Thousands of Iranians fall prey to Internet rumors that Pepsi will shoot laser beams at sky to display logo on the moon, French news network reports
Thousands of Iranians looked up at the sky in the hopes of seeing the Pepsi logo appear on the moon on Tuesday night, France 24 reported Friday.
According to the report, rumors that have gone viral on Iranian websites and social networks in recent days claimed that Pepsi Co. was going to shoot powerful lasers beams at the moon to display the brand’s logo on its surface.
Not a face, but soda - Photo: EPA
Some web surfers perceived it as a joke, while others bought the hoax. Continue Reading »
Category: Mid-East News
Jordan is fending off accusations that Iraqi oil is reaching Israel.
Jordanian Media and Communications Minister Rakan al-Majali denied at a news conference with Iraqi journalists Wednesday in Amman that the black gold is being smuggled to the Jewish State.
Oil Tanker in Suez Canal Reuters
The official Jordan News Agency (Petra) quoted al-Majali as saying the claims were unfounded, and aimed at harming Jordan’s claims with Iraq.
He added that the accusations were ‘tantamount to a conspiracy aimed at intimidating’ the Hashemite Kingdom.
“How can oil be smuggled to Israel, while Jordan needs every drop,” he pointed out.
Iraqis have faced some difficulties entering the kingdom recently, both at airports and at the border crossings – a point raised by the media delegation as well. Continue Reading »