Tamer Hosny’s US tour hits Vegas

Tamer Hosny
Updated 13 November 2017
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Tamer Hosny’s US tour hits Vegas

LAS VEGAS: Egyptian singer and actor Tamer Hosny’s American tour is breaking records for an Arab artist outside the Middle East, according to online news portal Bitajarod.
Hosny performed at Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Saturday — the fourth stop on his tour — where his audience consisted of both Arab and non-Arab fans, in numbers that Sabq claimed “exceeded all expectations” and constituted “the largest Arab and foreign audience in the state’s history.” Bitajarod provided no source for that claim, although it did mention that there are not many Arabic-language concerts in Las Vegas.
Hosny has been dubbed “Egypt’s answer to Justin Timberlake.” He rose to fame with the success of his debut album, 2006’s “Hob,” and has since become one of the most successful pop stars in the Arab world.
He has also made some impact on pop culture outside of the Middle East, collaborating with US rapper Snoop Dogg on 2013’s “Si L Sayed” and with Senegalese star Akon on “Welcome to the Life.”
Hosny’s US tour concludes with dates in Houston on Nov. 17 and Orlando on Nov. 18.


Historic day for Saudi women: #Have you chosen your car?

Granting women the right to drive is part of a wider blueprint for the future.
Updated 24 June 2018
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Historic day for Saudi women: #Have you chosen your car?

The Arabic hashtag for “Have you chosen your car?” was linguistically directed to females and was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter in Saudi Arabia yesterday as locals anticipated this historic day, June 24, the first day when women could drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia.
@GhadeerDk said: “Mercedes S Class 2018 Or Genesis G90.”
@ba_11_ba posted a picture of a Lexus LX570 and tweeted: “My dream car.”
From the region, @medianeminence said: “Seeing Saudi girls contemplate which cars should they get is truly heartwarming.”
@i1i___G said: “Dodge charger 2014.”
Tweeting in Arabic, @Abdullah_Ali_f said: “Legal adviser: Photographing women while they are driving and using this material as a means of mockery, humor and taunting is a violation of the anti-cybercrime law. Whoever commits such acts is subject to no longer than 5 years in prison and a fine that does not exceed SR3 million, or one of the two punishments.”