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Germany scraps major music award following anti-Semitic scandal

By ethan / April 26, 2018

German music companies have decided to abolish the prestigious Echo Awards after a rapper duo won the award despite being accused of singing anti-Semitic lyrics. The scandal has prompted many musicians to return their awards. “There will be no more ‘Echo’ [awards],” a statement published on the event’s official website says, adding that the German […]

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France, US & allies to ‘build Syria of tomorrow’ – Macron

By ethan / April 26, 2018

Paris is seeking to bridge the moribund Geneva talks with the Russian-led Astana process in order to build peace in Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron said on his last day of a state visit to Washington. The US, the UK, France, Jordan and Saudi Arabia have formed a “contact group” on Syria, which is coordinating […]

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Macron: It doesn't look like Trump will stay in Iran nuclear deal

By ethan / April 26, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron believes US President Donald Trump is leaning towards getting the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US leader is not ready to go back on his pre-election promise, Macron told media. “”Just like you do, I listen to what President Trump is saying, and it seems to me that […]

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Plane swept over by raging sandstorm at Saudi Arabian airport (VIDEO)

By ethan / April 25, 2018

Cockpit footage shot at Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Airport showed a pilot struggling to control a commercial plane in almost zero-visibility conditions after landing straight into a sandstorm engulfing the runway. Rocked by high winds, the jetliner touched down as a sand cloud blanketed the runway, blocking the sun. As the plane slowed to a halt […]

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Saudis get worked up over lycra-clad woman's workout (VIDEO)

By ethan / April 25, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority has shut down a women’s fitness center in Riyadh after a video showing a woman working out in figure-hugging lycra unleashed a storm of controversy. The video shows a woman, whose head, arms and chest aren’t covered, demonstrating kickboxing moves while wearing brightly colored sportswear in the Fit You fitness […]

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