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Germany's Pirate Party Suffers Major Defeat

Germany's Pirate Party, whose platform calls for a far-reaching change in copyright laws, suffered a disastrous defeat in the country's parliamentary elections on Sunday, failing to win a single seat in Germany's Bundestag. Four years...

Al Jazeera Makes No Waves In Coverage Of Syrian Crisis

Any concerns that Al Jazeera America might become a platform for radical Muslims during coverage of the crises in the Middle East were seemingly laid to rest during the recent coverage of the civil war...

Who Provided Newspaper With New Leak About Email Interceptions?

Edward Snowden has denied that he was the source of an article appearing in today's (Friday) London Independent that discloses that the British government is operating an Internet site in the Middle East that intercepts...

Al Jazeera America Launches -- Makes Few Waves

Critics generally agreed that Tuesday's launch of Al Jazeera America -- or AJAM, as it's being called -- went off smoothly, professionally, and non-controversially. Mary McNamara in the Los Angeles Times pointed out that much...

Advertisers Vow Never To Buy Time On Al Jazeera America

Like any other new cable network that launches without ratings, Al Jazeera America will premiere on Tuesday with only a handful of advertisers. But the network, which is being funded from the deep pockets of...

Saudi Blogger And Talk-show Guest Sentenced To Seven Years

A Saudi blogger, who has criticized the role of religion in his country on his Internet site and on local television, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for violating Islamic...

U.s. Propaganda Radio, Tv Stations Now Allowed In America

A recently passed law now permits radio and television broadcasts produced by Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks to be carried by U.S. broadcasters. Previously they could only...

Sony Giving Vets And Servicemen Free White House Down Tickets

Apparently reacting to accusations by some conservative pundits that White House Down amounts to an attack by liberal Hollywood filmmakers on U.S. servicemen, Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that it will allow all active personnel and...

Movie Reviews: White House Down

oland Emmerich's movies are the kind that are usually described as critic proof, the kind that pull in big audiences looking for action, explosions and more action to go along with their popcorn, rather than...

State Department Decries Arrest Of Egyptian Satirist

The U.S. State Department has voiced its concern about the arrest of popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef on charges of insulting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim religion on his television show, which has...

"Egypt's Jon Stewart" Is Arrested

Appearing to raise questions about whether one authoritarian leader in Egypt had been replaced by another, TV satirist Bassem Youssef has been charged with insulting President Mohamed Morsi, denigrating Islam and disturbing the public peace....

It's Now Definite: Iran To Boycott The Oscars

Iran's minister of culture has seemingly put an end to discussions about whether the country should boycott next year's Academy Awards ceremony by stating at the opening of a film festival in Kerman, I officially...

It's Now Definite: Iran To Boycott The Oscars

Iran's minister of culture has seemingly put an end to discussions about whether the country should boycott next year's Academy Awards ceremony by stating at the opening of a film festival in Kerman, I officially...

Robert Pattinson Lands Major Lawrence Of Arabia Role

Robert Pattinson will play Lawrence of Arabia in 'Queen of the Desert'.The 'Twilight' actor has landed the role of T.E. Lawrence opposite Naomi Watts in Werner Herzog's historical drama.The film will chronicle the life of...

Robert Pattinson To Play Lawrence Of Arabia

Robert Pattinson will star as Lawrence of Arabia in 'Queen of the Desert'.The 'Twilight' hunk has been cast as the male lead opposite Naomi Watts in Werner Herzog's historical drama about the life of revolutionary...

Pierre Denis Is New Choo Ceo

Pierre Denis has become the new CEO of Jimmy Choo.The former John Galliano SA general manager will replace Joshua Schulman who stepped down from the position in November 2011, after the shoe brand was bought...

Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

Morrissey is planning to retire in 2014. 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' singer has said he is planning to leave the music business in two years when he is 55.He told JuiceOnline.com: ''I...

Madonna Kicks Off World Tour In Israel

Madonna kicked off her world tour in Israel last night (31.05.12).The 53-year-old singer started her 'MDNA' tour with an amazing and stunning show at the Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv.She played a variety of...

Madonna Kicks Off World Tour

Madonna kicked off her world tour in Israel last night (31.05.12).The 53-year-old singer launched her 'MDNA' concert series with a spectacular show at Tel Aviv's Ramat Gan Stadium, where she wished peace on the Middle...

Naomi Campbell Calls For Peace In Middle East

Naomi Campbell has called for peace in the Middle East.The supermodel toured Palestinian city Bethlehem where she lit candles in the Church of the Nativity, accompanied by a security team.Naomi - who was in the...

Adam Levine Launching Perfume

Adam Levine is launching a men's and women's fragrance.The Maroon 5 singer - who also has his own clothing range - is launching a scent named 222 by Adam Levine, which will be in stores...

Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour

Madonna has announced her 2012 World Tour. The 'Give Me All Your Luvin' singer is set to embark on a huge trek across the Middle East, Europe, America and Australia - where she has not...

David Beckham Sells Rolls-royce On Ebay

David Beckham is selling his custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe on eBay.The soccer superstar has listed the convertible on the internet auction site and bidders are being asked to pay $329,000 for the unique vehicle.According...

Palm Springs Warms To Foreign Films

The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is due to open tonight (Thursday) with a screening of the British romcom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen , starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. Although the...

Viewers For Bbc's Arabic Broadcasts Increase 80 Ercent

While state-controlled broadcasters have attempted to buttress the besieged Arab regimes caught up in uprisings across North Africa, the BBC's Arabic-language broadcasts have increased their audiences 80 percent, according to a study by the International...

Cheryl Cole Planning Afghanistan Return

Cheryl Cole is planning to return to Afghanistan to visit the soldier she met on her previous trip to the war torn country. The pop beauty swapped numbers with hunky Royal Marine Andy Baker -...

News Corp Faces New Investigation

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp now faces another investigation following allegations that the European edition of the Wall Street Journal concocted a scheme with a Dutch company to boost its circulation figures and to publish favorable...

Roberto Cavalli To Launch Home Collection

Roberto Cavalli will launch a home collection based on his iconic animal patterns. The Italian designer will show the new range - which will include furniture, wallpaper, tiles, and textiles, bed, table and bath linens...

Angelina Jolie's Sahara Ambition

Angelina Jolie wants to cross the Sahara desert.The 35-year-old actress says one of her favourite films is 'Lawrence of Arabia' because of its setting and admits it is a long-held ambition of hers to trek...

Israel Detains Al-jazeera Reporter; Reporters Group Irate

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has demanded that Israel clarify why it is holding Samer Allawi, al-Jazeera's bureau chief in Kabul, Afghanistan. The CPJ said on Monday that Allawi was arrested at...

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