Mohammad Sandouka

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25 Movie Masterpieces – Picked By Your Favourite Bands

Need a film recommendation? Here’s 25 from some of the biggest bands in indie, rock, pop and hip-hop, from the Vaccines and Catfish and the Bottlemen …

Jordan: Trip of a Lifetime

Sometimes, the name on the map is only part of the story. In the case of Jordan, it is barely a fragment. True, this intriguing country has only been painted on to the global atlas since 1921, emerging as the Emirate of Transjordan in the wake of the First World War before achieving full …

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

Pop Music

How Can A Commercial Airplane Just Disappear?

The loss of AirAsia QZ8501 marks the second time a major aircraft has vanished without any warning this year<p>Over the weekend, the world was gripped by a tragic, yet eerily familiar, occurrence. On Sunday morning, AirAsia QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying from Indonesia to Singapore, …

Where to go for a New Year holiday bargain

For anyone planning to book a holiday over the festive period, a survey has revealed which destinations are cheaper now than they were two years ago.<p>Research from the Post Office has measured the prices for package breaks now, compared to December 2012, and found that Japan and South Africa offer …

Red Sea

That's No Snorkel, It's Smartphone Maker HTC's Tool To Stay Afloat

The orange periscope that smartphone developer HTC sent me for review looks like a bulky ear thermometer but captures images for the eyes. The tiny, easy-to-hold cylindrical handle curved 90 degrees at one end also resembles a mini snorkel, and incidentally it’s waterproof. Despite the HTC label, …

Virgin Atlantic pilot lands 447 passengers safely in Gatwick drama

A Virgin Atlantic plane carrying 447 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick after landing gear problems hit a US-bound flight.<p>Hundreds of holidaymakers applauded in relief after their pilot returned the Boeing 747 to base safely following an unconventional journey that …

20 destinations for 2015: Djibouti

<b>Why?</b><p>Couched around the Gulf of Aden in the Horn of Africa, bijou Djibouti has – until now – been largely off the tourism map.<p>However, word of her otherworldly landscapes, superb variety of cuisine (from French to Yemeni) and range of adventure activities is spreading fast among intrepid …