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New York AG investigates Weinstein Company

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

New York’s state attorney general has opened a sweeping investigation into potential gender discrimination and civil rights violations at the Weinstein Company, US media reported Monday.The inquiry comes with company co-founder and disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein a pariah over accusations from dozens of women about decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault.“If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know,” the attorney general ...

Sudanese diplomat arrested for groping woman in New York bar

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating a case of a Sudanese diplomat who was reportedly arrested after he groped a woman at a New York East Village bar. The diplomat identified by the New York Daily News as Hassan Salih, 36, attempted to evade police capture by running away but was apprehended, officers told the paper. The 23-year-old vicitm told police that Salih groped her at about 2:30 am Sunday at the bar and she informed security personnel who in turn contacted police. ...

Jennifer Lopez donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Monday, 25 September 2017

Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York State to support the hurricane-battered US Island. Lopez, born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, said she was donating the money to assorted charities and would work with fellow Latin stars to do more after Hurricane Maria killed at least 33 people in Puerto Rico and Dominica just after the devastation of mega-storm Irma. “This was the strongest hurricane to ...

PHOTOS: Solemn messages on New York’s 32nd annual Muslim Day Parade

Monday, 25 September 2017

Sunday marked New York’s 32nd annual Muslim Day Parade. Mosques from across the city guided faith-themed floats and held flags from various Muslim countries as they walked down Manhattan’s busy Madison Avenue. However, this year’s march had a much more cohesive and solemn message than previous years, serving in part to raise awareness in the alleged genocide of Burma’s Rohingya Muslim population. The Rohingya have been referred to by the United Nations as one of the ...

In post-Trump New York, comedian Atheer Yacoub uses jokes to fight prejudice

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New York based comedian Atheer Yacoub is a walking punchline. She is a Muslim-Arab, raised in the American South, fluent in both levantine Arabic and New York’s trademark sarcasm. After growing up having to explain and apologize for her identity, Yacoub decided to use her unique background as a way to entertain and inform others. Yacoub was raised in Alabama, an American state known for a largely conservative Christian population, and a history of violent racial tension. It’s not an ...

This Egyptian sandwich shop owner in NYC acts as a ‘political pundit’ for TV

Monday, 18 September 2017

Egyptian expat in the US Hatem el-Gamasy has become a victim of social media attacks, mocking his credibility as a spokesperson on political matters. The 48-year-old sandwich shop owner was shocked by the negative opinions he was receiving, after his story was published in the New York Times. English teacher Gamasy is a former English teacher from the Monufia governorate in Egypt. He came to the US to pursue studies in English as a second language. He has since been a resident in the US for ...

Michael Kors kicks off final day of NY Fashion Week

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Michael Kors kicked off the final day of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with A-list actresses Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta-Jones front row and plus-size models powering down the catwalk. Ashley Graham and Sabina Karlsson joined Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid in unveiling the spring 2018 collection, furthering a trend of New York designers starting to include fuller figures on the runway. Kors, the icon of American womenswear whom Forbes says finally hit the $1 billion mark in February ...

Madonna headed overseas - to a new home in Portugal

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Madonna is heading overseas to a new home in Portugal.The Michigan native had been living in New York. She said on Instagram Saturday that she finds the energy of Portugal inspiring, and it makes her feel creative and alive.A spokesman for the singer said she fell in love with the country after ending a tour there in 2004. Madonna posted that she’ll be working on a film and new music in Portugal.She said in her Instagram post: “It’s time to conquer the world from a different ...

Maduro’s son thinks the White House is in New York and that it’s the US capital

Sunday, 13 August 2017

The third word in Nicolás Maduro Guerra, the only son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is his mother’s family name, means “war” in Spanish. Guerra launched war on Saturday against US President Donald Trump in a speech, referring to his belief that the White House is in New York, and that it is the capital of the United States. “If Trump dare to carry out his threat of military intervention in Venezuela, the guns would reach New York and occupy the White ...

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