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Shisha with a gold fish sparks anger among Egyptian internet users

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Egyptians did not react well to a new Shisha containing a living “golden fish” inside its water basin, offered at a coffee shop in Cairo. Viral posts on the Internet this week showed the water pipe containing a small fish trapped inside its narrow glass basin. Social media users in Egypt strongly rejected the new phenomenon, describing the act as “inhumane” and considered it “animal abuse.” They also called on the Ministry of Health to intervene immediately ...

WATCH: The tallest camel in the world at the Saudi Camel Festival

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

King Abdulaziz Camel Festival has been distinguished this year for the presence of the tallest camel in the world which will hopefully make it into the Guinness World Records. Fares al-Dalbji, a supervisor at the festival, said the camel whose height is three meters breaks the previous record of the tallest camel which is 190 centimeters. The eight-year-old yellow camel belongs to Sultan al-Rashidi from Ha’il, Dalbji said, adding that he has two other camels from the same breed but they ...

WATCH: Abu Dhabi crown prince thanks employee for 40 years of service

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

After spending 40 years working at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Mohideen Ibrahim was bid farewell by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.A video shared on Sheikh Mohammed’s official Twitter account was retweeted several times on Monday showing the crown prince embracing Ibrahim, and thanking him for his years of hard work.Moideen, 63, worked in the media office, filing and sorting papers, the National newspaper reported ...

IN PICTURES: Saudi man creates factory to produce less-processed date sugar

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A Saudi man in Al-Ahsa has been investing in dates and turning them into date sugar that’s less processed than more conventional sugars. Ali al-Yassin told Al-Arabiya.net that since Ahsa has abundant date production, he decided to do something to make profit and prevent waste. Yassin turned three types of dates, Shishi, Raziz and Khalas, into sugar which was approved by more than one company outside the Saudi kingdom. It all began after last year’s date festival when Yassin set a ...

Minnie Mouse gets her star, a few decades after Mickey

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Minnie Mouse was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Monday, with her eternal sidekick Mickey by her side.In her red and white polka-dot dress and bright yellow heels, the giggly cartoon favorite was recognized a full four decades after Mickey."Mickey, I'm so happy you're here to share this wonderful day with me. That's for you! This really is the best day ever. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you," she said.Minnie was joined by pop star Katy Perry -- who also wore a red and ...

PHOTOS: Saudi women exhibit their art projects in US

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

An all-female art/projects exhibit by Saudi women artists is set to open this week at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC. The exhibit is a reminder that Saudi women’s talents have long been exercised, even as they are slow for the world to see and for Saudis to fully appreciate. “Women’s Point of View” is an exhibition of artwork and projects created by the visual communications students of the all-women’s Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah. The works range from an ...

Prominent Saudi preacher on polygamy: ‘Men should be satisfied with one wife’

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Prominent Saudi preacher Dr. A'ed al-Qarni has called on men in the kingdom to be "satisfied" with a monogomous marriage and not marry more than one woman. Speaking on an MBC talk show this week, Qarni said: "I advise men to be content with one wife. If a man wishes to marry more, then God help him. But it is not worth the hassle that will affect both him, and the women he marries." The Sheikh was speaking about the topic despite he himself being polygamous. Seperately, Qarni ...

Morocco probes dinosaur tail sold in Mexico auction

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Moroccan authorities have opened an inquiry into the origins of a dinosaur tail from the North African country sold at auction in Mexico, the culture ministry said Saturday. The four-metre-long (13-foot) fragment of an “Atlasaurus tail from the Jurassic period” was sold on Tuesday for 1.8 million pesos ($96,000), according to Mexican auctions website Morton. It said the fossil came from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco after which the dinosaur is named. Abdellah Alaoui, the head of ...

Church conservatives question pope’s airborne nuptials

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament and warned it could cheapen the church’s marriage preparation down the line. “Do you know what’s a ‘marriage’ ripe for annulment?” tweeted the traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli. ...

Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway.Women are divided among themselves, men are beginning to speak out, and words like “revenge porn” and “witch hunt” are turning up in opinion pieces and on social media.Inspired by multiple accusations, including rape, against film producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, ...

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