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‘The Band’ wins best documentary in Karama Human Rights Film Festival

Iraqi film “Al-Ferqa” (The Band) won the  Karama Feather Award for Best Documentary Film,  in the 7thKarama Human Rights Film Festival. This comes after it received  Special Mention at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival in Algeria, where it had its world premiere. The film, directed by Albaqer Jafeer tells …

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Egyptian duo starts the world’s toughest rowing competition

Egyptian duo, adventurer Omar Samra and professional triathlete Omar Nour, dubbed ‘Team O2’ started on Tuesday the world’s toughest rowing competition. The team is supposed to cross 3,000 miles from San Sebastian, La Gomera in the Spanish Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua, unsupported. The team competes …

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Remains of Two Ancient Fortresses Discovered in Egypt

As Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities promised earlier this year, that 2017 will be the year of discoveries, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering two fortresses on the hands of an Egyptian – Italian archeological mission working for  National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CNR) in …

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to showcase Da Vinci’s most expensive painting

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism will showcase Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi,” sold earlier this month for 450.3 million Dollars. Media reports that the painting was bought in the Christie’s auction house by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, something that was denied his officials. …

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Egyptian designer Hany El-Beheiry reveals his 5 million $ dress

Famous Egyptian designer Hany El-Beheiry impressed the Middle East with his latest glamorous designs, a 5 million dollars diamond rhinestone dress. The show took place in one of Egypt’s fanciest hotels, where hundreds of Arab celebrities attended El-Beheiry’s show. Superstar Yousra El-Louzy was the luck artist to wear the dress, …

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