• Emirates24|7

    400 Gold Card UAE visas issued so far: GDRFA

    A total of four hundred golden visas have been handed out in the UAE so far with a target of 6,800 by the end of the year, Major General Mohammad Al Marri, Director-General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, GDRFA, said on Tuesday. "This was announced during a press conference to explain the new Gold Card visa process, which started on 21st May this year, and applies to investors and talented individuals. Speaking at the press conference at the GDRFA headquarters in Al Jaffiliya on Tuesday, Al Marri said, "The Gold visa given to some has got a duration of 10 years, it means a golden visa is only 10 years but it is renewable. "So long as they still satisfy terms and conditions and are still in the same activity," the visa will continue, added Al Marri, but if investors decreased in worth or their business failed within those 10 years, "things would be looked at on a case to case basis," he said.

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Kylie Jenner brags about riches

    Kylie Jenner couldn't resist talking about how "rich" she was at the MET Gala recently. The 43-year-old former professional baseball shortstop was pleased with the table he and the 'On The Floor' hitmaker was put on for the star-studded event but was amazed by how openly the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star spoke about money. The brunette beauty - who has 16-month-old daughter Stormi with Travis Scott - insists she "didn't expect" to be so successful when she launched her beauty business Kylie Cosmetics, which Forbes magazine values at at least $900 million, four years ago. Most of the brand's marketing is done through social media - where the brunette beauty announces product launches, previews new items and tells fans which shades she's wearing each day - to her 175 million-plus fan base across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and Kylie believes it's been essential to her success.

  • Al Jazeera

    Photo of drowned father and daughter highlights migrants' perils

    The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. The searing photograph of the sad discovery of their bodies on Monday, captured by journalist Julia Le Duc and published by Mexican newspaper La Jornada, highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States. According to Le Duc's reporting for La Jornada, Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, frustrated because the family from El Salvador was unable to present themselves to US authorities and request asylum, swam across the river on Sunday with his daughter, Valeria.

  • Arab News

    Trump threatens 'obliteration if Iran attacks anything American'

    JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked “anything American” as Tehran and Washington traded insults. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said new US sanctions against Ayatalloh Ali Khamenei were pointless because Iran's supreme leader had no assets abroad, and described the White House's actions as “mentally retarded.” Iran also pledged to further increase its enrichment of uranium, in breach of the 2015 deal to curb its nuclear program. “As of July 7, Iran will forcefully take the second step of reducing its commitments” to the deal, said Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council. French Foreign Minister

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran says US sanctions on Khamenei closed path to diplomacy

    Iran said on Tuesday that a decision by the United States to impose "hard-hitting" sanctions on the country's top leadership, including the supreme leader, has permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. "Imposing useless sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the commander of Iran's diplomacy (Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif) is the permanent closure of the path of diplomacy," Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet. "Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." But the US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday that President Donald

  • Arabian Business

    Mohamed Hadid hits back at social media 'trolls' after Bella controversy

    Supermodel Bella Hadid's father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, has hit back at social media “trolls” after his 22-year-old Palestinian-American model came under fire for posting an image deemed by some as “insulting” towards the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The now-deleted post shows the model's boot held in the air near a window that overlooks a row of airplanes boasting the flags of the two countries. The model was quick to take it down and issued an apology to fans in Arabic and English, stating that the positioning of her foot had “nothing to do with politics” and that the story was “an honest mistake on an early morning”. Hadid, founder of Hadid Design and Development Group, has also come

  • Arab News

    Iranian fishermen find parts of downed US drone: ambassador

    GENEVA: Iranian fishermen have found parts of the US drone shot down by the Islamic Republic last week, Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday. He posted his message on Twitter along with a picture of a man standing next to a fishing boat and what appeared to be a piece of metal marked with a US air force logo. Iran has said the drone was shot down in its territorial waters while US officials have said the drone was in international waters.