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December 14, 2017 21:32 UTC
Nasr al-Hariri Head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) attends an interview with Reuters aside of the Intra Syria talks in Geneva, Switzerland November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA - 15 December 2017: The international community must do more to persuade the Syrian government to negotiate in U.N.-led talks, which were in "great danger", the head of the opposition delegation said after an eighth round ended in failure in Geneva on Thursday.Opposition negotiator Nasr Hariri told a news conference that the government of President Bashar al-Assad hated the talks process and rejected all negotiations, and although there was pressure from its ally Russia, "another state" was putting obstacles in the path of the Geneva talks.
December 14, 2017 20:37 UTC
FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is shown reflected on an adjacent office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. "As the application of neutral networks to Kepler data matures, who knows what might be discovered," said Jessie Dotson, a NASA project scientist for the Kepler space telescope. "In my spare time, I started Googling for 'finding exoplanets with large data sets' and found out about the Kepler mission and the huge data set available," he said. "Machine learning really shines in situations where there is so much data that humans can't search it for themselves. "Vanderburg has received funding through a NASA fellowship aimed at distant-planet researchers.
December 14, 2017 20:03 UTC
Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was due to see the weapons on Thursday. The U.S. mission to the United Nations said she would offer "irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations. "The point of this entire display is that only Iran makes this missile. "A new U.N. report found that the July 22 and Nov. 4 missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels appeared to have a "common origin." It's that they have a guidance system that allows them to track and hit a moving target without an operator on board," Seal said.
December 14, 2017 17:26 UTC
Parliament Speaker, Ali Abdel Ail. File photoCAIRO - 14 December 2017: Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal expressed the support of the Egyptian people to all the Arab, Islamic and international stances which reject the US decision recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.He stressed the condemnation of the Egyptian people of this irresponsible decision.This came during the speech delivered by Abdel Aal within the framework of his participation in the urgent session of the Arab Inter-parliamentary Union (AIPU) held on Thursday in the Moroccan capital Rabat to probe consequences of the US decision on Jerusalem and mechanisms to encounter it.Abdel Aal thanked Morocco, its king and people for their welcome, said a statement issued by the Egyptian Parliament
December 14, 2017 17:03 UTC
“Beautiful diversity on the stage... We are One” - @modestfashionweeks on Instagram - Photo by @roofulA post shared by Dubai Modest Fashion Week (@modestfashionweeks) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:54pm PST@anotahfashion on the stage of @modestfashionweeks DMFW models were coming from more than 10 countries. #DMFW is organized by Think Fashion & Red Connect #dubaimodestfashionweek #modestfashionweek #modestfashion #diversity A post shared by Dubai Modest Fashion Week (@modestfashionweeks) on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:14am PSTStunning @huwromantokyo on @modestfashionweeks stage #dmfw #dubaimodestfashionweek A post shared by Dubai Modest Fashion Week (@modestfashionweeks) on Dec 11, 2017 at 11:51am PSTCAIRO – 14 December 2017: The first Dubai Modest Fashion Week drew to a close this past weekend, with grand success. It follows the success of its predecessors, the Istanbul and London Modest Fashion weeks.Designers from over 20 countries put on over 40 fashion shows, 50 brand booths, interactive workshops and talks. It is the perfect area; it is international, open and it shares our view that modesty is a choice, so we don’t have to work hard to explain what we are trying to do.”On the gap in the fashion industry she added: “Why does the modest fashion industry even exist? So, modest fashion exists because of necessity, because of function.”The 100 brands showcasing their collections included Anotah, Desert Cove, Anggia Handmade, Devi Janeeta, Maison Fatma and many more.
December 14, 2017 16:52 UTC
Fufa fashion show ‘RAW NOMADS’ - Egypt Today / Mahmoud HassaballahA post shared by FUFA (@fufa.eg) on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:27am PSTA post shared by FUFA (@fufa.eg) on Dec 6, 2017 at 3:28pm PSTCAIRO – 14 December 2017: The first presentation of Farah el-Ashiry’s Winter '17 collection was last week on the little island of Zamalek in the heart of Cairo in true Fufa style.The 'RAW NOMADS' collection was presented to fashion lovers, family and friends in a chill laid back fashion show. The show brought us back to when we truly loved fashion for its hassle free identity and when its only objective was to bring out one's inner beauty.Cozy sweater, dresses, romper jackets, knitted cardigans, flared trousers, hand-embroidered tops and many more beautiful 100 percent Egyptian made pieces were on display at the show.Iteams are made for the everyday women of all sizes and are mainly ‘free size’ and are suit all age groups. For women that are full of color and life.In August 2014, Fufa released their first collection “A Summer to Remember”, which paid homage to the laidback woman inspired by art, fashion, travel and music. Her collection instantly sold out and el-Ashiry decided to develop her entrepreneurial and design skills.
December 14, 2017 16:50 UTC
American President VP Mike Pence delayed his scheduled Middle East tour as he is preparing to chair a Senate session to eventually break the tie on new major tax cuts next week - ReutersCAIRO – 14 December 2017: American Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his Middle East trip, in which Egypt would have been his first destination with Israel the second, according to AP sources, citing White House officials.According to the officials, Pence slightly delayed his scheduled Middle East tour as he is preparing to chair a senate session to attempt to break the tie on new major tax cuts next week.Following the American president Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that he would not meet with Pence during his visit to the Middle East.International and regional condemnations were numerous regarding the U.S. decision; several protests accordingly broke out at U.S. embassies around the globe.
December 14, 2017 16:18 UTC
El-Hadary spoke about the group saying, “We know the strength of our rivals in the group. Russia, as the host nation supported by legions of fans, will be doing everything to qualify. Uruguay are a vastly experienced South American team with top notch strikers like [Luis] Suarez and [Edinson] Cavani. In all-Arab matches, you cannot say one side is a stronger favorite than the other. "El-Hadary, 44 hopes to be the Egypt national team manager in the future, and is will be the oldest player ever to appear in the World Cup.
