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.

 


French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism

Video shows priest slapping crying baby.
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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.”