Saudi Arabia’s Morality Police were reigned in this week, after they were stripped of their powers of arrest.
One of the Arab world’s hottest Egyptian actresses, Nelly Karim, has something in common with Lebanese singer Maya Diab: They both believe in sex before marriage. Nelly, 41, dropped the bombshell in an interview on Deutsche Welle TV’s program “Shabab Talk.” The outspoken starlet shared more of her controversial views on marriage, stating that she is against the concept of multiple wives and early marriage, but is all for someone marrying outside of their religion. Nelly was born to a Russian mother and Egyptian father. She said that her mother kept her Christian faith after marriage, which has clearly influenced Nelly’s views…
Iranian-Saudi a cappela artist Alaa Wardi squeezes a century of Arabic music into a six minute performance that pays homage to the giants of the genre. Teaming with digital music biz Anghami, he combined 42 of the most iconic Arabic-language songs into a music video that is as entertaining as it is educational. Wardi kicks off with “Lamma Bada Yatathenna,” musical poetry that dates back to the Moors, and wraps up with the pop hits of Hussain Al Jassmi and Saad Lamjarred. Come travel through time, and meet the stars he sampled.