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Netflix gay controversy in Turkey

Rumours of a gay character in a new Turkish Netflix series, “Love 101”, have ignited calls for a boycott of the streaming service and sharp criticism from the broadcast regulator. A furore erupted after a now-deleted Twitter account @love101netflix suggested one of the main characters in the show – a …

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Jeff Bezo hails from Cuban descent

Today, Mike Bezos is the father of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. But in 1962, Mike Bezos came to America from Cuba wearing a jacket his mother had hand-stitched from cleaning rags. He was a teenager traveling by himself and he spoke almost no English. “When he …

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about money with demurrage

Leaked document from the meeting between Pennywise    and The Beast Which was held at The Headquarters of The Shipping Empire just drifting in the doldrums far out in The Deep Blue Sea October 2, 2019  (crescent moon waxing) Chapter Three (from book 3  of The Books of Wee Thoughts entitled …

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Ranim Al-Basha presents a new show

Damascus – The Syrian talented anchor Ranim Al-Basha presents an English new weekly program on the Syrian official TV channel, entitled “Syria Insider Weekly”. The program talks about the most important issues of Syria, politically, economically culturally, and socially. The show that started 8 months ago, is produced by Sawsan …

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RAKTDA gets new CEO

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today issued a resolution regarding the appointment of Raki Phillips as CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority,RAKTDA, to lead the authority’s plans in the promotion and development of the emirate’s tourism infrastructure …

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Qatar wins Asian cup against all odds

Almoez Ali scored with a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the Asian Cup to set Qatar on their way to a first continental title with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday. Ali’s early goal took him past Ali Daei’s 1996 tally and, …

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Maradona praises planned Papal visit

The visit by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, to the United Arab Emirates between 3rd-5th February will be ‘fabulous’ and ‘historic’, according to former Argentinian football player Diego Maradona. Current manager of Mexican team Dorados, Maradona had contracts with Dubai’s Al Wasl in 2011-2012 and with Fujairah …

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Person of Year goes to free speech journalists

Time magazine on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as its “Person of the Year,” in a cover story headlined “The Guardians and the War on Truth.” The honor went to a series of …

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Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner got married

By Eliza Brooke for Vox Some readers may still be reeling from Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande’s broken engagement, but today we close the week on a somewhat happier celebrity wedding note: Josh Kushner and Karlie Kloss got married. Kushner, a 33-year-old venture capitalist and founder of the health care …

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Inside Will Smith’s Dubai diary

Hollywood actor Will Smith continues to fill his Dubai photo album with many experiences, which has included a trip to the desert with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and son Trey, shooting for a hush-hush project, along with yet another picture of him hanging out at the Burj Khalifa. Early on …

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Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump tossed on 1st Amendment grounds

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday threw out adult-film actress Stormy Daniel’s defamation lawsuit against President Trump on free-speech grounds. “The court agrees with Mr. Trump’s argument because the tweet in question constitutes ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse in the U.S.,” U.S. District Judge S. …

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After tumultuous Kavanaugh hearing, swing-vote senators weigh judge’s fate: ‘It’s a tough one’

Following an explosive and, at times, highly emotional day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, all eyes turned to several key swing-vote senators who remained outwardly undecided on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s fate late Thursday. After the hearing, moderate Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowksi, R-Alaska, as well as …

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Filipina housemaid in UAE becomes millionaire

For Gina Soriano, the selfless act of sending money home regulary can yield bountiful rewards. A housemaid who has been in the UAE for ten years now, Gina had recently made a money transfer to the Philippines worth Dh1,695. The funds were for her family she has left behind in …

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Maradona appears to collapse as Argentina win

Paramedics tended to Argentina legend Diego Maradona after he fell ill after cheering on his country as they scored late against Nigeria to stay in the World Cup on Tuesday, according to reports. Maradona, 57, had been visibly emotional during the match in Saint Petersburg that Argentina had to win …

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