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The high-tech art lab hidden underneath Paris

The high-tech art lab hidden underneath Paris It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armoured doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the world. Some fragments may also pass through AGLAE (the French acronym for the Grand Louvre Accelerator of Elemental Analysis), installed in the 1990s and the only one in the world to work exclusively on artworks.


Qatar's Amir to Receive Well-Wishers at the Palace on Eid!

Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will host well-wishers at Lusail Palace on the first day of Eid Al-Adha.Read More: Enjoyable Things to Do for Eid Al Adha in Doha Qatar's Amir to Receive Well-Wishers at the Palace on Eid!


Extreme heat is already ruining summer travel — and it's only going to get worse

It's only June, but life-threatening temperatures and extreme climate events have already soured some travelers' European vacation plans.


How to Avoid the Holiday Rush at Airports during Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, one of the most significant holidays in the Islamic calendar, is a time for celebration and family gatherings. However, it also marks one of the busiest travel periods, especially in the Middle East and GCC region. Airports can become extremely crowded, leading to long lines, delays, an


Green Mahabalipuram shows the way to Indian heritage sites—Solar power, e-carts, recycling

The Mahabalipuram Shore Temple boasts the tag of being ‘India’s first green archaeological site’. Now, other heritage sites in Tamil Nadu may follow suit.


Fly Jinnah starts non-stop flights to Bahrain

Fly Jinnah, Pakistan's low-cost carrier, has commenced non-stop flights between Islamabad and Bahrain, adding another destination to its rapidly expanding network after launching flights to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.The carrier commemorated the start of its new route with a pre-departure inaugural ceremony at Islamabad International Airport, attended by Fly Jinnah representatives and senior management from Islamabad International...


Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina as Mount Arafat Prepares to Receive Them

On Friday, Hajj pilgrims observed the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, following the prophetic tradition.They enjoyed a peaceful and secure environment as they prepared for their journey to Arafat at dawn on Saturday, the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, to perform the crucial ‘standing at Arafat’ ritual.The movement of pilgrims to Mina was smooth, monitored by thousands of security personnel.The Saudi government provided comprehensive care, mobilizing all...


Today's best photos: From Hajj in Makkah to protests in Manila

The National picks the most striking images from around the world


I Pack These Comfy, Pillow-like Sandals Every Time I Travel — and They're Nearly 50% Off Right Now at Amazon

They require zero break-in period and are my go-to pair for airports, cruises, theme parks, and city exploring.


Love“ Bridgerton”? Here are five filming locations you can visit in real life

These stunning locales from the hit Netflix series are open to the public, dates and times permitting.


The US Fines Emirates $1.8 Million For Flying Below 32,000 Feet Over Iraq

The violations go back to the time when Emirates and JetBlue had a codeshare partnership.


Devils Tower: the story behind the mysterious US national monument

Nature is fascinating in so many ways and it holds secrets that scientists have been trying to uncover for years. This is the case of Devils Tower, which is believed to have been formed around 50 million years ago. However, the place has a mythological and sacred meaning for the local indigenous people. The mysterious rock formation attracts thousands of tourists for different reasons. Devils Tower is a monument surrounded by stories of aliens and legends of giant bears, but what is the real story behind this national monument? Click here to find out!


Different ways that spirits may communicate with us

Have you ever spotted a wild animal during the day and felt it was there to tell you something? Ever felt your hairs stand on end when listening to a song you haven't heard in years? If so, it's possible a spirit was trying to contact you. Indeed, many people believe that our loved ones stay in contact with us via various channels, even once they have passed. Curious? Check out this gallery to find out more.


UAE President inquires about wellbeing of UAE pilgrims in phone call with Head of Pilgrims' Affairs Office

ABU DHABI, 15th June, 2024 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inquired about the conditions and wellbeing of UAE pilgrims during their performance of the Hajj rituals in the holy sites.His Highness followed up on this matter during a phone call with Dr. Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, and Zakat and Head of the UAE Pilgrims' Affairs Office.During the call,...


Strictly's Shirley Ballas, 63, cosies up to her toyboy fiancé Danny Taylor, 50, as they head out in Lisbon during their Mediterranean cruise

The pair, who are on a Mediterranean cruise, were all smiles as they headed off for a guided tour around Lisbon in a colourful Tuk Tuk.


