Haifa Wehbe nominated for global music award

Haifa Wehbe
Updated 02 November 2017

Haifa Wehbe nominated for global music award

JEDDAH: Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe has been nominated for Germany’s Daf Bama Music Awards 2017 in the “Bama’s Best Look” category.
As soon as she received the nomination, Wehbe’s fans launched massive campaigns on social media inviting people to vote for her in order for her to win the award during the global festival that will be held on Nov. 17 in Hamburg, Germany.
Others nominated in the category include Zayn Malik, Saad Lamjarred, Shabnam, Sofia Nizharadze, Aryana Sayeed, Inna, Shabnam, and Rainie Yang.
Wehbe’s new song “Baheb Al Hayat” is currently the No. 1 Arabic song.
Tamer Hosny and Elissa have been nominated for “Wara El-Shababik” in the “Bama’s Best Collaboration” category.
The Daf Bama Music Awards is an international multicultural music award ceremony presented by Daf Entertainment based in Hamburg. It has been created to honor artists from all over the world and at the same time unite the world with music.
Awards are presented to the best and most successful musicians in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Another Lebanese diva, Carole Samaha, won in the “Best Middle Eastern Female Act” category in 2016.

TWITTER POLL: World Health Organisation blamed for COVID-19 pandemic mismanagement

Updated 22 October 2020

TWITTER POLL: World Health Organisation blamed for COVID-19 pandemic mismanagement

  • Most blamed the World Health Organisation, but many others said there was no one clear factor to blame
  • The poll received a mixed message from people torn between blaming individuals and the establishment

DUBAI: Nearly half of the respondents to an Arab News Twitter poll said the World Health Organisation (WHO) was to blame for the failure to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

There have been 41.3 million cases of COVID-19, of which 1.13 million people have died – 28.1 million have so far recovered.

The year 2020 has seen a pandemic that brought nations to their knees as governments imposed lockdowns, and rules requiring people to wear masks, not to see loved ones and to work from home where possible

The mental health of the world’s population has been pushed to limits never experienced before in our lifetimes with isolation being one of the biggest factors.

Everyone has their views on how the pandemic has been handled, but few seem to agree on who is responsible.



The Arab News Twitter poll saw 44.9 percent blame the WHO for failing to manage the situation, while 17 percent blamed irresponsible members of the public who refuse to follow the guidelines and rules.

Just 6.5 percent said it was the fault of local authorities – but 31.6 percent said it was a combination of all three.

“I disagree with irresponsible citizens.... In the grand scheme the population has been very very compliant.... only the odd person wears no mask in stores ... you can’t blame the pandemic on a minute proportion of the population... The WHO and UN are to blame,” tweeted @Roofershound.



But others said a lack of consistent leadership was the biggest problem.

“The UK HMG has significant blame in spreading the disease because it was just a cold from Dec to April via their standard NHS policy of bed clearing elderly patients "medically fit" but with a cold to NHS funded respite & palliative beds. Killing an extra 20K via cross infection,” tweeted @AJamesW2.



The pandemic has – like this poll – split opinion globally – some support a lockdown, many say people should wear masks – it’s the law in some parts of the world and then others say their civil liberties have been taken with all these restrictions.

“ Some people’s definition of their rights and democracy is the same as a five year old cry babe “no, I don’t want to wear a mask,” @ArabNewsFriends added.



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