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Zuhair Murad Turns The Mesh Covering The Destroyed Buildings Into A Couture Dress For Charity

PARIS, France: ‘For me, Lebanon is the land of eternal hope, To it, I’ll forever be devoted’, Zuhair Murad had said in a love letter to his home country, shared with Vogue Arabia two months before the blast in Beirut in 2020. On the tragedy’s second anniversary, the Lebanese couturier whose atelier was decimated in … Continue reading Zuhair Murad Turns The Mesh Covering The Destroyed Buildings Into A Couture Dress For Charity

Gold Compartment At Luxor’s Habu Temple Regains Luster

CAIRO – Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold compartment at Habu Temple on the western bank of Luxor Governorate. ‘The restoration work was carried out by Egyptian restorers from the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, said in a statement. ‘The process … Continue reading Gold Compartment At Luxor’s Habu Temple Regains Luster

Princess Charlotte Makes A Surprise Appearance At The Commonwealth Games

LONDON – The royal family is out in full force this week at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham – and that includes the younger generation. Tuesday morning, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter, Princess Charlotte made an unexpected appearance at the competition! This marks the first time 7 – year – old Princess Charlotte has … Continue reading Princess Charlotte Makes A Surprise Appearance At The Commonwealth Games

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Jill Biden Will Meet Ukrainian Refugees In Romania, Slovakia On Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON – United States first lady Jill Biden plans to leave Washington on Thursday for a whirlwind tour of Romania and Slovakia to highlight the U.S. commitment to Ukrainian refugees over Mother’s Day weekend. The wife of President Joe Biden was due to meet U.S. service members and embassy personnel, displaced Ukrainian parents and children, … Continue reading Jill Biden Will Meet Ukrainian Refugees In Romania, Slovakia On Mother’s Day

Cate Blanchett Sees Pandemic As Chance For Refelction On Plight Of Refugees

This year’s World Refugee Day offers a chance to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, actor Cate Blanchett, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, says as the world grapples with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oscar winner and UNHCR goodwill said  the annual June 20 … Continue reading Cate Blanchett Sees Pandemic As Chance For Refelction On Plight Of Refugees

Angelina Jolie Discusses Life As A single Mon: ‘I’ve Been Alone A Long Time Now’

Angelina Jolie is opening up about being a single mother of six. The ‘Maleficent’ actress appeared on E!’s ‘Daily Pop’ this week to discuss her upcoming film, ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’, in which she dished on her life at home with her children. Asked how she juggles it all, from her Hollywood career, humanitarian … Continue reading Angelina Jolie Discusses Life As A single Mon: ‘I’ve Been Alone A Long Time Now’

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EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

SUCCESS STORY | How Camila Coelho Went From Dior Makeup Counter To Global Creator To CEO

Camila Coelho is a Brazilian – American fashion and beauty entrepreneur. Her namesake fashion label, Camila Coelho Collection, sold out online within minutes of launch and continues to grow month over month.  As a first-generation immigrant who arrived in United States when she was 14, she started following her passion for beauty and makeup right … Continue reading SUCCESS STORY | How Camila Coelho Went From Dior Makeup Counter To Global Creator To CEO

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Amal Clooney Partners With Cartier To Empower Women At Dubai Expo 2020

Come October when the EXPO2020 opens in Dubai, French luxury brand Cartier plans to set up a Women’s Pavilion. Dedicated to discussion about the role of women in society and how to tackle issue of gender equality, the pavilion celebrates female achiever through a series of talks.  Prominent human right lawyer Amal Clooney, who has … Continue reading EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Amal Clooney Partners With Cartier To Empower Women At Dubai Expo 2020

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Meghan Tells London Students To ‘Speak Up’ For Women’s Rights

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joined high school students at the site of an historic fight for pay equality to celebrate International Women’s Day, telling them they were entitled to ‘speak up for what is right’. Meghan visited the Robert Clack Upper School in Gagenham, London, on Friday to ‘celebrate the achievements of women’ ahead of … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Meghan Tells London Students To ‘Speak Up’ For Women’s Rights

