• Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Jennifer Gates marries Egyptian Nayel Nassar in Muslim ceremony, $2 mln wedding

    Microsoft heiress and eldest daughter of Bill Gates, Jennifer Gates married Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar in a secret Muslim ceremony followed by a civil ceremony on Saturday in New York, the New York Post reported. Rural roads were shut down by authorities on Saturday for the $2 million wedding to take place and saw hundreds of guests driven to the ceremony in SUVs at her $16 million Westchester horse farm.

  • News
    Arab News

    Assad's cousin boasts Ferrari and Israeli girlfriend in US while Syrians continue suffering

    LONDON: A viral video showing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s millionaire cousin Ali Makhlouf cruising around Los Angeles in his $300,000 Ferrari 488 Spider has highlighted the stark divisions in a war-torn country where many people do not have enough to eat. The video, which was apparently caught randomly, showed popular vlogger Daniel Mac standing near a traffic light in LA when Makhlouf rolled by in his luxurious car alongside his Israeli model girlfriend Michal Idan.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of COVID

    Colin Powell, the former United States secretary of state and the first Black person in the country’s history to fill the position, has died due to complications from COVID-19, his family has said. Powell, a four-star general who last held public office in 2005, died on Monday, the family said in a statement on Facebook. He was 84.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iran: US should lift sanctions to prove it wants nuclear deal talks

    Iran’s president said Monday the US should lift the sanctions on his country to prove it is serious about restarting stalled nuclear talks in Vienna. In an interview with state TV, Ebrahim Raisi said Iran is after “goal-oriented” talks with the West and said Iran “never left” the negotiation table. Lifting sanctions is an indication of seriousness of the other party,” he said.

  • Sport
    Arab News

    Real Madrid star Benzema goes on trial in sextape case

    RIYADH: In her home country of Tunisia, they call her “Wazeerat Al Sa’ada” or “Minister of Happiness,” and with good reason. As Ons Jabeur on Monday celebrated becoming the first Arab tennis player to enter the world’s top 10 after moving to No. in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings, her hordes of fans were feeling like they too had a reason to dream big.

  • Health
    Kuwait Times

    Two dead in Kuwait after consuming spurious alcohol

    KUWAIT: Two Filipino women reportedly died after allegedly consuming suspected Russian vodka in Kuwait. The two were rushed to Mubarak Hospital along with two male companions, who were also heavily intoxicated when brought to the hospital. According to a source who spoke to Kuwait Times on the condition of anonymity, the two men survived, although one is in critical condition.

  • Politics
    Arab News

    Saudi Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes 23,000 visitors in one day

    RIYADH: In partnership with Boeing, the King Salman Center for Disability Research launched the Prince Sultan bin Salman Program for Education and Awareness on Thursday, which targets individuals, families, school peers, work colleagues, and spouses who live with disabilities. The center is based on establishing the best scientific apps and programs to address disability, identify causes, allow early detection and intervention, and use research to aid prevention, care, and rehabilitation, and wo