Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced yesterday, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive to…

Malaysian rapper probed over Lunar New Year dog video

A rapper in Muslim-majority Malaysia is under police investigation for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves, reports said yesterday. The video features controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee, known by his stage name Namewee, sitting on…

‘Three Billboards’ tops Baftas as ‘Time’s Up’ campaign shares stage

Crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment sweeping Hollywood. The movie, chronicling a grieving mother’s campaign for justice, won…

Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican ‘copy’

In central Spain, the arid plains of La Mancha are famous for their windmills and Manchego, a cheese…

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

 It’s another viral dancing sensation. And once again, it’s from Daddy Yankee. The Puerto Rican king of…

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

The release this week of Marvel Studios’ latest superhero outing, “Black Panther”, has triggered the enthusiasm of African…

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two years of marriage, they said in a statement on…

A lawless Mexican region’s explosively colorful carnival

As two armored military vehicles patrol the streets of Tlaxcala, workers unload a pick-up truck full of enormous…

From Maoist symbol to hipster accessory: Nepali shoes get revamp

 Long maligned as the footwear of choice for Nepal’s Maoist guerillas, Goldstar sneakers are undergoing a revival…

Thailand’s Mr Bean plays jails for laughs

With the signature red tie, brown blazer, briefcase and teddy bear, a Thai computer technician has become a…

‘Black Panther’: More than just another superhero movie

“Black Panther” is expected to be a major box office smash, but it has also taken on the…

A-list gets in the popcorn at Calvin Klein

A-list stars Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong’o and Margot Robbie flocked to Calvin Klein on Tuesday, wading through popcorn…

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