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October 22, 2014

Haifa Wehbe passed on the ALS challenge to Ellie Saab.
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The Instagram campaign to support the Lebanese Autism Society managed to find its way to Haifa Wehbe's page.
So glitz, so glam: Emily Blunt is ready for the DIFF red carpet come December (Image: Facebook).
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Now we've yet another reason to attend the Dubai International Film Festival; Hollywood actress Emily Blunt will be there!
Bushra is willing to sell her Paris-made wedding gown for a good cause.
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The Egyptian actress is calling all celebs to join her charitable campaign of donating personal items for a cause.
So long, no silver screen for Yousra. (Image: Facebook)
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When it rains it pours for Yousra because she'll be filming the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel scenes at the same time as this new film.
Ramy is a pretty good actor in all of his music videos, so acting might come as second nature to him! (Image: Facebook)
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While acting has become the latest trend for singers in the Arab world, Ramy Ayach wants a piece of the action too!
How well will Hamaki do as a first-time actor? (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki's upcoming acting project has been brewing for a while now, but he's in no rush to cook it up yet!
Gigi follows the celeb trend of flashing her Calvins in bed! (Image: Instagram/Daily Mail)
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Gigi Hadid displays her taut stomach in her underwear as she relaxes in bed.
Acclaimed actress Nelly Karim will be gracing the ADFF judging panel. (Image: Facebook)
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Jury members for 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival includes Egyptian filmmakers Marwan Hamed, Hala Lotfy and Sherif Elkatsha, along with acclaimed actress Nelly Karim.

October 21, 2014

The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival will run from 16-25 October. (Image: Dining-intercontinental-ad.ae)
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Short film ‘ONE’ shows Islam and Christianity existing happily side-by-side; documentary will screen as part of Emirates Film Competition.
The concert is in the memory of US journalist Daniel Pearl before his death by Pakistani militants in 2002.
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David Broza, Mira Awad, Jerusalem Jewish-Arab Youth Chorus to take stage in Lod at 8 p.m. Thursday for music event in conjunction with "Daniel Pearl World Music Days."
Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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While rumors about Mayada al Hinnawi selling her music copyrights are on wild fire, she's busy making music with Joe Raed!
Ahmed "the adventurer" with his wife Maha. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actor Ahmed el Sakka was surprised to come home to a large crowd of angry protesters gathered outside his house. What did the action hero do?
Elissa promotes for her latest album - coming soon - with Rotana! (Image: Facebook)
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Heirs of the late artist Muneer Murad are not too happy about one of Elissa's tracks on her latest album.
When will we see Maali on our screens again? (Image: Facebook)
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We haven't seen her in the cinema for quite some time, and it looks like we'll still have to wait to see Maali Zayed in the movie theater.
Then and now: Amr Diab's still got the same cute face he had in 1961. (Images: Facebook)
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Count those candles! Amr Diab made quite the cute 8-year-old birthday boy. Do you think his looks have carried on 45 years later?
With the dust just settling from their Venetian wedding, George and Amal are already talking about making babies. (Image: Daily Mail)
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George is allegedly so ready to have babies, he's offered to be a stay-at-home dad. What do you suppose his Lebanese wife has to say about that gender role switch?!
Jeremih will be taking his talents to Dubai for the RedFestDXB. (Image: Facebook)
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R&B singers Jeremih and Cris Cab have been added to the A-list line-up for the music festival in Dubai next February.

October 20, 2014

The "World's Funniest Person" competition will be held at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Las Vegas! (Image: Jpupdates.com)
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Gear up for the world's funniest show as Hollywood tries to find the world's funniest person!
The green figure-hugging dress Somaya wore showed off every inch of her assets. (Image: Alkhabarpress.com)
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Egyptian actress Somaya el Khashab may be approaching 49, but her mother still dresses her to this day!
Ahlam will be receiving her Alexandria International Song Festival award in person! (Image: Facebook)
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She may have many haters, but UAE singer Ahlam is much liked by the Alexandria International Song Festival!
Manal Mousa, 25, and Haitham Khalaily, 24, appeared on Arab Idol this month. (Image: The i)
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Two Arab Israelis were placed under arrest after returning home... for taking part in Arab Idol!
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced the list of jury.
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The star-studded ADFF 2014 is coming, and here's the list of folks playing jury.
Work your magic for your man, Ruby! (Image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT
Fresh from their honeymoon, Egyptian singer and actress Ruby and her new husband are getting a new kind of action.
Amal Maher is in the studio! (Image: Facebook)
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She's got a new album on the way, but Amal Maher needs her fans to help choose its title.

