Society

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper (Reuters)
21 Feb 2017
Dubai police have summoned a Russian model, who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper, to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model, identified by local...
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Saudi gamers get together at kingdom's first-ever Comic Con

Saudi gamers get together at kingdom's first-ever Comic Con. Spectators attend Comic Con expo in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia February 18, 2017 (Ali al-Qarni / Reuters).
20 Feb 2017
In a country where the use of magic is a crime punishable by beheading, it's not every day that young Saudis wander down the street dressed as the Hulk or Doctor Doom. But for three days over the weekend, some 20,000 Saudis decked out...
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Violence against women costs LE2.5 billion annually: Minister

20 Feb 2017
Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali has indicated several obstacles facing the empowerment of women, saying that Arab women represent 25 percent of the total workforce in the Arab world and that 40 percent of the unemployed are women....
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Coffee shops in Heliopolis wrecked, randomly demolished

14 Feb 2017
The facades of several shops and cafes at the intersection of Nozha and Horeya streets in Heliopolis remain in a state of ruin since the African Cup of Nations final between Egypt and Cameroon, which the latter won on February 5.  One...
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Egyptian restaurant involves singles to celebrate Valentine's Day

14 Feb 2017
Valentine's Day is a suitable occasion for couples to express their feelings for each other using different ways, but Mina and Yostina had another opinion, as they decided to celebrate the day with single people.     Mina and...
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When clowns celebrate a clown

Clowns and entertainers in the pews at All Saints Church in London, gathered to remember Grimaldi. Photos: Reuters
 
 
 
11 Feb 2017
Dressed in bright colours and wearing shiny red noses, dozens of clowns gathered in London on Feb 5 to celebrate the life of the art form’s founding father.   Bold makeup, bowler hats and oversized bow ties were on show at All...
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Population Council aims to eliminate FGM by 2030

08 Feb 2017
Egyptian society has responded to efforts made by national institutions to confront the phenomenon of female genital mutilation, according to the National Population Council’s FGM Abandonment and Family Empowerment Program....
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Trump doll offered for 2017 Girls Day


Japanese dolls depicting US President Donald Trump (L) and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, as part of a traditional set of Japanese ornamental hina dolls used in Japan to celebrate Girls' Day. Pictured at the doll-maker's (Kyugetsu Co Ltd) main shop in Tokyo, Japan, January 26, 2017 (Toru Hanai / Reuters). 

 
06 Feb 2017
A traditional Japanese doll modeled after US President Donald Trump has raised eyebrows among some Tokyo shoppers ahead of "Girls Day", a holiday meant to celebrate the health and happiness of girls. The Trump doll, clad in a...
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Egyptian restaurant provides daily free meals to the needy

26 Jan 2017
A restaurant in Dokki called "Kebda w Shawarma" announced that it will provide Shawarma (meat), hot dog and liver sandwiches for free for one hour every day to needy people.     The initiative, announced last month,...
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Free bus tours for dogs organized in London

19 Jan 2017
Free bus tours for dogs and their owners to canine-friendly destinations in London were organized in the British capital this week, the Daily Mail website reported.   The trip was the first of its kind in London and extended over...
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