• Lifestyle
    Egypt Independent

    Photographer helps laid-off expats bid goodbye to Dubai

    I remember thinking, a popular request even before COVID, expats would come and hire me to photograph them at landmarks as a keepsake,” Hainey said from the beach where she captures families’ final moments in Dubai. In the distance, the iconic sail profile of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet, peeked through the light morning haze. If you’ve been living here for 15 years, you want something to remember it by.

  • Entertainment

    Kim Kardashian West's style evolution

    Kim Kardashian West has often used fashion as a tool to build her brand and global influence. We look back at how her style has changed over the years.

  • News
    Egypt Independent

    Kuwaiti man brutally assaults female Egyptian doctor

    A Kuwaiti man brutally assaulted a female Egyptian doctor at her workplace in the Mubarak al-Kabeer Eastern Medical Center in southern Kuwait, the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry assured that it is pursuing the doctor’s full rights in the case. According to the head of the Labor Representative Office of the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait Ahmed Ibrahim, the victim had been working in the Mubarak al-Kabeer Eastern Medical Center since 2010.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut

    With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day,” Obama said. And that’s worth a lot. You’re not going to have to argue about them every day.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Wedding in Mexico results in 100 infected with COVID-19

    More than 100 people are believed to have been infected by the coronavirus at a wedding early this month in the northern Mexico border city of Mexicali, authorities said. About 300 people attended the Oct. 3 nuptials of a soap opera actor and the daughter of a businessman, Alonso Oscar Pérez Rico, the health secretary of Baja California state said Monday. Pérez Rico told local media that there were apparently no masks or temperature checks at the event and that the organizers also did not have permission to hold an event of that size during the pandemic. In some states in Mexico, knowingly infecting someone with a disease is a crime.

  • News
    Arabian Business

    Saudi inflation soars as higher VAT grips economy after coronavirus

    Inflation soared in Saudi Arabia during the third quarter of 2020, reflecting the impact of higher VAT since July. Latest data from the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) showed that prices rose by 5.7 percent year-on-year in September, and declined by 0.2 percent month-on-month. The increase was driven mainly by an acceleration in the cost of food and beverages Overall, prices rose by an average of 6 percent during Q3 compared to 0.9 percent in Q2, following the tripling of VAT in the su...

  • Business
    Egypt Independent

    In Dubai, oil-rich UAE sees a new wonder: A coal power plant

    The construction of the $3.4 billion Hassyan plant in Dubai appears puzzling, as the United Arab Emirates hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency. It’s also building the peninsula’s first nuclear power plant and endlessly promotes its vast solar-power plant named after Dubai’s ruler. Dubai has also set the lofty goal of having the world’s lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050 — something that would be impacted by burning coal.