King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Category Archives: Variety

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

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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

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.

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Europe’s hijab ruling: Why it’s not easy being told what to wear

It’s not easy being told what to wear. Children often struggle with their school uniforms and likewise, when adults are given dress codes they often try to break the rules and personalise their outfits. But while being

Zac Efron promotes new fragrance in Dubai

Zac Efron

“Baywatch” star Zac Efron was in Dubai on Friday at the Dubai Design District (d3) event to promote a new fragrance called Hugo Iced. “Last night at d3, we hosted the one and only @zacefron at the

Prince George, 3, to start school in September

Prince George

Prince George, Britain’s third in line to the throne, is to start school in southwest London in September, Kensington Palace announced on Friday. Three-year-old George, the elder child of Prince William and his wife Kate, will attend

Why did this man piggy-back North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un?

Kim Jong-un

North Korea this week released a flurry of photos to accompany news that a rocket engine was launched by the state. However, one image stood out in particular – North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un being piggy-backed by

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