09292016Thu
Last update: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08pm

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

British Ambassador converts to Islam performs Hajj pilgrimage The British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Paul Collis and his wife Huda Mujarkech performed Hajj this year after embracing Islam.According to the Arab News report, the ambassador said, "I have converted to Islam after being in Muslim societies for 30 years, and right before getting married to Huda." As per media reports, the UK diplomat has spent almost his entire career serving in Arab countries.Collis could be the first British ambassador to perform the holy Islamic trip, reported Independent. He was photographed at the pilgrimage site wearing white robes called Ihram worn for the pilgrimage. He was pictured alongside his wife Huda Mujarkech in photos posted to Twitter. The ambassador has been based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, since 2015. He has previously been posted to Syria, Iraq, India, Qatar, UAE, Tunisia and Yemen. Copyright Business Recorder, 2016

Arts & Leisure - Music

Lady Gaga says new album a tribute to family roots NEW YORK: Lady Gaga said Thursday that her new album will be named after her late aunt and explore her family heritage.The superstar, revealing details of her first contemporary pop album in three years, said it will be called "Joanne" and come out on October 21.Joanne was the name of a paternal aunt who died at age 19 after struggles with lupus.The 30-year-old singer, born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in New York, was named ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Sleeping during the day increases Diabetes risk Having a midday break and a short nap is all what most people need, to stay fresh the whole day. However, indulging in this activity for longer periods could have a devastating on your health.A recent study claimed that napping for more than an hour could increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes by whooping 45 percent. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Tokyo, which used data from 21 studies involving ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Salman-Katrina Tiger Zinda Hai coming this Christmas Salman and Katrina Kaif, one of Bollywood’s most beloved pairs are coming together once again for Yash Raj Films’ upcoming titled, Tiger Zinda Hai.As the name indicates, the upcoming flick is sequel to the 2012 romantic thriller Ek Tha Tiger, the film is to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who to his credit has hits like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Gunday and Salman starrer Sultan.The movie is to hit cinemas this December on eve ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Hijab Emoji could be on the way, all thanks to this Muslim teen Emoji’s are one of the most popular ways of communicating in the virtual world, now a Muslim teenager is on a mission to increase representation of Muslim women and men in the virtual world.Meet Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 15-year-old Saudi teenager living in Germany, has sent a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the organization that reviews and develops new emojis, reported the Huffington Post. Alhumedhi in the proposal has strongly urges the company to launch a ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Youtube changes big, releases its own social network The world largest video sharing platform Youtube, is looking to turn itself more into a social media player in the likes of Facebook and Twitter. The Google owned video platform has announced the release of a new tab called YouTube Community. The social feature currently available as a beta version is a new tab to users’ YouTube channels, giving video creators a new way to engage with their viewers.As per The Verge, the new Community ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Arkansas college student wins Miss America beauty pageant WASHINGTON: An Arkansas business student who once kicked so high she gave herself a black eye was crowned Miss America 2017 late Sunday.Savvy Shields, 21, wore an elegant strapless black evening gown as she accepted the crown from the 2016 winner, Betty Cantrell of Georgia.Shields then waved to the crowd at the auditorium in Atlantic City, New Jersey as the pageant's classic theme song "There she is, Miss America," played over the loudspeakers. The event ...