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Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek will play the villain in the latest James Bond film.

Egypt slammed for 'hypocrisy' over <em>Rami</em> <em>Malek</em> Oscar praise

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Egypt slammed for 'hypocrisy' over Rami Malek Oscar praise

Egyptian authorities have been criticised as hypocrites for praising Rami Malek's Oscar win for portraying music legend Freddie Mercury, with rights groups highlighting the government's dire record

An Arab (maybe) star is born

Ruby Hamad

An Arab (maybe) star is born

Comment: Squabbling over whether Rami Malek is Arab or Copt misses the point. Let's celebrate his win as a victory for ...

Arab or Copt? <em>Rami</em> <em>Malek</em> Oscar win sparks debate

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Arab or Copt? Rami Malek Oscar win sparks debate

An Oscar win for American-Egyptian actor Rami Malik's has seen his identity as a member of Egypt's Coptic minority come under the ...

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Egyptian-American Rami Malek wins Golden Globe 'best actor' award

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek has picked up a Golden Globe award for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about ...

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Star Wars actor kick-starts Syria fundraising campaign

Four Lions and Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed is close to raising $100,000 for Syria's traumatised families in a widely-shared social media campaign ...

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2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

Many people across the world are reflecting on what was a fairly awful year globally, but it's worth reminding yourself that some people will ...

Egyptian-American actor wins prestigious Emmy award

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Egyptian-American actor wins prestigious Emmy award

Rami Malek, an Egyptian-American actor has won an Emmy for his role in 'Mr Robot' - the first for a non-white actor in 18 ...

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Special coverage: The anniversary of Egypt's revolution

On 25 January 2011, Egypt erupted in the now-infamous "Day of Anger". Protests had been planned to decry police abuses - but demonstrations ...

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