World Bank team to visit JK to examine hydroelectric projects

According to officials, the team will arrive here on 17 June and till 28 June visit various rivers, waters of which are allocated to Pakistan under the IWT.


Nine Badrinath-bound pilgrims feared dead as vehicle falls into deep gorge

According to district disaster management officials, although the exact death toll is not known, nine people are feared dead. No body had been recovered till the time of reporting. All rescued persons were in serious condition when they were being shifted to a nearby hospital.


Timeframe: Dredging Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, one of the world's greatest engineering feats

One of the world's most ambitious projects began construction 23 years ago this month. The land reclamation phase of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah project represents a remarkable feat of modern construction and urban development. Spanning several years and involving meticulous planning, innovative technology and immense effort, this phase was instrumental ...


The world's most dangerous hikes

Hiking is a great way to connect with nature and marvel at the surrounding beauty. It allows you to enjoy numerous natural wonders around the world and experience them in a unique way. But hiking through some trails can also be extremely dangerous. So much so that every year people die on these paths. Slips, falls, heart failure, and wildlife attacks are just a few examples of how people lost their lives in these stunning locations. Browse through the following gallery and discover the world's most dangerous hikes.


Southwest Air Flight ‘Dutch Roll’ Probed by US Regulators

Federal aviation safety officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines Co. flight that experienced an unusual rolling that may be linked to a damaged backup power control unit.


25 people penalized for transporting 103 illegal pilgrims

Saudi Gazette ReportARAFAT — Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, announced on Saturday that the first phase of the Hajj security plans had been completed, with all the pilgrims ascended at Arafat on time, thanks to the integrated traffic and organizational plans featuring flexibility, promptness and efficiency.Addressing daily press conference for this year’s Hajj at Arafat on Saturday, Col. Al-Shalhoub said...


I'm a Travel Writer, and I Always Pack These 12 Amazon Essentials for International Trips, From $9

Shop must-have compression packing cubes, portable travel scales, and weekender bags.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


Sleepers: The car world's biggest wolves in sheep’s clothing

These cars are seriously quick without bragging about it - let's take a look at the ultimate Q cars


UP CM releases Asiatic lion pair Bharat and Gauri at Gorakhpur Zoo

Earlier, on June 2, Chief Minister Adityanath visited the zoo to observe the five-year-old lion Bharat and the seven-year-old lioness Gauri.


Over 1.83 million pilgrims perform Hajj this year

Saudi Gazette ReportARAFAT — The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) announced on Saturday the official figures of the total number of pilgrims who are performing Hajj this year. A total of 1,833,164 pilgrims came from within the Kingdom and abroad to perform the annual pilgrimage and these include 1,611,310 foreign pilgrims and 221,854 domestic pilgrims, both citizens and expatriates, the GASTAT said in a statement carried by the Saudi...


Where to Have Eid Al Adha Dinner in Bahrain?

Eid Al Adha is the perfect time to create cherished memories with loved ones and one of the best ways to do so is to share a hearty meal with them. Here are some restaurants in Bahrain where you can dine with your family or friends during Eid Al Adha. Read More: Here’s When Summer 20


Major champion calls Pinehurst No. 2 'overrated,' says he prefers nearby course instead

PINEHURST, N.C. – The Donald Ross-designed Pinehurst No. 2 is revered in many circles as the layout is ranked by Golfweek’s Best as the No. 1 public-access course in North Carolina, the No. 3 resort course in the U.S. and the No. 18


Forbes Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital aims to revolutionize green skyscrapers

Magnum Real Estate has submitted a proposal to construct the Forbes International Tower in Egypt8217s New Administrative Capital in collaboration with global media company Forbes The project is expected to have direct investments of approximately 1 billion and represents one of the world8217s best architectural designs It aims to add a distinctive architectural mark that hellip


DIARIES FROM LEBANON set to premiere at five different festivals this June

After a show-stopping world premiere at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival last February, Myriam El Hajj’s Lebanese feature-length documentary DIARIES FROM LEBANON is poised to kick off quite the festival tour, with screenings lined up at five different festivals throughout the entirety of June.The film’s anticipated festival tour will kick off with an in-competition screening at the Geneva International Oriental Film Festival on June...


