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January 22, 2013

Egyptian comedian, Ahmed Helmy, is at the center of a celeb war (Photo: Facebook)
11:53 GMT

Egyptian stars Hossam Dagher and Ahmed Helmy are at war!

Ghada Abdel Raziq
10:43 GMT

No sooner is she divorced than she is facing rumors of a new marriage.

January 25 Revolution: Over two million protesters gathered in Tahrir Square (Photo:
09:52 GMT

Under the title 'Revolution Talks,' Prince Mohammed Wahid Din Salim Museum in Matariya is to celebrate the second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution on 27 and 28 January 2013.

If anyone was waiting for more Ghanem, they're about to get a triple dose of Donia!
09:38 GMT

Young Egyptian actress Donia Samir Ghanem has all sorts of projects in progress with one to be released on Valentine's Day.

US rock group Metallica will perform in the UAE capital again on April 19.
09:14 GMT

Only a year and a half after their last sold-out concert, Metallica are set to perform in the UAE this April.

Bedouin Jerry-can Band (Photo: El Mastaba Facebook page)
08:52 GMT

A few years ago Egyptian folk music came close to disappearing but, with the help of El Mastaba, it's back and bigger than ever!

Available: Kadim Al Saher.
08:42 GMT

Caesar of Arabic music seeking his Cleopatra.

Singing a song using a totally different accent and dialect? This is sexy!
08:41 GMT

Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram is preparing to record a new song with a new accent-- she's gone Gulfie!

The famous Beirut Music Hall is set to open in Dubai this January in Dubai (Courtesy: The Beirut Music Hall)
07:23 GMT

The famous Beirut Music Hall is set to open in Dubai this January.

Amr Diab is headlining Sydney's Arab Music Festival this February
06:42 GMT

Egyptian star, Amr Diab, is heading to Oz to headline Sydney's Arab Music Festival this February.

January 21, 2013

An Egyptian public school in Khan el-Khalili
13:44 GMT

This week, the downtown venue of Messaha Foundation for Community Development hosted a screening of two short films by emerging filmmakers Shereen Talaat and Chakir Lakhlifi, addressing the catastrophic state of Egypt’s education system.

One Direction are reportedly trying to improve their language skills to avoid feeling "embarrassed" abroad
12:31 GMT

As British heartthrobs One Direction trying to improve their language skills to avoid feeling "embarrassed" abroad, their Mideast fans are left wondering if Arabic is next.

'That Part of Heaven' is showing at al-Madina Theatre from 18 to 27 January, 2013.
12:10 GMT

Maqamat Dance Theatre's 'That Part of Heaven' deals with the painful memories of Lebanon's civil war.

Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan.
12:09 GMT

The singer-songwriter was in Beirut not long ago, after which she ruminated about collaboration, musical roots and finding her voice.

Shubbak is looking for Arab artists to take part in this year's festival
11:13 GMT

The organisers of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture open a call for Arab artists and organisations to submit their suggestions for projects for the 2013 programme, which is currently under construction