Babylon Reports – Saudi miniskirt scandal, Turkey’s state of emergency extended, Netflix hits 104M fans
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2017-07-18
Unless you’re Rihanna, skirts are still a no-no in the Kingdom. Authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a young woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public. The woman, a model called “Khulood”, shared the clip of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir. The footage sparked a heated debate on social media, with some calling for her arrest for breaking the conservative Muslim country’s strict dress code. Other Saudis came to the woman’s defense, praising her “bravery”.
In non-skirt related news, the Turkish Parliament on Monday extended the current state of emergency for another three months. The Turkish government asked parliament to extend the emergency rule following a statement from Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s office. The state of emergency will become effective on Wednesday as the government claims it has not yet finished cleansing those involved in last year’s coup from its ranks.
Lastly, have you ever heard of Netflix? Well you probably should by now as the company hit 104 million subscribers worldwide. International members now account for about half of Netflix subscribers, and investments in new shows and movies is paying off as online television becomes more popular. Netflix is available in Iraq and Kurdistan, and if you don’t have an account, you can always ask your friend for their password. Sharing is caring!