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: Variety

Could this be the future first female Muslim member of the US Congress?

Fayrouz Saad

:: America could soon see its first Muslim woman in Congress, replacing a white, male, Republican if she succeeds. Speaking to UK website The Independent, Fayrouz Saad, said she was a supporter of providing health care coverage for all Americans,

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,

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

Avril Lavigne

:: One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne,

’The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia

Stanislav Petrov

:: Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday. Petrov, whose extraordinary story was told in a documentary

London’s Big Ben to fall silent for four years

:: The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, undergoes

Using-smiley-emojis-bad-impression

Using ‘smiley’ emojis in formal mails may create your bad impression: Study :: Beware! Using the smiley face emoji or similar emoticons in formal e-mails may not create a positive impression, rather suggest incompetence, a study has said. The results

Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park

:: Elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70. The Rapti River

When Britain’s Boris Johnson met high-tech robots in Japan

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday shook hands with one of Japan’s high-tech robots, a humanoid candidate to carry the torch as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Johnson, kicking off a trip to Japan, visited the robotic

Leaning the tower of Pisa: Dubai crown prince takes classic snap at Italian attraction

:: Sports, photography and nature are the most important components of the Instagram page of Dubai’s crown prince. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, famous by the name “Fazza,” shares his three passions with over 5.6 million followers. Fazza

British PM scorned for ‘awkward’ chip eating photos

:: There is little that is more quintessentially British than tucking into a cone of chips while visiting the seaside, but Prime Minister Theresa May is being ridiculed by the media for pulling faces while eating them during a campaign

Chinese startup cooking up silkworm noodles for meals

Entrepreneur Matilda Ho is out to get silkworm noodles on the menu in China. The managing director of Shanghai-based startup incubator Bits and Bites was at the TED conference in Vancouver on Wednesday as part of a mission to promote

Syrian photographer praised for saving child after convoy bombing

Abd Alkader Habak

Syrian photographer Abd Alkader Habak has been praised online for setting aside his camera to save a young child after a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from a village, killing 126 people, including 68 children. Habak told

Chelsea Clinton: Someday, someone’s mother will be president

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton stayed away from politics and stuck to the subject of childhood obesity Friday at a Variety magazine event honoring prominent women and their charity work — except for her last line. Responding to a pointed quip hours earlier

Prince Harry describes mental health problems after Princess Diana’s death

Prince Harry has broken with royal tradition of maintaining silence about mental health issues by speaking candidly of his severe emotional problems following the death of his mother Princess Diana. The 32-year-old prince told The Daily Telegraph in an interview

‘My baby and me:’ Janet Jackson posts first photo of son Eissa

Janet Jackson has shared her first public photo of her three-month-old son Eissa on Friday, Beside the image, the singer wrote: “My baby and me after nap time.” This post comes just after her separation from her Qatari billionaire husband,

Dubai Sikh temple breaks world record for most diverse breakfast party

A Sikh temple in Dubai on Thursday broke the world record for serving breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. The temple was awarded a Guinness World Record after serving 600 people from 101 countries an hour-long

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

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