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January 13, 2013

One of the desconstructed panels of the niqab
13:08 GMT

The Dubai-based British artist uses her work to explore why women choose to wear the niqab.

Ragheb Alama goes on the promotion trail.
10:04 GMT

The talent show judge put out his new album as the start of season 2 arrives on our screens.

Ahlam gets stuck into recording music.
09:45 GMT

Taking a breather from her Twitter account, the UAE singer is back to the recording studio for her first album in four years.

Mina Shalabi: she's a sleeper!
09:07 GMT

The Egyptian star has been upsetting friends with her timekeeping.

Shatha Hassoun
08:38 GMT

The First Lady of Iraqi pop lets on about her engagement but fails to impress fans with her attitude.

Tamer with his wife Basma (picture courtesy of 123 People).
08:11 GMT

The Egyptian megastar and talent show wife, Basma, are confirmed as pregnant with a girl.

Controversial comedian Bassem Youssef was accused of insulting President Morsi in one of his shows. (AlArabiya.net)
06:50 GMT

An Egyptian court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Muslim Brotherhood lawyer against TV comic Bassem Youssef, to shut down his show and the CBC TV channel broadcasting it.

Dubai's first lady of comedy, Mina Liccione, is performing at Dubai International Comedy Carnival this January (Photo: Mina Liccione)
06:12 GMT

Dubai International Comedy Carnival is hitting the UAE late this January as part of Dubai Shopping Festival.

January 12, 2013

Myriam Fares: tech geek?
07:56 GMT

The Lebanese star with the killer curves uses brain over brawn with a lecture at Beirut's university on technology.

Sherine Abdel Wahab
07:31 GMT

The 'Voice' coach, has had a tough year but not as tough as the riddles she'll be expected to solve on new show, 'Habshatkanat'.

While Yara and Walid do look good together, no duet is officially planned.
07:00 GMT

Lebanese singer Yara has confirmed that the alleged duet with Lebanese singer Walid Tawfiq is a mere rumor.

David Hockney's landmark painting, 'Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes' (1963), is set to go to auction this February
05:00 GMT

This February, Christie's post-war and contemporary art department will put David Hockney's landmark painting, 'Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes' (1963), up for auction.

January 11, 2013

Marwa Adel's 'Faceless' exhibition will run until 2 February
13:46 GMT

Dubai's Art Sawa gallery gets ready to host artwork by Egyptian visual artist, Marwa Adel, in her new exhibition tackling gender stereotypes and freedom, 'Faceless'.

Kuawaiti actress Shaima Ali will play second fiddle to no one!
06:00 GMT

Young Kuwaiti actress Shaima Ali has threatened to quit her acting career after feeling she was deprived of the recognition she deserved.

Jessie J is set to perform in Morocco in May
05:00 GMT

British star Jessie J will be holding her first concert in Morocco next May as she takes part of Rabat’s annual world Mawazine music festival.