Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians in Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — Israeli forces detained at least 18 Palestinians, including minors, during overnight raids in Jerusalem and across the West Bank districts, local and security sources said on Monday.

OIC to hold ministerial meeting to discuss launching of ballistic missile on Makkah

JEDDAH, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation,OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, has invited the members of the Executive Committee at ministerial level to an extraordinary meeting to be held on Saturday, 5th November, 2016, at the headquarters of the OIC General-Secretariat in Jeddah.

One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

OSLO (Reuters) – Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday.

Exclusive: Abortion by prescription now rivals surgery for U.S. women

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the United States, data reviewed by Reuters shows.

Smog chokes Indian capital as pollution hits hazardous levels

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India's capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory problems.

Box Office: ‘Inferno’ Fizzles With $15 Million as ‘Madea’ Pulls Off Victory

“Inferno,” the latest big screen tour through Dan Brown's historical conspiracy theories, flamed out at the weekend box office, earning a frosty $15 million. That's a fraction of the $46.2 million that “Angels & Demons,” the previous film version of Brown's novels, earned when it debuted in 2009, and it pales in relation to “The Da Vinci Code's” $77.1 million opening way back in 2006.

Cuba ballet festival reflects diplomatic pas de deux with U.S.

HAVANA (Reuters) – A woman in a floaty dress wrestles a minotaur who reflects her inner demons in “Errand into the Maze”, one of the Martha Graham Dance Company works that made its Cuban premiere this weekend to thunderous applause at the Havana ballet festival.

Indian tailor shines in Camp Ka Champ final in Dubai

An Indian tailor in Dubai moved to tears after winning Dh35,000 and other prizes as Singer of the Season in the hugely popular Western Union Camp ka Champ contest.

SCCI buys Jawaher Al Qasimi’s jacket for 100,000 Pounds Sterling

SHARJAH, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — The personal jacket of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, has fetched 100,000 Pounds Sterling (AED 440,000), at an auction.

White Bean Ratatouille with Sautéed Polenta

White Bean Ratatouille with Sautéed Polenta
Tons of lightly cooked vegetables combine with white beans in this hearty vegetarian dinner recipe. It can also be served over bread, like bruschetta.