In a first, Sherine to perform in Saudi Arabia this month

Sherine Abdel Wahab
Updated 10 June 2018
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In a first, Sherine to perform in Saudi Arabia this month

CAIRO: Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab will perform in Saudi Arabia for the first time in a ladies-only concert this month.

The concert will be held in Jeddah at King Abdullah Economic City on June 19.  

The singer wrote on Instagram a message to her fans saying: “To the beautiful women of Jeddah and Saudi Arabia, I’m happy that my first concert in the country will be on June 19.”

The tickets are already available for booking online, going from 400 riyals (Bronze Level) to 2,200 riyals (Diamond Level).

 


Iraqi police arrest man selling Saddam Hussein watches in Baghdad

Updated 22 April 2019
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Iraqi police arrest man selling Saddam Hussein watches in Baghdad

  • Since the fall of Hussein, promotion of the former leader, the regime or the Ba’ath party is prohibited
  • Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging on Dec, 30 2006

LONDON: Police in Iraq have arrested a man selling watches in central Baghdad with images of the country’s former dictator Saddam Hussein on their faces.
Since the fall of Hussein, promotion of the former leader, the regime or the Ba’ath party is prohibited.
Baghdad police department said in a statement that they acted after they had received a tip from a member of the public that someone was selling wristwatches with pictures of Saddam Hussein on them.
The statement did not give further details about the arrest.
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging on Dec, 30 2006 after being convicted of crimes against humanity.
Iraq’s judiciary recently said no decision or law had been implemented to punish Saddam Hussein’s supporters and pointed out that any step in this regard should be first initiated by the Iraqi Parliament, despite the country’s constitution prohibiting the existence of the former Ba’ath party.
This statement came after a popular poet appeared in the southern province of Dhi Qar, delivering a poem that many saw as a tribute to Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq for decades, from 1979 until his fall in 2003.