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MBC: ‘Arab Idol’ finale watched by 100 million

MBC: ‘Arab Idol’ finale watched by 100 million

Beirut/London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite the fact that this is only its second year on the air, the series finale of Arab Idol received 100 million viewers, according to estimates by broadcaster MBC, propelling its winner, 23-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, to...
Ahmadinejad–Azhar Row Escalates

Ahmadinejad–Azhar Row Escalates

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Statements by Ahmed Mousavi, Iranian presidential adviser and Director of the Haj and Pilgrimage Organization (HMO), on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Cairo provoked serious controversy in Egypt earlier this week. Mousavi...