Watch: Hezbollah to launch video game where players re-enact battles

Hezbollah's new video game titled "Holy Defense." (Holy Defense)
Updated 21 February 2018
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Watch: Hezbollah to launch video game where players re-enact battles

DUBAI: Lebanese militia and political group Hezbollah is set to launch a video game where players can re-enact battles the group has been involved with over the years.
Titled “Holy Defense”, the game’s advertisements have been seen all over Lebanon on billboards, predominantly in the southern region of the country where the group holds the political majority.
According to the trailer, the third-person shooter game is the “story of confronting Takfiri aggression” where players are invited to join the resistance in “protecting the nation and holy sanctities.”
The game is set to be released for PC.

 


Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Updated 22 September 2018
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Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

  • Rihanna's home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism
  • The singer has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart

NEW YORK: Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that Rihanna — real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty — has been conferred the title of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
While the singer will not be formally accredited to another country, Mottley said that Rihanna — whose more colorful songs include “Bitch Better Have My Money” — would be in charge of bringing investment as well as encouraging education and tourism.
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility,” Rihanna said in a statement dated Thursday.
Rihanna, 30, grew up in a troubled home in Barbados and was propelled to fame after visiting US producer Evan Rogers recognized her talents.
The singer, who since achieving stardom has lived primarily in Los Angeles and New York, has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart, more than any artist except The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey.