• Arabian Business

    Pakistan's PM Khan starts maiden foreign visit to Saudi amid bailout speculation

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first foreign visit since coming to power, with speculation swirling that he may be seeking economic assistance from the oil-rich ally. The two-day trip began exactly one month after Khan assumed office, with Pakistan possibly seeking billions of dollars in assistance from allies as it seeks to avert a balance-of-payments crisis. Khan, who was accompanied by Finance Minister Asad Umar and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, was set to meet Saudi King Salman in the western city of Jeddah, local officials said. "A state banquet will be hosted by King Salman at the Royal Court," the Saudi information ministry’s Centre for

  • Emirates24|7

    Serena Williams is 'proud' of the Duchess of Sussex

    Tennis champion Serena Williams has revealed she's "proud" of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex after she launched a cookbook in support of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The 37-year-old royal has written the foreword to a recipe book from cooks at the Hubb Community Kitchen, which is based in London, and the duchess has revealed she felt "connected" to the Community Kitchen because it offers a "place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together". Responding to the announcement, the Duchess' good friend Serena wrote on her Twitter account: "I used to call you Meghan (and I still do) but dear Duchess of Sussex your first project "Together" a cookbook bringing women of all cultures together.

  • Gulf News

    Dubai Police hunt for men giving cash for free

    Dubai: Police are on the search for two men who recently gave away free cash to pedestrians after footage of the incident went viral on social media. “Police have been studying the video and are carrying out an investigation to identify the men,” a police source told the Arabic daily Al Bayan. Police believe the men in the video were of Asian origin. •  Dh500,000 fine for filming people in UAE •  Man on fire at Dubai Mall? •  Police summon UAE couple over wedding dance video The video was taken in the upscale area of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) in Dubai, which is one of the emirate’s most touristic hotspots. An overall view of Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai.  In the online video, viewers

  • Egypt Independent

    Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

    Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre (62-mile) route between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany - a stretch normally plied by diesel trains. “The world’s first hydrogen train is entering into commercial service and is ready for serial production,” Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said at an unveiling ceremony in Bremervoerde, the station where the trains will be refueled with

  • Emirates24|7

    Emaar celebrates Saudi National Day with never-seen-before offers

    Emaar is celebrating Saudi National Day from September 20th to 23rd with a range of activities and never-seen-before offers. The highlights include Burj Khalifa featuring the Saudi national flag on its LED screen, which is the largest of its kind. The Dubai Fountain will come to life with specially choreographed displays, too. The shows happen at 8:10pm, 9:10pm and 10:10pm in addition to the regular displays. Residents of Saudi Arabia can also enjoy a host of offers in Downtown Dubai, including 20% off on guided tours to Level 148 of At The Top Burj Khalifa and 50% off Dubai Aquarium. The mall will also be buzzing with live performances from a traditional Saudi band in Souk Atrium.

  • BBC News

    Great grandfather tackles armed raiders

    An 85-year-old great grandfather who tackled would-be robbers wielding a sawn-off shotgun and hammers has become an internet hit. Denis O'Connor was in the Bar One Racing office in Glanmire, County Cork, on Saturday when three raiders burst through the door. One jumped the counter and threatened manager Tim Murphy. Another pointed a shotgun at Mr O'Connor. CCTV footage shows Mr O'Connor refusing to back down. The three raiders burst into the office at about 18:20 local time, demanding the contents of the safe. As Mr Murphy tackled one man who threatened him with a hammer, Mr O'Connor grappled with another of the masked men and shoved him out from behind the counter. The raider then fled. He then

  • BBC News

    Heartbreaking photo raises $43,000 in day

    A photograph of a boy weeping next to his father's body moved Indian social media users to raise more than three million rupees ($43,829; £33,350) for his family in a day. The picture was shared on Twitter more than 7,000 times. Anil, 27, was a sewer worker in the capital Delhi, who died when the rope lowering him into a sewer snapped, causing him to fall inside. By some estimates, about 100 sewer workers die in India every year. Unions have alleged that this is because they are not given proper safety equipment. Shiv Sunny, a reporter at The Hindustan Times, who tweeted the picture on Monday, told the BBC that he was "shaken" by the sight of the man's grieving son, who is 11. "I am a crime reporter