Pope arrives in France decrying 'lack of humanity' in helping migrants

Pope Francis arrived at the French port city of Marseille for a short visit that will focus on Europe's migration crisis, specifically how migrants and refugees face “a terrible lack of humanity” from European authorities. His trip takes place after thousands of migrants arrived last week on the Italian island of Lampedusa. On Saturday, the Pope wi...

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UAE weather: Evening temperatures to dip to high-20s

Evening temperatures in the UAE will dip to the high 20s this weekend, with more cool night-time weather to continue throughout the week ahead. Fresh and breezy winds will come as a relief to residents after a blast of high humidity in August and September. The National Centre of Meteorology forecasts lows of 29ºC in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, and 26ºC...

AlUla's transformation into a global tourist gem

Saudi Gazette reportALULA — In the heart of AlUla Governorate, nestled in the northwest of the Kingdom, a dream cherished by its people for generations has found its way into reality. This dream, nurtured and supported by the visionary leadership, has elevated AlUla to the echelons of global tourism, experiencing an unprecedented surge in visitors, as indicated by recent statistics.The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has set its sights on an...

The best women's fashion at the Venice Film Festival

The Indian town keeping alive the ancient technique of lost Chola bronze casting

Located 35km from Thanjavur in India is Swamimalai, a remote town of casting, where skilled artisans breathe life into Chola bronzes, also known as panchaloha idols, as they've done for thousands of years. The majority of Chola bronze statues exhibited in museums worldwide were made from the 7th to 14th centuries in southern India. However, in the ...

Look: 18 stranded Indian sailors brought back home from Yemen

It is not immediately known how long the sailors were stranded in Yemen

Kuwait Times: A legacy for the future

By Abdullah Boftain62 years celebrating culture and the art of information to the masses. A pioneer in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf still relevant in its timeless beauty. Connecting worlds beyond maps and creating a home for the press. As the years progressed, its vibrant doors expanded and welcomed the many faces of visitors from all facets of life. Providing a space for everyone looking for answers. A haven that carries the very memories that...

UNBELIEVABLE discovery hiding behind woman’s bathroom mirror

From plush mansions concealing tropical paradises to top-secret tunnels and secret rooms, these elusive spaces are hidden away from prying eyes. All is not as it seems in these clandestine home interiors, so prepare for your jaw to drop when you see what they have up their sleeves...

Archaeologists study Roman-era cemetery in the Gaza Strip - in pictures

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The Road to Riyadh: King Abdulaziz's heroic quest

Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — In the annals of history, few stories resonate as profoundly as the remarkable journey of King Abdulaziz into Riyadh. This historic odyssey, meticulously chronicled by the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), is fittingly titled "The Road to Riyadh."This narrative, set against the backdrop of a fragmented region, unveils the visionary leadership of King Abdulaziz and his enduring quest to...

Gov’t announced public holiday in Kuwait this week

ALBAWABA – The government announced a public holiday in Kuwait later this week in celebration of the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, official news agency KUNA reported.The public holiday in Kuwait will fall on Thursday, September 28, with the weekend following, turning it into a three-day holiday.A public holiday in Kuwait on a Thursday amounts to a three-day holiday - ShutterstockMuhammad, in full Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd

Amazing European Destinations To Visit With Your EV

We’ve rounded up our favourite hotels, campsites and other destinations in Europe where you can charge your electric car.

Daring Airport Landings That Will Test Your Nerves!

Strap yourselves in for a bumpy ride as we take a look at the world's scariest airport landings

Bahraini archaeology yields understanding of the movement of religion

The subject of this year’s prestigious Beatrice de Cardi lectures, held at the Society of Antiquaries of London, was the archaeological discoveries over the past 22 years in Bahrain. In 2001, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, established the Anglo-Bahraini Early Islamic Bahrain Project to understand how Is...

REVIEW: TWIGGY FAMILY Is this the chicest new family pool day in Dubai?

I think the term family-friendly is overused. I’m guilty of it too; if a venue allows children in before a certain time, it’s considered family friendly. But is it really? Do they have a menu catered to little ones with more options besides chicken nuggets and fries? Is it a safe place for children to actually have fun and let it all out? Is there any entertainment or a play area? Are the staff welcoming towards children? Is this somewhere you’d...