WOMEN’S EMPOWEMENT | Huda And Mona Kattan Set To Join Vid Con Abu Dhabi Lineaup

U.S. – Iraqi beauty entrepreneurs Huda and Mona Kattan will be taking part in the UAE’s Vidcon Abu Dhabi set to take place from March 25-28. The sisters are the co-founders of the Huda Beauty empire that includes the makeup brand Huda Beauty, the fragrance line Kayali and newly launched skincare line Wishful. During the … Continue reading WOMEN’S EMPOWEMENT | Huda And Mona Kattan Set To Join Vid Con Abu Dhabi Lineaup

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FASHION

The Duchess Of Sussex Opts For Timeless Wardrobe Classics Out In New York

PARIS, France – The Duchess of Sussex, alongside her husband Prince Harry, arrived at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, wearing an event – appropriate low – key look. Embracing the timeless impact of wardrobe basics, she opted for head – to – toe black, accessorising a sleek Givenchy pencil skirt and top with matching … Continue reading The Duchess Of Sussex Opts For Timeless Wardrobe Classics Out In New York

Shocking! The Surreal World Of Elsa Schiaparelli Opens At The Musée Des Arts Décoratifs

The new exhibit highlighting the work of the fashion visionary fitting opens during Haute Couture Week F/W 2022 in Paris. The line between what is fashion and what is art always been blurry, whether you’re referencing Salvator Dali’s jewelry, or taking in the red carpet at the Met Gala. In 2022 we are comfortable with … Continue reading Shocking! The Surreal World Of Elsa Schiaparelli Opens At The Musée Des Arts Décoratifs

Louis Vuitton Brings Florida Marching Band To The Louvre For Paris Fashion Week

PARIS, France – Louis Vuitton cranked up the volume at Paris Fashion Week Thursday, spiriting Florida’s famous Marching 100 band into the heart of the Louvre to kick off a show for its latest lineup of colorful menswear styles – in honor of the label’s popular late designer Virgil Abloh. ‘Virgil, long live Virgil’, rapper … Continue reading Louis Vuitton Brings Florida Marching Band To The Louvre For Paris Fashion Week

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BEAUTY TIME

6 Easy – And Effective – Tricks To Maintaining Healthy, Glowing Skin During Ramadan

PARIS, France – Keeping your skin healthy during Ramadan is must, as fasting can leave the skin feeling more dehydrated than usual. Ass in the sweltering heat, and you may just end up with a recipe for disaster. This month, Dr. Kayle Aesthetic Clinic’s very own beautician, Manal El Hage, shares some key tips on … Continue reading 6 Easy – And Effective – Tricks To Maintaining Healthy, Glowing Skin During Ramadan

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HEALTH

Your Personality Can Protect Or Age Your Brain, Study Finds

PARIS, France – Certain personality traits may be a key factor in whether people develop mild cognitive impairment later in life, a new study found. Being more conscientious and extroverted keeps mild cognitive impairment at bay longer, while having higher levels of neuroticism increases the chances of cognitive decline, according to a study published Monday … Continue reading Your Personality Can Protect Or Age Your Brain, Study Finds

Diets With Too Much Meat May Cause Health Problems, Low Testosterone In Men: Study

PARIS, France – A new study suggests that having a diet with too much protein can cause serious health problems in men. This means that many low carbohydrate diets can have a negative effect on men’s testosterone and cortisol. Nutritionists Joseph Whittaker and Miranda Harris published their study in Nutrition and Health, an academic journal. … Continue reading Diets With Too Much Meat May Cause Health Problems, Low Testosterone In Men: Study

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MOTHERS & BABIES

Oxford Scientists To Study Effects Of COVID Variants, Shots In Pregnancy

PARIS, France – Oxford University scientists said on Tuesday they would evaluate the effects of new coronavirus variants on pregnant women and newborns, as well as COVID-19 vaccination effects on complications during pregnancy and after birth. The study comes less than a year after the university found that pregnant women with COVID-19 and their newborn … Continue reading Oxford Scientists To Study Effects Of COVID Variants, Shots In Pregnancy

