OSN and WWE announce new weekly Arabic show ‘Wal3ooha’

The weekly show sees presenters Moein Al-Bastaki and Nathalie Mamo delivering highlights from the week’s key matches to WWE fans in the region.
Updated 04 May 2017

OSN and WWE announce new weekly Arabic show ‘Wal3ooha’

OSN is bringing an all-new localized Arabic show to OSN Sports featuring the best action and family-friendly entertainment from WWE. Whetting the appetite of millions of WWE fans in the Middle East, WWE Wal3ooha will premiere Thursday, at 8 p.m. on OSN Sports Action 1 HD, with repeats across the weekend.
Titled WWE Wal3ooha, meaning “light it up,” the weekly show sees presenters Moein Al-Bastaki and Nathalie Mamo delivering exclusive interviews, the biggest stories and highlights from the week’s key matches to WWE fans in the region.
The partnership between OSN and WWE provides unprecedented and exclusive access to WWE superstars, whilst featuring all the big stories from Raw, SmackDown and pay-per-view events including WrestleMania and SummerSlam. The programs have been specifically curated with localized Arabic WWE content, created for the region, from the region.
Martin Stewart, CEO of OSN said: “Reaffirming our position as the region’s premier entertainment network, OSN is proud to be part of creating and delivering another unique and exclusive show for the region. Providing even more value to our viewers and catering to WWE’s loyal fan-base here in the Middle East, the show is about sharing the passion of WWE. WWE Wal3ooha will relive the best action from the week gone by, in another one-of-a-kind program for fans only on OSN.”
“We are excited to partner with OSN to bring our passionate fans original and localized content featuring their favorite WWE superstars,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE chief brand officer. “WWE Wal3ooha provides a new destination for our fans in the Middle East to enjoy WWE’s unique blend of action-packed, family-fun entertainment.”
During the show and all week long, fans can join the conversation via @WWEwal3ooha on Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.
Professional magician Al-Bastaki and basketball star Mamo will answer fan questions, sharing exclusive videos, and keeping the region up-to-date with all the highlights from WWE.
The presenters bring together more than 15 years of television experience to WWE Wal3ooha. The show is produced from the OSN Studios in Dubai.
OSN and WWE have been broadcast partners since 2000, and in March 2015, announced a five-year partnership to distribute WWE Network exclusively as a premium linear network.


Line-up for FIKR17 conference in Saudi Arabia announced

Updated 13 November 2019

Line-up for FIKR17 conference in Saudi Arabia announced

The Arab Thought Foundation has announced the agenda of this year’s annual conference, FIKR17, in partnership with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture “Ithra”, held under the theme “Towards a New Arab Thinking.”
The conference will be held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia between 2-5 December 2019.
FIKR17 will bring together high-level officials, politicians, intellectuals, and media personalities led by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation, and Arab League Secretary General Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Over the course of FIKR17, these thought leaders will provide deep understanding and paths to solutions for key questions facing the Arab World and its future, including:

  • What are the challenges of technology, science and modern approaches to knowledge?
  • Where are we currently from renewing our societies and social concepts?
  • Where does the Arab individual stand within the international system, and how does he tackle the subject of globalization while defending an interactive identity that is open to the world?
  • Where are Arab intellectuals in their attempts to renew the Arab thought, and in building a renewed philosophy capable of making contributions to the global effort of contemporary thought?

Conference Program Details
Monday, December 2: FIKR17 will open with a formal ceremony at 7:00 pm, including a speech by Professor Dr. Henry Awit, Director General of the Arab Thought Foundation, followed by a speech from the representative of “Ithra”, the Lead Partner of the conference. It will also include speeches by Arab League Secretary General Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit and HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation.
Tuesday, December 3: FIKR17 will start with an opening session titled “Arab Thought and Innovation Prospects,” followed by the first general session entitled “Today’s world…tomorrow’s world: transformations, challenges, and visions”.
In addition, four specialized sessions will be held under the following headlines:. Delivering new educational policies to help build a new Arab Thought, The role of social and human sciences in renewing Arab Thought, New perspectives on the concepts of state, citizenship and participation, Pluralism and the culture of tolerance and social peace.
Wednesday, December 4: The conference will continue with four specialized morning sessions covering the topics of ” Towards a new understanding of growth, Industry and manufacturing:analysis of pillars for development, Digital Economy, The role of civic society in renewing Arab Thought.
In the afternoon, the second general session will be held on the “4th Industrial Revolution” followed by reports on youth discussion groups.
Thursday, December 5: The conference will conclude with detailed reports on the specialized sessions. At 12:00 pm, the third general session titled “Arab Intellectuals and Their Role in Arab Thought Renewal” will be held, followed by the closing remarks.