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Check Out Blue Will Smith in New Aladdin Teaser!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check out blue Will Smith in new Aladdin teaser! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the Super Bowl spot for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, featuring our first look at a blue Will Smith as the Genie. Check out the Aladdin teaser below! RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


Treading in their footsteps glimpsing their lives part 2

The irrepressible mototricycle driver Abu would invariably reach our evenings campsite before us and punters distracted by tea and coffee and the prospect of ablutions he and the guides would put up our generoussized lightweight tents clippi
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‘Aladdin’ Images Show Us a Whole New World of Will Smith Topknots and Vests

A fresh batch of new Aladdin images have come out of the Cave of Wonders, giving us our first look at Will Smith‘s Genie and Naomi Scott‘s Princess Jasmine. We also get a closer look at the titular street rat himself, played by Mena Massoud, who is rocking a whole lot more vests than the partially shirtless animated version of Aladdin. Entertainment Weekly has debuted two new images from Guy Ritchie‘s Aladdin as part of their cover story on the highly anticipated live-action remake. The maga...
Tags: Images, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Williams, Will-Smith, Musical, Smith, Guy Ritchie, Scott, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Massoud, Abu, Jafar


First Official Look at Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First official look at Disney’s live-action Aladdin revealed! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first photos from director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The photos give us our first look at the main cast including Will Smith’s Genie wearing a newly designed costume quite different from the original animated film. Check out the photos below! (via Entertainment Weekly) RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = P...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Walt Disney Studios, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


IS hostage murderer Abu al-Umarayn killed in US air strike

Abu al-Umarayn murdered a number of Western aid workers, including US citizen Peter Kassig.
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US coalition targets IS figure involved in killing American

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says it targeted a senior member of the Islamic State group who was involved in the 2014 killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig. Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS, told The Associated Press on Monday that coalition forces conducted precision strikes against Abu […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, US, Ap, Beirut, The Associated Press, Abu, Nation & World, Peter Kassig Col Sean Ryan


Disney: Aladdin Pop!, Keychains, Mystery Minis, Plush, and 5 Star

Funko has added a number of Disney's Aladdin collectibles to their various toy lines. As seen above, there's the new Aladdin Mystery Minis Series , a 12-piece Mystery Minis including Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Jafar, Rajah, Abu, Razoul, Sultan, Peddler, Aladdin as Prince Ali, Iago, Carpet, Jasmine in disguise, and Jafar as an old man. Also, the Aladdin SuperCute Plush lineup includes Aladdin, Abu, Genie, Rajah and Jasmine (Target exclusives are noted in the image). And the Pop! Keychain  l...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Disney, Star, Ali, Jasmine, Abu, Jafar, Agrabah, Funko, Rajah, Génie, Ali Iago Carpet Jasmine


The Aladdin Trailer is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Aladdin trailer is here! Disney has released the first trailer for their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin! Set to debut in theaters May 24, 2019, you can watch the Aladdin trailer in the player below! The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek, Agrabah, Anders


Will Smith Shares Aladdin Poster with Genie’s Lamp!

Will Smith shares Aladdin poster revealing Genie’s lamp Will Smith, who will be playing the iconic Genie character in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, has shared a new poster revealing Genie’s lamp and teasing that you should choose your wishes wisely. Smith shared the poster, which you can check out in the gallery below, on his Facebook, saying: “LEMME OUT! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!”  The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) a...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Smith, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


Twenty years of building for everyone

Twenty years ago, Google started with an ambitious goal to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. At the heart, we want to build technology that helps as many people as possible, regardless of who you are or where you are in the world. As we celebrate our birthday this month, we’re reflecting on some of the progress we’ve made toward that end. The work is never done, but here are 20 highlights from the past two decades: Finding answers … and making connec...
Tags: Google, Japan, Syria, Canada, United States, Ireland, Netherlands, Google Earth, John, Google Maps, Google Photos, Rio, Sara, Abramović, Abu, Saroo Brierley


Evan Fallenberg's Playlist for His Novel "The Parting Gift"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Evan Fallenberg's novel The Parting Gift is complex and rewarding. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Magnetic…a complicated study of the ways in which religious heritage—from codes of ho...
Tags: Europe, Music, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, La, Wikipedia, Israel, David, Egypt, Selena Gomez, Francis, Lebanon, Elissa, Kirkus, Don, Atomic Books Comics Preview


ON TOUR Woche 289 Indonesien

Montag 04.06.18Um 07.00 Uhr ass ich kurz Frhstck und trank einen Kaffee dann verabschiedete ich mich von der Familie. Eigentlich wollte Fahrul dass ich mit ihm und Abu nach Weda fahre doch da ich nicht wusste um welche Zeit der Chauffeur oder A
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Lithuania and Romania Complicit in C.I.A. Renditions, European Court Says

