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Meet the Arab fashion brand supporting women through menswear

MAKKAH: Ritaj Al-Hazmi, 12, has won the title of the “Youngest Writer of a Novel Series” in the world with the Guinness World Records after publishing two novels. She published her third novel this year and is currently working on two others. Al-Hazmi grew up reading fiction and fantasy and was inspired to be a published…

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Miss Universe 2021 contestants dazzle in designs from the Middle East

MAKKAH: Ritaj Al-Hazmi, 12, has won the title of the “Youngest Writer of a Novel Series” in the world with the Guinness World Records after publishing two novels. She published her third novel this year and is currently working on two others. Al-Hazmi grew up reading fiction and fantasy and was inspired to be a published…

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Miss Philippines stuns in gown by Dubai-based designer on Miss Universe stage

A visual record of a Jeddah landmark This “apparently unique” bespoke album contains 120 original photographs of Jeddah’s well-known Bayt Nassif, taken before its restoration in the early 1980s. The Saudi government purchased this historic landmark in 1975 and initially used as a library, but it is now a cultural center that hosts exhibitions and…

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Part-Palestinian model Bella Hadid joins rally in New York

A visual record of a Jeddah landmark This “apparently unique” bespoke album contains 120 original photographs of Jeddah’s well-known Bayt Nassif, taken before its restoration in the early 1980s. The Saudi government purchased this historic landmark in 1975 and initially used as a library, but it is now a cultural center that hosts exhibitions and…

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Rare books shed light on history of the Arab world

DUBAI: It has been two decades since Angelina Jolie, one of the world’s top movie stars, began dedicating herself to helping the people of the world most in need, working with the UNHCR to visit refugee camps across the Middle East and the world. As renowned as she is for her acting and directing, it…

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In the line of fire: Angelina Jolie on ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

BEIRUT: “After the explosion, I was ready to give away everything I’ve ever done if it made the situation better. I hopped on any opportunity to donate my work in exchange for raising funds,” says Lebanese visual artist Ayla Hibri. “A lot of good people put together these platforms of exchange and it really felt like…

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Model Imaan Hammam prepares meals for the less fortunate this Ramadan

Screenwriter Mariam Naoum works with acclaimed Irish filmmaker on Egyptian serial killer show DUBAI: Egyptian screenwriter Mariam Naoum has been sued three times for the films she has made. For her, that’s not a sore spot — it’s a badge of honor. “It makes me stronger, actually,” she tells Arab News. “I don’t think, ‘Oh,…

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THE BREAKDOWN: Saudi painter Nasser Almulhim discusses artwork inspired by loss

How Iraq’s Daesh-ransacked Mosul Cultural Museum is being repaired from scratch DUBAI: On Feb. 26, 2015, disturbing footage emerged from northwestern Iraq showing Daesh militants smashing pre-Islamic artefacts and burning ancient manuscripts at the Mosul Cultural Museum. The terrorist group had seized control of the multi-ethnic city the previous year, and had set about looting…

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THE ROUNDUP: Pop-culture highlights from across the region

How Iraq’s Daesh-ransacked Mosul Cultural Museum is being repaired from scratch DUBAI: On Feb. 26, 2015, disturbing footage emerged from northwestern Iraq showing Daesh militants smashing pre-Islamic artefacts and burning ancient manuscripts at the Mosul Cultural Museum. The terrorist group had seized control of the multi-ethnic city the previous year, and had set about looting…

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Jennifer Lopez rocks the stage in Zuhair Murad design at Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World

Review: ‘Children of the Enemy’ essays grandfather’s desperate mission to rescue children of Daesh fighters CHENNAI: One of the most heartstring-tugging aspects about the documentary “Children of the Enemy” by Chilean-Swedish auteur Gorki Glaser-Muller, is parental love and compassion for a child. But the movie, that recently had its world premiere at the Copenhagen Documentary Film…

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Singer Zayn Malik on balancing fatherhood and career alongside Gigi Hadid

Review: ‘Children of the Enemy’ essays grandfather’s desperate mission to rescue children of Daesh fighters CHENNAI: One of the most heartstring-tugging aspects about the documentary “Children of the Enemy” by Chilean-Swedish auteur Gorki Glaser-Muller, is parental love and compassion for a child. But the movie, that recently had its world premiere at the Copenhagen Documentary Film…

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Yasuke’ is anime fantasy in its purest form

Lebanese singer-songwriter Tania Saleh reflects on a decade of life as a divorcee in the Arab world BEIRUT: Tania Saleh is not generally known for mincing her words, whether in casual conversation or in song. “You come to a point in your life where you just can’t hold back anymore — you need to say what’s on your…

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Review: Italian drama ‘Zero’ is no ‘Heroes’

PARIS: In the aftermath of the devastating double explosion at the Port of Beirut in August, Lebanese architect Karim Nader was commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to rehabilitate 10 public schools in Lebanon. Nader is an interesting man. Aside from his day job, he’s also an ardent yoga practitioner and has…

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Middle East Fashion Week announces dates for inaugural edition

In the Iron Throne’s shadow: Arabs reflect on ‘Game of Thrones’ 10 years on RIYADH: Whether you loved it or hated it, followed it casually or watched every episode twice, chances are you’ve at least heard of the HBO smash hit series “Game of Thrones.” The eight-season fantasy epic, which began 10 years ago today, has…

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Ramadan recipes: An Arab take on TikTok’s famous baked feta pasta

In the Iron Throne’s shadow: Arabs reflect on ‘Game of Thrones’ 10 years on RIYADH: Whether you loved it or hated it, followed it casually or watched every episode twice, chances are you’ve at least heard of the HBO smash hit series “Game of Thrones.” The eight-season fantasy epic, which began 10 years ago today, has…

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US actress Yara Shahidi to produce new TV series

In the Iron Throne’s shadow: Arabs reflect on ‘Game of Thrones’ 10 years on RIYADH: Whether you loved it or hated it, followed it casually or watched every episode twice, chances are you’ve at least heard of the HBO smash hit series “Game of Thrones.” The eight-season fantasy epic, which began 10 years ago today, has…

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Meet the Lebanese animator Louaye Moulayess living out his Disney dream

In the Iron Throne’s shadow: Arabs reflect on ‘Game of Thrones’ 10 years on RIYADH: Whether you loved it or hated it, followed it casually or watched every episode twice, chances are you’ve at least heard of the HBO smash hit series “Game of Thrones.” The eight-season fantasy epic, which began 10 years ago today, has…

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