Nancy Ajram enthralls thousands at Dubai’s Global Village

Nancy Ajram
Updated 17 February 2018
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Nancy Ajram enthralls thousands at Dubai’s Global Village

JEDDAH: Nancy Ajram, the celebrated Lebanese singer who has sold over 2 million albums and is ranked among the top three best-selling Arab female artists in history, performed live in concert at Dubai’s Global Village on Friday.
“A night to remember. Thank you Dubai!!” Ajram wrote on Twitter after the gig.
She posted several photos from the event on social media, captioning one as: “Beautiful audience, enjoyed every second. #Dubai #GlobalVillage.”
Dressed in a ravishing burgundy gown, the international music icon enthralled thousands of music lovers and fans from across the world with her highly charged performance that included an eclectic mix of her old and new best-known hit songs, most notably her latest “Hassa Beek,” which left the crowds asking for more.
The Arab music icon also reached another milestone last year when she crossed the 1 million subscription mark on YouTube in April.
Ajram has begun shooting a new music video for a song from her latest album “Hassa Beek.”


Chechen strongman makes Egypt’s Salah honorary citizen

Updated 23 June 2018
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Chechen strongman makes Egypt’s Salah honorary citizen

  • After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt’s star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya
  • Kadyrov, supported by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, rules Chechnya with an iron fist, drawing constant condemnation from human rights groups

MOSCOW: After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt’s star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.
Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on Telegram that he had presented the Liverpool star with the honorary title while hosting a dinner for the Egypt team, whose World Cup training base is in the Chechen capital Grozny.
“Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of Chechnya! That’s right!” Kadyrov wrote late Friday.
“Tonight I signed a decree to grant the high honor to the great footballer who plays for Egypt and Liverpool.”
Kadyrov, supported by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, rules Chechnya with an iron fist, drawing constant condemnation from human rights groups.
He is known as an ardent football fan and in 2013 took to the public address system during a match involving Chechen team Akhmat (formerly Terek) to publicly insult the referee.
Salah has been photographed smiling and clasping hands with Kadyrov during the tournament.
Egypt crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Russia 3-1 on Tuesday, with Salah returning to action for the first time in three weeks following a shoulder injury but unable to save his team. The Egyptians play their final match against Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Kadyrov said that at “a gala dinner that I gave for the Egypt team I presented Mohamed Salah with a copy of my decree and a lapel badge. This is a well-deserved honor!“
The Chechen leader has previously presented French actor Gerard Depardieu with the same honorary title.
He also said that he was confident that Akhmat would play a friendly with the Egyptian national team in Grozny at some future date.
Kadyrov said Salah had praised the “wonderfully warm and good welcome” the team received in Grozny.