• 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.

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

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

    Complex
  • 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!

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  • McCain presses U.S. Air Force, Pentagon over Russian engines

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday increased pressure on the Pentagon and the Air Force, demanding answers over the continued use of Russian rocket engines for U.S. satellite launches. Senator John McCain, in a letter dated Feb. 10 seen by Reuters, asked Air Force Secretary Deborah James and Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank Kendall to explain why the U.S. government is continuing to deal with NPO Energomash, the Russian firm that builds Russian RD-180 rocket engines.

    Reuters
  • Damascus expects tough but short battle for Aleppo

    * Syria says Saudis cannot bear costs of intervening * Government forces aim to open highway south * Idlib's time will come, says minister By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry DAMASCUS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Syrian government expects a tough battle for Aleppo, the city that has become the focal point of the country's long civil war, but is confident of victory and says it won't be a long fight. Damascus aims to seal the border with Turkey, a major sponsor of the insurgents fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and to retake rebel-held areas of what was Syria's biggest city and industrial hub before the conflict began in 2011. "These battles are not easy, but the day will come, God willing, when all Aleppo - its rural areas and the occupied part of the city - will return to state authority," Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said in an interview on Wednesday.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife mistreated and abused a former member of her housekeeping staff, a court ruled Wednesday, awarding the man $42,000 in damages in a decision that dealt an embarrassing blow to the country's first family.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Her Husband Is Having An Affair. The Infidelity Is Unspeakable. #ShortFilm

    This article Her Husband Is Having An Affair. The Infidelity Is Unspeakable. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. They say pictures speak a thousand words. And the pictures are there, right in front of her. Speaking volumes of her husband’s infidelity. He’s having an affair, and who with? The little girl they adopted years ago. When they were a happily married couple. The adoption that had brought their family together is breaking it up […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • 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
  • 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
  • This one graphic is all you need to see to realize North Korea is a real threat to the US

    Over the weekend, North Korea earned further worldwide scorn after it tested a highly...

    Business Insider
  • Celtics pip Clippers in OT thriller, Warriors roll on

    Isaiah Thomas starred as the Boston Celtics trumped the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Golden State Warriors extended their winning streak.

    Omnisport
  • India, UAE energy ties to grow as Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed visits India

    The cooperation between India and the UAE in the energy sector is expected to grow following the three-day visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to India on Wednesday. The visit comes six months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the UAE to strengthen bilateral ties and increase investments between the two countries.

    Gulf News
  • This Girl Was Incredibly Rude To Her Aunt, But For A Good Reason! #ShortFilm

    This article This Girl Was Incredibly Rude To Her Aunt, But For A Good Reason! appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. Over dinner, this girl misbehaves in an unbecoming manner. Her rudeness builds up to a glorious break down for both her and her aunt. Any other aunt rational adult have put such a brat in her place, but this misbehaviour was for a good cause! Watch ‘We Need To Break Up’ by Bradley Liew (Philippines) on Viddsee: […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • Is This A Perfect Body? The Mirror Doesn’t Lie. The Media Does. #ShortFilm

    This article Is This A Perfect Body? The Mirror Doesn’t Lie. The Media Does. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. Her face wasn’t firm enough. Arms not toned enough. Breasts not perky enough. So much about her just wasn’t enough, according to media. It’s a daily struggle. An advertisement on TV comes on for a pill, promising all the change she wished she saw in the mirror. Just one bottle was enough. And she’s sold. It’s […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • 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!

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