Egypt ‘digitally unwraps’ mummy of famed pharaoh

  • CAIRO: Egypt has “digitally unwrapped” the mummy of famed Pharaoh Amenhotep I, revealing its secrets for the first time since it was discovered in 1881 without disturbing his funerary mask. Thanks to the advanced digital 3D imagery, researchers unearthed new mummification techniques used for t...
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In UAE desert, camels compete for crowns

  • LIWA, UAE: Deep in the desert of the UAE, the moment that camel breeders had been waiting for arrived. Families hauled their camels through wind-carved sands. Servers poured tiny cups of Arabic coffee. Judges descended on desert lots. A single question loomed over the grandstand: Which camel...
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Regional influencers Abdulaziz Baz, Osama Marwah star in Ray-Ban’s latest campaign

  • DUBAI: Regional influencers Abdulaziz Baz and Osama Marwah are the stars of Italian eyewear brand Ray-Ban’s latest campaign that pays tribute to the UAE. On Monday, Baz shared the promotional video on Instagram with his 5 million followers, in which he and Marwah were seen dancing to upb...
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US actress Adrienne Warren stuns in Zuhair Murad design

  • DUBAI: US actress, singer and dancer Adrienne Warren is the latest star to step out in a gown by Lebanese fashion label Zuhair Murad. The Tony award-winning actress stunned at the premiere of ABC’s “Women of the Movement” this week in Los Angeles wearing a black-and-white print off-shoulder d...
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Lakum Artspace opens in Riyadh with solo show by Ahmed Mater

  • RIYADH: The opening of Lakum Artspace took place on Dec. 8 during one of the busiest weeks for art and entertainment in the history of the Kingdom. Located in Umm Al-Hamam Al-Gharbi in Riyadh, the new space prides itself on being what it calls a “multifunctional hub,” which includes an a...
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In Israel, Miss Universe says pageant no place for politics

  • JERUSALEM: The reigning Miss Universe said Wednesday the long-running beauty pageant shouldn’t be politicized, even though its next edition is being held in Israel amid pressure on contestants to drop out in solidarity with the Palestinians. The 70th Miss Universe pageant is being staged in th...
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Doctors in Egypt extract mobile phone from patient’s stomach

  • CAIRO: Doctors in Egypt removed a mobile phone from the stomach of a patient who  swallowed the device several months ago, according to local reports.  The Aswan Univeristy Hospital admitted the patient on Friday night suffering severe abdominal pain.  On examination medical ...
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‘Sopranos’ creator David Chase and cast discuss prequel movie ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

  • DUBAI: There’s an ending to “The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story” that you’ll never see. In it, the young Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini’s now-22-year-old son Michael, struts directly towards the camera and, as he walks, he stops being the light-hearted kid that ...
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Cairo’s Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival kicks off with packed schedule

  • DUBAI: A few years ago, a new cultural event, named the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), took shape in Cairo. It was to be inaugurated in 2011 but had to be postponed after Egypt was swept up in a massive revolution that year. But the revolution gave birth to a freedom of art...
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Lithuanian doctors find kilo of screws and nails in man’s stomach

  • VILNIUS: Doctors in Lithuania said on Friday they had removed over a kilogram of nails and screws from the stomach of a man who started swallowing metallic objects after quitting alcohol. The man, who was not identified for reasons of patient confidentiality, was admitted to hospital in the Ba...
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