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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

Curvy model Kate Upton featured in one of Victoria Aitken's videos last year
09:09 GMT

In December last year, London-based singer Victoria Aitken featured curvy Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton in her single. This time around, Dubai has a starring role in her latest single, Neon Nights.

Tom MacMaster, the man behind the 'Gay Girl in Damascus' blog
08:35 GMT

Sour Lips by Omar El-Khairy is a play that dramatises the story of Amina Arraf, a fictional Syrian character created by Tom MacMaster in a blog he dubbed A Gay Girl in Damascus.

Bollywood actress, Lillete Dubey, is starring in 'Where Did I Leave My Purdah,' this Friday.
08:10 GMT

English play, 'Where Did I Leave My Purdah,' is set to be staged at the First Group Theatre this Friday.

'Five Broken Cameras' has received an Oscar nomination for the Best Documentary Feature 2013
07:15 GMT

'Five Broken Cameras,' a documentary tackling the peaceful struggle of a Palestinian town against the Israeli separation wall, has received an Oscar nomination for the Best Documentary Feature 2013.

Remi Ochlik (Photo: Lucas Dolega)
06:45 GMT

As part of the centennial celebrations of Art Institute of Boston, photography by Remi Ochlik on the Arab Spring will be showcased later this month in an exhibition called 'Revolutions'.

January 20, 2013

Like other Disney stars visiting the UAE, it is Mitchel Musso's turn this time around.
13:26 GMT

The magic is heading to Dubai in the form of Disney heartthrob Mitchel Musso.

Kathem al-Saher.
13:11 GMT

Reclusive Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher’s decision to join the judges panel on “The Voice” has split the opinion of his fans, with some saying it’s below him.

Renowned Egyptian actor, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, isn't dead, according to his wife, journalist Lucy Shalabi
13:10 GMT

Journalist Lucy Shalabi has denied rumours that her husband, renowned Egyptian actor, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, is dead.

Al Tantawi’s hazy images convey the feeling of the veil itself by evoking the characteristics of the fabric
13:08 GMT

The Egyptian photojournalist finds that there is more in common between Islam and other cultures than the world would have us believe

One Republic are set to play at Dubai's Jazz Festival this February
12:57 GMT

The international Dubai Jazz Festival will take place on 14-22 February, featuring A-List musicians including OneRepublic and Deep Purple.