Kuwait's foreign ministry summoned Iran's ambassador Friday after a high-level Iranian official implicated the emirate in the US drone attack that killed top general Qassem Soleimani, official news agency KUNA reported. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah expressed Kuwait's “amazement” at the claim that one of its air bases had been among those used to carry out the January 3 attack, KUNA said.
Kim Kardashian West has announced a fashion deal with US retailer Nordstrom to make her Skims range available in brick-and-mortar stores for the first time. Items from the star's "solutionwear" brand, which is currently only available via the label's own website, will be stocked in 25 Nordstrom locations across America from February 5. Announcing the exclusive partnership in a video posted to both brands' social media accounts, Kardashian West praised Nordstrom's "inclusive size offering," adding: "I know that is an important shared value that Skims has and I really wanted to launch with the full range of sizes and colors. "It is such a natural choice for me to want to choose Nordstrom as my first retail partner for Skims," she said.
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New Delhi, India - India's newly recruited Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has courted controversy after he claimed 'deradicalisation' camps are operating in India, drawing comparison with internment of Uyghur Muslims in China. "Like what we are seeing in Kashmir...we saw radicalisation happening," Rawat said addressing the media and foreign delegates in New Delhi last week. More: How India uses colonial-era sedition law against CAA protesters India's democracy may not have much time left Recipe for solidarity: How Indian protesters are being fed "There are people who have completely been radicalised. These people need to be taken out separately, possibly taken into some deradicalisation
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A team of scientists recently announced that they were able to hear the “voice” of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy after reproducing his vocal tract through 3D printing. The mummy is an ancient Egyptian priest called Nesyamun who lived during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI, during the 11th century BC, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph. The mummy of Nesyamun was in the Leeds City Museum in the UK and was specifically chosen because the soft tissue in the throat and vocal tract was fairly intact. After reconstructing Nesyamun's vocal tract digitally, the team managed to reproduce it through 3D printing, enabling them to hear the ancient mummy “speak” for the first time, emitting
An Indian nurse working at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia has been infected by the coronavirus amid an outbreak that has killed 17 people in China, India's minister of state for external affairs said on Thursday. “About 100 Indian nurses mostly from Kerala working at Al-Hayat hospital have been tested and none except one nurse was found infected by Corona virus," said Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs.
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World-renowned Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad astonished attendees at his latest fashion show in Paris on Wednesday with a collection of highly-detailed, glittering gold dresses inspired by Egypt's ancient queens. “As a reverence to the Sun God, evening gowns are adorned with capes, with incandescent gilding and crystals, for a sensuous yet architectural effect,” the designer said on Instagram. Introducing his spring/summer 2020 collection during the internationally recognized Paris Fashion Week, the legendary designer showcased pieces inspired by the legacy of Isis, Nefertiti, Cleopatra and more. Murad paid tribute to the ancient rulers with a series of sparkly, embroidered gowns, adding that
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President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism", in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have a coveted US passport. Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined by consular officers to be coming to the US primarily to give birth, according to the rules in the Federal Register. It is a bigger hurdle to overcome, proving they are travelling to the US because they have a medical need and not just because they want to give birth in the country. More: US immigrant visa denials spike after little-known rule change State Department rejects more than 37,000 visas due to travel