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March 12, 2013

Bow Wow
12:22 GMT

The U.S. rapper, who has already cancelled twice on his Arab fans, is finally set for the glitzy emirate.

Fresh from X Factor Arabia success, Lebanese singer Carole Samaha is preparing to release her latest album.
12:22 GMT

Lebanese singer Carole Samaha is preparing to release her latest album, to the delight of fans.

Abu Dhabi International Environment Film Festival.
07:48 GMT

The glitzy emirate takes on a different hue in honor of the International Environment Film Festival.

Bassem Youssef is one of Egypt's most popular comedians.
07:39 GMT

The new talent show is looking for the funniest comedians in the Arab world.

Bands rock out with Makshoof Music.
06:51 GMT

Makshoof Music is offering the chance for upcoming indie bands to make their mark on the emirates and the world!

Irish musician Bob Geldof attends the opening of the Maurice Lacroix Boutique on Friedrichstraße in Berlin, in February. (Photo: EPA/PAUL ZINKEN)
06:16 GMT

In what has become an annual tradition, Sir Bob Geldof is returning to Dubai's Irish Village as part of their St Patrick's Day celebrations.

March 11, 2013

Audiences will be watching to see if Nancy and Ahlam can play nice together on Arab Idol Season 2. (image courtesy of Listen Arabic)
17:18 GMT

With new talent and bombshell Judge Nancy Ajram, it seems that this season of Arab Idol will be, in one word, "epic".

Carmen Suleiman. Image courtesy of Waleg
16:23 GMT

She may be so last season, but Arab Idol super-star Carmen Suleiman is still going strong and gliding on the music waves of her fame and glory. Her new single called 'Word, Word' is out.

Khalid Taja (RIP)
15:38 GMT

Another story from Syria emerging about possible torture to a famous, now deceased, actor.

Lilia Atrash
09:51 GMT

The Syrian starlet is preparing for a new dramatic part but won't reveal exactly what it is.

Dancers during "Ritual Regression" (Daily News Egypt/Thoraia Abou Bakr)
09:33 GMT

The future of contemporary dance showcases their stuff with a performance in the Egyptian capital.

Author Deborah Moggach talks about the tough transition from book to film at the UAE's literature festival.
09:05 GMT

At the Emirates Airline literature Festival, author Deborah Moggach, talks about how her book became a successful movie.

A still from the movie: 'Sinai's Forbidden Dreams'.
08:54 GMT

The short film 'Sinai's Forbidden Dreams' has been building a following on social media websites.

Cher Lloyd is the latest addition to the Dubai star-set.
08:37 GMT

The winner of the British X Factor is the latest in a long list of stars set for Dubai's My Music X Festival.

The Harlem Shake, a viral YouTube video trend, hit Lebanon several weeks ago and has been recreated by random strangers on the streets of Beirut, university students, club-goers and office workers.
08:17 GMT

Elsewhere in the region, the Harlem Shake has evolved into a tool of social and political protest. But in Lebanon it continues to inspire lighthearted competition.