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Outrageous: Bellydance over Egyptian Mosque

Outrageous: Bellydance over Egyptian Mosque

A bellydance video on a screen above one of Egypt’s mosques sparkled an outrage on social media. A clip shows a belly dancer dancing on a LED screen attached between a mosque’s minaret and a dome. Thousands took to social media to express their shock and anger. Upsetting   احترق قلبي — مِيْم`🇶🇦 (@meemoz_i) July 16, 2017 […]

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Kuwait: Expats should leave after 10 years

Kuwait: Expats should leave after 10 years

Kuwaiti lawmakers are calling to introduce a 10-year cap on all the expats working in the country. Kuwait has been long pushing to set up laws regulating country’s massive presence of foreigners. Kuwait’s population is around 4 million people, 70% of which are foreigners including 1.1 million Arab and 1.4 million Asian expatriates. The numbers are […]

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No more drivers, writers, shopkeepers and surgeons by year 2053. Learn why

No more drivers, writers, shopkeepers and surgeons by year 2053. Learn why

Scientists are predicting a very bright future… for robots! They are expected to outperform humans in most of the jobs in just 45 years. The Artificial Intelligence or AI will be translating in all the languages by 2024, preparing creative school essays by 2026, driving cars by 2027, writing books by 2049 and performing surgeries by […]

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Being HANGRY is real. See why

Being HANGRY is real. See why

If you feel irritated and even angry before your meal time, it means you are experiencing being ‘hangry‘. A new term for an old phenomenon was found by scientists, who believe we are getting irritated because of a sharp drop of glucose levels in our blood due to hunger. Thus we are likely to snap or tell […]

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Scandal: Sayidaty Magazine photoshops a cross from Najwa Karam

Scandal: Sayidaty Magazine photoshops a cross from Najwa Karam

Sayidati magazine published a photo of a Lebanese pop-star singer Najwa Karam on its Twitter account. The photo, celebrating her latest album ‘Menni Elak’,  features Karam sitting  in a black outfit, gently touching her hair. On the original phone she is also wearing a necklace with a cross, that went surprisingly missing in Sayidati’s version. The […]

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World Emoji day: What is your favourite Emoji?

World Emoji day: What is your favourite Emoji?

July 17 is World Emoji Day. Emojis are colourful symbols used in nearly 6 bln instant messages and chats daily to express emotions. The Unicode Standard List of emojis contains 2,666 symbols to choose from. However such companies like Apple and Google can even create their own emoji versions. The creators of the List consider […]

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Did you try head-kini? Absolute MUST!

Did you try head-kini? Absolute MUST!

Arab media recently reported a new phenomenon that invaded Algeria’s beaches and became known as ‘Head Kini’ or ‘Face Kini’, and sparked controversy in the country. The ‘head-kini’ is a mask to cover the head and face, worn by women when swimming in the beaches, so that only their eyes, and noses and mouths appear. They […]

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German capital city of Hamburger that went viral

German capital city of Hamburger that went viral

A news presenter from the Saudi Al-Ekhbariya channel became a social media sensation after he called the current place of G20 summit ‘the German capital city of Hamburger’ in an apparent gaffe on air. Some corrected the error     Others are speculating why the anchor confused the city with the food       […]

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Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

Gulf crisis between Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Qatar is getting a new dimension. This time, it is becoming a real war on social media where many put the flags of either Qatar or Saudia thus expressing their political views. However whilst some citizens chose to show their solidarity or voice frustrations on social media, […]

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Should you use French in Algeria?

Should you use French in Algeria?

Algerian Twitter users are expressing their opposition to the use of French on official documentation using the hashtag #No_to_French_on_official_documents or #لا_للفرنسية_في_الوثائق_الرسمية, which has garnered over 13,000 tweets by the time of publishing this article. However many users are responding sarcastically to the hashtag, saying that the country has bigger problems to deal with first. French […]

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