Spain unleash high-speed demolition of Croatia to put tiki-taka in the past

The game was only an hour in, and the seleccion would defend when they had to, but it was as virtually done even if there as still time for a moment’s silliness, a reminder of what can happen when the tension drops, when the concentration is not complete. A glimpse of how quickly it can be lost, of a familiar flaw. There were ten minutes left when Unai Simon lost the ball trying to play out and, with Bruno Petkovic preparing to roll the ball...


5 Signs You Have Toxic In-Laws

Identifying these red flags that you have toxic in-laws is the first step to protecting your mental and emotional well-being.


Hiking or Walking: What's Better for Weight Loss?

A certified trainer breaks down the benefits of hiking versus walking for weight loss and which may be more beneficial.


Sikkim Floods: Over 2,000 Stranded Tourists To Be Evacuated By Sunday

Sikkim: The 2,000 tourists stranded in north Sikkim's Lachung and Chungthang, after continuous heavy rainfall triggered massive landslides and floods in Mangan district, will be airlifted or evacuated via road by Sunday, said a senior official on Friday. At least six people have died so far after the heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the Himalayan state, damaging properties and crippling road connectivity, power, food, and mobile networks in many...


Matching Short Sets Are the Travel Outfit Trend of the Summer — Shop the 14 Best From $21 at Amazon

Don’t spend a minute of your trip worrying about what to wear.


The best German cars ever made

Germany is famous as the home of some of the world's great car makers. We look at some of the cars they've built that we think are the best


Stunning nature photographs that look like paintings

Mother Nature is so impressive that at times many landscapes, animals, and natural structures look surreal—almost like paintings. However, these images are real and were captured with a camera, not a paintbrush. Click here to see these beautiful dreamlike photographs!


UFC on ESPN 58: Official scorecards from Las Vegas

Check out the official scorecards from all 11 bouts at UFC on ESPN 58 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Gallery will be updated throughout the event.)


Haj pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat

Saudi authorities have urged pilgrims to drink plenty of water and protect themselves from the sun


Eid Al-Adha Traditions From Around The World

Photo Credit: VOAnews, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Egypt Families gather during the Eid Al-Adha holiday for large feasts that often include traditional dishes like Fattah. It is also very common in Egypt to visit the graves of deceased relatives to offer prayers and remember loved ones during the Eid holiday. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia hold...


The Best Wellness Retreats To Kick Off Your New Year

Whether you want to be out in nature, get a good workout or just feel restored, we have something great for you.


This Renewed Five-star Hotel in Paris Has Some of the Best Eiffel Tower Views in the City

Hôtel Balzac’s sleek new redesign sets the standard for tech-savvy luxury, with loads of personality and meaningful interactions.


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.


Uttarakhand: 12 Dead, 7 Admitted To AIIMS After Tempo Falls Into Gorge On Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway

Uttarakhand News: At least 12 people were killed and 14 others were injured after a tempo traveller, with more than 26 passengers onboard, fell into a deep gorge on the Rishikesh- Badrinath highway in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag on Saturday, said State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) commandant Manikant Mishra. Seven injured have been airlifted and sent to AIIMS Rishikesh for further treatment. Manikant Mishra said the tempo traveller departed from...


Rich tourists rejoice! Greece is finally doing something about the cruise ship problem.

Greece's prime minister is reportedly moving to limit the number of cruises descending on Mykonos and Santorini.


Celebrate Eid Al Ada with These Fun Events in Qatar!

What does your Eid Al Adha itinerary look like? If it's not yet completely booked, we've got you covered!Check out these exciting Eid Al Adha events in Qatar with your loved ones.Read More: Qatar Announces Eidiya ATM Locations for Eid Al Adha 2024 National Museum of Qatar


12 killed, 14 critically injured as vehicle skids off into Alaknanda river

The injured were rushed to the Rudraprayag District Hospital, from where seven of them were subsequently airlifted to AIIMS Rishikesh.


I 'Taylor-gated' The Eras Tour. It was a cheap, fun way to experience Taylor Swift's sold-out show and I would recommend it.

Taylor Swift fans have dubbed gathering outside The Eras Tour venues to sing and dance "Taylor-gating." I tried it for myself when the tour hit the UK.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


Here Are The Tee Times, Pairings For U.S. Open Featured Groups

Less than 10 golfers are under par heading into the final round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina and it seems that one of those men is destined to win the major. Bryson DeChambeau is the clubhouse leader right now, sitting three strokes ahead of Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy ...