CORONAVIRUS | Turkey Confirms First Coronavirus Death, More Than Double Cases To 98

ANKARA – Turkey confirmed early on Wednesday its first death related to the coronavirus and the country more than double its confirmed cases to 98, from 47 a day earlier.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told a press conference that an 89-year old died after contracting the virus from someone who had contact with China, the epicenter of the global outbreak.

Turkey diagnosed 51 more cases on Tuesday, he said.


Travel | Honduras To Reopen Domestic And International Flights In Mid-August

MILAN | ITALY – Honduras announced Tuesday it will reopen its airports to domestic and international flights in mid-August, after a nearly five-month closure due to the pandemic. The reopening of the airport is part of the government’s efforts to reactivate the economy, which is expected to contract between 7% and 8%, according to the … Continue reading Travel | Honduras To Reopen Domestic And International Flights In Mid-August

BREAKING NEWS | Trump Says Beirut Explosion Seems To Be ‘Bomb Of Some King’

MILAN | ITALY – President Donald Trump on Tuesday cast a massive explosion that killed dozens of people and wounded thousands in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, as a possible attack and offered U.S. help. ‘The United States ready to assist Lebanon’, Trump said at a White House briefing. ‘We will be there to help. It looks … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Trump Says Beirut Explosion Seems To Be ‘Bomb Of Some King’

BREAKING NEWS | Trump Says U.S. Ready To Assist Lebanon After ‘Terrible Attack’

MILAN | ITALY – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he sent his sympathies to Lebanon for the dozens of people killed and thousands wounded in a massive explosion in Beirut, which he cast as an attack, and offered U.S. help. ‘The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon’, Trump said at a White House … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Trump Says U.S. Ready To Assist Lebanon After ‘Terrible Attack’

BREAKING NEWS | U.K. PM Johnson Offers Support To Beirut After Massive Blast

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain stood ready to provide any support it could to help Beirut after a massive explosion in the city’s port area killed 25 people and injured more than 2,500. ‘The pictures and videos from Beirut  tonight are shocking’, Johnson wrote on Twitter. ‘All of my thoughts and prayer … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | U.K. PM Johnson Offers Support To Beirut After Massive Blast

BREAKING NEWS | Massive Blast Rips Through Beirut, Killing 50 And Injuring Thousands

BEIRUT | LEBANON – A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut Killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Officials expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast as emergency workers dug through rubble to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Massive Blast Rips Through Beirut, Killing 50 And Injuring Thousands

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Following With Great Concern Consequences Of Beirut’s Explosion: SPA

RIYADH  | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that is it following with great concern the consequences of Beirut’s port explosion, according to the state news agency. The statement also affirmed the kingdom’s full support and solidarity with the Lebanese people. The death toll from a massive explosion in Beirut  on … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Following With Great Concern Consequences Of Beirut’s Explosion: SPA

TRAVEL | Jordan Delays Resuming International Flight After COVID-19 Surge Abroad

AMMAN – Jordan on Tuesday postponed a resumption of international flight services that was planned for Wednesday almost five months after they were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said. Civil Aviation Commission chief Haitham Mistro has announced last month that Queen Alia International Airport outside the capital Amman would reopen on Aug.5 for … Continue reading TRAVEL | Jordan Delays Resuming International Flight After COVID-19 Surge Abroad

SPORT | Red Card For Virus As Saudi Pro League Returns With Riyadh Derby

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The most popular rivalry in the Saudi Pro League (SPL) will take center stage as Al-Nassr host Al-Hilal on Wednesday, with safety precautions to allow the safe return of football in the Kingdom. The eagerness for football’s return will be highlighted when players arrive fully kitted at King Fahd Stadium, … Continue reading SPORT | Red Card For Virus As Saudi Pro League Returns With Riyadh Derby

ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

MADRID – Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he is leaving the country, the Royal House said on Monday, in a dramatic move designed to protect the monarchy after corruption allegations against him surfaced. In June, the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos’s involvement in a … Continue reading ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

BUSINESS | Trump To Give TikTok’s Chinese Owner 45 Days To Agree Sale – Sources

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump has agreed to give Chine’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Saunday. U.S. Official said TikTok under its Chinese parent poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. Trump … Continue reading BUSINESS | Trump To Give TikTok’s Chinese Owner 45 Days To Agree Sale – Sources

LIFESTYLE | There’s A New Baccarat London’s Harrods

The famed French crystal brand Baccarat has just opened an ultra-glamorous bar in London’s most famous department store, Harrods. There’s a new reason to pop into Harrods on your next trip to London and that’s new Baccarat Bar. Cocooned on the lower-ground level of the famed Knightbrisge flagship (with a street entrance on Hand Crescent), … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | There’s A New Baccarat London’s Harrods

MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

An ultra – rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS  reference 6264 in 18k gold achieved more than $1.5 million in a single-lot online sale held by Sotheby’s in London. The 1969 ‘John Player Special’, named after Formula 1 livery, because of its black and gold ‘Paul Newman’ dial. The price set action record for a watch … Continue reading MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Hawaii Added To Japan’s Safe International Travel Destination List

The popular vacation destination has struggled with reduced tourism during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, due to the state’s low number of cases, some countries are considering it a safe travel destination. Japan listed Hawaii, along 11 other countries and regions, as a safe international travel destination, the Associated Press reports. The announcement was made as … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Hawaii Added To Japan’s Safe International Travel Destination List

HEALTH | Diets Higher In Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked To Lower Rates Of Early Death: Study

The results of a new study may give you a reason to make a three-bean salad or snack on hummus. According to a report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), diets rich in protein, particularly plant protein, are linked to a lower risk of early death. The study said diets consisting of plant proteins … Continue reading HEALTH | Diets Higher In Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked To Lower Rates Of Early Death: Study

AVIATION | The Top 5 Private Jet Destination After COVID-19 According To The Experts

The pandemic outbreak has been  a major blow to the global travel industry. Private aviation, although less affected than commercial flight, has been forced to diversify its services to maintain the number of operations. Furthermore, a shift in consumer behavior has been registered by charter jet companies, with passengers opting to fly private thanks to … Continue reading AVIATION | The Top 5 Private Jet Destination After COVID-19 According To The Experts

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

NEWS ALERT | Saudi King Receives A Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received Friday a phone call from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abdu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. During the phone conversation, the Crown Prince congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi King Receives A Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received a phone call from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, congratulating him on the blessed Eid Al-Adha and the recovery of the Custodian … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

CELEBRITY | Charlize Theron Says She’s Dating Herself, Her Daughter Said She Needs Boyfriend

MILAN | ITALY – The South African actress revealed on Diane Von Furstenberg’s ‘InCharge With DFV’ podcast on Thursday that her daughter August wants her to get a boyfriend. Theron, 44, however, said she’s happily in a relationship with herself. ‘Two days ago I was in the car with my two girls and my little … Continue reading CELEBRITY | Charlize Theron Says She’s Dating Herself, Her Daughter Said She Needs Boyfriend

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives A Phone Call From King Of Bahrain

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received a phone call Friday from King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, congratulating him on the blessed Eid Al-Adha and the recovery of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives A Phone Call From King Of Bahrain

NEWS ALERT | Custodian Of The Two Holy Mosques Receives A Phone Call From Palestinian President

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, received a phone call Saturday from President Mahmoud Abbas of the State of Palestine. During the phone conversation, the Palestinian President congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the blessed Eid Al-Adha and on his … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Custodian Of The Two Holy Mosques Receives A Phone Call From Palestinian President

SPORTS NEWS | Saudi-Led Consortium Pulls Out Of Newcastle United Takeover Bid

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Investment Fund has withdrawn a proposed take – over of Newcastle United, the English Premier League football club. A statement from the investment group, which also included U.K. investor Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital and the family business of British entrepreneur Reuben Brothers said the … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Saudi-Led Consortium Pulls Out Of Newcastle United Takeover Bid

NEWS ALERT | Saudi King Leaves Hospital

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, left King Faisal hospital in the capital Riyadh after recovery, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. The Saudi king, the custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, was admitted to hospital on July ‮‮20‬‬ to undergo medical checks, after suffering from inflammation of … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi King Leaves Hospital

CELEBRITY | Oprah Winfrey Launching New Show On Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has quickly become the new home of Oprah Winfrey. The streaming service has announced a new series featuring the media mogul. ‘The Oprah Conversation’ is set to debut Thursday and, according to a press release, ‘will continue to explore impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world’. ‘Filmed … Continue reading CELEBRITY | Oprah Winfrey Launching New Show On Apple TV+

BUSINESS | Roll-Royce Plans $1.9 Billion Share Issue To Bolster Finances, Sources Say

LONDON – Rolls-Royce is planning a share issue to raise up to $1.9 billion to pug a capital shortfall as a slow recovery in demand for air travel threatens the aviation industry, four sources told Reuters. The British aerospace engineer is expected to pursue a rights issue with new shares offered to existing investors at … Continue reading BUSINESS | Roll-Royce Plans $1.9 Billion Share Issue To Bolster Finances, Sources Say

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Initiative From Ahmadinejad On Resolving Yemen War

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed on Sunday a message to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in which he proposed ideas to resolve the war in Yemen. He suggested the formation of a committee the includes numerous ‘world renowned and trusted individuals, … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Initiative From Ahmadinejad On Resolving Yemen War

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