October 19, 2014

Mohammad better sort out the disputes before Ramadan lands on our doorsteps in 2015! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan has been temporarily banned from acting.
Xox: Feryal Youssef getting cozy with Paris Hilton in Dubai. (Image: Twitter)
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Feryal Youssef was one of the many household names present at the grand opening of Dubai's hottest new club.
Tamer received an honorary plaque from the Canadian University in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
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The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.
Hamada and Mervat star in the new comedy film My Mother-in-Law Loves Me. (Image: Facebook)
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Most actors would argue over minor things in their work, but when it comes to Egyptian singer-turned-actor Hamada Hilal, Mervat Amin comes first!
Celebs celebrating May Salim's daughter's bday. (Image: Twitter)
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Egyptian actress May Salim sent a social media shout out to her celebrity pals Tamer Hosny and wife Basma Bosil, thanking them for attending her daughter's birthday party.
Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama!
Human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) gestures as she stands between the president of the Acropolis museum Dimitris Pantermalis (2nd R), the minister of Culture and Sports Konstantinos Tasoulas (L) and Geoffrey Robertson, head of Doughty Street Chambers, during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens October 15, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ POOL / YORGOS KARAHALIS)
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Maybe it's Mrs. Clooney's Middle Eastern background that has taught her to let her husband choose which causes to support.
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brought chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
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Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brings chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
This still from the movie trailer is courtesy of Ahram Online.
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After premiering in Toronto in September this film based in Iraqi Kurdistan, "Mardan" has made its way into the Oscars race.

October 18, 2014

Gigi looks almost unrecognizable in her sports gear. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Gigi Hadid steals the spotlight in short silver dress at star-studded charity event in New York.

October 17, 2014

Adel Imam's Facebook pic with Angelina Jolie doing humanitarian work in Egypt. (Image courtesy of www.nabd-qloop.com)
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Adel Imam remembers the good old days with Angelina Jolie. You know, when he met her on a humanitarian mission that one time.

October 16, 2014

Assaf's first ever album proved itself to be a huge success. (Image: Twitter)
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Mohammed Assaf's first ever album claimed the number one spot in regional music charts within just hours of its release!
Thank goodness we'll get our X Factor fix for at least three more years! (Image: Facebook)
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Thanks to MBC Group, you can continue to feed your talent show fetish for three more years of the Arab format of The X Factor, Project Runway, Arab Idol and Arabs Got Talent.
Naglaa will soon be returning to the spotlight with a new TV series in store! (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actress Naglaa Fathi turned down one million dollars to star in a TV series based on her own life!
Dounia's sudden hatred for Assaf remains unexplained... but it could be down to jealousy! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Dounia Batma messed with the wrong guy when she decided to b*tch about Palestinian Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf!
Hardwell is hitting up Creamfields Abu Dhabi, baby!  (Image courtesy of Hardwell's Facebook page)
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The world's hottest DJs are headed our way for this year's Creamfields Abu Dhabi along with some of our regional faves.
During the “Laish Hip-Hop?” session at Lund University. (Image: Arab News)
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Lund University students were treated to a special seminar on Arabic hip hop this month!
Hakim has certainly had better days than right now. (Image: Facebook)
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He's no "Star of the People", that's for sure!
We love seeing her on the Arab Idol judging panel, and soon we'll get to see her on another screen. (Image: Facebook)
06:48 GMT
Nancy Ajram has spread her love across the North African country before, and she's doing it again.

