Nancy celebrates Suez Canal launch with new song

Updated 10 August 2015
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Nancy celebrates Suez Canal launch with new song

CAIRO: Egyptians went all out to celebrate the launch of the new $8 billion Suez Canal over the weekend, and Lebanese singers Nicole Saba and Nancy Ajram were one of the first celebs to congratulate them.
“Congratulations, dear Egyptians on the opening of the New Suez Canal,” Saba wrote.
In return, the blond beauty’s fans were sincerely thankful for the starlet’s warm wishes, reported Levant TV.
The 22-mile section of the Suez Canal took just over a year to build, and the Egyptian government insists that “it will help their moribund economy bounce back,” according to Buzzfeed.
But the bigger surprise came from Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram, who recorded and dedicated a special song to mark the happy occasion.
The Egyptian-themed “Al Baraka” music video showcases Egyptians celebrating the Suez Canal by dancing and waving Egyptian flags, much in the style of Hussain Al-Jasmi’s “Boshret Khair” (Good News).


EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

Updated 58 min 10 sec ago
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EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

  • EgyptAir will stop printing the issue and will pull out distributed ones from shelves
  • The airline earlier deflected the blame to a partner advertising agency

CAIRO: Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.
They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine, Horus, and pull the ones already placed onboard the fleet’s aircraft.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media.
Earlier this month, EgyptAir said Al-Ahram is to blame for Horus’ content and specifically for the Barrymore article, which was riddled with misspellings and grammatical errors. It described Barrymore as “being unstable in her relationships” and quoted her as saying that motherhood was “the most important role” of her life.