Prior to leaving their roles as senior Royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning a move to Africa. The 88-year-old zoologist Dame Jane Goodall, a longtime personal friend of The Duke of Sussex, claimed that Harry was determined to raise son Archie "running barefoot with African children", the Daily Mail reported.
Less than a week after Elon Musk finally gave in and paid full price for Twitter, his attempts to remake the platform are already descending into an entirely predictable clown show. Watching him begin to reshape content moderation and launch a poorly considered monetization scheme would be entertaining if their potential effects weren’t so dire, with consequences for Twitter’s employees and users, and potentially the broader society.
As Earth’s largest animals, blue whales are mighty big eaters, gulping tons of food each day. They also now are ingesting huge amounts of plastic, according to scientists, due to the alarming volume of tiny particles of pollution choking the oceans.
Over two years after closing its doors due to the damages inflicted by the devastating explosion of the port of Beirut (250 killed), the celebrated Hotel Phoenicia will reopen in the coming days, one of the symbols of the Lebanese capital before, during and after the civil war (1975-90), already heavily damaged in 1975 and in 2005, Lebanese media reported on Wednesday. Reports said the inauguration has been scheduled on October 8 to open one of the buildings of the five-star hotel overlooking the beautiful Saint George Bay.
One of the world’s purest, most saturated pink diamonds was unveiled on Monday by Sotheby’s Dubai at the Dubai Diamond Exchange, ahead of a tour to Singapore, Taipei, and lastly Hong Kong, where it will be offered in a standalone, single-lot auction on October 5.
For four generations, Lebanese jeweler Mouawad has been crafting one-of-a-kind pieces for royal families as well as the wealthy. Founded in 1908 in Beirut as a maker of intricate clocks and bespoke jewels for the city's rich and famous, the brand soon expanded to the wider Gulf region, adding luxury timepieces to its growing range.
The first of 130 former Starbucks coffee shops resuming business in Russia under the name Stars Coffee opened its doors in Moscow on Thursday — making it the latest rebranding of a Western chain since many exited the country in the wake of the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Over the two decades that archaeologist Gus Van Beek excavated Tell Jemmeh, an Assyrian settlement inhabited from around 3,800 to 2,200 years ago, he recovered so many objects, it took the Smithsonian 40 years to catalogue them all. There were coins. Scarabs. Amulets. And an amount of pottery so vast, some of it later would have to be discarded.
A hero father of three restrained a woman on a flight from Larnaca to Manchester when she stripped and started shouting “Allahu Akbar” while trying to get into the cockpit of the plane.