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Egypt singer detained over racy music video — judiciary
Egypt singer detained over racy music video: judiciary
Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film
‘In Egypt, there is no separation between the political and normal’
Tiki Night at the Egyptian among movies screening events in the Los Angeles area
Food cart shut down? Turn to Egypt's president on live TV
Egypt's best known archaeologist called Messi an idiot - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
Egypt singer detained over racy music video — judiciary
2018-01-05 08:14:49 CAIRO, Egypt — Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for “incitement to debauchery” after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday. Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video called “Boss Omek” (“Look at your mother”) which includes sensual bellydancing and suggestive gestures. Musicians’ union president Hany Shaker, a male singer known for his conservative views, last week announced on the private channel Dream TV that Amer had been expelled from the union   Read More ...
SEE IT: Another female pop star gets arrested in Egypt over her 'moral disaster' of a music video
2018-01-04 20:21:40 Egypt appears to be continuing its crackdown on female entertainers. Pop star Leila Amer was arrested for "incitement to debauchery" after she appeared in a music video featuring dancing, the Telegraph reports. Amer has been detained for four days over the video for "Boss Oumek," with the lawyer who filed the complaint stating the work posed a "great risk" to the country and a "moral disaster   Read More ...
Egypt singer detained over racy music video
2018-01-03 12:00:01 Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for "incitement to debauchery" after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday. Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video called "Boss Oumek" ("Look at your mother") which includes sensual oriental dance and suggestive gestures. Musicians' union president Hany Shaker, a male singer known for his conservative stance, last week announced on the private channel Dream TV that Amer had been expelled from the union   Read More ...
Egypt singer detained over racy music video: judiciary
2018-01-03 08:37:15 Cairo - Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for "incitement to debauchery" after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday. Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video called "Boss Oumek" ("Look at your mother") which includes sensual oriental dance and suggestive gestures. Musicians' union president Hany Shaker, a male singer known for his conservative stance, last week announced on the private channel Dream TV that Amer had been expelled from the union   Read More ...
Creators of video game 'Firewatch' turn eyes from Wyoming to Egypt for setting of next game
2017-12-16 03:05:07 Gamer fans of "Firewatch," the debut game of Campo Santo Productions, won't be returning to Wyoming for the game developer's next creation. Nearly two years after its first game was released, the San Francisco-based gaming studio rolled out a trailer last Thursday for its next project called "In the Valley of Gods," which features a storyline revolving around two women exploring ancient Egyptian ruins in the 1920s as they work to produce a documentary   Read More ...
Egyptian pop star JAILED for 'suggestively' eating banana while wearing lingerie in racy music video
2017-12-13 11:18:36 A Egyptian pop star has been JAILED for two years over her latest racy music video - which shows her performing in her underwear while 'suggestively' eating a banana. MirrorOnline reported last month how Shaimaa Ahmed, better known as the artist 'Shyma', had come under fire in her home country for the promo, which also shows her licking an apple which she 'teaches' a classroom full of men   Read More ...
Egyptian diva, actress and singer Shadia, has died at 86
2017-11-29 21:06:32 Cairo - Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated millions for decades with memorable singles and iconic film roles, has died. She was 86. Born Fatimah Shaker in 1931 but known throughout her career by her single stage name, Shadia suffered a stroke earlier this month and later went into a coma. She was admitted to a Cairo military hospital where she was paid an intensely publicised visit by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his wife   Read More ...
Egyptian diva, actress and singer Shadia has died at 86
2017-11-29 20:28:09 CAIRO (AP) — Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated millions for decades with memorable singles and iconic film roles, has died. She was 86. Born Fatimah Shaker in 1931 but known throughout her career by her single stage name, Shadia suffered a stroke earlier this month and later went into a coma. She was admitted to a Cairo military hospital where she was paid an intensely publicized visit by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife   Read More ...
Egypt mourns death of actress, singer and cultural icon Shadia
2017-11-29 20:20:49 Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated millions for decades with memorable singles and iconic film roles but then vanished from public view and lived a life of seclusion, has died. Born Fatimah Shaker in 1931 but known throughout her career by her single stage name, Shadia suffered a stroke earlier this month and later went into a coma. She was admitted to a Cairo military hospital where she was paid an intensely publicized visit by President Abdel-Fattah Sisi and his wife   Read More ...
Egyptian diva, actress and singer Shadia, has died at 86
2017-11-29 11:10:55 CAIRO (AP) — Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated millions for decades, has died. She was 86. Born Fatimah Shaker but known throughout her career by her single stage name, Shadia suffered a stroke this month and later went into a coma. She died late on Tuesday. Shadia has more than a 100 films to her name and hundreds of singles in a career that stretches back to the late 1940s   Read More ...
