Kendall Jenner, Fai Khadra pair up for Bieber wedding

Kendall Jenner attended the wedding of the season this week. (AFP)
Updated 06 October 2019

Kendall Jenner, Fai Khadra pair up for Bieber wedding

DUBAI: US model Kendall Jenner set the rumor mill alight this week when she attended the much buzzed about Bieber wedding alongside part-Palestinian DJ and influencer Fai Khadra this week.

The pair have been spotted together on more than a few occasions in recent months, causing media outlets and fans alike to suspect they are a couple.

The pair have sparked romance rumors in the past, but this week’s wedding could simply be a case of two friends celebrating a star-studded wedding.

“We don’t date, he’s just my date,” Jenner jokingly posted on Instagram, alongside a mirror selfie in which she poses in front of Khadra.




Kendall Jenner and Fai Khadra posed for a selfie. (Instagram)

Khadra is the brother of DJ twin sisters Sama and Haya Khadra, who are regularly spotted with the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

In September, Kendall teased her online fans by sending a sweet birthday wish to Khadra and in July, the pair was photographed wearing matching outfits at the Wimbledon men’s final tennis match.

They looked summer-ready in matching blue shirts and white bottoms.

Fast forward to this week and the pair looked dashing at the wedding of the season — Justin Bieber and his childhood sweetheart Hailey Baldwin tied the knot for a second time on Monday at a ceremony for family and friends at a hotel resort in South Carolina.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

we don’t date he’s just my date

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People magazine and E! News, citing sources close to the couple, said the pair exchanged vows in a religious ceremony attended by their parents and celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Usher and Baldwin’s actor uncle Alec Baldwin.

 

Reuters reported that representatives of the pair did not return requests for comment on Monday but celebrity media and paparazzi have been closely following the two days of celebrations at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort.

People magazine said the couple exchanged vows as the sun set at a chapel on the resort, in front of about 150 guests.

Bieber and Baldwin first married in an under the radar civil ceremony in New York in September last year.

The Canadian singer, 25, and model Baldwin, 22, first met in their early teens and started dating again seriously about two years ago.


Iraq Pavilion at Venice Biennale shuts in solidarity with protesters

The Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has shut down in solidarity with protesters. Supplied
Updated 13 November 2019

Iraq Pavilion at Venice Biennale shuts in solidarity with protesters

  • In a show of solidarity with anti-government protestors, the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has shut down
  • Initially set to run until Nov. 24, the exhibition entitled “Fatherland” was closed on Nov. 5.

DUBAI: Iraq is currently in the midst of ongoing anti-government protests that have claimed the lives of more than 260 Iraqis since they erupted earlier this month. In a show of solidarity, the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has shut down.

Initially set to run until Nov. 24, the exhibition entitled “Fatherland” was closed on Nov. 5.

“Fatherland” is a collection of expressionist paintings by Iraqi-Kurdish artist Serwan Baran that were commissioned by Baghdad-based non-profit organization the Ruya Foundation, which in an official statement shared that the move was to show support to “the popular youth uprisings that have erupted in Iraq against state corruption and deteriorating economic and living conditions.”

“We condemn the use of violence against peaceful protesting, and the bloodshed that has led to the death of over 265 protesters so far,” read the statement shared on the organization’s Twitter account. “Peaceful protesting is a basic right, enshrined in Article 38.c of the Iraqi Constitution.”

“Since our founding in late 2012, we have worked hard, frequently in inhospitable circumstances, to create a platform for artists across Iraq to freely express their creativity, in a firm belief that culture is an integral component of any society, and a powerful force for change towards an open and free country. This is particularly important for Iraq, given its difficult recent history and authoritarian past,” it continued.

The Baghdad-based foundation, which was co-founded by Tamara Chalabi, daughter of former Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, has overseen the Iraq Pavilion in Venice since 2013.