• Saudi man struggles to fly home his brain dead wife

    A Saudi woman studying in the US has been brain dead for the past 12 days.

    Saudi Gazette
  • US intelligence chief: These are the main global threats for 2016

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper gave a chilling threat assessment today to the...

    Business Insider
  • Kanye West Has Changed His Album Title Again

    Just when we thought Kanye West had settled on ‘Waves’ as the title for his upcoming album, he’s gone and had a change of heart. Again.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • Halep gets wildcard for Dubai

    A stunning four of the world’s top five and six of the top 10 will compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA event next week after defending champion and world number three Simona Halep, 2015 Dubai finalist Karolina Pliskova and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova accepted wild cards into the tournament. “We are thrilled that once again so many of the very best players in the world have chosen to compete at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free. Halep had announced that she would have to miss the event in order to undergo surgery, but the temptation to defend her trophy at one of her favourite stops on the WTA Tour proved too much to resist.

    Gulf News
  • Salma Hayek Went To A&E Wearing A Brilliantly Inappropriate T-Shirt

    A minor head injury lead to a pretty priceless photo for Salma Hayek’s Instagram page over the weekend. The actress is currently busy filming ‘Drunk Parents’ in New York, but had to take an emergency trip to A&E. However, it was likely her attire may have drawn more attention that the bump on her noggin. “I had to be rushed from set to the ER for a minor head injury,” she revealed.

    Ben Arnold
  • 'China has only one real ally'

    One of the Chinese establishment's leading foreign-policy voices thinks that China is alarmingly...

    Business Insider
  • Saudi Arabian builders delay payments amid state spending clampdown

    * Saudi labour ministry issues statement on unpaid wages * Industry sources say several firms face this problem * Government spending cuts hitting construction sector most * Some firms face shortages of working capital * Banks' bad loan provisions rising, may affect wider economy By Tom Arnold and Andrew Torchia DUBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Some Saudi Arabian construction companies are struggling to pay their staff on time in a sign of growing pressure on the economy from low oil prices, which are causing the government to slow spending on building projects. One executive at a large Saudi construction firm, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters it had been having problems paying its employees for a few months.

    Reuters Middle East
  • 5 Heart Touching Proposals Of Bollywood Couples

    The bold and beautiful Malaika Arora did not waste a minute when she knew she had found her Mr. Right. After five years of dating, on one New Year's night, in a cosy moment, Malaika just turned to Arbaaz and asked, "I think we should move this to the next level. Childhood sweethearts, Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani, had known each other forever! So, after years of dating, when Fardeen thought it was time to make it official, he chose a unique way to do it.

    Bollywoodshaadis.com
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai got a stock package worth almost $200 million

    Google's Sundar Pichai is getting a nice payday to go along with his new role as CEO of the...

    Business Insider
  • Khomeini grandson loses appeal to stand in Iranian election

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, will not be allowed to stand in this month's election in Iran, the clerical vetting body said on Wednesday, in a blow to reformist forces in the country. Hassan Khomeini, 43, the first member of the Khomeini family to register for polls and an ally of President Hassan Rouhani, lost an appeal to the body against a ban. Hardliners fear Iranian voters will now be more inclined to reward reformist and moderate candidates in Feb. 26 elections to the 290-seat parliament and the 88-seat Assembly of Experts, the body responsible for choosing the next Supreme Leader.

    Reuters
  • Kurds, allies seize most of key air base in north Syria: monitor

    Kurdish forces backed by Arab rebel groups on Wednesday seized most of a key military airport and the adjacent town in northern Syria from rival anti-government factions, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and its Arab allies expelled Islamist and other rebel fighters from the town of Minnigh and overran "more than half" of the nearby air base, north of Syria's second city Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Clashes were ongoing inside the airport, where Islamist rebels were trying to maintain a grip on the last military air base they hold in Aleppo province, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

    AFP
  • A Syrian Couple Took Wedding Photos Amid the Ruins of a War-Torn City

    ​Some found them hauntingly beautiful, others deeply unethical.​

    Cosmopolitan
  • Sonakshi Sinha Shames A 'Shameless' Twitter Troll

    Sonakshi Sinha, who is known for standing up to bullies on social media, recently shamed a troll, who was trying to act fresh with the Dabangg dame. Sonakshi today posted a snapshot of a Twitter conversation with a 'creep', who had tried to act smart with her and got shamed for his troubles. When Sonakshi had posted a tweet announcing her photoshoot, the troll wrote to her, asking her to show her body in a bikini and in response, Sonakshi lashed out at him and asked him to ask his mother or sister to do the same and let him know the results.

    Movie Talkies
  • GCC debt to double, assets to slide by 2020: report

    Public debt of the oil-rich Gulf states is expected to double and assets decline by a third by 2020 as they seek to finance budget deficits due to sliding prices, a report said Tuesday. After having posted massive deficits of $160 billion last year and faced with a $159 billion deficit in 2016, the six Arab states of the Gulf will have to borrow and tap into their huge fiscal reserves to finance the budget shortfall, said the report released by the head of research at Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz), M.R. Raghu. In 2012, in contrast, the Gulf states posted a combined surplus of $220 billion.

    AFP
  • 8 Two-Heroine Bollywood Films To Look Forward To In 2016

    While earlier Bollywood actresses used to hardly ever come together for a film, heroines today have no qualms sharing screen space with fellow actresses. The film is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations and while Tabu will play Miss Havisham's role, Kat will essay the role of Estella. Aditya Roy Kapurwill play the male protagonist. Richa will play Sarabjit's wife Sukhpreet Kaur and Ash will play his sister Dalbir Kaur in the movie and the latter will be going all de-glam for her role.

    Movie Talkies
  • Sylvester Stallone Told 'Creed' Director He Was Ready to Boycott the Oscars

    Sylvester Stallone is nominated for his first Academy Award in nearly 40 years, but the 69-year-old actor said he was willing to skip the Feb. 28 ceremony out of loyalty. The Creed star, who’s a front-runner to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, told reporters at the annual nominees luncheon on Monday that he considered not attending the Oscars in recognition of the Academy’s failure to nominate a single black artist in a major category.

    Jordan Zakarin
  • Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104

    PHOENIX (AP) — Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the free-falling Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

    Associated Press