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Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The producers of “Padmavati” - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests. The movie, which was due to go on release in India on Dec. 1, has led to protests in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and other states. It has also faced a delays in approval from the Indian censor board. The studio behind the movie, Viacom 18 - a joint venture ...

Egypt police arrest singer Shyma over racy video

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Egyptian police on Saturday arrested a pop singer known as Shyma after she appeared in a music video in lingerie while suggestively eating a banana, officials said. The racy video for her song “I Have Issues” had led to complaints, police officials said, adding she is suspected of “inciting debauchery.” In the video the hitherto little-known singer appears in a mock classroom licking an apple and appearing to mimic fellatio on a banana in front of a chalkboard scrawled ...

George Clooney makes TV return with ‘Catch-22,’ two decades after ER

Friday, 17 November 2017

George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of “Catch-22,” Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show “ER” to become one of film’s biggest names.Clooney will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on US author Joseph Heller’s darkly comedic 1961 novel “Catch-22,” for Viacom Inc’s Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, shooting in early 2018, the studio ...

VIDEO: US TV host James Corden raises awareness on devastating famine in Yemen

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

US TV host James Corden raised awareness during his talk show earlier this week on the devastating famine in Yemen where millions of lives are at risk. During The Late Late Show with James Corden, he took a moment to call attention to the crisis that is impacting over 20 million people. Corden pointed out that this “tragic humanitarian crisis” is not getting “nearly enough attention” by media. On Tuesday, the United Nations warned that millions of people in Yemen are at ...

Al Arabiya documentary on Qatar: Inciting Iran to invade Bahrain

Monday, 13 November 2017

Al-Arabiya channel started a series of documentaries about Qatar on Sunday evening. The series, which will run until Wednesday, includes two films, the first film consists of three parts, under the title "History of Qatar: Struggles for power", while the second film is entitled "The nest of secret operations." One part of the documentary highlights that Qatar “incited Iran” to occupy Bahrain. ALSO READ: Al-Arabiya to air documentary on Qatar’s ...

Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series

Monday, 13 November 2017

Amazon.com Inc has bought the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” the company said on Monday, in what may be its biggest and most expensive move yet to draw viewers to its streaming and shopping club Prime. Amazon said it will produce a multi-season series that explores new storylines preceding author J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first installment in the famed fantasy trilogy. Three movies made of the ...

Al-Arabiya to air documentary on Qatar’s power struggle and secret operations

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Al-Arabiya news channel will air a documentary about Qatar that consists of two parts entitled “Qatar’s history, a power struggle” and “the nest of secret operations.” “Qatar’s history, a power struggle” will consist of three episodes which will be aired on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 16:00 GMT. The rerun is scheduled for 22:00 GMT and 10:00 GMT the next day. It will address how former Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa seized power ...

Kurdish journalist stabbed to death in Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk

Monday, 30 October 2017

A Kurdish video journalist with a channel backing Iraqi Kurdistan’s leader Massud Barzani was stabbed to death at his home overnight in disputed Kirkuk province, a security source said Monday.Four armed men broke into the home of Arkan Sharif, a 54-year-old journalist with Kurdistan TV, at 2:30 am (2330 GMT Sunday) in the Daquq area south of Kirkuk city, the source said.Sharif, a father of three, was stabbed five times after his family were locked up in another room, the source said. Iraqi ...

Myanmar police charge TRT foreign reporters over drone use

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Myanmar police have charged two foreign journalists working for Turkish state media -- along with two Burmese locals -- for allegedly breaching import laws after they flew a drone over the country’s parliament.The men will be held in custody until their first court hearing on charges that carry up to three years in jail or a fine for the import and export of “restricted or banned goods” without obtaining a license.“We have opened a case against all four -- two foreigners ...

Myanmar detains Turkish media reporters for flying drone over capital

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Two foreign journalists working for Turkish state media have been detained for more than 24 hours in Myanmar for flying a drone over a parliament building in the capital, the government said Saturday.The incident comes during high tension between Myanmar and Turkey, which has lambasted the Southeast Asian nation for its treatment of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.Last month Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Myanmar of incubating “Buddhist terror” and ...

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