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October 2, 2012

Diam’s in an exclusive TV interview with French TV station TF1.
08:51 GMT

French rapper Mélanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, made her first 'hijabi' TV appearance with her new image. The new head-veil, ushers in a new religious era for the rap star. Will it affect her musical style?

Amal Hijazi has released photos of her new daughter onto Twitter and Facebook
06:37 GMT

Like mother, like daughter - it seems that Amal Hijazi's baby is a tweep in the making, with her face already being splashed around the social networking site by her proud mother.

October 1, 2012

Beren Saat has already been offered a part in one of next year's Ramadan dramas
14:54 GMT

Turkish drama on the small and big screen is big business in the Arab world and no one is feeling the effect more than popular Turkish actress Beren Saat.

Bahraini artist Jamal Abdul Raheem also experiments with sculpting, aside painting portraits.
14:21 GMT

The popular Bahraini artist continues to win international praise for his self-taught skill.

Daba Theater is also open to other activities. During the first week of every month, it hosts bloggers and theater productions.
12:49 GMT

Since its launch three years ago, the Daba Theater group has engaged audiences with its bid to create experimental theatre out of political and cultural events in modern Morocco.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival this year will attempt to bridge borders through film and encouraging an appetite for artistic portrayals of life.
11:58 GMT

This year’s Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), which hits the emirate next month, is expected to entice movie-goers with a highly anticipated line up of Hollywood blockbusters and foreign films.

Cyrine Abdul Nour.
10:36 GMT

The actress — this week revealed as the new face of Nayomi — chats about the controversy and success of her hit show Ruby.

10:23 GMT

Dubai's newest musical sensation, Kalubela, brings feel-good vibes to the UAE as it opens its doors to classic tunes of the past.

09:58 GMT

The young cast of upcoming cinema hit, Student of the Year, are heading to Dubai for a series of mall and nightclub appearances in time for its UAE release.

Lively star Fifi Abdou says she is fed up of rumors circulating about her death
09:16 GMT

Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdou is usually the life and soul of the party but it seems that all the star can think about at the moment is death.

09:02 GMT

The wake of Egyptian superstar Ahmed Ramzy has taken place at a mosque in Cairo, in accordance with his wishes, and quells the rumors of where he would be buried as close friends pay tribute to the beloved star of the silver screen.

Rina and Romy Chibani.
08:01 GMT

They say three is the magic number, but in Lebanon over the weekend it was two, as twins Rina and Romy Chibani came first and second in Miss Lebanon 2012.

Hassan Sharif is not only an artist, but an author as well, having penned four books to date.
06:37 GMT

The Emirati artist Hassan Sharif is famed for creating art from seemingly everyday objects. From spoons to boxes, the artist re-imagines the items and brings them to life as art, and much like the French artists Marcel Duchamp, Sharif has caused shockwaves in and out of the art world.

The competition is still on: The Mr. World hopefuls will have to wait until October 13 to impress the judges
06:19 GMT

There were 23 unhappy faces in Dubai yesterday when the highly anticipated 'Mr. World International 2012 Middle East' competition was called off after some contestants failed to meet the strict entry requirements.

September 30, 2012

Majed al Mohandes's CD cover
20:20 GMT

Lawsuits and Iraqi titan clashes do not prevent Majed al Mohandes from playing his funky music, as he battles on to release his next album.