Some Arab brands are gaining more and more popularity around the MENA region and the world; introducing cosmetics, hand-made and unique items of clothing, soaps and skincare products that use the unique rich minerals of the region. The following ten brands should make it to your Must-have list.
Manhattanhenge Is Back! It only happens twice a year over four days. It’s perhaps the ultimate natural urban phenomenon. Manhattanhenge is an astronomical event that occurs every year before and after the summer solstice. The annual event is a series of four evenings where the sun perfectly aligns with New York City's street grid, and New Yorkers congregate in intersections to capture it. The grid of Manhattan offers great views of this astronomical event from as far south as 14th street to as far north as Washington Heights. As long ...
Thousands of people protested across France on Friday denouncing the promotion to interior minister of a rising star Gerald Darmanin who is the subject of a rape investigation into allegations he strongly denies. The protesters rallied in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse and other cities with slogans denouncing "the culture of rape On the Move" a reference to the name of President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party The Republic on the Move (LREM). Protesters are also angry over the naming as justice minister of Eric Dupond-Moretti, a celebrity lawyer who has been ...
Few hours ago, Bollywood model-turned-actress Aishwarya Rai has annouced that she tested postive with Coronavirus. Earlier before, her husband Abhishek Bachchan and father in law Amitabh Bachchan have also tested positive with the virus. Amid this pandemic, let us share with you a series of the most fabulous shots of Aishwarya Rai on Instagram.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces that the Hagia Sophia would be reopened for Muslim worship as a mosque, sparking fury in the Christian community and neighbouring Greece. In an address to the nation, Erdogan said the first Muslim prayers at the Hagia Sophia would be performed on July 24. The UNESCO World Heritage site in historic Istanbul, a magnet for tourists worldwide, was first constructed as a cathedral in the Christian Byzantine Empire but was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Last year, ...
After Syria's war whisked away the silkworms from his mulberry trees, 65-year-old Mohammed Saud instead turned his idle home workshop into a silk museum to celebrate the ancient craft. In the green hills of Deir Mama, Saud, his wife and three sons have been making silk for decades. They would raise silkworms in the spring, watching them munch on mulberry tree leaves and slowly build their thick cocoons, before spinning the thread and weaving it into fine cloth. But Syria's nine-year-old war has complicated silkworm imports, and stemmed production for ...
Massive floods in Japan have killed over 50 people as it was caused due to the incessant weekend rains in Kumamoto province, southwestern Kyushu island. Moreover, Japan's Meteorological Agencyhave released its second-highest emergency warning for heavy rain and landslid. Around 3.6 million people across the country were told to evacuate, although evacuation is not mandatory. However, the number of people who actually took shelter was not provided by authorities.
Unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Hisham Al-Hashimi, a leading Iraqi expert on Daesh and other armed groups. The big question is what action Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi can afford to take under the circumstances. Al-Hashimi was a well-respected Iraqi academic and political analyst. His expertise on Daesh earned him the position of adviser to the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Al-Hashimi had expressed fears in recent weeks that Iranian-backed constituents of Hashd had him in their crosshairs. A medical source at the hospital where he was ...
In the Middle East, family businesses are the backbone of the region’s economy where some of the largest businesses are run by families through private companies. It’s worth mentioning that the 10 most powerful Arab families have a wealth of more than $31 billion. Here are the top 10 Arab Family Businesses this year.
France has finally opened the Louvre Museum on Monday which is considered as the world's most visited museum. The Louvre, which was a former palace for France's kings, predicted to have lost over 40 million euros in ticket sales during COVID-19 shutdown. The museum is divided to several sections including Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman department, Islamic art, Sculptures, and Paintings. On the other hand, during Nazi occupation, thousands of artworks were stolen. But after the war, 61,233 articles of more than 150,000 seized artworks returned ...