French Muslim quits song show over post-attack tweets

Friday, 9 February 2018

The French Muslim woman, Mennel Ibtissem, has quit The Voice, a TV singing competition in France, amid criticism of comments she posted on Facebook after Islamic extremist attacks in 2016.Ibtissem drew nationwide attention for a moving performance Saturday on The Voice of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” A French-born woman of Syrian origin who wears a turban, Ibtissem notably sang one passage in Arabic.In the ensuing days she drew criticism for Facebook messages posted after ...

10 world-famous celebs you didn’t know were of Arab origin

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Supermodel Gigi Hadid recently took to her official Instagram account to remind her fans that she’s Palestinian and proud of it

Deportment: Know how to ‘talk the talk’ and ‘walk the walk’

Sunday, 27 December 2015

They may have the designer frocks, but few of them know how to walk elegantly or indeed talk elegantly

Italy’s singing nun release first album

Monday, 10 November 2014

The 26-year-old became an Internet sensation as tens of millions watched her performances on the talent show

British-Muslims’ ‘Happy’ video sparks backlash

Friday, 18 April 2014

The British-Muslim version is one of hundreds of remake videos, showing people singing and dancing to the song

Dream comes true for Iraqi ‘The Voice’ winner

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Latino singer Ricky Martin performed in the show's finale, held in the Lebanese capital of Beirut

A star is born: 5 year old singer takes Saudi by storm

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A young Saudi girl has emerged as one of the most praised stars in the kingdom and the region after a video of her singing went viral.

A star is born: 5-year-old takes Saudi by storm

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Not even six years old, Rand al-Shehili has already captured the hearts of Saudis

‘The Frank Sinatra of the Mideast:’ Lebanese singer Wadih El Safi dies

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Classical Lebanese singer and actor, Wadih El Safi, died at the age of 92 on Friday evening after being taken to the hospital due to illness, reported the official Lebanese news agency. “The artist was present at the home of his son Tony in Mansuriyya (East Beirut) and was immediately taken to hospital after he fell ill at 7.30 p.m. (local time). He died at the hospital," a statement from the agency said. The agency added that his funeral will be held Monday afternoon at St. George's ...

‘Arab Idol’ winner puts Hamas in uneasy spot

Friday, 28 June 2013

Hamas has found itself in an awkward situation, trying to embrace a young Palestinian singer who became this year’s winner of the TV talent show “Arab Idol,” but not too warmly as this appears to contradict the movement’s strict Islamist principles. Mohammad Assaf has taken the Palestinian population by storm, with many in the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas, finding inspiration in his success amid political, economic and humanitarian crises. In Ramallah, Palestinian ...

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