INTERACTIVE: Arab icons we’ve lost in 2016

From politics’ Boutros Boutros-Ghali to architecture’s Zaha Hadid, the Arab world has lost several of its leading icons this past year.

Egypt lost some of its greatest actors like Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and Mamdouh Abdel-Alim while Lebanon bid farewell to Melhem Barakat, considered by many as one of the famous veteran artists in the Arab world.

Scientists and innovators also said goodbye to Ahmed Zewail, an Egyptian-American scientist who became known as the “father of femtochemistry”.

Swipe left and right on the interactive timeline below to view the full list of those the Arabs lost in 2016:

Last Update: Sunday, 11 December 2016 KSA 20:30 - GMT 17:30