October 15, 2014

Menna Shalabi ain't so shabby! She's landed another role in the acting arena.
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"Ahel Al Ayeb" (People of Shame) has cheeky actress Menna Shalabi as the leading lady.
It may not be all fun in the sun, but Mohamed Hamaki isn't in a rush to get his film ready for Ramadan.
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So what if this is his big debut into the cinematic stream of entertainment, Egyptian singer Mohammad Hamaki says it's not worth it to rush to get the drama ready for Ramadan 2015.
Richard Gere is reportedly headed to Israel (Image courtesy of projectcasting.com)
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Cedar's newest project is set to film in both New York and Jerusalem with Hollywood star Richard Gere as the main character, according to a report in Yediot Aharonot.
Marcel may be the most famed of the Khalife artists, but his sons have some talent too. (Image: MarcelKhalife.com)
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Marcel, Rami and Bachar Khalife have to come together as a dynamic trio and will be showing what they got in Cairo and Alexandria on October 24-25th.
She's still got it: Maya will be hosting yet another music show! (Image: Facebook)
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Lebanese diva Maya Diab will be settling into MBC's The X Factor Arabia soon!
Ella Eyre rockin' the stage. (Image courtesy of Facebook: Piotr Tarasewicz / Focus Event)
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She's topped the charts in the UK and now she's coming our way in February for the the RedFestDXB music event at Dubai Media City Ampitheatre.
The Jordanian star concluded the annual event with a blend of classical and traditional songs. (Image: Macadinahhas.net)
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Jordanian artist Macadi Nahhas dazzles Bahrain Music Festival days after giving birth.
The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival will kick off on Oct 16! (Image: Dining-intercontinental-ad.ae)
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Arab Film Studio amateur film competition to receive special awards ceremony at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival
Zeina is mad at Ezz and she's letting it all out on her Instagram account! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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It's no more Mrs Nice Guy for Zeina, who "indirectly" referred to Ahmed Ezz as "not a real man" this week!
Is this the same person? Gigi looks her age (and way less glamorous) as she walks the streets of NY in sportswear! (Image: Daily Mail)
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Palestinian-Dutch teen model Gigi Hadid, 19, leaves glamor behind to blend in on the streets of New York City!

October 14, 2014

Yousif Shabaan's health speculations leave fans on tenterhooks (Image: Facebook)
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Is Yousif Shabaan suffering poor health or has a lot of commotion been made over a business as usual health check-up?
Myriam Fares shakes what her mama gave her (Image: Facebook)
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When Myriam Fares's derriere became the talk of her fans, she decided it was time to pull the photo from Instagram that caused such a hoopla!
British troupe Gandini Juggling. (Image: Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
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Spearheaded by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, Cairo International Circus Festival (CirCairo) will kick off at Al-Azhar Park on 17 October. Performances will continue until 26 October.
The beautiful £5 million mansion that George gifted to his new wife Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency Ltd)
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George and Amal were caught seemingly unaware of the danger lurking and flood experts have had to be called into their new Berkshire mansion!
A match made in heaven: Amal has changed her name to Amal Alamuddin Clooney. (Image: Facebook)
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Amal Alamuddin reveals she has taken her husband Clooney's name on law firm's website ...as she heads back to work in Athens!

October 13, 2014

Movie on top: The Island 2 was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
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It was a tough competition between Egyptian films this Eid, but who made it on top?
From left: Alexander V. Kammel, Reim El Houni, Sofia De Fay. (Image: Broadcastprome)
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Dubai’s Ti22 Films wins Silver Dolphin at the fifth annual Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
Ehab's career is still going strong after 25 years in the business! (Image: Facebook)
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Ehab Tawfik signs on for another year of success with “Alam El Fan” Art Production as he celebrates his silver anniversary in showbiz!
Little did Naomi know that misspelling a name would cause this much commotion. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Naomi Campbell thought she'd congratulate Malala Yousafzai on winning a Nobel Peace Prize, but she tripped up (off the catwalk) when she called her Malaria instead!
Mr.Salim Jabbar Al Samerayi, Kadim Al Sahir's brother and a valuable member of his band has passed away. (Image: Facebook)
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It's a sad week in the Saher family as the famed Iraqi singer suffers the loss of his brother and band mate, Salem Jabar Al Samara'i.
Maya Diab sang with Jason Derulo for "Coke Studio". (Image: Twitter)
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While recording for "Coke Studio" on MBC4, Maya Diab got in a heated convo with the song composer for "Talk to Me", which features American songster Jason Derulo.
DIFF is coming!
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The Dubai International Film Festival lineup is still TBA, but fans assured the slate will be sweet can purchase their tickets now to the red carpet event.
The new show “Al-Raqesah” (The Dancer) that aired earlier this month was not well received in some circles. (Image: Facebook)
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Public figures called for the banning of the satellite show "The Dancer". Here's a look at the reputation these hip shakers have maintained over the decades.
Khloe Kardashian and other celebs kickin' it at Clé Dubai. (Image: Twitter)
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It was a star-studded opening night at Clé Dubai over the weekend with the HIlton sisters, KK, and even Akon in town.

