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As Drake sets streaming record, Arab fans go wild over ‘habibi’ lyric

Canadian rapper Drake recently dropped his latest album “More Life” and fans around the world went wild but Arab admirers took to social media to explain why they, in particular, were so excited about the album which has set a

Modest models: The hijab-clad it-girls you need to follow for serious style advice

Instagram is a veritable treasure trove of sartorial style advice, full to the brim of fashionistas ready to be followed for inspiration. However, there is a certain set of style bloggers making a name for themselves as the pioneers of

Is this the end? Adele hints she won’t ever tour again


As Grammy-winning superstar Adele wraps up her world tour, many fans have wondered whether this could be the 28-year-old’s last. Speaking at her final concert in New Zealand, Adele told a rain-soaked crowd that this could be her last such

Iran warns US of clashes in the Gulf

Masoud Jazayeri

Iran said it would hold the US responsible for any clashes in the Gulf. It also threatened to impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions.” Separately, Iran’s central bank said it would

Amazon to buy online retailer Souq.com

Amazon.com Inc. has agreed in principle to buy Dubai-based Internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items

Why did this man piggy-back North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un?

Kim Jong-un

North Korea this week released a flurry of photos to accompany news that a rocket engine was launched by the state. However, one image stood out in particular – North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un being piggy-backed by an older man.

Dubai Duty Free expects $2 mln sales hit from electronics ban

Dubai International Airport’s duty free operator estimates that it will lose about $2 million in sales this year from the ban on carrying most electronic devices on United States-bound flights, a senior executive said on Thursday. Under new security measures

Ryan Gosling finally reveals why he laughed during Oscars mix-up

Ryan Gosling

US actor Ryan Gosling revealed to a crowd of marketing professionals on Wednesday that he smirked his way through the now-legendary Oscars gaffe because he was “relieved.” The snafu saw presenters announce “La La Land” as the winner in the

Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant

Dubai on Monday completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. The 200 megawatt plant sprawls over 4.5 square kilometers (1.73 square miles)

When Ranbir and Mahira met in Dubai

Videos of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai on Sunday are going viral on social media. The videos show the two actors engaged in animated conversations, leaving fans wondering

Will Smith is back in his ‘favorite city,’ Dubai

Hollywood actor Will Smith is back in Dubai and is having the time of his life. The 48-year-old actor posted a video of himself making a jump at Skydive Dubai, which has had more than 3 million views overnight. “Yeah,

Adele stirs up social media after kissing hijab-wearing fan in Australia

Superstar singer Adele is no stranger to the limelight but she made headlines in Australia recently for something other than her talent. During a concert in Sydney, Adele reached out to kiss the hand of a hijab-wearing fan and promptly

King Salman ends Asia tour, returns to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who was on an official tour in Asia, has left China to head back to his kingdom, the state news agency SPA reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia’s octogenarian monarch, who has overseen the launch of an

New Zealand river given human rights after more than century-long fight

It was the longest-running litigation in New Zealand’s history but now, the country’s Whanganui River on its North Island will be treated as a human being in the eyes of the law. US news site Mashable reports that a group

Actor Kal Penn posts scripts revealing Hollywood’s Indian stereotypes

Kal Penn

US actor Kal Penn has tweeted snaps of audition scripts he has received over the course of his career in a bid to highlight the stereotypes he believes Indian actors face in Hollywood. The examples include scripts from much-loved shows

Dubai airports impose new baggage regulations

Passengers flying out of Dubai International Airport will have to abide by new baggage regulations that went into effect on Wednesday that will see “irregularly shaped and oversized items” rejected at the check-in counters. Luggage that do not have at

Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

Arwa Al-Banawi

In two weeks’ time, Fashion Forward Dubai, one of the year’s most anticipated events in the fashion industry, will showcase a carefully curated selection of the Middle East’s coveted ready-to-wear, couture, accessory and jewelry designers. Fashion Forward Dubai (FFD), which

Arab Media Forum 2017 kicks off in Dubai on April 18

Mona Ghanim Al-Marri

The two-day 16th edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF) is set to kick off on April 18 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai under the theme “Civil Dialogue.” The annual event, to be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed

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