Explore the private island hideaways of the super-rich

From Richard Branson's celebrity haunt on Necker Island, to Mark Zuckerberg's sprawling Hawaiian hideaway, let's tour the ultimate retreats of the world's wealthiest people.

The world’s most beautiful castles and palaces – and the secrets they keep

The world's most spectacular castles and the magnificent treasures – and secrets – they keep.

I've Eaten At Nearly Every Single Chain Restaurant—These Are The Best Menu Items

Two years later and 20 restaurants down, this is our official list. People always ask: What are the *best* chain restaurant menu items? Honestly, I've tried too many to count; they've all become a massive blur in my memory. So, to make your lives easier (and, selfishly, mine), I've made the official ranking of the best menu items at each restaurant I've visited. Buckle up y'all.

Soccer-Celtic leave it late to beat Rangers and win Scottish Cup

GLASGOW (Reuters) -Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 in a cagey Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on Saturday with a 90th-minute winner from Adam Idah as Brendan Rodgers's side completed the league and cup double. The match was by no means a classic and seemed destined for extra time when Idah, who joined the club on loan from Norwich City earlier this year, was in the right place at the right time to

Kerala: Car With Tourists Drives Into Stream In Kottayam While Using Google Maps; Second Such Incident In State

Kerala News: A car carrying a group of tourists from Hyderabad drove into a stream in spate near Kuruppanthara in Kerala's Kottayam district as the driver apparently used Google Maps, police claimed on Saturday. As per a report by news agency PTI, the incident took place late Friday night when the four-member group, including a woman, was on its way to Alappuzha. According to the police, water from the stream overflowed on to the road on which...

US congratulates Jordan on Independence Day, Silver Jubilee of His Majesty

Amman, May 25 (Petra)-- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Jordan's leadership, government and people on the seventy-eighth Independence Day of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the twenty-fifth anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah's accession to the throne (Silver Jubilee). Regarding the celebrations of the Kingdom's seventy-eighth anniversary of independence and the twenty-fifth anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah...

Meet the Lebanese athlete running across the UAE this summer

When Dubai resident Dani Afiouni couldn't fulfil his dreams of being a pilot, he learnt how to skydive instead. When being in the special forces didn't work out, he trained to become an endurance athlete. And the pivot to extreme sports, he tells The National, is one of the best decisions he's ever made. The penchant for adrenalin is a family thing...

Petra National Trust: Safeguarding Jordanian cultural heritage through sustainable management

AMMAN — Located in the heart of Jabel Luweibdeh, in the historic Bayt Yaish building, the Petra National Trust (PNT) has been at the forefront of cultural heritage in Jordan for the past 35 years. PNT’s mission is to protect Jordanian cultural heritage by focusing on conservation and sustainable management of significant sites.“PNT’s mission encompasses a broad spectrum of activities aimed at preserving Jordan’s rich cultural heritage and this...

Google celebrates Jordan's Independence Day

Amman, May 25 (Petra)-- On Saturday, the well-known search engine "Google" commemorated Jordan's 78th Independence Day. Google used a picture of the Jordanian flag as the website's background for the logo, making the flag visible to anybody using the global search engine. Every year on May 25th, the search engine "Google" takes part in the celebration of Jordan's Independence Day. //Petra// MF 25/05/2024

Iconic wedding photos of Old Hollywood stars

The vintage wedding photos from Old Hollywood have an added enchanting touch of glitz and glamor. These photos showcase the weddings of legendary silver screen stars. Their wedding dresses have become sources of inspiration that we still see in modern trends. Let's delve into the wedding days of some of the biggest stars of the 20th century. To get started, click through the gallery.

13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.

I'm a Packing Expert, and the 14 Travel Accessories That Help Me Double My Suitcase Space Are on Sale From $7

From packing cubes to tech organizers to my go-to handheld steamer.

Costco has 3 ways to shop without a membership, but the math still favors paying the fee

Although there are workarounds to avoid paying the annual fee, additional costs and hassles quickly exceed the $60 basic membership price.

A weekend at the Balmoral, one of Scotland's most cherished hotels

The Balmoral has hosted VIPs from Paul McCartney to J.K. Rowling. BI's writer joined the ranks of people who've flocked to the hotel.

Emirates' Rulers congratulate King of Jordan on Independence Day

ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2024 (WAM) -- Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have sent separate congratulatory messages to His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.The messages were sent by Their Highnesses the Rulers, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi of Sharjah; Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman; Sheikh Hamad bin...

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Dubai Metro returns to full operations after storms

Dubai's Metro services have returned to full capacity after the storms that brought most of the city to a standstill last month, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority confirmed. “In line with our continuous efforts to ensure seamless journeys, the RTA has successfully resumed Dubai Metro’s full operations,” read an authority statement on X. “...

Moody’s affirms Saudi Arabia's credit rating with positive outlook

Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has reaffirmed Saudi Arabia's credit rating at A1 and maintained a positive outlook owing to its large and wealthy economy supported by its vast hydrocarbon reserves, policy effectiveness and the government's balance sheet, including large foreign currency buffers. However, the sovereign is exposed to ...