October 12, 2014

Madonna applauded her son Rocco for posting the ISIS video. (Image: Express.co.uk)
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Madonna defends son Rocco's Instagram video reportedly showing Isis terrorist killing.
Rudimental rocked Dubai's Sandance festival over the weekend. (Image: Facebook)
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It was sweet weekend for music lovers in the UAE. The Sandance festival went down again without a hitch as Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Empire of the Sun and De La Soul took the stage.
Rahim Said has made a controversial name for herself.
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The "Sabaya Al Khair" presenter was accused of assault by her assistant director and now faces a court date on November 8th.
Sherine Abdel Wahab was pleasantly surprised with a birthday gathering. (Images: Facebook)
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Sherine Abdel Wahab surprisingly revealed her age, but do you suppose she's telling the truth that she's...
Sleiman will be playing the role of Jesus Christ in the adaptation of the Bill O’Reilly’s novel Killing Jesus. (Image: Facebook)
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‘Killing Jesus’ cast announced and an Arab-American actor will be playing the role of Jesus Christ.
The beautiful manor house that's been reportedly purchased by George and Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency)
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Word spread among locals that George Clooney and new wife Amal Alamuddin bought a £10m mansion in Berkshire.
You'd think their presence would be present enough, but Amal gave George some sweet wedding gifts.
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How un-Islamic of Amal Alamuddin to bring doggies into her new home with her Hollywood hubby, but the Lebanese-born barrister gifted George Clooney with two cocker spaniels as a surprise wedding present.
"Archer" had been using the name ISIS for its fictional spy agency until the real militant group made it suddenly inappropriate.
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The animated series on FX has quietly removed the fictional spy agency called ISIS from the show after the real militant group of the same name rose to the surface.
Tania has performed all over the world but her dream is to perform in Las Vegas. (Image: Facebook)
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International Lebanese Soprano and Pop Diva Tania Kassis spreads her message of peace around the globe.
A collection of some of the cultural events that took place in Egypt this year. (Image: Al Ahram)
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This week includes exhibition openings, concerts, film screenings and ballet; here are the recommended culture events for the week in Cairo and Alexandria.

October 10, 2014

Only two months out from the 11th Dubai International Film Festival.
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Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is asking around the community for cultural connoisseurs, philanthropists and visionary business leaders within the UAE to join the "Friends of the Festival".
Paris HIlton in her headache-inducing travel garb. (Image: Instagram)
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The Hilton heiress has made her way to the UAE.

October 9, 2014

Ahlam's son Fahed (right) threatens to defend his mum against her enemies! (Image: Instagram)
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Ahlam is back to verbally threatening her frenemies in new Instagram posts!
The Emirates said not to this singer entering their borders. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT
The Moroccan singer was banned from entry into the UAE recently, and here's the reason we think might be behind it.
Announcing: Yousra Al Lawzi has a baby girl! (Image: Facebook)
08:52 GMT
With Hollywood stars giving their babes ultra unusual names, we wondering what Yousra Al Lawzi's still nameless newborn will be called.
Diana has filmed her latest single My Lover is Egyptian in Cairo and Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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Diana Haddad releases her latest single "Habeebi Masri" (My Lover is Egyptian).
All the deets you needs to know for the breast cancer awareness event this Saturday. (Image: Facebook)
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It's breast cancer awareness month, and the the Three Sopranos are doing their part.
Razan is back to work with a new TV show in place! (Image: Facebook)
07:48 GMT
It's nice to see Razan Moghrabi in the news for something positive. The artist is back with a new TV gig in place!
"The Narrow Frame of Midnight" is one of the films being screened this week in London.
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The 85th edition of the BFI London Film Festival is going down this week, and Director Tala Hadid's rendition of "The Narrow Frame of Midnight" starring Khalid Abdalla is one of the 248 films being screened.