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January 14, 2013

What is the future for theater in the Arab world?
08:45 GMT

With the world of Arab film shooting for the stars and story writers on the make, what will become of the Middle Eastern stage?

Old rockers 'Air Supply' are set to make their Dubai debut this February (Photo: maninhodisco.blogspot)
08:39 GMT

More than 35 years after they first started performing together, Air Supply will make their Dubai debut next month.

Fans of Khaled Youssef have asked him to run in Egypt's parliamentary elections (Photo: Facebook)
08:21 GMT

Khaled Youssef is being inundated with requests to run in Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections.

A Rima Maroun photo from the “A Ciel Ouvert” series (Photo: Galerie Janine Rubeiz)
07:49 GMT

'On Fleeting Grounds,' the group exhibition currently on show at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, captures the lost Beirut of the past and the Beirut that may not survive tomorrow.

Hamza Namira is performing at the UK fundraiser (Photo: Hamza Namira / Facebook)
07:21 GMT

Egyptian musician Hamza Namira and Syrian artist Yahya Hawwa are heading to the UK to perform at a two-day Human Appeal International event, raising money for medical equipment.

Gordon Ramsay is keeping tight lipped so far.
06:38 GMT

The irate star hints at setting up in the glitzy Middle Eastern emirate but won't confirm or deny anything.

Ben Affleck picks up his Globe with pride.
06:30 GMT

The U.S. star came away with the best director award for his Middle Eastern hostage movie.

January 13, 2013

Themed "The World Needs Music," this year marks the 20th edition of the Al Bustan Festival International Festival of Music.
13:15 GMT

Lebanon's 20th Al Bustan Festival will kick off in February.

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.