Women aren’t often seen in public on the Yemeni island of Socotra; their voices certainly don’t carry through the streets. But everything is changing on the island at the moment. “My blood, my soul, for you, Yemen,” around two dozen women shouted as they marched through the main town of Hadibo on Saturday, carrying Yemeni flags the size of bed sheets. Since Socotra has become the focus of an unprecedented power struggle between Yemen’s government and its supposed ally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the red, white and black of the mainland flag is no longer a given on the isolated Arabian Sea island. Emirati green and Socotran separatist blue flags also shimmer during counter-protests as Egyptian vultures coast on thermal currents overhead. Yemen's Socotra Island, the 'Jewel of Arabia' 17 show all Yemen's Socotra Island, the 'Jewel of Arabia' 1/17 11-year-old Marwa uses the red sap of dragon's blood trees to make nail varnish and make … [Read more...] about Socotra is finally dragged into Yemen’s civil war, ripping apart the island’s way of life
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We are only a few months into the year but already we have had to say goodbye to some well-known and much-loved figures. From television presenters such as Dale Winton to music mega stars like Avicii, we have already had to mourn some sad losses. Fans shared their memories and fellow stars paid tribute as they remembered those we have lost. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. APRIL Verne Troyer Actor Verne Troyer, star of Austin Powers, died aged 49 on April 21. There was a statement on his Instagram page making reference to "depression and suicide." "Depression and Suicide are very serious issues," the statement read. "You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. "Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help." Avicii Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman on April 20 at the age of 28. A representative for Avicii announced the news in a … [Read more...] about The celebrities that have died in 2018
Every marriage is tested at times, some more literally than others. The marriages of immigrants to American citizens must stand up to the scrutiny of the US government, which is always on the lookout for people gaming the system for a green card. When did you meet? Does your spouse have a tattoo? What movies did you watch when you started dating? (One tip: don’t say “Green Card”). Couples must prove that their relationships are real by providing proof they live together or photographs of their time together. Read more Questions surround how Melania Trump's parents received US green cards Bannon reportedly behind travel ban's targeting of green card holders American Muslim woman catches moment man asks for her green card White House reverses travel ban on green card holders Still, officials and immigration lawyers caution that answering all of the questions correctly doesn’t necessarily result in a green card. And lately, the bar has been a lot higher for … [Read more...] about Would you pass America’s green card marriage interview?
Published July 7, 2015 Welcome, readers, to our 2015 BEST OF REYKJAVÍK issue. It’s that time in the midsummer when the days are long, the nights are nonexistent, and people are in an upbeat and active mood. The streets of Reykjavík have a carnival feeling, with people eating out, flaneuring around, having drinks with friends, taking long walks, going to festivals, and generally squeezing every drop of enjoyment out of the brightest season. With that in mind, there’s no better time to celebrate the things that make Reykjavík a pretty great place to live (we’ve had the whole winter to carp and grumble, after all, so we’re ready to take a little break). After a long process of taking suggestions from our readers, contributors and resident experts, arguing around pub tables, checking in on much-loved classics and promising new places, tearing it all up and starting again, then arguing a whole lot more, we’ve come up with the following list of … [Read more...] about 2015 Best Of Reykjavík
2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses continued into 2018 with famous names from Stephen Hawking to Ken Dodd, and Jim Bowen to Cyrille Regis sadly passing away. Fans shared their memories and fellow stars paid tribute as they remembered those we have lost. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. JUNE Anthony Bourdain Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, aged 61. CNN, who he worked for, confirmed the news in a statement and revealed the cause of death as suicide. Bourdain had been in France working on an episode of his award-winning series Parts Unknown. His close friend, French chef Eric Ripert is reported to have found Bourdain unresponsive in his Strasbourg hotel room. Bourdain first shot to fame with the release of his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The … [Read more...] about Famous faces who have died in 2018