‘2024 will be my year,’ Shanina Shaik says as she shares 2023 highlights

‘Aykathani Malakon’      SANAM   Beirut-based producer Fadi Tabbal’s Tunefork Studios has given rise to many a thrilling regional act, but SANAM are probably the first that truly resemble a supergroup. The sextet includes singer, actor and audio-visual artist Sandy Chamoun, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Anthony Sahyoun, bassist and songwriter Antonio Hajj (Tamara Qaddoumi, OVIID), guitarist […]

Iran releases Spaniard held for more than a year

SYDNEY: Sydney and Auckland were among the world’s first major cities to ring in 2024, with revelers cheering spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the skies over Sydney Harbor and New Zealand’s tallest structure, Sky Tower.As the clock struck midnight in Australia, tons of explosives erupted in a 12-minute display that focused on the Sydney […]

Zelensky says Ukraine stronger as it moves toward year two of war

SYDNEY: Sydney and Auckland were among the world’s first major cities to ring in 2024, with revelers cheering spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the skies over Sydney Harbor and New Zealand’s tallest structure, Sky Tower.As the clock struck midnight in Australia, tons of explosives erupted in a 12-minute display that focused on the Sydney […]

Ukraine downs drones as Russia retaliates for Belgorod attack

SYDNEY: Sydney and Auckland were among the world’s first major cities to ring in 2024, with revelers cheering spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the skies over Sydney Harbor and New Zealand’s tallest structure, Sky Tower.As the clock struck midnight in Australia, tons of explosives erupted in a 12-minute display that focused on the Sydney […]