COVID Vaccination During Pregnancy Help Protect Babies After Birth – U.S. Study

PARIS, France – Vaccinating pregnant women against the coronavirus may help prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations in infants after they are born, especially if the expecting mother got the shots later in their pregnancy, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings shed light on whether the benefits of vaccination during pregnancy extend to infants who would be … Continue reading COVID Vaccination During Pregnancy Help Protect Babies After Birth – U.S. Study

Antibodies In Breast Milk Remain For 10 Months After Covid Infection – Study

Breastfeeding women how have been infected with Covid – 19 continue to secrete virus – neutralising antibodies into their milk for up to 10 months, data suggests. Besides emphasising the important role breastfeeding could play in helping to protect infants from the disease, researchers believe that such antibodies could be used to treat people with … Continue reading Antibodies In Breast Milk Remain For 10 Months After Covid Infection – Study

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HIGH LIFE

FINE JEWELRY | Kate Moss Collaborates With Messika On New High Jewelry Collection

‘It had to happen’, said Valerie Messika, founder of fine Jewelry brand Messika, on collaborating with Kate Moss. One of the world’s established supermodels, Kate Moss has partnered with French fine jewelry brand Messika, for a captivating collection titled Messika by Kate Moss. Both strong, spirited women, Moss and Messika are placed at the heart … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Kate Moss Collaborates With Messika On New High Jewelry Collection

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ARTS & CULTURES & ENTERTAINMENT

All The Arab Films Announced In The Venice International Film Festival Lineup

PARIS, France – This year, the 79th Venice International Film Festival will see an exciting lineup of Arab movies among other titles from the world. The annual event will run from August 31 to September 10, 2022 with several movies from the region across different sections. In the Horizons category, Algerian – born filmmaker Rachid … Continue reading All The Arab Films Announced In The Venice International Film Festival Lineup

Actress Julianne Moore To Head Venice Film Festival Jury

PARIS, France – OSCAR winning actress Julianne Moore will head the main competition jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival, organisers said on Friday. Moore will be joined in deciding this year’s winners by French director Audrey Diwan, who scooped the festival’s Golden Lion award last year for her film ‘Happening’, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, … Continue reading Actress Julianne Moore To Head Venice Film Festival Jury

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THE ART OF BEAUTIFYL LIVING

FASHION

DIOR’S TRANSIENT GARDEN SETS THE MOOD FOR PARIS FASHION WEEK

Christian Dior presented a wardrobe fit for glamorous eco-warriors in Paris on Tuesday, as models showed off looks dotted in wild flowers on a catwalk lined with trees set to be replanted around the city. Dior, part of luxury group LVMH, is one of the first major French brand to kick off Paris Fashion Week, with the likes of Kering’s Saint Laurent and independent Chanel also set to showcase looks for next spring and summer

ROYALS

Kate Middleton Makes First-Ever Instagram Post – And It’s Emotional

The Duchess of Cambridge has done something she’s never done before – and royal fans are in their element! On Sunday morning, Kate made her very first Instagram post via the Kensington Royal account, where she chose a series of photos from her and Prince William’s secret trip to children’s orphanage during their recent tour of Pakistan.

FASHION

JENNIFER LOPEZ DAZZLES IN ELABORATE WEDDING DRESS IN NYC

The CFDA-anointed fashion icon all but broke social media in September when she traipsed down the runway in the barley there green Versace dress that helped catapult her to the style stardom 20 years ago. Less than a month later, the “Hustlers” actress sent fans into a frenzy on Thursday night, after paparazzi photos of her wearing an elaborate wedding gown and veil began to spread on the Internet.

BEAUTY

Priyanka Chopra’s Top Beauty Secrets: Ayurveda, Positivity And Coconut Oil

Priyanka Chopra’s glowing skin and shiny mane have garnered just as much interest as her global career and smart business moves. How does she keep her skin and hair healthy even with such a hectic schedule? By sticking to what she knows, being open to learning new things and adjusting to where she is and where she’s going.

FASHION

AT CAROLINA HERRERA, WILDFLOWERS BLOOM ON THE HUDSON RIVER

Wildflowers were blooming on the banks of the Hudson River on Monday, thanks to the fertile imagination of Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera.

Gordon, now into his second year as the label’s creative director, upped his game with a crowd-pleasing, flower – themed collection that was big on color and vibrant prints.

