UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Tuesday, said he was moved by the show of religious unity he witnessed in Pakistan after paying visits to a mosque, a Sikh temple and Kartarpur Corridor, the visa-free crossing which allows Sikhs to travel between nearby holy sites on each side of the India-Pakistan border. Secretary-General during a three-day visit to Pakistan pressed for climate action and praised Pakistan’s compassion for hosting Afghan refugees, as well as the country’s major contributions to UN peacekeeping. He left Pakistan on Wednesday after completing a successful visit to ...
Earliest records of The Nice Carnival suggest it was established in 1294 when Count of Provence Charles Anjou wrote he had passed "the joyous days of carnival." This may mean it was the Nice Carnival he was talking about. The Carnival is considered one of the major events across the globe, alongside the Brazilian Carnival, Venetian Carnival and Venice Carnival. The event held annually in February in Nice on the French Riviera, spans a two-week period. It will last till February 29, 2020 under the theme 'King of Fashion'.
Vietnam, where cats are viewed by some as food, hosted its first-ever cat show, gathering around 60 pedigree cats. The event organizer said the aim was to make people see that cats are worthy of love. Cats are not a sign of bad luck as much Vietnamese think and should be filled with love. The capital, Hanoi, introduced a ban on eating cats in 2018 but it is still allowed elsewhere. Seven cats won “best of class” awards and one, Timosa Sumo, won the heart not just of judges but ...
A kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. Traditionally, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households. The event usually starts in November and ends in March, which is organized through kambala samithis (Kambala Associations), of which there are currently 18. On the other hand, more than 45 races are held every year in coastal Karnataka, including smaller remote villages such as Vandaru and Gulvadi. This year, Srinivas Gowda reportedly completed the 142m race in just 13.42s, setting a new record in ...
Off a bumpy dirt road in Gaza city, a group of children stood outside a half-open factory door, desperate to get their hands on what was being made inside. "We want chocolate!" they shouted at a worker as he left the Al-Arees factory, which despite daunting obstacles churns out treats ranging from chocolate-covered biscuits to a Gazan version of a world famous spread, dubbed here 'Natalia'. Buckling in the face of candy-crazed kids, the man popped behind the door and returned with enough free chocolate to rot their growing teeth, ...
Pursuing relationships outside of marriage in the kingdom once amounted to a death wish and selling red roses was like selling drugs. Now a sweeping liberalization drive allowed gender mixing has made it easier for young couples to meet in cafes and restaurants. Pre-marital relationships remain a cultural minefield. Covert dating operations illustrate how Saudi Arabia's mainly young population is often compelled to lead dual lives in the pursuit of social liberties that may outstrip the kingdom's capacity for change. Saudi society is more open, but everyone lies about relationships ...
Storm Ciara is sweeping across the European countries leaving at least 7 people dead, beside locking transport while thousands left with no power at all. The Storm Ciara, also called Storm Sabine, has caused extensive damages. One man became the second person to be killed by the storm after being struck by a falling tree. In Poland, High winds caused huge damage in the roof off a ski rental shop, killing a woman and her two kids. On the other hand, surfers battled 45ft waves at the World Surf League ...
Fantastic lights, incredible performances, and many other surprises; this is the beginning of the Carnevale in Venice 2020! There are few things in Italy as soaked in the aura of tradition and pageantry as the Carnevale di Venezia, a festival of make-believe that has unfolded for nearly a thousand years. Throughout its many incarnations, the Carnival of Venice was a time of merriment and excess. It is a time to unwind before the somber 40 days of the Christian Lent that leads up to Easter. The highlight of the opening ...