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White powder and ‘racist’ letter sent to Meghan Markle

Friday, 23 February 2018

A package containing white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, police said on Thursday.Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command were called in after the package was received on February 12 at a sorting office in St James’s Palace in central London.“The substance was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious,” police said in a statement.Enquiries continue ...

Jumanji smashes records to become Egypt’s #1 Hollywood film of all time

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has just become the biggest Hollywood film of all time in Egypt.The film, starring Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart, has maintained the number one position on the Egyptian box office charts for nine weeks since its initial release. To date, the film has more than 431,000 admissions in the country.Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle passed Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, the two latest installments in the Fast and ...

Oscar contender ‘Shape of Water’ accused of ripping off 1969 play

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Shape of Water, a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, alleged that director Guillermo del Toro, producer Daniel Kraus and movie studio Fox Searchlight “brazenly copies the story, elements, characters and themes” ...

Study reveals precision cancer therapy works in 3/4 of patients

Thursday, 22 February 2018

A precision cancer treatment that targets rare genetic mutations that exist in about 5,000 people in the United States instead of the tumor’s location in the body has shown success in three-quarters of patients, researchers said Wednesday.The medicine, called larotrectinib, is made by Loxo Oncology of Stamford, Connecticut and was granted breakthrough therapy designation by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2016. Taken orally once or twice a day, it interferes with an on-switch for ...

Viral photos show Egyptian ballerina performing in downtown Cairo

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

An Egyptian ballerina was spotted performing at the heart of Cairo’s Downtown streets during the late hours of the night, excising her favorite sport in front of the area’s iconic landmarks.Pictures on social media show a headscarf-wearing young woman perform ballet moves on the well-known Qasr El Nil Bridge, in what has been described as “bold” and “brave.”Social media users praised the woman for “challenging any boundaries attempting to prevent her ...

Saudi Arabia set to celebrate Women’s Day with a musical operetta

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A Saudi musical operetta entitled "Daughters of Salman" with Saudi women musicians will take place at King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh to celebrate Woman’s Day. The operetta is set to feature for two days starting Friday March 2nd under the sponsorship of Princess Nora bint Mohammed al- Saoud. The program includes theatrical performances, poetry by the most prominent women poets in the Kingdom, and the presentation of a documentary film that tells the history of Saudi women. ...

Arianna Huffington tells Al Arabiya: Important to bring humanity into technology

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Arianna Huffington, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Global, has highlighted the importance of bringing humanity into what we are doing in technology today. In a brief conversation with Al Arabiya English on the sidelines of the World Government in Dubai, Huffington said that Thrive Global, which is her new company, is recognizing the fact that when we take care of ourselves, we become more productive and more effective. Time to course-correct “The delusion that we need to ...

Dubai to host the Middle East’s next biggest shopping mall

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The UAE is welcoming yet another addition to its landmark of record-breaking structures. Set to be the biggest in the Middle East, property developer Nakheel said that the construction of Deira Mall will commence in the first quarter of this year, reported Gulf News. The shopping hub will cost nearly $1.7 mln (AED 6.1 mln) and is set to be completed in 2021. The structure will be based on Deira Islands. The mall is expected is expected to have 4.5 mln square feet of gross leasable area, the ...

5,000 live entertainment events planned this year in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Saudis of all ages can look forward to an unprecedented year of culture and entertainment in the Kingdom as the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) prepares to announce its 2018 entertainment calendar on Thursday. More than 5,000 diverse live entertainment and cultural events designed to appeal to all sections of Saudi society have been planned this year. The General Entertainment Authority, one of the entities supporting the Quality of Life Vision Realization Program, aims at setting goals ...

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she presented with the inaugural “Elizabeth II Fashion Award,” which will be presented annually to a new talent in the sector. Dressed in a duck-egg blue dress and jacket, the sovereign appeared to be occasionally taken aback Quinn&rsquo ...

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