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February 26, 2013

Left: Michelle Obama announcing the best picture winner at the Oscars. Right: The same image, as it appeared on an Iranian state news agency. (CBS News/Fars)
09:15 GMT

An Iranian news agency digitally altered an image of US First Lady Michelle Obama announcing the Oscar in a bid to make her look more modest.

Kinda Hanna is rumored to have married Syrian director, Naji Tu'mi, in a secret ceremony
08:57 GMT

At the beginning of the year Kinda Hanna kept her engagement a secret. Now the pesky star is at it again with a quiet wedding that was strictly invite only!

He might not have won but Fawad Mohammadi's family were still proud as punch of his Oscar nod
07:33 GMT

Relatives of the young Afghan star of "Buzkashi Boys" expressed more pride than disappointment upon learning on Monday that the Oscar-nominated movie didn't win.

Shaila Sabt is the first Arab Gulf woman to be nominated for Miss Universe. (Photo courtesy of Elaph)
05:28 GMT

A Bahraini model has been nominated for Miss Universe 2013, becoming the first Arab Gulf women to take part in the largest beauty pageant in the world.

February 25, 2013

One of Syria’s comedic legends Yasin Bakoush was killed Sunday night after being targeted inside his car in the Damascus neighborhood of Al Asali.
10:24 GMT

One of Syria’s comedic legends Yasin Bakoush was killed Sunday night after being targeted inside his car in the Damascus neighborhood of Al Asali.

Cairo Opera House celebrates Ammar El-Sherei on Wednesday with a concert and documentary film on his life.
09:53 GMT

The late Egyptian musician has a night in his honor at the Cairo Opera House.

Andrei Gavrilov (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)
09:23 GMT

Andrei Gavrilov, hailed as a genius in his own country, heads to the Middle East for a recital.

Stone Concert Gary Mounfield, better known as Mani, from the acclaimed English band The Stone Roses performed live in Dubai.
08:09 GMT

The Manchester rock group haven't played together for the last 10 years but that didn't stop them hitting the high notes in Dubai.

Actor Chris Tucker speaks onstage at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif.
07:39 GMT

The U.S. star will be heading to the Gulf for his first stop on the global tour.

Dubai hotspot Cavalli is donning the gladrags and putting on its very own Hollywood show for Sunday night’s Oscars extravaganza as are Wellington Primary's Year 2 class...
07:22 GMT

The glitzy emirate decides to re-create the magic of the Oscars in the Middle East.

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' was named the Best Picture of 2012 at last night's Oscars
06:38 GMT

Ben Affleck has been winning awards left, right and center lately thanks to his critically acclaimed movie 'Argo' and last night he picked up the trophy of every actors dreams: the Oscar for Best Picture.

Anastacia is reportedly set to perform at the Dubai World Cup after-race concert
05:19 GMT

American singer Anastacia is set to take center stage at the after-race concert at the Dubai World Cup next month.

February 24, 2013

The Canadian former ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis says it will reflect poorly on Ben Affleck if he doesn’t nod to Canada's role
14:04 GMT

The Canadian former ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis says it will reflect poorly on Ben Affleck if he doesn’t say a few words about Canada’s role if the director’s film ‘Argo’ wins the Oscar for best picture on Sunday.

Nancy Ajram speaks her mind.
10:33 GMT

The Lebanese lovely says the show's in need of a 'gentle heart' like hers.

Tamer and Basma
10:11 GMT

The Egyptian megastar's wife is putting her foot down and won't listen to any of her husband's suggestions.