Lebanese singer Najwa Karam announces European tour dates

Najwa Karam will be performing in Stockholm, Dusseldorf and Paris.
Updated 19 October 2016
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Lebanese singer Najwa Karam announces European tour dates

JEDDAH: Fans of Lebanese star, Najwa Karam, are impatiently awaiting the release of her newest album as well as her concerts that she has lined up for New Year in Sweden, Germany and France
Longtime fans of the diva are well aware that their beloved singer selects only the best musical hits for her albums, after she decided to postpone the release of her newest album to add two new tracks.
Karam has been in the studio lately with Egyptian composer, Tarek Akef, who flew specifically from Egypt to oversee the work on the album, alongside maestro Eli Al-Olya, a friend and trusted colleague of the star.
The two songs are in the Lebanese dialogue, and were composed by Josef Joha. The album is expected to be finalized in around one month, but the date of the release has not yet been set.
As for the decision to add the two tracks to the album, Karam tweeted that she could not deprive herself of these songs, which are currently being worked on, and wanted these songs to be among the previously recorded tracks.
Meanwhile, the singer is preparing to shoot for a new song on her upcoming album with Lebanese director, Fadi Haddad. This is a new collaboration between the two after a series of previous collaborations.
As for concerts, Karam is scheduled to have two new shows at the end of this year to celebrate the Christmas holiday. The first will be held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, on Dec. 23, while the other will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on Dec. 25. Karam will then sing on the historical Olympia stage for the Arabic community in Paris on Jan. 6, 2017.


Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

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Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

  • The explosion left a 10-meter wide and four-meter deep hole
  • About 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during World War II did not explode

BERLIN: A bomb likely dating to World War II exploded in a field in western Germany leaving a huge crater but no injuries, police said Monday.
The explosion left a 10-meter (33 feet) wide and four-meter deep hole after residents in Limburg, heard a loud noise and felt the earth shake at 0352 (0152 GMT) on Sunday morning.
“The crater was examined on Monday by an explosive ordnance clearance service to find possible fragments,” a police spokesman told AFP.
“The area was used for target practice during the Second World War,” he added.
A bomb disposal service spokesman said it was “highly possible” WW II ordnance was involved.
A local government spokesman in the nearby city of Darmstadt told German daily Bild it was believed the bomb had a chemical-based delayed timer which could have finally eroded.
Nearly 75 years after the end of war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, a legacy of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.
Earlier this month, a 100-kilo (220-pound) US bomb from the war, discovered during building work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the evacuation of around 3,000 people.
According to experts, 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during the conflict did not explode.