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Time for something sweet? Here are the UAE’s most ‘Instagrammable’ desserts

Saturday, 17 February 2018

‘Tis the month of love… the love of dessert, we say. Yes, yes. It’s February. Valentine’s Day has come and gone. But the month also marks ‘Madly in Love with Me Day’, ‘World Nutella Day’, ‘Chocolate Fondue Day’ and ‘Eat Ice-cream for Breakfast Day’. So, it would be a disservice to chefs across the region to not celebrate all of this with a bit of sweet stuff? Right? Right? We knew you didn’t need much convincing. ...

Social media access restricted on Iran mobiles: agencies

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Access to the popular photo sharing and messaging apps Instagram and Telegram was restricted on mobile phones, Iranian media reported on Sunday, after three days of protests in many cities. Access to Telegram, which the government has accused of being used to foment violence during the protests, was cut in the early afternoon, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency and other media. Telecoms Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi had accused channels on Telegram of being ...

Iranian ‘Angelina Jolie’ takes cover off her ‘fake face’

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Iranian girl who claimed to have had 50 plastic surgeries to resemble Angelina Jolie has admitted that her whole story was a lie. Sahar Tabar had shared several selfies of her enhanced face on her Instagram account which reached 296,000 followers. She also stated that she went through extreme diet programs for months and lost 50 kilograms to reach Jolie’s weight of 40 kilograms. She later said that she committed this fraud to entertain herself. When the photos first came out, viewers ...

Gaza Instagram stars want world to get the picture

Monday, 16 October 2017

They may not be able to leave Gaza without Israeli or Egyptian permission, but their photos can.The two women are among a small number of Instagram stars in the blockaded Palestinian enclave, showing followers a different side of their homeland from what much of the world may be used to hearing or seeing.“I see Instagram as a window,” says Kholoud Nassar, 26, wearing a pink hijab and fiddling with a toy car that features in many of her pictures.Fatma Mosabah, 21, agrees, saying that ...

Egyptian couple creates ‘Around Egypt in 60 Days’ page to boost tourism

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A young Egyptian couple chose to boost tourism in Egypt by documenting their trips around the country on an Instagram page. They began to tour Egypt’s governorates and photographing the wonderful landmarks in the cities on the way . Their Instagram page is called “Around Egypt in 60 Days” and they captioned each image with Arabic and English description of the sites they enjoyed. The photos capture a variety of popular Egyptian locations such as the Citadel, Mohammad Ali ...

Facebook bans white nationalist’s accounts over hate speech

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. Cantwell was featured in a Vice News documentary about the rally and its aftermath.Facebook has also removed at least eight pages connected to the white nationalist ...

Fans rush to defend Egyptian actress Nelly Karim after bikini shoot

Monday, 14 August 2017

Fans of Egyptian actress Nelly Karim rushed to Instagram to defend the star after she came under fire for posting a photo of herself in a bikini. The actress shared a photo of herself on the beach while holidaying in the Red Sea resort of Gouna. Although Karim’s pose appeared to be natural and non-provocative way, some social media users were upset at the star, and began slut-shaming her. READ ALSO: Hijabi Egyptian volleyball player compared to bikini-clad German The angry ...

Snapchat results failed to click with Wall Street

Friday, 11 August 2017

Shares of Snapchat parent Snap sank to new lows on Thursday after the company reported a hefty quarterly loss and user growth, which missed Wall Street expectations.Revenue at the California-based company more than doubled to $182 million while its loss soared to $443 million in the quarter that ended June 30, according to an earnings release.Snap reported a loss of $116 million in the same quarter last year.Meanwhile, the average number of people using vanishing message service Snapchat daily ...

Instagram enlists AI to filter nasty comments

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Instagram on Thursday said it is using artificial intelligence to filter nasty comments and spam at the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing service.The move comes as Facebook and other internet companies work to curb trolls, hate speech and the spread of violent ideology on their platforms.“Many of you have told us that toxic comments discourage you from enjoying Instagram and expressing yourself freely,” co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a blog post.“To ...

Ivanka admires 1945 photo of Saudi King Abdulaziz’s meeting with Roosevelt

Sunday, 4 June 2017

US First Daughter Ivanka Trump posted on Instagram on Saturday an image of her and a man believed to be her husband, presidential advisor Jared Kushner, looking at a historic photo during her trip to Saudi Arabia last month.The 1945 photo was Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz meeting with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Ivanka wrote: “#FBF to President Trump’s foreign trip last week, while admiring this historic photo of President Roosevelt’s first meeting with Saudi King ...

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