Egypt: Hasaballah, the People's Music - Al Jazeera World
2017-11-22 19:05:06 Filmmaker: Karim Midhat More than 150 years ago, a musician started a band in Cairo's Mohammed Ali Street, a hub for Arab musicians, belly dancers and instrument makers, near the opera house, cinemas and theatres. Mohammad Hasaballah's brass band became so popular that it gave birth to an entire musical genre, which still resonates with Egyptians today. Hasaballah was a clarinet player in a military band at the time of Abbas Helmi, a Khedive of Egypt under the Ottoman Empire. He was taught by Italians and when he retired from the army, he set up his own band. Classically trained, his players were skilled at picking up tunes, and Hasaballah (the band) turned popular Egyptian love songs into a style that became hugely popular at weddings, parties and national festivities, even spreading to other parts of the Arab world   Read More ...
Egypt: Hasaballah, the People's Music
2017-11-22 10:42:31 Filmmaker: Karim Midhat. More than 150 years ago, a musician started a band in Cairo's Mohammed Ali Street, a hub for Arab musicians, belly dancers and instrument makers, near the opera house, cinemas and theatres. Mohammad Hasaballah's brass band became so popular that it gave birth to an entire musical genre, which still resonates with Egyptians today. Hasaballah was a clarinet player in a military band at the time of Abbas Helmi, a Khedive of Egypt under the Ottoman Empire   Read More ...
Egyptian singer arrested for 'inciting debauchery' after eating a banana in music video
2017-11-19 18:06:46 A pop star has been arrested in Egypt on suspicion of inciting debauchery in a music video. Shyma, who was shown dancing in her underwear and eating fruit in front of classroom of men and a blackboard with “Class #69” written on it, was detained after the video caused numerous complaints. Egyptian newspaper Youm7 added: “Singer Shyma presents a lesson in depravity to youths   Read More ...
Egypt police arrest singer over racy video
2017-11-19 15:01:25 CAIRO: Egyptian police on Saturday arrested a pop singer known as Shyma after she appeared in a music video in lingerie while suggestively eating a banana, officials said. The racy video for her song I Have Issues had led to complaints, police officials said, adding she is suspected of "inciting debauchery". In the video the hitherto little-known singer appears in a mock classroom licking an apple and appearing to mimic fellatio on a banana in front of a chalkboard scrawled with "Class #69" and the letters "vag"   Read More ...
Egyptian singer faces trial after mocking the Nile
2017-11-16 00:25:36 CAIRO (AP) — A famous Arab singer will stand trial next month in her native Egypt over a video clip in which she advises a concert fan against drinking from the Nile River, officials said Wednesday. The clip shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, widely known by her first name, saying "You are better off drinking Evian," a reference to a French brand of mineral water   Read More ...
Egypt bans singer after she mocks the Nile
2017-11-15 17:41:01 CAIRO (AP) — A famous Arab singer has been banned from performing in her native Egypt after advising a fan against drinking from the Nile River, leaders of the local musicians union said Wednesday. A video clip of a recent concert shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, a singer widely known by her first name, telling a fan: "You are better off drinking Evian," a reference to a French brand of mineral water   Read More ...
Egyptian star singer banned for disparaging Nile comment
2017-11-15 14:10:34 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say star singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab has been banned from performing in the country following what they say was her inappropriate remark during a recent concert in Lebanon. A video clip of the concert purportedly shows the singer warning a fan against alleged health hazards involved in drinking water from the Nile River. In the clip, she says: "You are better off drinking Evian," referring to the French brand of mineral water   Read More ...
Egyptian singer Sherine banned for 'mocking' River Nile
2017-11-15 12:35:20 Egypt's musicians' union has banned a leading singer from performing in the country for "mocking" the River Nile. It came after video emerged showing Sherine Abdel Wahab being asked at a concert to sing Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (You Didn't Drink From Its Nile). She responded by saying "drinking from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis" - a disease caused by parasitic worms that is commonly known as bilharzia   Read More ...
Egyptian mummies return to Toledo Museum of Art in new show
2017-09-30 16:10:15 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two Egyptian mummies first brought to the Toledo Museum of Art more than 100 years ago are returning to the institution for an exhibit early next year. The Blade reports the ancient remains will be featured in an exhibit called "The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo" opening Feb 3. Museum founder Edward Drummond Libbey purchased and brought the mummies to Toledo in 1906 following a trip to Egypt   Read More ...
Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film
2017-09-23 09:33:59 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he idolized in his teens, and he becomes so distraught he crashes his car. The news of the passing of the King of Pop is the start of a crisis of conscience for Sheikh Khalid Hani, the main character of the movie "Sheikh Jackson," Egypt's first feature film to focus on the religious movement known as Salafis, followers of one of the strictest interpretations of Islam   Read More ...
‘Nile Hilton’ ponders corruption in Egypt on the eve of tumult
2017-09-08 12:44:49 ‘The Nile Hilton Incident’ Starring: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher. The premise: A political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin, a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt   Read More ...
‘In Egypt, there is no separation between the political and normal’
2017-08-30 22:13:26 In 18 days, a 30-year-old regime crumbled under the weight of its people’s protest. The January 25 Egyptian Revolution would turn the world’s eyes on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where protestors of President Hosni Mubarak called for ‘bread, freedom, and social justice’. Egyptian photographer Laura El-Tantawy, 37, captured the exhilaration, the irony, the theatre, and the confusion of people on those restless days   Read More ...
Review: A Police Truck in Egypt Brimming With Anger and Pain in ‘Clash’
2017-08-22 23:38:28 Sitting through “Clash” is largely a miserable experience, and that’s deliberate. The movie is set in the aftermath of the of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Directed by Mohamed Diab from a script he wrote with his brother Khaled Diab, “Clash” begins in the back of an empty police truck. Soon a couple of men are put inside, and they try to reach the outside world via an Apple watch   Read More ...
Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco
2017-08-13 18:40:22 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. The cigarettes fuel his art; he breaks them in half, painstakingly traces out monochrome images of celebrities or animals with the fine flakes of tobacco, then sprinkles his creations with gunpowder and sets them on fire   Read More ...
Arabic version of ‘Radha’ hits the airwaves
2017-07-22 18:11:06 Egyptian artiste Shaimaa Elshayeb has sung Habibi Radha, Arabic version of Radha from Jab Harry Met Sejal, starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. Elshayeb said in a statement: “I am extremely proud to be part of this release with an Indian and international superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan has an amazing following in Egypt and around the Arab world and I hope I can deliver the bubbly and dancy feeling of this song to the whole Arab world   Read More ...
A salute to Egypt’s acclaimed female artists
2017-07-20 17:35:06 Green Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Modernist Women of Egypt, highlights the role of women artists in the development of modern art in Egypt. The museum quality show features paintings by acclaimed artists Inji Efflatoun, Vessela Farid, Tahia Halim, Zeinab Abdel Hamid, Effat Naghi, Marguerite Nakhla, Gazbia Sirry, and Margo Veillon. The show focuses on the period between the 1950s and early 1970s, reflecting how the country’s socio-political environment in the early 20th century fostered the development of women artists   Read More ...
Tiki Night at the Egyptian among movies screening events in the Los Angeles area
2017-07-06 00:18:16 Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “Life” (2017), 2:30 p.m. July 7. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. www.lapl.org. American Cinematheque at the Aero: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), 7:30 p.m. July 7. “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007), 7:30 p.m. July 9. Rated X: “Tie Me up! Tie Me Down! (1989) and “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (1989), 7:30 p   Read More ...
Egyptian TV drama exposes Brotherhood hypocrisy
2017-06-10 09:33:00 Cairo: Days after the 1952 overthrow of Egypt’s monarchy by young army officers, the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood returns from a seaside holiday and huddles with his aides. “I decided to go away until it is clear for us who is the loser and who is the winner,” the Brotherhood chief says. “We stand to benefit from joining hands with the winner   Read More ...
Food cart shut down? Turn to Egypt's president on live TV
2017-05-22 14:33:53 Cairo - Beaming, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi sat before an audience next to a young TV presenter who praised him for his transparency and straight talk. She then selected a number of questions and complaints from thousands submitted by the public to an online page called "Ask the President." For the next hour, Egypt's leader dispensed solutions to people's problems and concerns on live TV   Read More ...
Food cart shut down? Turn to Egypt's president on live TV
2017-05-20 10:44:45 Beaming, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sat before an audience next to a young TV presenter who praised him for his transparency and straight talk. She then selected a number of questions and complaints from thousands submitted by the public to an online page called "Ask the President." For the next hour, Egypt's leader dispensed solutions to people's problems and concerns on live TV   Read More ...