FASHION

WHAT MAKES A SUPERMODEL “SUPER” IN 2019?

Say you’re asked to name a supermodel. You probably wouldn’t struggle to list Naomi Campbell or Linda Evangelista, or more recent inheritors of the like Kendall Jenner, Adut Akech or Gigi and Bella Hadid. But now, imagine you’re asked to define what makes Campbell and the Hadid “super”, and others who talk the exact same runways just ‘models”. Is it fame, or the fees they might command, or something more intangible?

FASHION

Jessica Chastain Turns To Lebanese Designers For ‘It’ Premieres

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, who star in ‘It Chapter Two’ has taken to Red Carpet premiers of the movie around the world in an array of Lebanese-designed gown. The star showed off an emerald green ballgown by Zuhair Murad at the Los Angeles premiere of the film last week and took the European premiere of the horror film in London on Monday wearing a sleek black dress by Elie Saab.

STYLE

Kate Middleton’s New Hairstyle Stole The Show At Princess Charlotte And Prince George’s School Drop Off

Through the attentions of royal admirers around the world were focused this week on four-year-old Princess Charlotte as she celebrated a rite of passage – attending her first day of school – it would be remiss to have loked past the Duchess of Cambridge as she unveiled a switch-up to her hair this week.



INFLUENCER

ANGELINA JOLIE OPENS UP ABOUT HELPING THE PLANET, RAISING STRONG CHILDREN, AND HER NEW MON GUERLAIN PERFUME

Actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Joile added fragrance muse to her list of accomplishments last year when she became the face of Mon Guerlain.

BEAUTY NOTES

WHAT IS A LIP LIFT?

You can’t go anywhere – work a spin, a casual Instagram scroll – without coming across a textbook example of a lip fillers. It’s been years since Kyle Jenner first admitted to plumping her lips, yet the look hasn’t dissolved from cosmetic surgeons’ request lists.

FASHION

DEPARTMENT STORES MAKE ROOM FOR USED FASHION

Out with the new ad in with the old.

As department stores watch their customers flock to second-hand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites.

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EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN

IVANKA TRUMP ADDS COLUMBIA TO UPCOMING SOUTH AMERICA TRIP

Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN

UAE TO CELEBRATE EMIERATI WOMEN’S DAY

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – On Wednesday, 28th August, the UAE will celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, an annual event that celebrates inspiring women, supported by the government and welcomed by the community.

Emirati Women’s Day coincides this year with the Federal National Council, FNC, election, which will witness considerable progress in terms of women’s participation, following the decision to raise the parliamentary participation of women to 50 percent.

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN

SAUDI ARABIA IMPEMENTS END TO TRAVEL RESTRICTION FOR SAUDI WOMAN

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA, reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal degrees approving the changes.

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ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

SAUDI ARABIA

KING SALMAN PRESIDES OVER LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE OF DIRIYAH GATE

Work officially began on Diriyah Gate on Wednesday, when King Salman attended the official ground-breaking ceremony and laid the foundation stone.

Work on the SR 64 billion ($17 billion) development, one of the most important projects in the Kingdom, will bring in earnest in January. It will create a global tourism destination that combines a modern city with world-class historical and cultural attractions that reflect the area’s rich heritage.

SAUDI ARABIA

HRH CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN LAUNCHING OF OPENING ROUND OF 2ND SESSION, OF FIA ABB FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP, IN DIRIYAH

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense witnessed Friday, the launching of the opening round of the second session of FIA ABB Formula E Championship, for electric cars, in Diriyah, organized by the International Automobile Federation, at the outset of the Diriyah Season activities.

SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh season extended to January 2020

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and President of Riyadh Season Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh has announced the extension of Riyadh Season.

He said in a statement that the Season will end as scheduled in mid-December, but the extension will include only some of the events due to increasing demand, namely: Winter Wonderland, Al-Murabba, Safari and Riyadh Sahara, which will be extended to 18 January 2020, while Riyadh Boulevard will be extended to the end of March 2020.

Due to high demand and the amazing turnout of Riyadh Season, the Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki Al-Sheikh announced the season will be extended to late January via Twitter on Monday.

