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May 19, 2013

Saddam's face shot covers the heads and minds of Iraqi citizens
10:03 GMT

'Saddam is here' is the name of the collection that began in 2007 during the worst years of conflict in Iraq with the former dictator. “His shadow is still following Iraqi society everywhere,” says the Iraqi Kurdish photographer.

The Dum Tak Alternative Music Festival is coming to Amman!
09:52 GMT

Get ready to rock with the region's rowdiest singers in Amman later this month at the Dum Tak Alternative Music Festival.

Who's it gonna be out of the final X Factor three?
09:27 GMT

It won’t be long ‘til the region will know the season’s X Factor Arabia winner. The weekend’s show had the group Young Pharoz saying farewell, leaving three dudes to battle it out on Thursday.

Jet-setter Ragheb Alama flies to Paris and back in time for Friday's Arab Idol show
08:39 GMT

Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama tweeted a pic from Paris last week and had fans wondering if the jet-setter would make it to Friday night’s show as the remaining 10 contestants fought for the title.

Lebanese artist Jean-Marc Nahas speaks of "misery everywhere" with his graphic art (Photo courtesy of
07:38 GMT

If you like bold, graphic, sometimes disturbing art, then head to the Beirut Exhibition Center this month to see the work of Lebanese artist Jean Marc Nahas.

Bieber had to leave his monkey in Munich back in March.
05:00 GMT

Before hip hoppin' it up in Dubai, Justin Bieber had to leave his pet monkey in Munich for failing to provide the animal's vaccination papers during his International 'Believe' tour. Now, the teen star allegedly owes an animal shelter thousands for failing to return for the climbing creature.

May 18, 2013

Despite her age and efforts, Lebanese singer Sabah is still the queen of love...and gossips.
08:39 GMT

Lebanese singer still a hot topic for gossips with latest rumor saying she has married a 21-year-old.

I'm not dead yet, ladies...Cheeky chappy Qusai Hatem will live to see another day. Image courtesy of MBC
08:02 GMT

The rumour mill worked overdrive when it reported that former The Voice contestant Qusai Hatem was dead. No one was more surprised that Qusai himself to hear the reports. Luckily for his fans, he quickly tweeted that he was ok.

Freedom! Syrian actress May Skaf was released after her second arrest for her vocal opposition to Assad's regime.
07:47 GMT

Syrian actress and activist May Skaf who was arrested on allegations of terrorism was freed later on Friday evening.

May 17, 2013

Walking the fine line: sexy but not vulgar for Lebanese singer Pascal's new video.
11:02 GMT

Lebanese singer Pascal self-censors her latest video and gets the cold shoulder from her director.

Elissa doesn't look like a balloon to us....
10:59 GMT

Lets hope for his sake that cheeky X Factor judge Wael Kfoury's latest comments on fellow judge Elissa as a "big blown up balloon don't get taken the wrong way!

May 16, 2013

11:08 GMT

“It was important to have the museum be a museum of hope, to show that it is possible to rebuild a new life after living through something very dramatic,”director Roger Mayou told AFP ahead of the official reopening on May 18.

From smiles to serious faces, AUC showcased a musical double feature
10:54 GMT

AUC Music Department delivered two classic story lines in a performance that blew the audience away. The one-act opera ‘The Telephone’ and highlights from ‘Les Miserables’ translated into Egyptian Colloquial Arabic made folks go from laughter to tears all in one night.

Sharif has somethin' to smile about.
10:12 GMT

Looks like congratulations are in order for good ol’ Egyptian actor, Sharif Munir, on the birth of his newest granddaughter, Lara.

What creation will Tamer and JLo culminate?
10:07 GMT

Egypt’s megastar is perfecting the art of East meets West in music by developing joint projects with the U.S.’s hottest singers: Jennifer Lopez (JLo), Pitbull, and Akon.