• Emirates24|7

    Meghan Markle enjoys dinner with friends in New York

    Meghan Markle headed to Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar in Midtown Manhattan for dinner with friends on Tuesday night. Photo: AP The Duchess of Sussex - who is expecting a baby with her husband Prince Harry - looked happy to be with her friends as they sat down for dinner at Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar in Midtown Manhattan following her baby shower. Meghan dined with tennis ace Serena Williams, designer Misha Nonoo, 'Suits' actress Sarah Rafferty, brand consultant Benita Litt and her college friend Lindsay Roth. Photo: Reuters The 37-year-old royal had marked her baby's impending arrival with her friends on Tuesday at a hotel on New York's Upper East Side. Photo: Reuters An insider told the Daily

  • Al Jazeera

    Zarif decries 'US hypocrisy' over planned nuclear sale to Saudis

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the US of hypocracy for allegedly attempting to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia while Washington tries to wreck Iran's nuclear programme.   Zarif's comment on Twitter on Wednesday came after reports the administration of President Donald Trump is trying to bypass US Congress to advance the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia. "Day by day it becomes clearer to the world what was always clear to us: neither human rights nor a nuclear program have been the real concern of the US," Zarif wrote. "First a dismembered journalist; now illicit sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia fully expose #USHypocrisy," Zarif added, referring

  • Egypt Independent

    UAE eases Qatar shipping ban: circular, source

    DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source. An Abu Dhabi Ports circular dated Feb. 12 canceled previous directives that banned cargoes of Qatar origin from UAE waters and ports and those of UAE origin from Qatar. It maintained a ban on vessels flying the Qatar flag, owned by Qatari shipping firms or nationals.  An industry source told Reuters the circular applied to all ports in the UAE. Government authorities in both Gulf Arab states were not immediately available to comment. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed

  • Al Jazeera

    Where is Salvator Mundi, da Vinci's painting that sold for $450m?

    A painting believed to be a creation of Leonardo da Vinci is at the centre of a mystery. Salvator Mundi was sold in 2017 for a record $450m, but it has not been seen since. Now art critics are wondering if it was fake. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.

  • Egypt Independent

    India, Pakistan tensions threaten to derail MBS trip

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The crown prince, who wants to persuade the world's fastest growing major economy to consume more Saudi oil, was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave his traditional bear hug for honored guests. The prince arrived from a two-day stay in Pakistan as it clashed with its giant neighbor over responsibility for a suicide attack in Kashmir last Thursday that left at least 40 members of Indian security forces dead. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed

  • The doctors facing sexual harassment

    When a doctor in Ontario, Canada, became exasperated with some of her patients' sexually inappropriate behaviour, she took to social media to vent her feelings. In two days, her post on discussion website Reddit was upvoted 28,000 times and sparked 2,000 comments, which included useful tips and advice, as well as similar stories. As a doctor in her mid-20s, she wrote that she loved her work but could not get away from sexual harassment or "creepy line-crossing behaviour". "Don't comment on my office's social media account about how you find me attractive and call me "tastey", she said. "I just want to go to work and, at worst, deal with regular crazy not sexually driven harassment," she added.

  • Emirates24|7

    Lady Gaga splits from fiance?

    Lady Gaga and Christian Carino have reportedly ended their engagement, after confirming they were to be married in October last year. Lady Gaga and Christian Carino have reportedly ended their engagement. Speculation of Gaga's relationship status has been circling for some time, after fans noticed the 'Million Reasons' singer wasn't wearing her engagement ring when she attended the Grammy Awards earlier this month. Gaga didn't bring Christian with her to the ceremony - despite him being in attendance at other events this season such as the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards - and also didn't thank him during her acceptance speech when her song 'Shallow' won the best pop duo or group performance prize.