He wrote: “We have reached 7,650,000 visitors in month (for Riyadh Season). And under the Crown Prince’s directives, we’re extending the season until late January”.


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SAUDI ARABIA OPENS TOURIST VISAS TO U.S., EUROPEAN VISA HOLDERS

Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries.

Executive regulations published over the weekend over the weekend stipulate that people from other countries who have a tourist or commercial visa from the United States, Britain or European Union nations can follow the same process, rather than applying at a Saudi overseas mission with additional documentation.

SAUDI ARABIA

SAUDI ARABIA TO DELIVER FIRST BATCH OF PREMIUM RESIDENCY NEXT MONTH

Saudi Arabia is expected to deliver the first batch of premium residence permits in mid-November.

The Saudi government announced in June that it would start receiving application for those who wish to obtain special residency through the comprehensive electronic platform, SAPRC.

TRAVEL2SAUDI

The Fourth Edition Of Saudi Arabia’s Renowned King Abdulaziz Camel Festival Scheduled For November 1

When it comes to camels, no other nation does it better than Saudi Arabia, a country known for feats such as setting a world record in September last year for its Crown Prince Camel Festival, named the World’s Largest Camel Sporting Event in 2018, and this year for Princess Jamila Bint Abdul Majeed Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz becoming the first Saudi women in history to compete in camel racing in the Kingdom. This year, another camel – related sensation that Saudi Arabia is known for is back and even bigger than ever.


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST DAKAR RALLY ON JANUARY 5

Saudi Arabia is set to host Dakar Rally 2020 on January 5, marking the first time the history race is held in Asia. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chariman of the General Sports Authority, said: “Hosting the world’s toughest race for many years, the Dakar Rally, is a confirmation that the Kingdom welcomes the world to see stunning views, vibrant cities and the vast desert where sand dunes converge with the sea”

CELEBERITY

KARRY WASHINGTON JUST GAVE OUT HER PHONE NUMBER TO 5 MILLION+ TWITTER FOLLOWERS. OR DID SHE?

Kerry Washington gave out some pretty private information Thursday: her phone number. Even she said she was crazy.  – But if you thought there’s a catch, you’re right!

ROYALS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY ZAYED!

Almost a year after former Saudi princess, Ameerah al Taweel, married Emirati billionaire, Khalifa bin Butti Al Muhairi, the pair have just celebrate the birth of their child together, a baby boy. It has been shared on social media that the couple have named the new addition to their family, Zayed.

TRAVEL

2 NEW LUXURY RESORTS WILL OPEN THEIR DOORS IN SAUDI ARABIA’S AL-ULA BY 2023

Just another reason to put the remarkable area packed with prehistoric sites and landmarks on your travel wish list. For its Middle Eastern debut, luxury hotel group Aman has chosen to open three resorts in Saudi Arabia’s extraordinary Al Ula region.


RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, September 1, 2019 – King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies has announced the date of showing the international film “Born as King” starting from Thursday, September 26, 2019, in cinemas in the Kingdom and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States. The Saudi historical film talks about King Faisal’s early life – from his birth in 1906 to his return from England in 1920 – and describes the first important diplomatic journey of a Saudi citizen to the British Royal Court, where there, the young Prince Faisal – 13 years old – had to meet with King George V of England, and other personalities such as Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, and Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon.



ENTERTAINMENT

FOLLOWING HER FAT  SHAMMING CONTROVERSY: REHAM SAEED BANNED FROM APPEARING ON ANY MEDIA PLATFORM FOR ONE YEAR

Last year, Egyptian presenter Reham Saaed faced a wave of criticism after her controversial comments regarding obesity. In the aftermaths of it all, it has been announced that the TV personality is banned from appearing on any media platform for one-year.

ENTERTAINMENT

SAUDI ARABIA’S BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT EVENT TO HOST INTERNATIONAL STARTS, SHOWS

The season will run from October 11 to December 15, 2019  and host renowned artists including Bruno Mars, Pitbull, John Legend, and Alicia Keys.  Concerts are scheduled to take place in a range of venues across the Saudi capital, including King Fahd International Stadium, in its biggest entertainment event to date.

ENTERTAINMENT