• Khomeini grandson loses appeal to stand in Iranian election

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, will not be allowed to stand in this month's election in Iran, the clerical vetting body said on Wednesday, in a blow to reformist forces in the country. Hassan Khomeini, 43, the first member of the Khomeini family to register for polls and an ally of President Hassan Rouhani, lost an appeal to the body against a ban. Hardliners fear Iranian voters will now be more inclined to reward reformist and moderate candidates in Feb. 26 elections to the 290-seat parliament and the 88-seat Assembly of Experts, the body responsible for choosing the next Supreme Leader.

    Reuters
  • Kanye West Has Changed His Album Title Again

    Just when we thought Kanye West had settled on ‘Waves’ as the title for his upcoming album, he’s gone and had a change of heart. Again.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • Planned ‘North Thunder’ a clear message to Tehran

    The planned “North Thunder” military exercise is a clear message to Iran and the countries in the region it supports that any hostile intentions and actions will be firmly dealt with, an expert has said. The military drill is scheduled to be held in the northern region of Saudi Arabia in the next few days and a number of countries will be participating in it, local media reported on Tuesday. Military experts have warned that the next probable threat to the Gulf states is likely to come from the northern areas, after Iran demographically occupies Iraq and uses that country as its military arm to meddle in the affairs of neighboring countries and drain Gulf states’ resources.

    Arab News
  • Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

    Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minister's second reference to sending special forces since he met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington on Monday for talks on the war in Syria and the crisis in Yemen. President Barack Obama, anxious to avoid being sucked into another Middle East conflict after the long and costly wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, has been deeply reluctant to commit U.S. ground forces in Syria.

    Reuters
  • How B-Town Divas Dazzled At The 61st Filmfare Awards

    Deepika Padukone looked stunning in a ruby red trailing Ralph & Russo number. Alia Bhatt could not make a red carpet appearance as her performance was scheduled first. Aditi Rao Hydari was looking like an absolute princess in her pastel and sweetheart neck gown by Gauri & Nainika along with Isharya earrings from Minerali.

    StyleCraze.com
  • Salma Hayek Went To A&E Wearing A Brilliantly Inappropriate T-Shirt

    A minor head injury lead to a pretty priceless photo for Salma Hayek’s Instagram page over the weekend. The actress is currently busy filming ‘Drunk Parents’ in New York, but had to take an emergency trip to A&E. However, it was likely her attire may have drawn more attention that the bump on her noggin. “I had to be rushed from set to the ER for a minor head injury,” she revealed.

    Ben Arnold
  • 5 Heart Touching Proposals Of Bollywood Couples

    The bold and beautiful Malaika Arora did not waste a minute when she knew she had found her Mr. Right. After five years of dating, on one New Year's night, in a cosy moment, Malaika just turned to Arbaaz and asked, "I think we should move this to the next level. Childhood sweethearts, Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani, had known each other forever! So, after years of dating, when Fardeen thought it was time to make it official, he chose a unique way to do it.

    Bollywoodshaadis.com
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  • Taraji P. Henson Made A Fumble On Instagram During The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Taraji mistook Coldplay for Maroon 5 and blamed it on the "Kool-Aid."

    Vibe
  • Exclusive: U.S. and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - U.S. official

    By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway. Washington wants its regional allies and other Asian nations to take a more united stance against China over the South China Sea, where tensions have spiked in the wake of Beijing's construction of seven man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. India and the United States have ramped up military ties in recent years, holding naval exercises in the Indian Ocean that last year involved the Japanese navy.

    Reuters
  • He Did This Just To Make Her Happy. He Took Off His Skin. #ShortFilm

    This article He Did This Just To Make Her Happy. He Took Off His Skin. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. There was one thing she wanted, that would make her very, very happy.  He took off his skin for her, just to please him. It was a sacrifice he was willing to make. Soon, she realises that it’s taking a toll on their relationship. Of course, there’s the sheets, the heating, then there’s the problem […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

    Viddsee
  • Dubai visitors jailed for Dh766,000 villa break-in

    Five visitors have been jailed for five years each for breaking into a villa and stealing Dh766,000 worth of gold jewellery and cash after damaging the surveillance camera system. The five Colombian men, G.A., F.S., J.A., J.B. and C.K., had broken into an Emirati man’s villa from where they stole the valuables in Nad Al Hammar area in June.

    Gulf News
  • GCC debt to double, assets to slide by 2020: report

    Public debt of the oil-rich Gulf states is expected to double and assets decline by a third by 2020 as they seek to finance budget deficits due to sliding prices, a report said Tuesday. After having posted massive deficits of $160 billion last year and faced with a $159 billion deficit in 2016, the six Arab states of the Gulf will have to borrow and tap into their huge fiscal reserves to finance the budget shortfall, said the report released by the head of research at Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz), M.R. Raghu. In 2012, in contrast, the Gulf states posted a combined surplus of $220 billion.

    AFP
  • Two years on, followers of Punjab Dera chief 'sleeping in a freezer' await his second coming

    Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj insist he is in a deep state of meditation, in conditions that approximate a Himalayan cave.

    Scroll
  • North Korea will now reportedly have America's most advanced missile system in its backyard

    The most advanced missile system on the planet can hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of...

    Business Insider
  • The Most Unusual Thing Happened When He Was Cleaning The Pipes #ShortFilm

    This article The Most Unusual Thing Happened When He Was Cleaning The Pipes appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. The most unusual thing happened when he was cleaning the pipes. His girlfriend wasn’t going to bother with his late night urges, so this young man, Paul, took matters into his own hands. He did what he needed to get the job done. In the strangest twist of events, the bath tub surprised him with a present […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

    Viddsee
  • Families of ISIS Victims Call for Extradition of Jihadi John Accomplice Aine Davis to U.K.

    Britain must work to extradite a suspected London-born accomplice of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) executioner Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John, from Turkey, the families of two of the group’s British victims said on Monday. An investigation by extradition of Davis to face trial in British courts was supported by Keith Vaz, chairman of the British Parliament’s home affairs select committee.

    Newsweek UK
  • Priyanka Chopra Was The First Choice For 'Jai Gangaajal', Says Prakash Jha

    Priyanka Chopra, who had recently wowed everyone with her portrayal of the dignified Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, will be next seen playing a tough cop in Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal and we hear that Jha had Priyanka in mind as the first choice to play the protagonist Abha Mathur. Confirming the news, Jha said that Priyanka was his first and last choice for the role of IPS officer SP Abha Mathur and that they both had wanted to work with each other since years. Jha further disclosed that she contacted him when he was writing Jai Gangaajal and told him that she wanted to do this role and that no other actress should be signed up for this.

    Movie Talkies
  • He Overheard What His Wife Said & It Broke His Heart #ShortFilm

    This article He Overheard What His Wife Said & It Broke His Heart appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. What makes a man a perfect husband? “He was always there for me,” Ling told her nurse. Ling was very, very ill. Unable to move about on her own, she was cared for by the nurse whom she regaled with tales of her perfect husband. He was the most loving and caring husband one could wish […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

    Viddsee