Thursday, January 17, 2019
J.K.Rowling
J.K. Rowling says she is working on a play about the boy wizard’s life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rowling said in a statement Friday that the play will “explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast.” Rowling will be a...
The hulking shell of the world's largest cruise ship slid into the waters off western France on Friday, and thankfully it floated. Take a look at the first mini voyage of "Harmony of the Seas". The huge vessel, named "Harmony of the Seas", has been under construction since September 2013...
The Afghan who hasn’t missed prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque for 37 years
An Afghan national has set an example of piety by never missing one single prayer behind the imam of the Prophet’s Mosque. Haji Muhammad has become very popular in Saudi Arabia's Madinah because for a quarter of a century he has appeared on Saudi TV wearing the same black turban...
After two years of preparation, Canada has finally opened its embassy to all Qatar residents. The office, located on the 30th floor of Tornado Tower in West Bay, initially launched in 2012, but since then has only served in a trade capacity for commercial activities between Canada and Qatar. That meant the...
A SCHOOLGIRL and her 13-year-old boyfriend have become the youngest parents in the UK, after they brought a baby girl into the world. The girl, who is 12-years-old, recently gave birth to the newborn girl weighing 3.1 kilograms. UK media reports she first fell pregnant at age 11, while she was...
Lebanon's Miss Universe contestant has come under fire over a group selfie in which she appears with Miss Israel, leading to several calls for her to be stripped off her title. Saly Greige, 25, has been forced to apologise for the selfie, taken by Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, as...
RAWALPINDI: During Saturday’s proceedings of the Benazir Bhutto murder case, the Rawalpindi anti-terrorist court summoned all accused, including former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, for its upcoming hearing. The case was heard today ATC judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman. Although, Musharraf has already been summoned in the case twice, he still failed to...
First female lawyer’s office opens in Saudi Arabia
ayan Alzahran has opened the first female lawyer’s office in Saudi Arabia, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Thursday, two months after she and three other women were granted licenses to practice the profession in the kingdom. “Our activity is not restricted to cases involving only women. Saudi Arabia’s lawyer...
Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry on Saturday insisted that Pakistan demanded "unacceptable" conditions in exchange for its cooperation in the peace process, despite Islamabad yesterday rejecting the charge made by the Afghan presidential spokesman earlier this week. "Unfortunately, Pakistan has changed its position in supporting a peace process in Afghanistan. When the...
LAS VEGAS — Filipino-American cab driver Gerardo Gamboa returned $300,000 in hard cash left behind by a passenger. He was rewarded handsomely for his honesty. Gamboa of Mabalacat, Pampanga, and Silay City, received $10,000 Friday from the owner of the money, a professional poker player who chose to remain anonymous....
Within weeks of getting a prosthetic arm after a horrific war injury, 7-year-old Afghan girl Shah Bibi Tarahkhail is being hailed as a “mind-blowing” abstract artist by a famous painter. Afghan war victim Shah Bibi Tarakhail uses her new prosthetic arm to paint during a private session with artist Dayvd...
TTP dismisses talks, vows retaliation against ‘planned operation’
Dismissing the concept of peace talks immediately after Pakistan government’s announcement of using force as a last resort, the Taliban Tuesday said they have information that plans are already under way for a military operation, adding the insurgents were ready for battle. “Like previous governments this one is a puppet...
Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level, a 47-year-old British photographer captured an image of himself on top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. To take the highest selfie, Gerald Donovan, who has lived in the UAE for seven years, used a special...
GCC surprise meeting ends rift with Qatar
The surprise meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders ended Monday evening after resolving schism with member state Qatar, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. Gulf leaders from the six-nation alliance also agreed on the return of Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini envoys to Qatar, ending eight months of tense relations. The...
A MAN has attempted to smuggle his "beloved" pet turtle through airport security by hiding it in a KFC burger. On Monday, a man known only as Mr Li was flying from China's Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to the capital Beijing, the South China Morning Post reported citing the Guangzhou Daily. As Mr Li's...
A Japanese boy who went missing after his parents reportedly abandoned him in a bear-infested forest was found Friday, police officials confirmed. Yamato Tanooka, 7, was found by a soldier in a military drill area in Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido Friday morning, Kyodo News reported. The boy told...
Following a year of remarkable achievement in grassroots level football, building infrastructure to further develop football throughout the country and nurturing a professional league despite enduring over a decade of disorder stemming from war, Afghanistan has been presented the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award. Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) President Karim...
Uruguay president Jose Mujica has received a $1m offer for his light blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. Mujica, who has been dubbed the world's poorest president because of his modest lifestyle, told Uruguayan media outlet Busqueda that he had been offered the extravagant sum for the average car from an...
ABU DHABI // The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has been ranked as one of the top 25 landmarks in the world. The mosque took 13th place in Trip-Advisor’s 2013 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Peru’s Machu Picchu won first place on a list that also includes India’s Taj Mahal and...
Britain’s top police officer said Tuesday that the three British school girls suspected to have travelled to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will not face terrorism charges if they decide to come back to their country, The Guardian reported Tuesday. Bernard Hogan-Howe, commissioner of the Metropolitan...
SLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable, and that Kashmir is "an unfinished agenda of partition". The statement was tweeted by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa. Addressing a conference at the National Defense University, the army...
most serached celebrities
Justin Bieber topped the list of the most searched actors/actresses in the UAE. The peak was from the 5th till the 11th of May 2013 Rihanna took the second place on the list recording a makeable search from the 13th till the 19h of October 2013. For the third place,...
The visiting Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, yesterday signed a broad range of agreements with the UAE, including one on nuclear cooperation. The deal made Japan the country’s ninth nuclear partner and signified what delegation members called a shift in Middle East policy. Hamad Al Kaabi, the UAE’s permanent representative to...
Daniel Omar with his prosthetic arm
In warring South Sudan, you must trade your limbs for your life. At least, this was the reality for Daniel Omar, who in March 2012, at the age of 14, embraced a tree trunk to shield himself from a bomb's blow, and stepped away without his hands. Aware of...
Security forces are engaged in a gun battle at the Airport Security Force (ASF) camp number 2, which is located at the ASF academy in Bitai Abad, Pehlwan Goth in Karachi. Heavy firing was reported at the ASF camp in the metropolis on Tuesday after four unidentified men entered the...
The next time you ride a taxi, there’s a one in 40,000 chance your driver could be from an ­ethnic minority. That person behind the wheel would be Shehzad Mamood Khan, Hong Kong’s first and only non-Chinese resident who ­obtained a taxi driving licence last month. Khan, who came to Hong...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an interview published on Saturday, said Japan was ready to be more assertive towards China as Beijing threatened to strike back if provoked. A top retired Chinese diplomat said any move by Tokyo to contain China could amount to an attempt to...
UAE Works salary & happiness
Just three percent of UAE workers are happy with their current salary, according to the findings of a poll, while 67 percent believe they are underpaid compared to their industry peers. The survey, by local recruitment firm Bayt.com, found that almost two thirds of employees in the Gulf state receive...
Abu Dhabi: Monday is the first day of Eid Al Fitr, as Sunday was the last day of Ramadan, the UAE Moon Sighting Committee has announced. The committee, headed by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice, said that after a number of legitimate measures, as well as...
STRUGGLE to fit into a typical airline seat? Well breathe a sigh of relief, an airline has launched the first "XL class" in the skies. Samoa Air is modifying some of its aircraft seats to cater for passengers who weigh over 130 kilograms. The new seating rows will be extended by...