double-seat sofa and two dining tables, along with a 32-inch flat screen TV. The hallway leads

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudis call for boycott of Turkish products in protest against ‘Ankara’s plots’

    Saudi consumers in recent days launched a boycott campaign of Turkish products to protest against what they called “Ankara’s position on the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi”. Saudi activists took the campaign on social media against the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in handling the Khashoggi file. The campaign which was represented through the hashtag #Saudis_rejecting_the_Turkish_Products aimed at boycotting all Turkish products and replacing them with local or other products from “friendly countries”.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi King Salman orders continuation of allowances to cover cost of living

    Pensioners who are beneficiaries of the General Organization for Social Insurance will receive 500 riyals monthly, as well as the continued increase of the monthly allowance of male and female students by ten percent. The idea was presented to King Salman by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

  • CNN

    New Zealand nudist park for sale

    (CNN) - If roaming around au natural is your thing and your birthday suit has deep pockets, you can now buy your own 14-acre nudist retreat. Katikati Naturist Park, located in northern New Zealand in the beautiful Bay of Plenty region, is officially on the market. An outdoor oasis surrounded by greenery and a nearby river, the park has an established reputation as a naturist getaway. It's got a main motel-style unit, plus a selection of cabins and space for caravans and campers to enjoy the facilities. Leisure-wise, visitors spend their time enjoying stripped off swimming, naked BBQing and badminton in the buff. Idyllic setting Katikati Naturist Park is in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.