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April 9, 2013

Sulafa splits again. This time with Syria.
09:11 GMT

This year brings another parting of the ways for the Syrian actress who is transferring her life and work to Lebanon during the current crisis.

'Michael Learns to Rock' dig it in the Middle East
08:31 GMT

After gigs all across Asia, 'Michael Learns to Rock' band from Denmark quotes Dubai and Bahrain as two of the most memorable locations they have played.

Mena Shalabi sheds weight for the new show
07:54 GMT

Egyptian actress Mina Shalabi goes on a strict diet for the remaining scenes of “Niran Sadiqa” (Friendly Fires) while we wonder why.

April 8, 2013

Akon performing
14:08 GMT

Three Muscat-based performers will entertain fans before Akon hits the stage for his debut live show on Thursday at the Oman Automobile Association Grounds. DJ Junior, DJ Sham and DJ Fawaz will steal some of the rapper's thunder before U.S. hip-hop star shakes it up.

Majed Al Mohandes
13:56 GMT

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a tourist resort in Morocco, has bagged pan Arab celebrity and renowned singer from Iraq, Majed Al Mohandes, for the 11th edition of its 'Mazagan Nights.' Hot on the heels of Wael Kfouri, Tamer Hosni, Raghib Alama, Najwa Karam, and Elissa, Majed Al Mohandes will step up to the stage at Mazagan Resort to wow the Maghreb.

Belly Dancing
13:40 GMT

A hard look at how the entertainment industry of belly-dancing in Cairo is faring under the squeeze of conservative politics. The hip-shaking community in Egypt is keeping the faith that their profession will flourish against all the odds.

Myriam Fares free from commitment
12:41 GMT

Read the deets on what Myriam Fares is looking for in a life partner

No Yara for Saudi
11:46 GMT

Curious minds want to know. Why were Yara and company denied entry into the kingdom?

Chris Brown caught on camera in Dubai. Will it be community service or back behind bars?
10:52 GMT

Chris Brown was caught on camera partying in Dubai when he was supposed to be sweeping up community service for beating up his superstar girlfriend Rihanna, US prosecutors have claimed. He may have to go back behind bars.

Kenan Dogulu no longer smiling when fiancee Beren Saat kisses her co-star
10:17 GMT

The tolls of being engaged to a soap star are finally settling in for Kenan Dogulu after Beren Saat's recent on-screen kiss with "Revenge" co-star Mert Firat.

Sandy brings the heat to a big crowd in Cairo
09:27 GMT

After rockin' it with Ragheb last month in Dubai, Sandy still shakes up the region with a spring concert in Cairo, Egypt

Babe-watch: Carmen Electra is expected to draw in the men of Dubai
09:00 GMT

The buxom Carmen Electra will bring a touch of old-school Playboy glamor with her voluptuous vibe to a trendy UAE nightclub and no doubt draw in the crowds of bay-watchers to Dubai's shores.

El-Sakia String Orchestra will keep it classy on 16 April (courtesy of their facebook page)
08:40 GMT

For those cool, cultured Cairo folks, El-Sakia String Orchestra conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha will dedicate a concert on Tuesday 16 April to works by Arensky, J.S. Bach and Britten

April 7, 2013

Duraid Lahham's family deny he  will renounce his Syrian citizenship if Assad's regime falls
14:47 GMT

The family of the highly respected Syrian actor, Duraid Lahham, has categorically denied that the star will denounce his citizenship should the Assad regime fall.

Mubarak is the face of 9Os Egypt, among other decades (Image source: Jadaliyya)
13:07 GMT

A multi-media art installation has given Egypt's spectators a visceral visual vortex of VHS and collective media from a decade, evocative of the zeitgeist of the times which is heavy with Mubarak images and memes. The project has turned Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Space into a time warp, here reviewed.