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 ...
Over 200,000 Buddhists have joined Zoom on Friday, February 26th, to celebrate a special occasion. Makha Bucha Day is a public holiday across Thailand. It is usually observed in a different ways by lay Buddhists in local communities; this day is considered as one of the holist days for the Buddhist communities. Moreover, according to the story, when the Buddha was alive thousands of years ago, 1,250 of his followers came to see him in India without a scheduled meeting; they all came on what is now known as Makha ...
Israel has imposed some of the world's tightest restrictions to contain coronavirus, but that did not stop ultra-Orthodox Jews from hitting the streets to celebrate a treasured religious custom: Drinking on Purim. Purim typically includes costumes and boisterous public celebrations marking a story dating from fourth-century Persia that saw Jews defeat a murderous plot against them. One verse in the Megillah text that recounts the story and laws of the holiday instructs Jews to "drink on Purim until you cannot distinguish between cursing Haman and blessing Mordechai," referring to the ...
All these families they have to scoop up their children and run before getting caught in the crossfires between Yemen's warring sides. The Al-Zor camp where they had been living for four years is no longer safe with the Iran-backed Huothis drawing nearer in a major offensive against the northern city of Marib and its nearby oil fields. Around 140 sites have sprung up in the region to provide basic shelter for the displaced, who number up to one million according to some estimates. Al-Zor is among a cluster of ...
During the coronavirus pandemic many facilities were shut down, a pub which was closed due to lockdown in Ireland is now serving a menagerie of very different clientele after being turned into a wildlife hospital which is the first in the country. The newly-opened hospital used to be the bar of the Tara Na Ri pub, located in County Meath, northwest of Dublin and was deserted with the blinds pulled down, the Guinness taps dry and till empty. Liam, a two-week-old wild Irish goat, was found on a mountainside is ...
Countries hit hardest by poverty are often countries that are also caught in other crises, including political conflict, hunger, and climate change. Here, we look at the ten fiscally-poorest countries in the world.