How Many Of The World's Oldest Skyscrapers Can You Name?

These are the oldest and most historic skyscrapers on the planet.

Nature's deadliest assassins

For all its mesmerizing splendor, the animal kingdom can be a dangerous place to live. Among its millions of diverse residents are some truly menacing creatures: mammals, birds, and insects that can end life in an instant. And guess what? There are species of carnivorous plants out there, too. These natural born killers have devised ingenious ways to lure and capture their prey to make them nature's deadliest assassins. Indeed, they number some of the most fearsome predators on the planet. Intrigued? Click through and be in awe of wildlife with the sneakiest kill tactics.

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Dubai travel: Passengers on some Emirates flights could face Wi-Fi, mobile interruption

In May 2023, Dubai’s flagship carrier said passengers can enjoy some form of free connectivity once they sign up to Emirates Skywards

History's most infamous unfinished buildings

There are numerous examples of ambitious but ultimately flawed architectural projects. Around the world are plenty of structures that on paper probably appeared destined for success, but instead were either abandoned or left languishing in construction limbo, often due to lack of funds or political strife. Among these unfinished buildings are palaces, cathedrals, skyscrapers, and even a nuclear power plant. So, where can you find some of the most notorious architecture that never was... or still might be? Click through and study the blueprints, so to say.

The best photos of the week: From a prayer at sea to wrestling on a train

More from The National: Friday's best photos: From Benedict Cumberbatch in Milan to King Charles in Paris Thursday's best photos: from hyper-realistic hand prosthesis to a motion tracking game Wednesday's best photos: from Samuel L. Jackson's ad break to future police dogs Tuesday's best photos: From migrants in Lampedusa to Americans freed by Iran...

Lost and found: International quest to reunite Dusty with her Irish family

LISBON, Portugal - An international search has begun to find the Irish owners of a dog discovered abroad.Arthur Guidez, the dog's current owner who lives in Portugal, was informed that his adorable black-grey female husky cross Dusty was stolen from her Irish family two years ago.According to Cork Beo, he was informed during a routine vet checkup that Dusty was most likely brought to his hometown by pet smugglers, and he has since taken to...

Forbidden places around the world you can’t visit

It's hard to imagine that there are a lot of places around the world that people are prohibited from visiting. Unless you're a researcher, scientist, or military officer, some of these places are strictly forbidden for the general public, which adds another layer of mystery to them. There are historical sites that are so fragile they can be easily damaged by humans, and also some seriously dangerous places many of us would be terrified to visit. From an island infested with snakes to a vault holding special secrets, check out these extremely fascinating and forbidden places. Click on!

Savage and Lirio a fine pair in first-ever ladies only event

M. S. Kim and S. E. Lim narrowly denied at UAE International Pairs Qualifier at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Visit Europe’s Hotspots During These Months

Here’s when you should visit to see Europe's most popular destinations at their quietest

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A cool pop culture store has opened its doors in Times Square Centre

Speed run to Speedy Comics now! For all the pop culture enthusiasts and certified geeks – a cool comic book store has opened its doors in Dubai and it might just become your new favourite haunt. Speedy Comics is Times Square Centre is the newest, coolest and funkiest store in town and it is set […]

EPA showcasing most recent Emirati intellectual and literary publications at Amman International Book Fair

SHARJAH, 22nd September, 2023 (WAM) -- Demonstrating its dedication to strengthening the UAE’s book industry and ensuring the influential presence of Emirati cultural products on the global stage, the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) is actively participating in the 22nd edition of the Amman International Book Fair. Taking place from 21st to 30th September as part of the Amman International Automobile Exhibition, the fair is hosting 400...

Spanish TV Shows on Netflix That Will Expedite Your Learning

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget If you’re looking for an effective and fun way to learn Spanish, look no further than Netflix! With a plethora of Spanish-language shows available, you can level up your language skills in the comfort of your own home. From lighthearted comedies to grippin...