The findings by the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg, France, offered judicial confirmation of the countries’ role in the C.I.A.’s response to the attacks of Sept. 11.
Tags: News, United States, Terrorism, Romania, European Court Of Human Rights, Torture, European Court Of Justice, Lithuania, Detainees, Central Intelligence Agency, Interrogations, Waterboarding, Extraordinary Rendition, Abu, Strasbourg France, Zubaydah


The Queer Immigrant Documentary ‘Abu’ Offers Cinema as Self-Portrait [New York Indian Film Festival]

Filmmakers are adept at the art of disguise, especially when it comes to their own stories. Sometimes it merely involves a change in name and location – Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy is premised on the director’s real-world romantic encounter – though sometimes it involves experiences being filtered through a lens of genre. Loneliness tone-poems Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola) and Her (Spike Jonze), for instance, arguably reveal themselves to be companion pieces on the duo’s failed mar...
Tags: New York, Movies, Documentary, India, Features, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pakistan, Ford, Sheffield, Richard Linklater, Khan, Montreal, Michael Sheen, Tom Ford, Spike Jonze, Urdu


Al-Mudawwanah Al-Jāmi’ah: The History and Methodology of the Hadith Encyclopedia

By Shaykh Al-Islam Mufti Taqi ‘Uthmani, translated by Umer Ansari Translator’s Foreword: The following is the first formal introduction to Al-Mudawwanah Al-Jāmi’ah: The Hadith Encyclopedia in the English language. It has been formulated based on the Arabic Muqaddimah penned by Shaykh Mufti Taqī ‘Uthmānī at the beginning of Al-Mudawwanah Al-Jāmi’ah , the Urdu introduction by our esteemed Shaykh that was published in Al-Balagh Urdu Monthly (Nov 2017), and his speech given at “Taqrīb-i Shukr” c...
Tags: London, Religion, Qatar, Pakistan, Dubai, Beirut, Prophet, Kuwait, Ali, Cairo, Riyadh, Ministry, Al Azhar University, Cairo Egypt, KARACHI, Abbas


The ruins I saw in Syria stand as a rebuke to western inaction | Diana Darke

The time for military intervention has passed. But we must still do all we can to make Assad feel the heatThrough a quirk of fate, I was on a bus travelling from Beirut to Damascus on the day that the US, Britain and France launched airstrikes on Syria. The group I joined was on a pastoral visit arranged months earlier, at the invitation of the Syriac Orthodox church, to offer support and solidarity to Syria’s Christians. A circular email had arrived soliciting participants in early March. As my...
Tags: France, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Assad, Beirut, Damascus, Aleppo, Dante, Abu, US Britain, Syriac Orthodox, Diana Darke, Ma'arri Travel Tourism, Ala al Ma'arri


Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Has Wrapped Production

Mena Massoud, star of Disney’s live-action Aladdin tweets that production has wrapped Mena Massoud (The 99, Jack Ryan), star of Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, has tweeted that production has wrapped. The film is based on the 1992 animated classic. You can check out his tweet below, along with a picture from set in our gallery. That’s a wrap on #Aladdin! It’s been an incredible journey and I can’t wait for you to see it summer 2019! pic.twitter.com/b7Vynsdnow — Mena Massoud (@Men...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Little Mermaid, Pete, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Agrabah, Anders, Gilbert Gottfried, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Douglas Seale


Somalia: Former al-Shabab militants share their story

Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave?
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Somalia:Inside Al-Shabaab

[Deutsche Welle] Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave? DW spoke with the men to hear their side of the story.
Tags: News, Somalia, Al Shabaab, Shabab, Deutsche Welle, Abu, Gardere


Aladdin Filming Begins as the First Set Photo is Revealed

Aladdin filming begins as the first set photo is revealed Walt Disney Pictures has announced that casting for Aladdin, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London. Check out the first photo from the Aladdin filming! The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Mas...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Golden Globe, Tim Rice, Pete, Tony Award, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


Disney’s Aladdin Live-Action Film Casts Billy Magnussen

Disney’s live-action Aladdin casts Billy Magnussen in original role Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies) has been cast in Disney’s upcoming live-action film version of Aladdin, according to THR. The film, which is based on the 1992 animated adventure stars Mena Massoud in the title character. Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Princess Jasmine. Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) will play the evil Jafar and Will Smith (I Am Legend) will play the role of Genie, which...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Aubrey Plaza, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Pete, Mara, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Rapunzel, Abu, Jafar, Gilbert Gottfried


Marwan Kenzari Cast as Jafar in Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

Marwan Kenzari cast as Jafar in Disney’s live-action Aladdin According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has found its chief villain Jafar for their live-action Aladdin movie in Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari (Ben-Hur, The Mummy, Murder on the Orient Experess). Jafar was voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the 1992 animated movie. Former Saturday Night Live star Nasim Pedrad (The Dictator, New Girl, People of Earth) has also been cast as Mara, the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine,...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Sherlock Holmes, Little Mermaid, Pete, Mara, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Abu, Jafar, Gilbert Gottfried, Nasim Pedrad, Douglas Seale, ComingSoon


2 Psychologists in C.I.A. Interrogations Can Face Trial, Judge Rules

The suit is one of the few attempts to hold people accountable for harm caused by the Central Intelligence Agency’s program in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Tags: News, Torture, Detainees, Central Intelligence Agency, Interrogations, Mitchell, Bruce, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Abu, Jessen, Zubaydah, James E


Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Cast Revealed!