December 14, 2017 16:07 UTC
Hong Kong residents are split over whether the multi-billion dollar infrastructure mega-project is worthwhile. "Hong Kong doesn't really need it - we've got air, land and sea connections to the mainland," said pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo, also on the transport panel. "To Beijing it's one big gigantic symbol to link Hong Kong to the mainland. "The political leadership in Hong Kong wants to prove its loyalty to the leadership in Beijing," Vines said.Ip told AFP she expects the bridge crossing to open in the first quarter of 2018. "I'm in my 80s and I'm about to die, so if I can travel down that bridge then I will do it!"
December 14, 2017 16:07 UTC
Water processing plant – File photos/Wikimedia CommonsCAIRO - 14 December 2017: Egypt has established a desalination plant of the sea water in Hurghada on the shores of the Red Sea, the costs of which are LE 825 million and LE 200 million for operating expenses, as an alternative for providing the governorate with fresh water, instead of the pipe lines from the Nile, which cost significantly more.“Al-Yusr desalination plant has been established according the international high standards,” chief of the National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation, al-Sayed al-Ashry told the press during the visit of housing committee of the House of Representatives to Hurghada City.Hurghada city gets its fresh water from two sources, a line extended between it and Qena governorate and the other from Kuraimat village in Giza. However, these only provide the governorate with 50 percent of its water needs, according to president of the Red Sea’s Water Company, Yehia Seddik.Seddik affirmed that the water prices will stay the same for citizens, and a price hike will only be applied for touristic villages and investors. He added that more desalination plants will be founded in all coastal governorates that face a water shortage.The desalination process consists of extracting the salt from the water with no human interference, to guarantee sterilization.Egypt may face great water shortages after the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in the Nile basin, which will limit the amount of Nile water that reached Egypt. The dam has created tensions between the two countries, Egypt and Ethiopia.
December 14, 2017 15:56 UTC
A sign is seen outside a Thomas Cook shop in central London, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne PlunkettBERLIN - 14 December 2017: Tourism group Thomas Cook (TCG.L) is considering a takeover of insolvent holiday carrier Niki, a spokesman said on Thursday, after Niki was left looking for a new investor following Lufthansa’s (LHAG.DE) decision to drop a bid.“We plan to increase our capacity in the German market in light of the increased demand,” he said. “We are considering our options, including a takeover of Niki, or buying parts of the airline.”Thomas Cook and its German airline Condor had been among the initial parties to bid for Niki, part of collapsed German carrier Air Berlin, but lost out to Lufthansa.Niki filed for insolvency on Wednesday after Lufthansa dropped its bid, citing competition concerns.
December 14, 2017 15:56 UTC
Soccer Football - Champions League - Manchester United Training - Aon Training Complex, Manchester, Britain - November 21, 2017 Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan during training Action Images - Reuters/Jason CairnduffCAIRO – 14 December: Manchester United player Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to return to his former club Borussia Dortmund in the upcoming winter transfer window.The 28-year-old Armenian international, wants to leave Manchester United in January as Jose Mourinho has many other options for the position.The Daily Star newspaper stated that there were bets for Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s return to Borussia Dortmund in January after losing his starting position at Manchester United this season.It also said that Barcelona are in the race to sign Mkhitaryan as a replacement for the Neymar who signed for Paris Saint-Germain, as well as to strengthen the team's offensive in the second half of the season.Mkhitaryan joined Manchester United last summer from Borussia Dortmund.He played in 58 matches with the Red Devils scoring 13 goals and making 11 assists.
FILE – Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh ShoukryCAIRO – 14 December 2017: Egyptian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it condemned the terror attack that targeted a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday and killed at least 18 officers.The statement expressed sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.It stressed that the Egyptian government and people stand with Somalia in the face of terrorism. It also stated that Egypt offers its full support for the Somali government to rebuild state institutions and achieve security and stability in the country.A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 18 officers, according to Reuters.Police spokesman Major Mohamed Hussein said the attacker strapped explosives to his body and infiltrated the General Kahiye Police Training Academy during an early morning parade.
Thomas wildfire burns above Bella Vista Drive near Romero Canyon in this social media photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department in Montecito, California, U.S. December 12, 2017. Courtesy Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Handout via RELOS ANGELES - 14 December 2017: California firefighting crews may face strong winds on Thursday that could feed a volatile wildfire which has grown into one of the biggest in state history.The so-called Thomas Fire overnight grew to the fourth-largest blaze of its kind on record, at 242,500 acres (98,140 hectares) burned, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a statement on Thursday morning.The fire grew larger than the Zaca Fire of 2007, which, like the Thomas Fire, struck Santa Barbara County. The Thomas Fire has also burned parts of neighboring Ventura County.Cal Fire said on Thursday morning that the Thomas blaze was 30 percent contained, unchanged from Wednesday evening.The fire threatened the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito early on Thursday after destroying more than 700 homes since it began on Dec. 4, fire officials said. "Firefighters will remain engaged in structure defense operations and scout for opportunities to establish direct perimeter control," Cal Fire said on Wednesday evening, noting that the fire threatened 18,000 structures.According to the National Weather Service's forecast for Southern California on Thursday, "critical fire weather conditions will persist" and very dry conditions will continue. High winds with gusts up to 55 miles per hour (89 km per hour) are possible, the service said.Many public schools in the Santa Barbara area canceled classes this week and will not reopen until the annual winter break ends January.Some of the other fires burning over the past week in San Diego and Los Angeles counties have largely been brought under control, officials said.