Massive blast has shaken Lebanon August 4th, 2020 which was allegedly caused by a fire at a warehouse containing explosives at the Port of Beirut. Lebanese Heath Minister Hamad Hassan initially revealed that over 63 people were killed and more than 2,750 were admitted to hospitals with death toll figures rising to 100 killed and over 4000 injured. President Michel Aoun revealed that an ammonium nitrate was the main cause of the blast on Tuesday, as the Supreme Defense Council has declared a state of emergency for two weeks. On ...
Indian chiefs and dancing red and black devils invade the Nicaraguan capital each August as the annual Santo Domingo festival explodes in the streets of Managua to honor the tiny statue of a Roman Catholic saint. The Santo Domingo de Guzman festival in Managua, Nicaragua, is filled with rituals and dancing, feasting, celebrations and worshipping. Thousands of people give thanks to Santo Domingo and ask for blessings during the 10-day festival. At the end of the 19th century, in the midsize town that Managua was at that time, the discovery ...
Eid al-Adha was marked by all Muslims around the world Friday, 31st July, 2020 despite limited celebrations and gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic. Muslims during this Eid and who can afford it sacrificed cattle as part of the celebrations, as well as camels, goats, sheep or rams. Moreover, the sacrifice and the meat which is distributed to the poor is to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son. However, during this harsh economic situations many people couldn't afford livestock. Mosques worldwide imposed strict hygiene rules in order to ...
Nearly 2,000 Yazidi children freed from the grips of ISIS in recent years are still trapped by psychological and physical trauma. Amnesty warns that children who faced torture, forced conscription, rape, and other abuses at the hands of ISIS were not getting the care they need. ISIS swept through the region of the Yazidis in northwest Iraq in 2014. The extremists slaughtered thousands of men, abducted women and girls and forced boys to fight on their behalf. To this day, child survivors suffer "debilitating long-term injuries," as well as post-traumatic ...
Palestinians every year celebrate the Traditional Costume Day thought marching in traditional dress symbolic of the Palestinian identity. Moreover, they usually wear Palestinian traditional scarfs, and sing traditional songs in addition to perform the traditional Palestinian dancing known as "a-Dabkeh." Some of them have waved the Palestinian flags and carried what they called the keys of return which is considered as a reminder of the homes their grandparents were forced to leave back in 1948.
On Sunday, Iraqis staged angry rallies in the capital and several southern cities. They turned violent in Baghdad's main protest camp of Tahrir Square. Protests turned deadly in Baghdad after clashes between Iraqi protesters and security forces in central Baghdad as at least two demonstrators were killed overnight, security and medical sources said on Monday. Iraq's prime minister demanded an immediate investigation into the deaths of two demonstrators which threaten to reignite an unprecedented protest movement against government graft and incompetence that erupted across Baghdad and southern Iraq in October. ...
Saudi Arabia has prepared the holy city of Mecca to welcome pilgrims for the annual Hajj season despite the harsh conditions with very small number of people taking part in the 2020 Hajj compared to the past years. The COVID-19 pandemic and the rising infections in the kingdom has forced the government to limit the people vising the holy places to around 1,000 pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia, 700 of whom are expatriates. On the other hand, around 2.5 million people from all over the world usually head to Saudi ...
Turkish actresses are known for their successful roles and the ability to attract attention, thanks to their charming beauty and distinctive look on screen. But many of their fans don't know is that their favorite stars had underwent to plastic surgeries. Some of them succeeded, but others crossed boundaries and added a complete change to the features of the artist, to the point that they become difficult to be recognized. Check Turkish actresses before and after plastic surgeries.
Like other countries in the world, Lebanon is facing an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, compounded by the economic and financial crisis. Lebanon faces the urgent need to provide immediate support to poor households, as well as to small firms and businesses severely impacted by the crisis. Reliable access to water is a major challenge in Lebanon’s capital city and the Greater Beirut area. The Government of Lebanon has proposed to construct a dam in the Bisri Valley to create a reservoir that will feed drinking water to ...