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December 9, 2012

They call him "the Egyptian Jon Stewart", Bassem Youssef’s satirical news show “Al Bernameg“ (The Program) (picture courtesy of arabawy)
07:38 GMT

For a brief moment on Friday night, Egyptians got some respite from the ongoing political crisis. The comic relief came courtesy of Bassem Youssef’s satirical news show “Al Bernameg“ (The Program).

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with Tom Cruise at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2011
07:11 GMT

As the Dubai film festival gets ready to celebrate its ninth edition, we take a look back at some of its best moments.

Creamfields 2012 (Photo courtesy of Flash)
05:00 GMT

Vibrant stage lights, smoke effects and a very excited crowd flooded the du Arena on Friday night as 19 DJs and artists revitalised Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, at the Creamfields 2012 concert.

December 8, 2012

Ola Ghanem gives her first lead performance in 'Christmas'
09:31 GMT

Ola still has a while to wait before her latest movie, 'Christmas', hits screens.

Elissa has been voted the Arab world's most elegant female star
09:14 GMT

Lebanese beauty Elissa beat off some tough competition this week to take home the title of ‘The Most Elegant Female Arab Artist in the Arab World.’

Al Jarreau performed in Dubai last night
07:00 GMT

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz legend Al Jarreau, talks music and life ahead of his Dubai gig.

Ammar El-Sherei passed away on Friday
05:00 GMT

After a long battle with ill health, the iconic musician passed away on Friday.

December 7, 2012

Angelina Jolie is back in Jordan
15:43 GMT

She might have refused to take part in Cairo's film fest but Hollywood's favorite do-gooder is back in the region meeting Jordan's Syrian refugees.

Salalem say their usual style of music is 'sarcastic indie-pop' (Photo: Facebook)
12:05 GMT

As protesters take to the streets, Egyptian indie-pop band Salalem say it with a song.

Has the fat lady sung for opera and theatre in Egypt?
11:30 GMT

Opera and theatre venues across Egypt have closed their doors because of the political unrest.

Egyptian actor, Adel Imam, advised Kurds to spread their culture and arts internationally.
09:19 GMT

The Arab world’s most famous comedian, Adel Imam, tells Kurds to spread their culture and arts internationally.

December 6, 2012

Cairo International Film Festival opening ceremony (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)
13:50 GMT

Organizers of the 35th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) have canceled tonight's closing ceremony after a night of violet clashes in Egypt's capital.

Egyptian filmmaker Medhat El-Adl has announced his resignation from the jury committee of the 35th Cairo International Film Festival
13:03 GMT

Egyptian filmmaker Medhat El-Adl has announced his resignation from the jury committee at this year's Cairo Film Festival, in protest at the culture ministry's role in printing the draft constitution.

Dominique Hourani says she and Ali Al Deek are just friends (Photo: Facebook)
12:59 GMT

Lebanese beauty Dominique Hourani has shot down rumors that she and Syrian heartthrob, Ali Al Deek, are more than just friends.

Raziq says no to Morsi, the protests, and the Film Festival.
09:53 GMT

Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Raziq openly stated that she is opposed to the recent decree that makes Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi above the law.