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PICTURES: British diplomat, Dutch bride have traditional Sudanese wedding

Saturday, 24 March 2018

A diplomatic couple stationed in Sudan where they worked for their respective country’s embassy have chosen to wed according to Sudanese traditions. The “blushing” bride Fika, who works for the Dutch embassy, was dressed in a vibrant red dress known as “farkat alqurmasees.” Her skin was also embezzled with henna, a typical bridal tradition across several African and Arab countries. As for her husband, Ishtiyak Ghafour, who works for the British embassy in Khartoum, ...

UAE expat community show support to family after husband dies on Emirates flight

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The UAE’s expat community has come together in a time of need after a young British family residing in the country lost a husband and father onboard an Emirates Dubai-bound flight.The late man, a New Zealand resident, died on a flight from Christchurch to Dubai on March 18, reported The National. Accompanying him was his wife and children.The family currently awaits autopsy results at a hotel in the emirate. Upon hearing the news, social media platforms buzzed calling for support to the ...

Aromas unlimited: What we know about Asia’s largest spice market in India

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Asia’s biggest spice market in the heart of old Delhi offers more than just aroma and taste. The story goes that there used to be a salty-water stepwell at the spot where the market came up. Hence the name Khari Baoli as Khari is salty in Hindi and Baoli is stepwell. The market dates back to the Mughal era and has transformed over a period of time. The market offers a variety of local and exotic spices. Loaded on camels According to Sanjay Bhargava, a trader here says spices used to be ...

Who are the two British ISIS ‘Beatles’ fighters captured in Syria

Friday, 9 February 2018

Two British ISIS fighters who were part of a notorious kidnapping cell dubbed “The Beatles” for their British accents have been captured in Syria, a US defense official confirmed Thursday.The two members of the group still in the field, Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, both from Britain, were captured in January in eastern Syria by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.“The two are believed to have acted as guards and interpreters involved in ISIS’ illegal ...

VIDEO: 300-year-old Anglo Arabic school struggles for identity in India

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

An Anglo-Arabic school in India, which was established in the year 1696, has been fighting for identity and resources ever since the British introduced the English language. The school in Delhi, which was established during the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, was ransacked during the mutiny of 1857. Anglo Arabic Secondary School was then a seat of learning for languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit and English and now battles lack of resources.  

Banksy work comes top of poll of UK’s favorite artworks

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A graffiti work of a girl losing a heart-shaped balloon by notorious artist Banksy is Britain’s favorite artwork, according to a poll out Wednesday.The “Balloon Girl” stencil painting, which appeared on the side of shop in east London in 2002, topped the shortlist of best British artworks, as voted on by 2,000 people.The artwork was removed and sold in 2014 for around £500,000 (560,000 euros, $651,000).John Constable’s 1821 pastoral landscape “The Hay ...

Saudi King Salman receives British Conservative Party delegation

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday received a delegation from the Middle East Group of British Conservative Party headed by Helen Whately at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. According to the Saudi Press Agency, during the meeting, they reviewed relations of friendship between the two countries and different aspects of cooperation, particularly between the Shura Council and the British Parliament. The meeting was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi ...

Keeping calm and carrying on, with Brexit, defies the terrorists

Thursday, 30 March 2017

It’s barely a week since Khalid Masood carried out his deadly attack in London, killing several, including a policeman, before he was finally shot and killed himself. Yet already London has apparently moved on. It’s not that Londoners don’t care. But throughout history the UK capital has maintained a great resolve to ‘keep calm and carry on’. To many, these five words are iconic with everything that they hold dear to being British – that’s not to say ...

Peter Harrison

Welcome inside: Mosques across the UK opening their doors to all

Sunday, 12 February 2017

It was the third annual Visit My Mosque day which was set up by the Muslim Council of Britain

Asiri: Coalition has stopped use of cluster munition

Monday, 19 December 2016

Arab coalition spokesman says it was used only to defend Saudi towns and villages against continuous attacks by Houthi militia

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