Spanish officials have rushed to remove the heavy snow from the roads before a cold snap transforms them into icy death traps as this storm marked the toughest in decades. Storm Filomena hit Spain leaving 3 dead as emergency services workers and army snowploughs stayed busy on Friday and Saturday. Government workers worked on freeing 2,500 stuck drivers in their vehicles due to the huge fall. The snowstorm was accompanied with major rainfall before moving to southern France, according to AFP. The country's weather forecasters AEMET predicted heavy frost overnight ...
Dakar Rally launched on Saturday Jan. 9th in Saudi Arabia. It is considered the world's most grueling event in motorsport's calendar held in the Kingdom. The event first kicked off in 1979 between Paris and the Senegalese capital. However, it was moved for the first time in Saudi Arabia last year after a decade in South America. Moreover, the Dakar move decision is part of the Kingdom's "2030 Vision" to enhance its openness. Riyadh has recently held high-profile football and boxing matches and will also hold its first Formula One ...
Millions of Copts in Egypt and Ethiopia marked Christmas Mass from their homes amid strict precautionary measures over the Covid-19 crisis. In Egypt, Coptic churches celebrated Christmas on January 6th, However, public attendance at religious festivals were banned across the country. On the other hand, Ethiopia's celebration is referred to as Gena, and is usually a time when Christians unite to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Sudanese Copts were able to catch Christmas midnight mass in Khartoum's Martyrs Church late on January 6, 2021.
US capitol announced a state of emergency till end of President Donald Trump's time in office on Jan. 20 after pro-Trump protesters broke into the congress building, according to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. US police revealed that 4 people were killed on or near the US Capitol as President's supporters rioted and besieged the federal legislature while at least 52 people were arrested. Ahead of the unrest, the US Congress had reconvened on Wednesday evening to count Electoral College votes, as it voted to reject objection to Arizona and ...
Hotels are an essential part of any travel plan, it can make it or break it. In some destinations what really matters is where you stay and what kind of services, comfort and luxury is provided. Here are the world’s top ten hotels in 2020 according to TripAdvisor’s users.
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have rushed into the streets to demand the release of jailed activist in the UK after a British judge blocked his extradition to the US to face espionage charges. Mexico has offered to give Assange a political asylum as residents have gathered in front of the British Embassy in the country to demand the freedom of the journalist. The UK judge had blocked the request to extradite Julian Assange to the US due to concerns over Mr Assange's mental health and risk of suicide ...
For the first time since 2017, Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia today, January 5th. This decision has come after Saudi Arabia announced to open air, space, sea boarder with its neighbouring country and lift the blockade. The 41st GCC summit is held in the Saudi Arabia's Al-Ula area. Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman revealed the meeting would create a united front, would bolster peace and prosperity and lead to a closing of ranks to promote solidarity ...
For Radwan Jibril, wounded in a bastion of Libya's 2011 revolution, losing his leg became "inevitable" and he had a prosthetic replacement, but thousands of other amputees are still waiting. An orthopaedic centre is finally scheduled to open in March to provide prostheses to amputees in the North African country riven by conflict for the past decade. Jibril, like so many others, was hit by shrapnel in his western hometown of Misrata, which endured a devastating siege during the revolt that brought down longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. according to AFP. ...
The gig began with a nun chanting on stage but suddenly erupted into a wall of noise unleashed by distorted guitars and screamed sutras -- the unique sound of Taiwan's first Buddhist death metal band. The island has a vibrant metal scene but few outfits are quite as eye-catching as "Dharma." Dressed in robes -- black, of course -- they use traditional Sanskrit sutras as lyrics. But everything else screams death metal, from bloody face paint on stage, to growled vocals, relentless riffs and double-kick blast beats. Founder and drummer ...
Despite coronavirus pandemic that crushed the year of 2020 and all the events that have taken place last year such as Australian bushfires, Kobe Bryant's death, BLM protests, Beirut explosion, etc. people have celebrated the beginning of a new year; hoping that it will bring peace and end of all crisis. The world have different styles of celebrations for this year, some countries have maintained lockdown measures amid covid-19 crisis as their people have enjoyed new year's eve behind closed doors; like: France, US, Italy, and Russia. However, lots of ...