• Banners and selfies as Iranians mark revolution anniversary

    Iranians waved "Death to America" banners and took selfies with a ballistic missile Thursday as they marked 37 years since the Islamic revolution, weeks after Iran finalised a nuclear deal with world powers. In the capital, hundreds of thousands converged on the historic Azadi (Freedom) Square, where President Hassan Rouhani was set to make a speech. Many demonstrators carried the traditional placards reading "Death to America" ​​and "Death to Israel" while others carried the Iranian flag.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Saudi man struggles to fly home his brain dead wife

    A Saudi woman studying in the US has been brain dead for the past 12 days.

    Saudi Gazette
  • 'China has only one real ally'

    One of the Chinese establishment's leading foreign-policy voices thinks that China is alarmingly...

    Business Insider
  • Hayden Panettiere, Christina Aguilera Do 'Lady Marmalade' on 'Lip Sync Battle'

    It’s the Nashville reunion you didn’t even know was a Nashville reunion!

    TVLine.com
  • Halep gets wildcard for Dubai

    A stunning four of the world’s top five and six of the top 10 will compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA event next week after defending champion and world number three Simona Halep, 2015 Dubai finalist Karolina Pliskova and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova accepted wild cards into the tournament. “We are thrilled that once again so many of the very best players in the world have chosen to compete at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free. Halep had announced that she would have to miss the event in order to undergo surgery, but the temptation to defend her trophy at one of her favourite stops on the WTA Tour proved too much to resist.

    Gulf News
  • 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
  • 8 Two-Heroine Bollywood Films To Look Forward To In 2016

    While earlier Bollywood actresses used to hardly ever come together for a film, heroines today have no qualms sharing screen space with fellow actresses. The film is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations and while Tabu will play Miss Havisham's role, Kat will essay the role of Estella. Aditya Roy Kapurwill play the male protagonist. Richa will play Sarabjit's wife Sukhpreet Kaur and Ash will play his sister Dalbir Kaur in the movie and the latter will be going all de-glam for her role.

    Movie Talkies
  • Russia says U.S. planes bombed Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday

    Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area. A Pentagon spokesman had accused Russian and Syria government forces on Wednesday of destroying Aleppo's two main hospitals with air strikes, though he did not specify when the strikes were alleged to have taken place. The Syrian army has made rapid advances near Aleppo in recent weeks with the help of Russian air strikes.

    Reuters
  • Inside Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's New Romance: They're 'Very Happy Together,' Says Source

    There's nothing "Hot n Cold" about these two – Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's relationship is revving up. "Orlando and Katy are spending more and more time together," a source says in the new issue of PEOPLE, adding the pair doesn't shy away from PDA in public. Then two days later, the singer joined Bloom and his son (with ex Miranda Kerr) Flynn, 5, at a birthday party for Robert Downey Jr.'s son Exton.

    People
  • Kurdish forces said to take air base near Turkish border

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters backed by Russian bombing raids have driven Syrian rebels from a former military air base near the border with Turkey, a group that monitors the war said on Thursday. Rebel groups have been distracted by a major offensive in the area by the Syrian army and its Russian and other allies, allowing the Kurds to capture the base and expand their foothold in the north. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the war through a network of sources on the ground, reported heavy fighting between Kurds and Syrian rebels around Menagh air base, a former Syrian air force facility that had fallen into rebel hands.

    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
  • Saudi's three mobile operators in talks to create tower company -report

    By Katie Paul RIYADH, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's three telecom operators are in talks to create a company to own and manage their mobile transmitter towers in a move that could cut costs and lower tariffs in the kingdom, a Saudi financial news website reported on Wednesday. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) in November said it was considering selling its towers, most likely to a tower company which would lease these back to the seller.

    Reuters Middle East
  • The Girlfriend Game Was Fun Until He Stopped Winning #ShortFilm

    This article The Girlfriend Game Was Fun Until He Stopped Winning appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. He had this game with his girlfriend that they both enjoyed. They would set up a scene in a bar. He would swoop in, sweep her off her feet. Playing both prey and predator was fun. It was all fun until he threw her a curveball. The ex-girlfriend’s birthday party was coming up and he thought it was actually […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • Hailey Baldwin Reveals Her Favorite 'Purpose' Song to Make Love To

    We caught up with Baldwin and more at Super Bowl 50.

    Complex
  • Sylvester Stallone Told 'Creed' Director He Was Ready to Boycott the Oscars

    Sylvester Stallone is nominated for his first Academy Award in nearly 40 years, but the 69-year-old actor said he was willing to skip the Feb. 28 ceremony out of loyalty. The Creed star, who’s a front-runner to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, told reporters at the annual nominees luncheon on Monday that he considered not attending the Oscars in recognition of the Academy’s failure to nominate a single black artist in a major category.

    Jordan Zakarin
  • Attacks keep millions away from famed Egypt tourist sites

    Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees. Since Egypt's then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2013, a deadly insurgency led by the Islamic State jihadist group has kept away millions of tourists. Tourism in Egypt was dealt a body blow when a Russian airliner blew up mid-air over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, killing all 224 people on board, mostly Russian tourists.

    AFP
  • Syrian Kurds open Moscow office, amid Kremlin push

    Syrian Kurdish separatists on Wednesday opened a representation in Moscow amid a push by the Kremlin to have them included in Syria peace talks despite Turkey's objections. "This is a historical moment for the Kurdish people," Merab Shamoyev, chairman of the International Union of Kurdish Public Associations, said at the ceremony in an industrial neighbourhood in southeast Moscow. "Russia is a great power and an important actor in the Middle East.

    AFP