Secrets treasure of the official Porsche Vault

We take a virtual tour of the anonymous warehouse where Porsche stories some of its biggest surprises, including plenty of cars it nearly put in production. Join us for a visit

Etihad Airways Earns Third Consecutive Five-star Rating At APEX Awards

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national airline, has been rated as a Five-Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) for the third consecutive year. The rating recognises the airline’s excellence and was announced on 20 September at the APEX Awards Ceremony in Long Beach, California.The APEX Five Star Airline Awards were created based on neutral, third-party passenger feedback and insights gathered in partnership with...


For me, it’s an amalgam of things. The way that people from all walks of life can feel at home here. The way that the city is always striving to make the impossible possible, all while inspiring its residents to do the same. The way that with each new season, Dubai becomes a magnet for exciting new concepts, from world-class international hotels to homegrown restaurants. But I know that Dubai’s versatile appeal means that everyone has their own...

Dubai To Construct World’s First Underwater Mosque

By Yehia Darwish Mosques have been more than simply places of worship as throughout the world, they are reflections of the art and culture of a given civilization and at times a projection of its power and influence.The different eras of Islamic architecture are easily identified through the appearances of Mosques and contemporary designs are changing how people relate to these sites.The floating/underwater mosque set to be constructed in the...

These Beaches Will Threaten Your Life In Cruel And Unusual Ways

Shark attacks, riptides and polluted waters are just some of the reasons you'll think twice before taking to these beaches.

Britain’s greatest barn-find haul?

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Marriott Partners With EV Connect To Install Chargers At US, Canada Hotels

There are currently 6,000 qualifying locations that can benefit from EV Connect’s charging management solutions.

Top 8 Middle Eastern Restaurants You Should Try in Seattle

Seattle is known for its daring culinary flavors and Middle Eastern food is on the top of the list. A rich Mediterranean cuisine full of flavors, legumes, and hearty ingredients. Here are the top 8 restaurants we recommend: Mamnoon: Mamnoon offers a modern take on Middle Eastern cuisine, featu

Inside the Dh20m Dubai 3D printing plant aiming to produce 20,000 airplane parts a year

A new Dh20 million 3D printing hub in Dubai is the latest step in transforming aviation into a more sustainable industry by producing lightweight replacement aircraft components. The commercial airline industry has been a tough nut to crack as the world seeks solutions for more sustainable travel, with aviation contributing to up to 3 per cent of a...

GEA receives 135 million visitors in events held in 120 Saudi cities since its inception

Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), announced that the GEA, since its inception until the first half of 2023, had received 135 million visitors in events held in 120 cities in Saudi Arabia.Al-Sheikh indicated in a report he issued on his account on the X platform, previously Twitter, that the number of licenses issued by the GEA reached more than 14,000...

Science proves visiting the coast can be beneficial to your health

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Socotra Island, the most unworldly place on the planet

Socotra Island covers an area of just 3,626 sq km (1,400 sq m), and yet this tiny Indian Ocean island lying off the coast of Yemen represents a treasure trove of dazzling biodiversity. The largest island in the Socotra archipelago, this is a destination that defies worldly description. Instead its landscape in more alien in nature, a unique collection of habitats that would look more at home on a distant planet in the far reaches of the universe. But Socotra is accessible, and more people are venturing outside their comfort zone to explore this remarkable island and its wealth of rare flora and fauna. So, how adventurous are you? Click through and journey to a place extraterrestrial in looks, and little explored by earthlings.

These 30 Surprising Sights Are All On One Beautiful Continent

Incredible sights, scenes and landscapes in Europe that look like they belong elsewhere...

Twice As Nice To Kuala Lumpur As Etihad Airways Announces Double Daily Flights

Etihad Airways is meeting customer demand by boosting flights between Abu Dhabi and Malaysia’s vibrant capital Kuala Lumpur.A second daily flight starts on 15 January 2024, providing guests with 14 flights per week between both cities.“With our convenient departures from Abu Dhabi, our second Kuala Lumpur flights will optimise timings for UAE residents wishing to have a break in Malaysia,” said Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer at Etihad Airways....

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