Hindu pilgrims gathered at the Ganges river in India, Thursday, despite Covid-19 pandemic to mark the Kumbh Mela, a religious festival that regularly attracts millions. India is now struggling with a massive coronavirus outbreak, as it is now the second most coronavirus infections in the world, with over 150,000 deaths. However, Hindus decided to carry out the annual pilgrimage to Haridwar in northern India. "The pandemic is a bit of a worry, but we are taking all precautions," according to the organiser Siddharth Chakrapani, who expected between 800,000 and a ...
Kuwaiti actress Hind Al-Balushi has surprised fans when Saudi social media star Rayan Jailer revealed that she tied the knot to Iraqi The Voice alum Ali Youssef. The marriage itself was not the only surprise, as it was later revealed that Ali already has a wife and a daughter. Soon after Hind declared that she didn't know that Ali Youssef was already married with a child, adding that she's fine with being the second wife and that Sharia allows men to marry up to four women. Hind's marriage was reflected ...
Donald Trump, born on June 14, 1946, is the 45th president of the United States. Trump was elected in 2016 after a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He ruled the country for 4 years but he lost his second presidential bid to Joe Biden. Major events happened during his rule period, mentioning the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Deal of the Century, the Abraham Accords, building the US-Mexico wall, first historic visit to North Korea, and the family separation policy. Donald Trump is set ...
We all know the historical and archeological museums, and visiting them is usually on our “places to visit” lists when we travel. However, you might be missing out on a lot if you don’t add “food museums” to this list! Here are 9 of the world’s strangest food museums:
The village of Wadi al-Murr in Oman existed ages ago. Today its former residents and visitors are still coming to rediscover the city which was once engulfed by the desert. One local elder says: "All the houses in the village were invaded by the sand that assailed them 30 years ago, forcing the inhabitants to leave their homes." Nevertheless, not all of the village was buried under the sand but some building tops and sections of the stone wall are still above the ground to prove people once living out ...
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 ...