History, mystery and magic as first Ancient Saudi Arabia’s Festival wraps up

  • KHAYBAR: Past, present and future came together as the inaugural Ancient Kingdoms Festival drew to a close with a series of dramatic events showcasing three historic oases of the northwest — AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma — for a modern audience. The festival, launched on Nov. 11, was the first of ...
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Algerian artist Baya in the spotlight at new exhibition in Paris

  • PARIS: The mysterious Fatma Haddad – known by her artist name Baya – rose to fame aged just 16. She was elevated to the rank of icon by a generation of post-war French intellectuals. More than 20 years after her death in 1998, she continues to be venerated by critics and collectors alike. ...
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British actress Florence Pugh spotted in Moroccan label  

  • DUBAI: British actress Florence Pugh was spotted in an ensemble by Moroccan-led label Casablanca in Los Angeles on Tuesday.   The “Don’t Worry Darling” actress was styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray, who chose the futuristic look from Casablanca’s Spring/Summer 2023 ready-to-wear colle...
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Ilham Al-Madfai: The ‘Baghdad Beatle’  

  • DUBAI: As one of the first musicians from the Middle East to marry Western instrumentation with Arabic music and poetry, Iraqi singer-songwriter Ilham Al-Madfai has been dubbed “The Baghdad Beatle.”  “When we talk about Ilham, we’re talking about a school of music. He created his own pat...
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’Voracious’ giant snails spark alarm in Venezuela

  • MARACAIBO, Venezuela: A “plague” of giant African snails that pose potential health risks to humans is causing alarm in Venezuela where sustained rains have facilitated their proliferation. The first colonies of the sub-Saharan Achatina fulica snail were discovered at the beginning of November...
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French Algerian singer Lolo Zouai announces ‘Play Girl’ world tour  

  • DUBAI: French Algerian singer Lolo Zouai has announced that she is going on tour in 2023 to celebrate the launch of her latest album “Play Girl.”   “It’s so cool to see how exited everybody is about the ‘Play Girl’ tour. I am also that excited,” she told her 287,000 followers on Ins...
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Review: Gripping crime drama ‘The Good Nurse’ brings real-life chills 

  • LONDON: The trailer for Tobias Lindholm’s creepy drama makes no attempt to hide the grisly story at the heart of “The Good Nurse” — an adaptation of Charles Graeber’s true-crime book of the same name. In fact, from the outset of this Netflix movie, it is very clear what is going on, and the dra...
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Model Bella Hadid fronts Balenciaga x Adidas’s latest campaign

  • DUBAI: French luxury label Balenciaga and German sportswear giant Adidas have returned with another collaborative collection this week, and who better to front the campaign than Dutch Palestinian model Bella Hadid.  This is the brands’ second partnership together afte...
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Art Dubai unveils gallery lineup for 2023 edition

  • DUBAI: Set to take place from March 3-5, Art Dubai has unveiled its 2023 gallery lineup. The 16th edition of the region’s largest art fair will feature more than 100 contemporary, modern and digital art galleries from over 40 countries, including 30 first-time participants.   ...
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Contemporary art festival Jaou Tunis draws attention to world’s major issues

  • TUNIS: Through most of October, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the central thoroughfare of the Tunisian capital and the point of origin for the country’s 2011 uprising, hosted numerous works of art as part of the sixth edition of the contemporary art festival Jaou Tunis.  According to Tunisian ...
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