Haifa Wehbe nominated for global music award

Haifa Wehbe
Updated 02 November 2017
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Haifa Wehbe nominated for global music award

JEDDAH: Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe has been nominated for Germany’s Daf Bama Music Awards 2017 in the “Bama’s Best Look” category.
As soon as she received the nomination, Wehbe’s fans launched massive campaigns on social media inviting people to vote for her in order for her to win the award during the global festival that will be held on Nov. 17 in Hamburg, Germany.
Others nominated in the category include Zayn Malik, Saad Lamjarred, Shabnam, Sofia Nizharadze, Aryana Sayeed, Inna, Shabnam, and Rainie Yang.
Wehbe’s new song “Baheb Al Hayat” is currently the No. 1 Arabic song.
Tamer Hosny and Elissa have been nominated for “Wara El-Shababik” in the “Bama’s Best Collaboration” category.
The Daf Bama Music Awards is an international multicultural music award ceremony presented by Daf Entertainment based in Hamburg. It has been created to honor artists from all over the world and at the same time unite the world with music.
Awards are presented to the best and most successful musicians in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Another Lebanese diva, Carole Samaha, won in the “Best Middle Eastern Female Act” category in 2016.


French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism

Video shows priest slapping crying baby.
Updated 23 June 2018
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French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism

  • The baby’s parents, visibly shocked, eventually manage to extricate the child from the priest’s grip
  • The child was bawling and I needed to turn his head so I could pour the water

PARIS: A French Catholic priest was suspended Friday after a video of him smacking a crying baby during a baptism ceremony went viral, drawing widespread condemnation on social media.
In footage posted on Twitter on Thursday, gasps can be heard when the 89-year-old priest, after ordering the infant he is holding to “be quiet,” sharply slaps his cheek.
A few seconds later he smacks him again.
The baby’s parents, visibly shocked, eventually manage to extricate the child from the priest’s grip during the ceremony in Champeaux, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Paris.
“This loss of self-control can be attributed to the fatigue of an elderly priest, but that doesn’t excuse it,” the diocese of Meaux, which includes the town, said in a statement.
It said the priest would no longer be leading baptisms and weddings nor holding mass until further notice.
“The child was bawling and I needed to turn his head so I could pour the water. I was saying ‘be quiet’ but he wouldn’t calm down,” the priest told France Info radio on Friday.
“It was something between a caress and a little slap,” he said. “I was trying to calm him down, I didn’t really know what to do.”