• Emirates24|7

    Meghan Markle is 'avocado toast whisperer'

    Meghan Markle is the "avocado toast whisperer". The Duchess of Sussex hosted her friend Daniel Martin for breakfast at Kensington Palace over the weekend and the make up artist took to Instagram to reveal she is still a pro at making the tasty meal. Referencing her old and now closed lifestyle website The Tig, she wrote on the photo sharing site: "Back to our Tig days.., Thank you Meghan for being the consummate hostess this weekend and still being the #avocadotoast whisperer, YUM! #foodie #foodiegram" Meanwhile, Meghan - who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry - is said to be in the "happiest period of her life" right now. Royal expert Katie Nicholl said: "She has told friends that

  • Arabian Business

    New Emirates baggage policies from February 4

    Changes to Emirates airline's checked baggage policy will come into effect on February 4, the airline announced on Sunday. According to the a circular sent out by the airline, passengers holding economy-class 'special' or 'saver' tickets will now be permitted to carry 15 kg and 25kg of checked baggage, respectively. The figures are 5 kg less than the airline's previous policy. Baggage allowance for 'flex' ticket holders will remain 30 kg, while 'flex plus' ticket holders will still be allowed 35 kg. Hand baggage allowance remains 7 kg, compared to 40 kg for business class passengers and 50 kg for first class passengers. Passengers holding tickets issued before February 4 will be subject to the

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Bahrain to open world's largest underwater theme park

    Covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, Bahrain is set to launch the world's largest underwater theme park just before the summer of 2019. According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the President of the Supreme Council for Environment, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, announced on Saturday the building of the eco-friendly project, which will be done in partnership with the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector. Additionally, the project will also provide multiple diving experiences to promote marine life growth, set around artificial coral reefs, and replicas of traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's houses. Speaking to BNA, Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of preserving Bahrain's marine habitat by abiding by the highest international environmental standards, in hopes of making the country a go-to international destination in the field of ecotourism and for diving enthusiasts.

  • Arab News

    Karen Wazen stars in flirty, fun fragrance campaign

    DUBAI: Lebanese influencer Karen B. Wazen took to Instagram over the weekend to share her latest advert campaign with British perfume brand Jo Malone. The stylish blogger shared the video with her 858,000 followers and was quickly inundated with overwhelmingly positive comments on the social media platform. “So happy to share with you my campaign with @jomalonelondon - 'You and I together and nothing else matters… Combining nature and love ... Combining two scents... combining two souls',” she captioned the video. Directed by Dubai-based influencer and designer Ahmed El-Sayed, who goes by the name @Twistedcurlz on Instagram, the short clip sees Wazen posing for the camera in a park while holding two bottles of the new fragrance.

  • Arab News

    Manny Pacquiao dominates in retaining title against Adrien Broner, looking for Mayweather rematch

    MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by fiery Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open Sunday on a day of upsets that also saw second seed Angelique Kerber crash out. The Swiss master caved in under the energy and pressure of a man 17 years his junior to tumble out 6-7 (11/13), 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in the last 16 on Rod Laver Arena. World number two Kerber was also sensationally bundled out by a woman playing the event for the first time, with American Danielle Collins humiliating the Wimbledon champion 6-0, 6-2 in under an hour. The man Federer beat in last year's final, sixth seed Marin Cilic, was also sent packing by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, who now plays Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals.

  • CNN

    How White House photographers have shaped the image of the President

    This article was published in partnership with Artsy, the global platform for discovering and collecting art. The original article can be seen here. When you picture past presidents of the United States, whom do you see? Perhaps you envision John F. Kennedy as a doting father, playing with his children in the West Wing. Maybe you remember Richard Nixon as the smiling yet stiff leader who posed hand-in-hand with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office. In the case of Barack Obama, you might recall him as the solemn-faced Commander in Chief, watching the Osama Bin Laden raid in the Situation Room, or as the first African-American president, bowing his head so that a 5-year-old black boy could compare

  • Egypt Independent

    Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij: Erdogan

    ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four US citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said. Erdogan told Trump that the suicide bombing in Manbij, a town in northeast Syria controlled by a militia allied to US-backed Kurdish forces, was a provocative act aimed at affecting Trump's decision last month to withdraw US troops from Syria. Trump confounded his own national security team with a surprise decision on Dec. 19 to withdraw all 2,000 US troops from Syria, declaring the Islamic State militant group had been