[Eye] ‘Art is necessary in the process of becoming a citizen’
2017-05-19 12:29:22 At the Deoksugung branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, an exhibition of Egyptian surrealist art is underway in the west wing that was added to Seokjojeon, the country’s first Western-style building, in 1938 during the Japanese colonial period. It is coincidence that the period covered in the exhibition runs from 1938 to 1965. But nevertheless, the venue seems an apt one for the exhibition that covers a period in Egypt soon after it became fully independent from colonial power   Read More ...
Exploring Ancient Egypt at Hong Kong museum(1/4)
2017-05-16 11:39:45 Relics from the British Museum are prepared for the Eternal Life �C Exploring Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum in Hong Kong, May 15, 2017. The exhibition, which runs from June 2 to Oct. 18, will include six Egyptian mummies that are between 3,000 and 1,800 years old and around 200 invaluable objects of ancient Egyptians. (Photo:   Read More ...
Egyptian mummies from British Museum to go on display in Hong Kong
2017-05-16 11:39:04 Relics from the British Museum are prepared for the Eternal Life �C Exploring Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum in Hong Kong, May 15, 2017. (Photo: China News Service/Xu Dongdong) Six Egyptian mummies from the British Museum will be on display in Hong Kong, offering citizens here an opportunity to explore ancient Egypt from a "scientific angle," the Hong Kong Science Museum said Monday   Read More ...
Egyptian mummies to be on display in HK
2017-05-16 06:02:18 Six Egyptian mummies from the British Museum will be on display in Hong Kong, offering citizens here an opportunity to explore ancient Egypt from a "scientific angle," the Hong Kong Science Museum said Monday. The exhibition, "Eternal Life - Exploring Ancient Egypt," will be held in the science museum from June 2 to Oct. 18, displaying six mummies and about 200 Egyptian cultural relics   Read More ...
LATEST: Egypt TV shows footage of alleged church bomber
2017-04-09 21:38:01 Cairo - Egyptian television channels are broadcasting CCTV footage they say is of a suicide bomber responsible for one of Sunday's church bombings. The two clips show a man wearing a blue sweater draped over his shoulders approach the main gate to St Mark's cathedral in Alexandria, before being turned away and directed toward a nearby metal detector. The man then passes a female police officer chatting to another woman and enters the metal detector before an explosion engulfs the area   Read More ...
Egypt church bombing broadcast on live TV as viewers watched Palm Sunday service
2017-04-09 12:26:31 This is the horrifying moment a bomb exploded during a televised Palm Sunday service at a church in Egypt which has left at least 21 people dead. The live stream from the church was being shown on Egyptian TV when the device - hidden under a seat in the church - exploded as viewers watched on. The images were immediately cut   Read More ...
Egypt professor faces possible dismissal over dancing video
2017-04-06 21:39:53 Cairo - An Egyptian professor could face dismissal over a video posted on Facebook showing her belly dancing on her rooftop, which sparked an investigation by her college in the Red Sea port city of Suez. In the video, which was later shared widely online, Mona Prince was not wearing the kind of revealing outfit normally worn by belly dancers, but rather a loose and modest gown   Read More ...
Egypt professor faces possible dismissal over dancing video
2017-04-06 20:50:06 An Egyptian professor could face dismissal over a video posted on Facebook showing her belly dancing on her rooftop, which sparked an investigation by her college in the Red Sea port city of Suez. In the video, which was later shared widely online, Mona Prince was not wearing the kind of revealing outfit normally worn by belly dancers, but rather a loose and modest gown   Read More ...
Kagoshima couple on world tour painting murals for peace
2017-04-02 05:03:52 MAKURAZAKI, Kagoshima Prefecture--A reunion in Egypt between an ex-art teacher living in the southern city and his former pupil, a news correspondent in Cairo, inspired a world tour painting murals for peace. Shinichiro Higashi, 47, a painter, and his wife, Kaori, 35, a photographer, have so far left murals in eight countries and a painting in another. Higashi, who studied painting at Kagoshima University, previously worked as a fine arts teacher for a private junior and senior high school in Kagoshima Prefecture   Read More ...
'Tickling Giants' tells story of Egypt's Jon Stewart
2017-03-31 04:44:06 As Bassem Youssef walks through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Cairo in early scenes from "Tickling Giants," he talks easily with fans who recognize him and cracks a few jokes. "In case you're wondering, Kentucky Fried Chicken is closed," he says in the midst of the crowd. Then the mood shifts as people begin to smell teargas nearby and volunteers start to carry away the injured on stretchers   Read More ...