‘Spirit of Humanity’ photo contest, fostering sense of solidarity

26 Jan 2015
Despite the war and strife spreading throughout the Middle East, many volunteers, humanitarian workers and kind souls have bound together to help those suffering under these circumstances. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) regional...

Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos 
26 Jan 2015
World renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in an Athens hospital at the weekend at the age of 68, the hospital said on Monday. The Egyptian-born singer, who became popular in the 1960s and 1970s and sold about 60 million records...

Graffiti, the strong voice of revolutionaries

A graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud wall, depicting wings of an angel standing for the spirit of the revolution's matyrs. Photographed by: Heba Helmi
24 Jan 2015
“It was such a long and continuous battle till we were able to free it, and here it is, the street is ours where the Egyptian revolution’s graffiti emerged like a giant from a bottle, turning the city’s walls into public...

Private investigator: Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak probe

© Getty/AFP/File | Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon has called "crazy times"
21 Jan 2015
An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna's computer and selling the pop icon's songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man...

Karam Mourad performs live at B. Art gallery this Thursday

Nubian singer Karam Mourad
20 Jan 2015
Nubian singer and musician Karam Mourad takes to the stage at B. Art Gallery on Thursday, 22 January. The concert will be held from 6 pm till 9 pm.   Through his singing career, Mourad has been following in the footsteps of his uncle...

Al-Hofra play inaugurated Sunday at Hanager Theater

20 Jan 2015
The play “Al-Hofra” (The Hole) was inaugurated at the Hanager Theater by Syed Khater, head of cultural production sector, on Sunday evening.   The piece addresses the theme of the body controlling the human spirit.  ...

Yehia Khalil to perform at Opera House

Cairo Opera House
13 Jan 2015
Jazz musician Yehia Khalil will hold his first concert this year at the Cairo Opera House’s small hall on 22 January at 8 pm. He will perform a jazz repertoire of his work. Several Egyptian musicians will take part in the concert....

Pakistani cartoonists tread fine line in land of blasphemy laws

© AFP / by Guillaume Lavallee | Pakistani cartoonist Rafique Ahmad, alias 'Feica', draws at his office in Karachi, on January 9, 2015
10 Jan 2015
In the face of Pakistan's prolific use of blasphemy laws and a culture of political violence, cartoonists must tread a thin line. But they do find ways to poke fun at the powerful -- including religious extremists. The conservative...

'Blue Dog' painting valued at $250,000 stolen from New Orleans gallery

The 1997 painting ''Wendy and Me'' by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue, is pictured in this undated handout image obtained by Reuters January 6, 2015.
07 Jan 2015
A painting by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue with an estimated value of $250,000 that depicts the artist as a blue dog beside his bride on their wedding day was stolen on Tuesday from a gallery in New Orleans, the artist's son said....

Austrian painter designs 24 murals to decorate Dahab City

06 Jan 2015
A number of Egyptian and foreign artists are coloring Dahab City with murals, as part of an initiative launched by the Austrian painter Dieter Levlier, under the supervision of Major General Emad Alwan, mayor of Dahab City.   ...