Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

 

Category Archives: LifeStyle

Sheikh Mohammed’s call for Arabic speaking volunteers met with overwhelming response

:: A project that required Arabic speakers and writers to help in the creation of free science and math educational content has received more than 12,000 volunteers. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,

Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

:: One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the region’s four-million smokers to switch to a potentially less harmful product. Philip Morris International (PMI), the

Muslim Council of Britain takes aim at The Sun

:: The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) wants better regulation of the UK press following an article in The Sun calling for an answer to “The Muslim Problem.” Writing in the UK’s most widely read newspaper, Trevor Kavanagh claimed that

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott pregnant with twins

Hillary Scott

:: Lady Antebellums singer Hillary Scott has announced that she is expecting twins. She says it is “truly a miracle” for her. She made the announcement on Instagram on Friday that she and her husband Chris Tyrrell are expecting twins,

Tips on how pilgrims can avoid eye infections during the Hajj season

:: The Saudi Ophthalmology Society warned pilgrims of eye infections they may suffer from and advised them to take certain precautions in order not to catch any while performing hajj. One of the common infections is conjunctivitis which can be

Indian woman claims to be Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter

Priya Singh Paul

:: An Indian woman who claims to be the secret granddaughter of the murdered former prime minister Indira Gandhi has gone to court to block a new Bollywood movie that she says shows the dynasty in a bad light. Priya

Saudi foundation pledges $50 million to eradicate measles

A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation said on Monday it will give $50 million to the United Nations children’s agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to UNICEF’s efforts. The donation by Riyadh-based Alwaleed Philanthropies comes amid rising

Saudi Arabia ready to invest $2bln in region’s cultural tourism sector

Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism with a series of projects to develop new cultural attractions, according to a report by Reuters. According to the research, compiled by Colliers International, Saudi Arabia

Princess Kate Middleton’s hairdresser opens Dubai Salon

British Princess Catherine Middleton’s hairdresser Rossano Ferretti has opened a new Salon in Dubai, Vogue Arabia reported on Tuesday. Ferretti is known for being behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal blowouts. The A-list celebrity hairstylist has had clients such as

Woman chokes teen for blocking view at Disney

Authorities in Florida say a woman is accused of child abuse after choking a teenager who refused to sit down during a fireworks display at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. An Orange County Sheriff’s arrest report says 41-year-old Tabbatha Kay Mature of

A battle against ‘foreign’ European-style Islamic clothing in Central Asia

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly coloured national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas

Chelsea Clinton: I’m not the person to defeat Trump

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton says she doesn’t have her sights on running for a public office, and has no intention of running against President Donald Trump in the next election. Clinton tells “CBS This Morning” of Trump: “I’m definitely not the right

Ancient Britain in a day

The American travel writer Bill Bryson once wrote: “Impressive as Stonehenge is, there comes a moment somewhere about 11 minutes after your arrival when you realize you’ve seen pretty well as much as you care to, and you spend another

Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

Arwa Al-Banawi

In two weeks’ time, Fashion Forward Dubai, one of the year’s most anticipated events in the fashion industry, will showcase a carefully curated selection of the Middle East’s coveted ready-to-wear, couture, accessory and jewelry designers. Fashion Forward Dubai (FFD), which

Arab Media Forum 2017 kicks off in Dubai on April 18

Mona Ghanim Al-Marri

The two-day 16th edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF) is set to kick off on April 18 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai under the theme “Civil Dialogue.” The annual event, to be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed

Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey in Saudi Arabia soon

Oscar winning actor Al Pacino and America’s top female talk show host Oprah Winfrey will visit Saudi Arabia as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017. Pacino is set to be in the kingdom on May 11 and

Clooney’s mom reveals gender of actor’s twins

George Clooney

George Clooney’s mom is extremely excited to become a grandma again. Nina Clooney is so excited that she revealed the sexes of her son and wife Amal Clooney’s twins, reports Eonline. “It will be one of each! Yes, a boy

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model on catwalk

Kanye West.

Rap superstar turned designer Kanye West broke boundaries by putting a hijab-wearing Somali-American model on the New York catwalk Wednesday, unveiling a new, more adult Yeezy Season 5 collection. Halima Aden, 19, made her runway debut on day seven of

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