This Elderly Lebanese Gentleman Has Some Serious Dance Moves

The traditional Levantine folk dance, known as ‘dabke,’ has been doing its rounds on the internet thanks to the #WallDanceChallenge that has been dominating social media trends lately. The challenge spread to U.S., France, UAE, Mexico and even Argentina after a video went viral of a group of Lebanese-Australian men doing the dabke – literally

[ Read More ]

India’s Cash Crunch Hits Countryside, Weddings in Trouble

By Sunil Kataria DUDKO, India, Nov 12 – In the dusty village of Dudko, farmers and villagers are desperate for new currency notes after the Indian government banned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes last week in an effort to flush black money out of the economy. Residents of the sleepy village, 75 kms (45 miles)

[ Read More ]

Gaza Couples Get U.S.-Style Marriage Help Before Settling Down

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Jan 20 – Hesitant but curious, several Palestinian couples walked into a classroom in Gaza this week to attend the first marriage guidance programme in the conservative, Hamas-run enclave. The initiative, backed by three Palestinian ministries, the Islamic University and British-based charity Interpal, is designed to prepare young couples for married

[ Read More ]