Tuesday, July 16, 2019
WASHINGTON — With a short ride from Blair House to the "Church of Presidents, Donald Trump began the carefully choreographed ritual Friday of the peaceful transfer of power, culminating with his swearing-in at noon as the 45th president of the United States. In one of his first gestures upon...
  Lindsay Lohan, 30, deleted all her photos on Instagram over the weekend She then changed her bio on the social media site to read 'Alaikum salam,' an Arabic greeting that translates to 'and unto you peace' Many Muslims took this to mean that Lohan might be converting to the...
Joining the ranks of women cabbies in pink scarves you see at Dubai airport, Uber Dubai got its first female limo driver yesterday. The driver Fritzie Castro, 43, a Filipina, has been in Dubai for seven years. She works the 4am-4pm shift, waking up six days a week at 2...
Income inequality is so now lopsided that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world. A top corporate CEO earns as much in a year as 10,000 garment factory workers in Bangladesh. And the world's 10 biggest corporations together have revenue greater than...
Arton Capital, the global advisory for residence and citizenship solutions, has updated the Passport Index, the popular global ranking of the world's passports. The Index ranks national passports by the cross-border access they bring, assigning a "visa-free score" according to the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free...
(NEWSER) – Thanks to improvements in technology, the following popular hand gestures are no longer advised in photos: waving, giving the thumbs up, and flashing the peace sign. Raising the double bird or a fist remain excellent options. Researchers at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan say that...
Dubai is known for being UAE’s vacation hotspot, and shopping and clubbing hub. A city of high-rises and awe-inspiring shopping districts has transformed itself to a destination du-jour, where people flock from all over the world to avail the biggest sales, bargains, food and fun. Dubai is popular for its...
One word that aptly describes India is ‘diverse’. As a democratic country in South Asia, India witnesses a progressive mixture of modern and traditional values with a mutual survival of more than 1.25 billion people communicating under 720 dialects and believing in 10 different religions. Such kind of simultaneous existence...
The new United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said on Sunday he would like to make 2017 a year to “put peace first,” in a message heralding the new year and marking his first day as the world body’s chief. The former Portuguese prime minister, 67, took over as UN secretary...
Developer Emaar Properties and Twitter announced on Friday that they are partnering to live stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai. This is the first live streaming deal Twitter has announced with a partner based in the MENA region, a statement said. The live show will air on New...
Downtown Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – and the world’s largest mall – the Dubai Mall – is one of 160 designated areas in the emirate set to fill the night sky with fireworks galore to bring the year 2016 to an end...
The December 31 deadline to obtain mandatory health insurance cover has been postponed, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has said. In a statement sent to Arabian Business, the DHA said insurance companies would be allowed to accept health insurance applications in to 2017. Sources said a new deadline had yet to be...
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timing of its entire services during the Eve and New Year's holiday on Saturday (31 December 2016) and Sunday (1 January 2017) covering customers happiness centers, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai metro and tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes...
Islamabad (AFP) - Pakistan's defence minister has threatened to retaliate in kind to any Israeli nuclear strike after apparently being tricked by a fake news site into a confrontation on social media. Khawaja Asif was responding to an invented story published on the website AWDNews and headlined: "Israeli Defense Minister:...
Dolores Winstead was mostly silent as she stood by her husband’s hospital bed earlier this month, cupping his hand in both of hers. The 88-year-old man’s kidneys had begun to fail, he hadn’t eaten in days and his blood pressure was sinking. As Trent Winstead’s condition deteriorated, and before Dolores...
Two hijackers of a Libyan passenger plane, purportedly supporters of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, surrendered Friday after diverting the Afriqiyah Airways jetliner from the north African country to the island of Malta, authorities said. All 118 people aboard left the plane safely. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said...
One of Bollywood’s most-watched couples made an interesting choice when it came to naming their newborn baby. On Dec. 20 actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in Mumbai, naming him Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. But the name Taimur sparked a raging debate...
(NEWSER) – A United Nations spokesman has confirmed to Reuters that Wonder Woman's reign as an honorary ambassador for gender equality will be ending Friday, even though originally she was meant to punch a card for the UN through 2017. The "scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero," as the...
(NEWSER) – No one used to pay much mind to the giraffes who roamed Africa. But new numbers from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature show a significant decline in their population over the past three decades and have conservationists worried that the elegant creature is falling...
Dubai: The search giant Google is celebrating today the 45th UAE National Day with a "doodle" showing the United Arab Emirates flag, the national colours and the number 45. A click on the doodle leads to a page that explains the National Day (Arabic: اليوم الوطني‎‎; Yawm al watani), celebrated...
The UAE National Day Celebrations celebrates the theme of 'Spirit of the Union' and promotes public participation through various events being held across the country. National Day festivities include a host of activities such as flag raising ceremonies and parades, but the main showstealer is the magnificent fireworks display in...
Selfies and scholarship have finally intersected. And it was not good news for India. The country has had far more selfie-related deaths than any other country in the world in the last two years. That's the findings from a new study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute...
Dubai:If you’re living in Dubai and you sometimes fancy settling down in other European and Asian cities, like Paris, London or Hong Kong, it may be a good idea to just stick around. According to a new research that polled more than 14,000 foreigners living abroad, expatriate life in Dubai...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Monday, with strong jolts causing some damage to buildings over 120 miles away in the capital, Wellington. New Zealand emergency services warned that a tsunami was possible and told people near the coast...
The UAE has once again retained its spot as the most prosperous country in the Mena region, and remains ranked among the most prosperous nations in the world. The London-based think tank Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index 2016 ranks the UAE first in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region...
A Peruvian publishing house has shown that size doesn't matter through the tiny, intricate and hand-made books it has on display at the Sharjah International Book Fair. The company - called 'Los Libros Mas Pequeños del Mundo', which is Spanish for 'The Smallest Books in the World' - was founded...
Manama: A Saudi prince was given lashes in application of a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law. The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made...
China’s biggest air show opened in Zhuhai on Tuesday with about half of the nation’s weapons systems on display for the first time at the event, according to organisers, including fighter aircraft and advanced radar equipment. Dignitaries attending the opening ceremony for the six-day show included the Deputy Chairman of...
Sharjah: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has met the girl who mimicked one of his speeches in a video that has gone viral. Shaikh Mohammad visited the home of Mahra Al Shehi in Sharjah on Friday. On...
It’s dubbed finger lickin’ good but it seems this KFC meal didn’t quite make the mark for this customer. She was so disappointed with her ‘family-sized’ bucket of chicken, she’s suing the fast-good chain. For $20,000,000. Anna Wurtzburger, from New York, says she bought the $20 (£16) bucket of chicken over...