Will controversial Egypt TV host Tawfik Okasha make a comeback?

Egyptian TV host Tawfik Okasha could be making a comeback. (Screenshot on YouTube)
Updated 12 March 2018
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Will controversial Egypt TV host Tawfik Okasha make a comeback?

CAIRO: Recent news reports in Egypt have claimed that controversial Egyptian TV host Tawfik Okasha will be making a comeback soon, following a two-year absence, attributed to his illness.
Social media users have been sharing posts linked to the TV channel Okasha had worked at — also owned by him — claiming that he will make an appearance on March 14, as part of a program called “Kalam Gedid” (New Talk).
His son, Mohamed Tawfiq Okasha, recently told a newspaper that his father will address audiences through a YouTube video on Wednesday, regarding his alleged comeback.
He also told Al-Masry El-Youm that his father has suffered from health issues due to a stroke, adding that Okasha has lost lots of weight as result.
Okasha had his Parliament membership withdrawn in 2016 after holding an an unauthorized meeting he had held with the Israeli ambassador to Cairo.
He was also sentenced to one year in prison and fined LE5,000 for forging his PhD degree.
Owner of television channel El-Faraeen at the time, Okasha established himself as a strong voice for the underprivileged.
He was reportedly “forced to go off the screen” after criticizing President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his cabinet, and for calling for early presidential elections.


New E! channel reality show follows women across the Mideast

Updated 15 December 2018
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New E! channel reality show follows women across the Mideast

DUBAI: US TV channel E! is set to premiere a new show about the Middle East’s female entrepreneurs on Dec. 23. Here are six of the stars who will feature in “Generation M.E.”

Dana Al-Tuwarish
The Kuwaiti influencer and entrepreneur will host the show and is already a well-known name in the region with her two million Instagram followers and numerous beauty ventures.
Arwa Al-Banawi
The Saudi designer launched her own fashion line in 2015 and recently made headlines when Will Smith and his son, Jaden, popped into her Dubai Design District showroom for a visit in October.
Tara Khattar
The New York-based Lebanese chef is a fast-rising star on the culinary scene and at just 25-years-old has already appeared on “Top Chef France.”
Manal Rostom
In May, the Egyptian marathon-runner and mountaineer became the first Arab woman to be featured on the Global Nike+ Run Club App.
Joelle Mardinian
The Lebanese beauty entrepreneur launched her chain salon Maison de Joelle in 2008 and it now has branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Tunisia and Kurdistan.
Hanan Mazouzi
The Algerian car-lover founded the UAE’s first women-only supercar club, the Arabian Gazelles, and has been featured in everything from CNN to Vogue magazine.