Man Consumes 'Bhang' Before Boarding IndiGo Flight, Later Tries To Open Flight's Door Mid-Air; Arrested

An IndiGo flight was about to land in Hyderabad when a passenger was arrested for allegedly trying to open the door in mid-air. The 29-year-old passenger allegedly had "bhang" before boarding the aircraft, according to the police. Additionally, he got into a fight with the airline employees just before the plane was scheduled to land in Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). The airline employees filed a complaint, which led to...

These Insanely Helpful Garden Plants Keep the Mosquitoes Away

Say goodbye to the outdoor pests. Bugs come with the territory when you’re outdoors, but some are more tolerable than others. If it feels like mosquitoes are invading your yard, it’s understandable to want to do what you can to get rid of them. Enter mosquito repellent plants. Here’s the thing: Experts say that the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is to use personal repellents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But if you want to go a more natural route, you may be interested in selecting certain plants—they’re just not necessarily guaranteed to work as well as a spray. “The idea that planting certain plants around your home will successfully repel mosquitoes is only supported by anecdotal evidence and not empirical evidence,” says Eva Buckner, Ph.D., assistant professor and state extension specialist at the University of Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. It’s important to note, though, that there is some evidence that certain plants may help discourage certain mosquitoes from setting up camp in your yard—they just don’t work as well as a chemical or spray. If it feels like your outdoor space is a haven to mosquitoes, it’s a good idea to “eliminate mosquito breeding grounds on and around your property by draining standing water from flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers, baby pools, and other sources,” says Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., board-certified entomologist and senior vice president of public affairs at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Using a small fan outside may also help keep mosquitoes away since “they are not strong flyers,” Fredericks says. But if you like the look and smell of certain plants and want to see if they keep the mosquitoes away, too, there’s no reason not to try them. These are the plants fans swear are most likely to help get rid of mosquitoes. Snap up one or a few to enhance your outdoor space.

I went on a 2-week safari in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park for just $50 a day

I went on an epic two-week safari in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park for about $50 a day. Here's how I saved money on my trip.

Bulgarian community in Jordan celebrates the Day of the Bulgarian alphabet and culture

AMMAN — On Friday, in the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Jordan, one of the brightest Bulgarian holidays was celebrated — the Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius and the Bulgarian alphabet, enlightenment and culture, according to a statement for The Jordan Times.The celebration included a cultural programme prepared by the students of the Bulgarian Sunday School “St.Cyril and Methodius” in Amman, with their principal Maria...

Jeremy Clarkson reveals bizarre thought that flashed across mind as he almost died

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed what went through his mind as he faced a potentially fatal situation while on a flight into Havana, Cuba

Harry and Meghan 'will take charming Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet on tour with them'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thought to be planning future trips similar to their recent successful three day appearance in Nigeria, and it's thought the couple's two children will join them in the future

Cyclone Remal: Airlines suspend ops in Kolkata, thousands evacuated; 6 Indian states on alert

Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet announced Saturday (May 25) that they are suspending operations at Kolkata airport because of the IMD alert.

Hollywood Down Under! American star Austin Butler to attend premiere of his new film The Bikeriders at Sydney Film Festival

Hollywood star Austin Butler is heading Down Under.

Today's best photos: From a Naval Academy graduation to Cannes fashion

The National picks the most striking images from around the world

India Working Towards Signing FTA With Maldives? Here's What Male Says Amid Strained Ties With New Delhi

India-Maldives FTA: The Maldives on Saturday said that India is seeking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the archipelago nation and that New Delhi has already initiated efforts towards bringing the same to fruition. According to the Maldives' Minister of Economic Development and Trade Mohamed Saeed, deliberations to reach a deal are underway between the two sides. India-Maldives FTA Speculations: 'New Delhi Wants A Pact' "They (India) want...

The stories of the tallest humans in history

Can you imagine living in a world tailored for toddlers? That's probably how people suffering from gigantism feel. Gigantism is a real condition, and although extremely rare, some people do suffer from it and try to live a life in a world where virtually everyone is shorter than them. The condition is caused by an excess of growth hormone (GH) which is sometimes associated with tumor growths on the pituitary gland. People with gigantism usually grow to be 2.1 to 2.7 m (7 to 9 ft) tall. Sometimes this condition is accompanied by acromegaly later in life (or it can happen on its own), which is a disorder that results from an excess of GH after the growth plates have closed (whereas in gigantism, it's during childhood), which can result in enlarged forehead, jaw, and nose. In this gallery, we look back at the real-life human "giants" in history and their fascinating stories. Click through!

The children of celebrities on the Cannes red carpet

12 Comfy Matching Sets to Upgrade Your Travel Style — All Under $50 in Amazon's Memorial Day Sale

Outfits as cozy as they are chic for as little as $20.

