The city of Manbij in the northern side of the Syrian province of Aleppo is gradually returning to normal life after liberation from Daesh militants.
According to the representatives of the Manbij military council, more than 172 thousand residents of the city previously evacuated to refugee camps or those who managed to find refuge in the cities of Kobani and Afrin have started returning back to their homes.
Saudi Arabia’s morality police have arrested men at a birthday party for “loud music and inappropriate dancing,” according to state-linked media reports.
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice raided a property in the central Saudi city of Buraydah on Saturday evening, according to the Ayn al-Youm news website.
Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s television regulator has handed a record fine to a popular game show for a segment where husbands were filmed dancing with other women as their wives looked on, reports said Sunday.
The game show, “I Don’t Know, My Spouse Knows” was fined 410,000 Turkish lira ($177,000, 145,000 euros) by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) which has come under fire in recent months for a number of stern rulings.
The opening scenes of Hajooj Kuka’s film, Beats of the Antonov, are as surreal as they are uplifting. As families scramble for cover against the government’s Antonov bomber planes, which continue their reign of terror on the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan, the unlikely sound of giggling cuts through the drone and crackle of destruction.
“The laughter is always there,” says the documentary’s narrator. “People laugh despite the catastrophe as they realise they are not hurt.”