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    Jennifer Lopez's dress was so big it needed its own seat

    Jennifer Lopez wore a gown so big it needed its own seat. The 49-year-old singer and actress stunned at the premiere of her new film, 'Second Act', on Wednesday night in New York City in a Giambattista Valli couture dress which had a train so long it needed its own chair on the bus at the star travelled to the occasion. The 'On The Floor' hitmaker stole the spotlight at the glitzy event thanks to her glamorous high-low bubblegum pink gown, which featured an empire waist a short dramatic tulle skirt followed by a massive fluffy train. The 'Selena' star paired the lavish ensemble with a pair of sky-high metallic silver open-toe heels, as well as a pair of dew drop diamond earrings and a matching diamond bangle while she styled her brunette locks in a high tight bun.

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    ANALYSIS: What needs to be done over Iran’s crisis in 2019?

    For the Iranian regime, looking back at 2018 will mean looking back on a year of brutal crackdowns on its citizens, on increasing sanctions and failed European terror attacks. Despite its year of brutality and planned attacks, the protests that sprung up almost a year ago continue across the country, the economic situation continues to deteriorate and opposition groups, namely the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), continue to gain ground. So what should the international community’s 2019 resolution on Iran be? In this regard, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an international conference in 50 cities around the world including Tirana, Paris, London, Berlin, Oslo, on Saturday 15 December, which were connected via video links.

  • Arab News

    Lebanese star Myriam Fares faces blackface backlash

    DUBAI: Lebanese singer Myriam Fares has come under fire on social media after a scene in her latest music video appears to show the star in blackface. Fares released the video for her new track, “Goumi” (Get up), on Wednesday and the jungle-themed video sees the pop star performing in African-themed costumes. In one scene, she is painted a significantly darker shade and is seen wearing a neck ring. “Are we not going to talk about @myriamfares blackface in her new video? And all that cultural appropriation is (going to) slide?” one user commented on Twitter, while another tweeted: “Myriam Fares is the perfect example (of) Arab ignorance. Is it really difficult educating yourself on what is right

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's 1st female English Premier League footballer wins 'Best Arab Sports Award'

    Sarah Essam, Egypt’s first female footballer in the English Premier League, was given this year’s Best Arab Sports Award by the London Arab Foundation. “It was an honor to be recognized by the Arab nation and to have my achievements appreciated. This will motivate me a lot, push me forward, and strengthen my diligence,” She said in an interview with Al-Dostor website. “I am proud of this honor, because it will encourage the younger generation of girls who love football in the Arab world. They will feel that there is hope, that girls practicing football is normal, and that they can practice and study at the same time. It is not just a masculine game, and everything can be achieved with determination

  • Egypt Independent

    One of Khashoggi killers said 'I know how to cut' on audio, Erdogan says

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with US and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh for its changing account of how Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2. The journalist had gone there to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage. The case has caused global outrage and has damaged the international standing of the 33-year-old crown prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler. The US Senate on Thursday delivered

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    Statue of 'racist' Gandhi removed from Ghana university campus

    A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university following complaints that he was racist against the black Africans. The statue, installed at the University of Ghana in capital Accra was removed in the middle of the night earlier this week after protests from students and faculty at the university campus. India's former president Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue to the global peace icon two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. But professors at the university soon began a petition calling for its removal, citing passages written by Gandhi depicting Indians as "infinitely superior" to black Africans and using

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    Mohamed bin Zayed, Mohammed bin Salman attend final race of 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, and Minister of Defence, today attended the final race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, which was held at the historic Saudi town of Ad Diriyah. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his pleasure at attending the 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix. He congratulated Prince Mohammed on the success of the event. He added that hosting the championship adds to Saudi Arabia's success in organising major international events and shows the tremendous