Arab world

CAIRO | Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

CAIRO — Gamil Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, state media reported. He was 92. Ratib’s acting career — he appeared in about 100 films in both French and Arabic — began as early as the 1940s in Cairo … Continue reading CAIRO | Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

BEIRUT | Lebanese diva breaks taboo with clip announcing cancer fight

BEIRUT — It was an unusual way to reveal a struggle against cancer, particularly in a part of the world where the illness is still largely considered a private matter and taboo. But a video clip released on Twitter is how Lebanese singer Elissa chose to share the news with her fans and millions of … Continue reading BEIRUT | Lebanese diva breaks taboo with clip announcing cancer fight