Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth.
The ministry of communications said access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) would be “widely available to users” from Wednesday.
It had previously blocked VoIP apps for failing to comply with “regulations”.
The announcement comes only days after Snapchat blocked Al Jazeera from its app in the conservative Gulf kingdom,BBC reports
Saudi officials accused the Qatar-based network of being a “harmful, propaganda-pushing channel that supports extremism”.
Al Jazeera, which denies the charge, said Snapchat’s actions were a “clear attack on the rights of journalists and media professionals to report and cover stories freely from around the world”.
Saudi Arabia blocked access to Al Jazeera’s website at the end of May, shortly before the country severed all links with Qatar over the emirate’s alleged support for terrorism and ties with Iran.
Nicki Minaj and Nas’ seemingly overnight romance has had the internet buzzing since the duo were spotted being extra cozy during a recent outing. While everyone from Safaree to Wendy Williams has weighed in on the Queens emcees’ rumored relationship, Kelis couldn’t be less bothered.
While the R&B singer has yet to comment on her ex-husband’s new flame with the Head Barb, that doesn’t exclude her from entertaining the constant shade being thrown their way. A screenshot, courtesy of The Shade Room, has surfaced of Kelis liking a negative Instagram comment that was directed towards “Mi-Nas.”
“Nobody cares for a fake couple that’s trying to be the Walmart version of Jay Z & Beyonce,” the comment reads. “Go Kelis I’m proud of you & yourself your so drama free… so iconic fav idol.”
It’s been nearly 10 years since Kelis and Nas went their separate ways and five since the Queens lyricist drew inspiration from their divorce for his tenth studio album Life Is Good. But, we’re pretty sure neither artist is losing sleep over the love lost.
Take a look at Kelis serving up classy shade below.
Bow Wow has revealed he is not interested in a relationship but wants a partnership. He wrote
I don’t want a relationship! They hold you back. I want a bestfriend i can sleep with, make love to, hustle with, get money with, travel with, shop with, club with & live life with. I want a partner in crime, a life partner. Someone that i can laugh with and build with. A woman I’m not afraid to lose because i know they’ll always be there. Relationships are played but a partnership i’ll take. 💯
`It is no news Wendy Williams is used to bashing celebrities on everything from their bodies, weight, relationships and lifestyle.But now, she is feeling the heat after being mocked online for her unflattering bikini photos.
In her usual style,she has responded but says she will address it on her next show.Posting a video of her floating in water, she wrote
If you’re gonna live in a glass house…I’ll see you Monday and oh yes, I will talk about my beach body. P.S. I never go in the water without a few floatation devices. 🏖👙😘
Serena Williams shared a lengthy video of her new daughter on Wednesday morning, along with a video documenting her entire pregnancy.
She posted the lengthy Instagram story almost two weeks after giving birth on September 1, an event she also included in the video.
Serena, 35, also revealed that the baby girl is named Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. – just like her father – and that the family had to spend six days in the hospital after her arrival because of complications.
‘Look what we got! A baby girl’ says Serena at the end of the video after speaking about the complications.
She does not go into any details beyond stating that there was an extended hospital stay, and Alexis was born weighing 6lbs 14ozs, a healthy weight for a newborn.
Serena also posted a photo of her daughter resting on her shoulder to Instagram, writing: ‘Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also check out my IG stories.’