The arrest of the Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko forced his supporters to "massively descend onto the streets" for a new round of protests against this action. Sonko is due before the court in Dakar to answer questions about a rape charge, which he says is politically motivated. Five people, including a schoolboy, have been killed in days of clashes sparked by the arrest, the worst violence in years. People torched cars, looted shops and hurled stones at police during the protests, which have highlighted longstanding grievances over living standards ...
There are countless visionary executives who are strategically spearheading growth, both in the workplace and their industries. Some are scaling large family businesses; others are responsible for government-owned companies. Here is a list of the Middle East’s top 10 CEOs. (Source: Forbes Middle East).
International Women's Day - the world celebrates this special occasion every year on 8th March. On this day people usually mark inspiring females who changed the world's direction in terms of calling for women's rights and equal life conditions for both males and females. Its first the day was marked on February 28th. However, after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist ...
Last night, Jordanian social media star Abdullah Al-Omari, known as Abood Omari, has passed away at the age of 23 in a car accident in South Africa. Jordanians and Arab followers are still in shock of the young man's death. Abood was with four of his friends, their health condition is stable. Here is some iconic footage the late comedian shared with his 1.4 million followers on Instagram.
Pope Francis landed in northern Iraq to cap his historic tour to the country with a visit to Christian communities that endured the brutality of a jihadist "caliphate". The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilized to protect the 84-year-old pontiff on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq. Pope Francis held a brief meeting with regional president Nechirvan Barzani and his cousin, prime minister Masrour Barzani. The pontiff will then travel by helicopter to lead a prayer "for the victims of the war" in the city ...
Greece has reported a strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake to hit central the country on Wednesday, by which dozens of people were injured, while scores of buildings were ruined and it pushed panicked crowds to rush into the streets. According to the Institute of Geodynamics, the epicenter of the quake was recorded northwest of Larissa, which is the 5th most populous city of Greece. Nevertheless, a 55-year-old man was hospitalised with head injuries after being hit by falling masonry, a local hospital supervisor told AFP.
Pro-democracy protests erupted in March 2011 in the southern city of Deraa after the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall. After security forces opened fire on demonstrators, killing several, more took to the streets. Syria enters its 11th year of war this month. Protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime broke out in March 2011. Since the violent crackdown that ensued, the dynamics of the groups fighting the bloody conflict – and the situations of the civilians suffering – have shifted multiple times ...
It’s no secret that women face more challenges than men in the workplace. And these challenges are even more and worse in the Middle East region. However, this doesn’t intimidate ambitious women in this region. On the contrary, it fuels them and motivates them to keep working towards their career goals. Today we list for you the Middle East’s top 10 powerhouses who have shown resilience, flexibility, and strength in the face of unprecedented adversity, both in the workplace and in their communities.
Full moon blustered all over different countries, Saturday, February 27th, as people glazed into the clear sky just to watch full brightness, also known as the 'Snow Moon'. The full moon got its other name because it usually means the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season. Moreover, the moon at this time of the year looks particularly huge because the full moon in February is at its shortest distance from Earth.
Egyptian megastar Mohamed Ramadan has recently provoked social media followers when he shared a topless picture while standing before Versace hotel in Dubai and tucking money packages into his pants. Ramadan captioned the picture: 'Are you ready?! #VERSACE_BABY #music_video Stay Tuned!' In another shot, Mohamed promoted the new music video in the same style again. He sported Versace bandana, pants, necklace and glasses, while sitting on Vesace iconic pillow next to a black and white tiger. Check out the times Mohamed Ramadan put his muscular physique on display and shared ...
A retrospective of acclaimed US street artist KAWS opened in New York on Friday. The exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first major retrospective in his 25-year career. "KAWS: What Party", traces the artistic journey of Brian Donnelly, the ex-graffiti artist turned painter and sculptor. "The work of KAWS addresses universal emotions such as loneliness, melancholy, and companionship," said Joan Robledo-Palop. The artist gave very little away about his thought processes during his career. KAWS's characters manage to be light-hearted. They resonate with all of us in life in ...