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Manama named Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s capital city, Manama, has been declared as the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020. The announcement was made during the 22nd session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism, which was held in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa. It’s the second time Manama has been

Rome's souvenir stands to be moved from main tourist sites

Souvenir stands pitched in front of some of Rome’s most prized monuments are to be moved in an attempt to improve the “decorum and security” of the Italian capital’s most famous tourist sites. The city’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, said the stalls – selling an assortm

Trump, Obama tie for Americans' most-admired man

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have tied for the title of Americans’ most admired man, according to Gallup’s annual survey — marking the first time the current commander in chief has achieved the distinction and the 12th consecutive first-place showing for

In the face of violence: Children and hate crimes in India

India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings. At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters, and demonstrations against the C

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019

Miss South Africa has snagged the crown this year for Miss Universe. Zozibini Tunzi won the 2019 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday night, beating out nearly 90 other women from various countries and territories in the annual competition. Tunzi, 26, is a public relations professional and activist who

Scottish adventurer to embark on thrilling, perilous Sahara expedition

Written By Saad Guerraoui  LONDON - Scottish adventurer and presenter of BBC2’s “Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabic Adventure” series, Alice Morrison is using her trekking experience to embark on a thrilling but perilous 2,000km journey across the Sahara Desert. In March, Morris

South Korea offers to visit stalled joint tourist resort in North

Seoul - South Korea has offered to send a delegation to check on South Korean-built facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea, Seoul said Wednesday, as the North is pushing to tear them down. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the destruction of South Korean-mad

Easing visa regulations makes Russia big attraction for Saudis

MOSCOW- Walking the cobblestone streets around Moscow’s Red Square, tourists from far and wide enjoy the crisp, cool fall air, surrounded by architectural wonders dating back hundreds of years.Similar to Saudi Arabia, which has begun promoting tourism for the first time, Russia has opened its

Research: How Women and Men View Competition Differently

By Selin Kesebir   The average woman is less competitive than the average man: she is less likely to describe herself as competitive and less willing to enter a competition. In the workplace, this difference translates to performance; recent research by economists and political scientists ind

Lido offers a shipshape dining experience aboard the QE2 in Dubai

DUBAI- The Lido restaurant, which is aboard the floating hotel and retired luxury ocean liner the QE2 in Dubai’s Mina Rashid, offers a culinary world cruise series spanning Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean over four nights. Delhi Delights is on Sundays, East meets East is on Wednes

Socotra Island

The island of Socotra is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so isolated that a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. Notable are the dragon’s blood trees that look like flying saucers perched on trunks.Adenium socotranum are trees that look like elephant

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

(CNN)Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy. The eat-after camp

Most Beautiful Cities in the World

1. VeniceAmong those who've seen it in person, the conclusion is unanimous: Venice is the most beautiful city in the world, and the only one that can truly be described as unique. Each building is a work of art, with their beauty enhanced when reflected on the canals that cross the city. Its magical


BHEL PURI Ingredients3 cups puffed rice2 chopped boiled potatoes1 tomato, deseeded and chopped1 chopped onion Coriander leaves, salt, lemonRaw mango, finely choppedRed chilli powderDate and tamarind chutneyCoriander mint chutneyPuris (papri) MethodOn a heated pan, roast the puffed rice for about

Quick Salads

Making salads is not difficult. And the trick lies in the preliminary preparation. Once you have done that, the rest is a matter of a few minutes! After all, if you always have it half-prepared, the only thing that remains when you have a craving is to reach out to the fridge and cabinet and do a

Old City of Sana'a

Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. In the 7th and 8th centuries the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,00

The Most Popular Middle Eastern Street Foods

All cuisines of the world have their most popular dishes. Japanese are known for their Sushi, the English food is famous for fish and chips, Italians are known for the amazing pasta dishes, and yes we Middle Easterners are famous for more than Shawarma. 1- Hummus (suitable for vegetarians) 2-

Spring into Central NSW while gardens at their prettiest

YELLOW canola fields, pink cherry blossom festivals, fresh green produce, and black and white night skies - Central NSW is a photographer's dream in spring. Just a two-hour drive from Sydney and tucked behind the Blue Mountains, Central NSW is a place of colourful landscapes, garden festivals, wi


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