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January 29, 2014

Nine songwriters and singers from the Arab world's independent music scene feature on the album released 24 January under the title Sawtuha by the German Jakarta Records label. (Image:
10:37 GMT

Maryam Saleh, Donia Massoud and Youssra El Hawary from Egypt are among 9 women featured on 'Sawtuha', a newly released song album by German label Jakarta Records.

We love to act: Qamar and Mehyar will be working together on a new TV drama this year. (Image: Facebook)
09:42 GMT

Husband and wife, Qamar Khalaf and Mehyar Khaddour, are starring in a new TV drama series together... again!

Maya still looked as hot as ever even with her blue hair! (Image: Instagram)
08:28 GMT

Maya Diab has made another fashion statement by dying her hair blueee!

Amr is getting older in age but is still as healthy as ever, according to his press office. (Image: Facebook)
07:36 GMT

Rumor has it that superstar Amr Diab was rushed to hospital on his recent trip to Dubai.

Farsh w Ghata (Rags and Tatters) follows a fugitive who escapes during the prison breaks that took place at the onset of the 2011 uprising. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Among the 30 African films screened within the 43rd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam are Ahmad Abdalla's Rags and Tatters and Hind Meddeb's Electro Chaabi.

January 28, 2014

Tamer Hosny will be hitting up the cold, cold North America next month. (Image: Facebook)
12:43 GMT

Who is going to say no to scheduled shows in the US and Canada? Certainly not Tamer Hosny! The superstar will start his North American tour in just a couple weeks, leaving filming for his upcoming TV drama on hold until March.

Khaled Salim assures he won't be appearing "Memory Card". (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT

A new album in the works and two upcoming dramas in the mix, but no "Memory Card" film on the Khaled Salim slate, despite the gossip going around that he's landed the leading role.

Hani sang in honor of the Egyptian Police and Egyptian Revolution at the Cairo Opera House. (Image: Instagram)
10:19 GMT

In celebration of “Police National Day” and the third anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, Hani Shaker held a grand performance at the Cairo Opera House.

Jamal Suliman as Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egyptian documentary drama series Sadik Al-Omr (Courtesy
09:37 GMT

Is Egypt getting a dose of déjà vu with its current political climate? That's certainly the suggestion of the show "Sadik Al-Omr" (Lifelong Friend) scheduled to air on Arabic television in July.

Famous TV host and satirist Bassem Youssef signed with MBC group at the end of December 2013 and will return back to the screen in February 2014. (Image: Facebook)
09:21 GMT

2013 was a weird year for satirist Bassem Youssef, but his 2014 looks like it's set to be a great one, as he prepares a comeback with his controversial show on MBC Misr.

Peeta Planet travelers try out standup comedy in Mumbai (Image: Facebook)
09:17 GMT

With an international itinerary that makes globetrotters salivate, the Dubai-based travel TV show hosts are starting their jet setting journey in Mumbai this week.

The show is a mix of theatre, illusion, circus, block-buster movie and rock spectacular rolled into one with 50 dancers, stuntmen, acrobats, magicians, and actors from 10 different countries. (Image: YAKEVENTS.COM)
08:08 GMT

A modern take on Peter Pan in this breathtaking theatre production in Dubai, featuring some of the music world's biggest modern hits.

The most important celebration in the Chinese calendar will be marked with theatre shows, street parades, live music, food stalls and special cuisine. (Image:
07:48 GMT

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with exclusive theatre shows and special Asian cuisine now in Dubai.

Hussain Al Jasmi was the perfect fit for demonstrating how easy it is to keep the number you love while changing to the network that offers better value. (Image:
05:00 GMT

Emirati superstar Hussain Al Jasmi has starred in du's latest Mobile Number Portability video campaign.

January 27, 2014

More than 750,000 visitors attended the first festival, which ran for 10 days and included historical exhibitions, live performances, traditional souk stalls, folk dances and Hijazi people selling local arts and crafts. (Image: Alarabiya)
11:40 GMT

Saturday was a fine day for Jeddah as the 1st edition of the city's Festival for Heritage and Culture was a total smashing success.