Locals in J&K`s border villages vote peacefully amid ceasefire

Only metres from the Line of Control (LoC), the villages of Sehar and Makri in Jammu and Kashmir`s Rajouri district saw enthusiastic voting for the India General Elections 2024, free of the threat of cross-border fire. The Anantnag parliamentary constituency includes Rajouri and Poonch, which are located south of the Pir Panjal range. Mehbooba Mufti, the PDP president and former chief minister, is one of 20 candidates running for this...

Kolkata airport to suspend flight operations for 21 hours from Sunday

Flight operations at Kolkata Airport will be suspended for 21 hours starting from Sunday noon in view of the possible impact of cyclone Remal, reported PTI citing officials. A total of 394 flights, arrival and departure, in both international and domestic sectors would not operate to and fro the airport during the flight suspension period, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) spokesperson told PTI. The precautionary measure was taken after a...

Cyclone Remal: Kolkata Airport Suspends All Flight Operations For 21 Hours From Tomorrow Noon

The Kolkata Airport Authority said on Sunday that a meeting was held with the stakeholders in view of Cyclone Remal's impact on the coastal region of West Bengal, and it has been decided that all flight operations have been suspended. All the flights have been cancelled from 1200 IST on May 26 to 0900 IST on May 27 due to predicted heavy winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kolkata. "In view of Cyclone Remal's impact on the coastal region...

American Airlines fires attorneys who said 9-year-old girl 'should have known' she was being recorded in the bathroom

American Airlines has new representation after its legal team argued that a 9-year-old should have seen a camera in a plane bathroom.

10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.

Conquering the continent: your US to Europe travel hacks guide

As an American, jet setting to Europe has a certain je ne sais quoi appeal to it. The allure of immersing yourself in days of exploring historical monuments and gawking at heaping plates of pasta is perhaps only bested by nights of street festivals and mingling with the locals. Indeed, Europe has an unspeakable beauty to it. Nonetheless. finding your way around the Old Continent, both literally and figuratively, does come with some challenges. But fear not! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie venturing somewhere for the first time, this guide is here to help. Ready? Click through for a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to maximize your experience while minimizing headaches.

Pleasant weather conditions forecast for today, tomorrow

Amman, May 25 (Petra)-- The majority of the country will experience pleasant weather, on Saturday, with temperatures between 23 degrees Celsius and 13 degrees in the capital Amman, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update. Relatively hot weather conditions are going to prevail in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba. The north and center of the country will see a fair amount of low-lying clouds, and there is a...

Brits pack out UK beaches before more thunderstorms batter Britain

Brits have flocked to beaches dotted throughout the UK as the sunshine beams and temperatures hit 21C, making the most of the sunshine before thunderstorms descend on Sunday.

Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.

Stacey Solomon asks for name tips as she introduces two adorable new family members

Stacey Solomon has welcomed two delightful ducklings to her brood at Pickle Cottage, which she was given by unlikely duck rearer, The Apprentice star, Luisa Zissman

Record broken for most passengers screened at U.S. airports, as holiday weekend starts, TSA says

A record was broken ahead of the Memorial Day weekend for the number of airline travelers screened at U.S. airports, the Transportation Security Administration said Saturday.

40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.

Insider Today: Airbnb hosts' cruel summer

In Saturday's edition of Insider Today, we're looking at how Airbnb hosts are facing mounting pressure to stand out among other listings.

Kerala: Car navigating with the help of Google Maps plunges in canal

Police with the help of locals rescued the passengers, who were from Hyderabad.

Africa Day: Tunisia underscores importance of stepping up consultation between African countries

25/05/2024 17:07, TUNIS/Tunisia Tunis,25 mai (TAP)- On the occasion of Africa Day, Tunisia on Saturday underscored the importance of stepping up consultation, coordination and cooperation between the governments of African countries and the relevant international organisations in order to pool efforts to meet common challenges, such as countering terrorism, climate change and irregular migration.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign...

Shoppers rave about beaded necklace that 'looks so pretty' and is perfect for holidays

Beaded necklaces are the perfect accessory for your summer holiday outfits, and Estella Bartlett’s gold and jade gemstone one has been praised for being ‘so pretty’ by shoppers

Taylor Swift is urged by Springwatch star Chris Packham to rethink her 'absurd' private jet use

The pop megastar, 34, sent a cease-and-desist letter to social media user Jack Sweeney after he had spent months tracking the whereabouts of her private jet.

Disabled travel blogger carried off Air Canada-operated flight in 'broken aisle chair'

Tori Hunter, 26, uses an electric wheelchair due to a neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy.

‘All the elements of the classic British seaside holiday’: five unsung beach towns

Weymouth, Dorset Photographer Martin Parr’s 1999 film Think of England captures the nostalgic appeal of Weymouth: roast dinners at seafront B&Bs, pensioners with cones of Mr Whippy, the carousel whirling to the familiar tune of the funfair organ. “It’s not a resort that needs a lot of razzmatazz,” says the man sitting in front of a “Sorry, No Vacancies” sign. Since then Weymouth has hardly splashed into the 21st century. Behind the esplanade its...