Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival, held from August 7 to 17, will be screening several Arab movies such as “Terminal Sud” by Algerian director Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche. Other offerings will include “Douma Taht al Ard” by Syrian filmmaker Tim Alsiofi. Read more
Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday said it would offer a $13-per-month bundle of its three streaming services starting in November, a move to attract audiences who have embraced digital services such as Netflix Inc. Disney’s bundle includes family-friendly digital offering Disney+, sports service ESPN+, and Hulu, which will cater... Read more
(L-R) Olivia Moultrie, Laurie Hernandez, Ben Simmons, David Dobrik, Rob Gronkowski, Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, and Kel Mitchell react after being slimed onstage during Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2019. (Matt Winkelmeyer/KCASports2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon) Read more
A group in Egypt that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has called for pop star Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming concert in the country to be cancelled over her recent performance in Israel. BDS Egypt said in a statement on Monday that the American singer, known as J-Lo,... Read more
By Mudassir Raja It goes beyond saying that the recently concluded Summer Entertainment City (SEC) at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) proved to be a crowd pulling indoor festivity for families and kids. Over 55, 000 people visited DECC where the 3rd edition of SEC was held for... Read more
In pictures: Kinetic Op art pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez dies
Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez has died in Paris aged 95. He was one of the pioneers of kinetic and optical art whose abstract, often geometric works are on display in many of the world’s leading museums. Many of his paintings used colour and lines to create a dizzying display... Read more
Arielle Free to present new Radio 1 weekend early breakfast
Radio 1 has announced a new early breakfast weekend show, running from Friday to Sunday and hosted by Arielle Free. The presenter, who presents podcast Love Island: The Morning After, will start the new show on 6 September. Arielle’s early breakfast show will run from 4-6am on Friday and... Read more
Ziggy Marley: Musician gives backing to Extinction Rebellion
Ziggy Marley has given his backing to environmental campaign groups like Extinction Rebellion. The reggae singer says politicians and business are not listening to the public’s concerns about climate change and pollution. “I feel things like Extinction Rebellion are necessary,” he told the BBC after headlining the Womad world... Read more
Malaysia-based iFlix said it’s exiting the region to concentrate on south east Asia market The company launched ‘iFlix Arabia’, with Middle East and North Africa mobile and data services operator Zain, in 2017, and set up its regional headquarters for its MENA-based operations in Dubai. By Gavin Gibbon Thu... Read more
Danika McGuigan: Actress and daughter of ex-boxer dies aged 33
Actress Danika McGuigan, the daughter of boxing champion Barry McGuigan, has died following a short illness. Her family say they are “devastated” by the 33-year-old’s death “after a brief but brave battle against cancer”. Ms McGuigan died during the early hours of Tuesday morning surrounded by her family. During... Read more