Disney’s live-action Aladdin cast revealed! The Walt Disney Studios took to the stage at D23 Expo this weekend and surprised the world with the official announcement of the two leads for their live-action Aladdin movie. Mena Massoud (The 99, Jack Ryan) will play the titular street thief, with Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) set to play Jasmine. The studio also confirmed that Will Smith will play the role of the Genie in the film and that it will not only borrow plot elements from the original ani...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Pete, Walt Disney Studios, Aladdin, Abu, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, ComingSoon, D23 Expo, Movie News, Jack Ryan, Naomi Scott


Bird Watching in Taman Negara

There are a few places for bird watching in Taman Negara for those interested in this hobby. The first thing you should know is that this is a rainforest area, and one of the oldest in the world dating to 130 million years old.This means, you will be doing tropical birding here and the main area for bird watching in Taman Negara is no other than around the park headquarters and its surroundings.  However, for the serious birders, there are a few other places which are great for bird watchi...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia, David Jr, Abu, Taman Negara, Peninsular, Flores Indonesia, Kuala Tahan


Be A Caller Not A Judge

I am sure the readers will have come across numerous notices at some mosques discouraging certain types of people attending the mosques. Here is an example of many I have had the displeasure of reading: ‘We will not assist in counselling unless you are Islamically and decently dressed’. I am not sure whether the advocates of this notice really understand the purpose of counselling or what the role of the imam should be in the community. To discourage people from seeking help because they may not...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Life, Religion, Women, Society, Empathy, Islam, Muslim, Counselling, Prophet, Muslims, Ahmad, Abu, Umar, Torah


The best part of Google's conference was a teen who taught himself to code to diagnose cancer

One of Silicon Valley's fundamental beliefs is that everyone in tech is working on something that could change the world. In truth, most of the 2 million apps in the app store do no such thing. But every so often a curious kid will sit down, study up on some new technology and create something mind-blowing. The latest example: a high-school kid named Abu. He created an app that uses machine learning to diagnose breast cancer from mammograms.  Abu and his family are immigrants from war-torn Afgha...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Larry Page, Afghanistan, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Abu


Aaron Hernandez’s Death And The Responsibility of Sports Fans

By Abu O’baydah b. Ali Many people will look at the passing of AaronHernandez, former New England Patriots tight end,  and say look “someone who had it all, money, fame, women, super human talent on the football field and he just threw it away.” But let’s follow the trend in pop culture and take a moment to look at our part in his passing (yes, we do play a part)… Hernandez’s dad died from complications of surgery in 2006 when Aaron was just 16 years old. According to Hernandez’s mother this ...
Tags: Florida, Leadership, Life, Religion, Uncategorized, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Values, Islam, Nba, Muslim, SEC, University of Florida, Crossfit, Ali


Will Smith in Talks for Genie Role in New Aladdin Movie

Will Smith in talks for Genie role in new Aladdin movie Deadline reports that Will Smith is in early talks to join Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin in the Genie role! The late Robin Williams originally voiced the character in the animated film, landing a special Golden Globe award for his performance. Production on the film is expected to begin in June of this year in the UK and it will shoot until early 2018. Smith was also previously in talks for the live-action Dumbo movie, though no...
Tags: UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Smith, Pete, Aladdin, Abu, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, ComingSoon, Movie News, Scott Weinger, Ron Clements


Abu Garcia Snags Top Ranking in Game and Fish Readers’ Choice Awards

Kennesaw, GA (Ammoland.Com) — Fishing-gear manufacturer Abu Garcia cornered both the Favorite Baitcasting Reel and Favorite Baitcasting Rod categories in the most recent Game & Fish Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.Ranger Boats also took two categories: Favorite Bass Boat and Favorite Aluminum Boat. The Ranger Z185 dominated the Bass Boat category with the nod from more than half of all voters. And the metal RT198p solidly edged out Alumacrafts’ Trophy 185 31.0 percent to 20.9 percent.More than 2...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Great Lakes, Shakespeare, Garmin, Quantum, Veritas, Triton, Petersen, Plano, Shimano, EVINRUDE, Cabela, Rod, Abu, Kennesaw