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WATCH: Dubai ruler surprises Ramadan volunteers at iftar time

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid surprised volunteers on Tuesday as they were handing out meals to drivers just before iftar time at sunset, during which Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan break their fast. The volunteers hand out meals on roads and traffic intersections in an effort to reduce traffic during rush hour just before iftar, according to Gulf News. A video of the moment made rounds on social media, showing Sheikh Mohammad greeting the volunteers.  

Fairuz releases new song about Jerusalem titled ‘Till When God’

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Legendary Lebanese singer Fairuz who has not release a song in years has put out a new song honoring Jerusalem and Palestinians titled “Till When God”. The singer, now 82-years-old, is seen wearing an all-black outfit and veil with a graphic of Jesus behind her. Edited into the video are images of Palestinians in marches and clashes with Israeli soldiers. The song comes amid tensions between Palestinians and Israelis after President Donald Trump announced the opening of a US embassy ...

Saddam’s superyacht ends up as sailors’ hotel

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The king size bed in Saddam Hussein’s superyacht is made, the silk curtains around it have been drawn back and, in the gold-rimmed bathroom next door, a barber’s chair awaits its occupant. But the Iraqi dictator never boarded the 82-metre (270-foot) “Basrah Breeze” built for him in 1981 - and its amenities will now be enjoyed by the pilots who guide shipping in and out of the port of Basra, the main southern city. In common with other treasures ...

Ramadan recipes: Tickle your taste buds with sweet, creamy rice pudding

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The traditional rice pudding dessert is still a favorite over the Ramadan period

Teen who started massive Oregon wildfire must repay $37 million

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill.The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John A. Olson issued the opinion on Monday, awarding the restitution totaling $36,618,330.24 to cover the costs of firefighting, repair and restoration to the gorge and damage to homes. Victims include the U.S. Forest ...

Kensington Palace releases official Harry-Meghan wedding photos

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from the wedding day of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (CL) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle following the carriage procession.A statement released on the occasion said: “The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding”. The pictures were simultaneously released on social media. ...

VIDEO: Longest Ramadan lantern in Egypt awaits Guinness recognition

Monday, 21 May 2018

This is the longest Ramadan lantern in Egypt, 50 meters long, or 15 floors high and it is waiting to be recognized by Guinness World Records. In Cinema Laila Street in Bakus district of Alexandria, between two huge buildings, the tallest lantern in Ramadan in Egypt has become a hot spot for pedestrians and visitors to take pictures beside it. The sight led some enthusiasts to push for its inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records. Ahmed Al-Hajo, the man behind the concept told Al Arabiya that ...

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief Center continues distributing food baskets in Myanmar

Monday, 21 May 2018

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has distributed 565 food baskets to needy families in the villages of the Arkan province in Myanmar. The distribution comes within the framework of the humanitarian projects provided by the kingdom represented by KSRelief for the needy in a number of countries including Myanmar, Yemen and Syria. During a recent meeting with the UNESCO Arab Group at its headquarters in Paris, KSRELIEF supervisor, general, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, ...

Got a Ramadan sweet tooth? Here are 6 healthy and easy-to-make desserts

Monday, 21 May 2018

Arabic sweets, popular in Ramadan, are laden with a lot of sugar and fat... try these delicious alternatives!

Saudi Arabia provides more than 9,000 mobility scooters for elderly in Mecca

Monday, 21 May 2018

The department of mobility services at the general authority for the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque is providing over 9,000 free mobility scooters for elderly and special needs worshippers. The director of the department of mobility services, Saleh Mohammed Hosawi, said that 168 employees ensure the efficiency and ease of access to the mobility scooters, including supervisors, technicians and administrators. The department has designated 700 mobility scooters on the mezzanine floor, ...

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