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December 17, 2012

Mohammed Abdu (Photo: grorbnat)
11:05 GMT

Popular Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu has hit out at rumors that he has put an end to performing because of ill health.

Amr Waked won Best Actor in the Muhr Arab Feature category for his performance in revolutionary film El-Sheta Illi Fat ('Winter of Discontent').
09:51 GMT

Actor Amr Waked and actress Aida El-Kashef were among Egyptian award-winners at this year's Dubai International Film Festival.

Egypt's youth say no to constitution
09:24 GMT

Egypt's largest revolutionary youth movement calls on Egyptians via music to reject the draft constitution.

Iman Said a Palestinian artist
09:04 GMT

Like most Palestinians, Iman Said has had her own experience of expulsion and displacement. Now the screenwriter puts her experiences into her art.

Juma Al Sahli
07:50 GMT

‘Wadjda’ by Haifa Al Mansoor has won Best Arab Feature Film at the ninth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.

The previous march hit Tahrir Square on November 27
07:47 GMT

Musicians and poets will perform at festival in Tahrir Square on Thursday after marching to condemn draft constitution and call for protection of Egypt's cultural identity.

07:42 GMT

Unlike the tight-lipped CIA Middle East division chief he plays, Patinkin is a talkative sort.

Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum with Abdul Hamid Juma, Diff Chairman, at the closing ceremony (Photo: Ahmed Ramzan / Gulf News)
06:34 GMT

Once again the curtains have fallen on the Dubai International Film Festival and this year will be one to be remembered.

December 16, 2012

Celebrities helped raise money for the annual Oxfam gala
13:42 GMT

Celebrities helped raise $542,000 for the annual Oxfam gala on the sidelines of DIFF.

Chris Brown went quad biking with his possy in the UAE (Photo: Twitter)
13:10 GMT

Chris Brown partied on after his Meydan gig.

Future Shorts is in Cairo this December (Photo: Future Shorts)
12:54 GMT

The quirky pop up film fest, Future Shorts, will take place at Bikya Maadi on 21 and 22 December.

The Dubai International Film Festival
10:44 GMT

DIFF is giving worldwide fans of Arab cinema the chance to 'hang out' with actors and directors from the region this December, courtesy of an agreement between the festival, Google and YouTube.

Ammar Al-Sherei
09:35 GMT

Earlier this month Egyptian musician Ammar Al-Sherei passed away at the age of 64. But while his life might be over, his legend lives on.

Journey to the Christmas Star, Norwegian film screened in the Dubai International Film Festival.
09:14 GMT

Classic Norwegian fantasy film, Journey to the Christmas Star, captures hearts in Dubai at DIFF

Durra Zarrouk
07:37 GMT

The young Tunsian actress is set to take on the role of the hated wife of ex-president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.