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December 9, 2013

Will "Ajwan" be as big a hit as the Harry Potter book series? (Image: Leedsbookclub.com)
04:00 GMT

Noura Al No’man’s goal to expand the science fiction genre in Arabic literature has seen her first novel Ajwan be one of five books to compete for the Best Young Adult Book Etisalat Award.

December 8, 2013

American actors Martin Sheen and Cate Blanchett make their celebrity appearance at DIFF
13:37 GMT

Hollywood comes to Dubai. American stars Cate Blanchett and Martin Sheen attend the opening ceremony of this year's DIFF amidst a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films.

Waleed Al Shehhi wins IWC Filmmaker award.
13:26 GMT

Amidst a celebrity-studded event, "Dolphins" filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi makes it big at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

Two Egyptians, one production: Ahmed Helmy and Nelly Karim will star in "Made in china" next year. (Image: AlBawaba edit)
12:58 GMT

Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy, AKA “The Prince,” and fellow Egyptian actress Nelly Karim will be starring together in the film "Suni' Fil Seen" (Made in China).

The delighted members of "Sima" congratulate each other as they're announced winners of Arabs Got Talent 2013. (Image: YouTube still)
12:04 GMT

After months of watching, waiting and voting, the Arabs Got Talent final landed on our TV screens and Syrian supremos "Sima" were announced winners of the night!

Winning: Mohamed Saad got his revenge on TV channels who refused to pay him the remainder of his business payment. (Image: AlBawaba)
09:35 GMT

What do you do when someone robs you? Sue them of course. Actor Mohamed Saad gets his revenge on thieving TV channels.

One of the pictures proving Samira hasn't aged a day over 35! (Image: Facebook)
08:04 GMT

Samira Said has returned to the spotlight in a photo shoot dubbed as awfully similar to that of Egyptian superstar Sherihan's!

Here Elissa sits in her new Editor-in-Chief seat. (Image: Facebook)
08:00 GMT

Jamalouki magazine scored big when they snatched Arab pop icon Elissa as their new editor-in-chief!

Let's talk about LOVE and this artwork by Nadine Hammam. ! (Photo: courtesy of ArtTalks)
07:00 GMT

More film screenings, book fairs, and live performances are yours for the attending across Egypt this week! Check it out!

Lebanese songstress and X Factor judge Elissa is one of the region's many superstars paying their social media respects to the late, great Nelson Mandela
06:00 GMT

We're not the only ones in sorrow over the loss of an iconic political figure. Many of our region's celebs have taken to social media to remember the late Nelson Mandela.

Expect to hear Vanilla's popular hits and new tracks as he brings in the new year in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
04:00 GMT

Yeah, baby yeah! Vanilla Ice is going to rock your world on New Year's Eve in Dubai. Buy your tickets now, before it's too late!

December 7, 2013

Will Kuwait change their minds and allow Mayada to enter in time for the February festival? (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Kuwaitis clearly don't want Mayada El Henawi in their country... but why?

The rare picture of Warda playing football. (Image: MBC.net)
04:00 GMT

Who knew that the late Warda enjoyed football?

December 6, 2013

Behind the scenes of Nancy's new music video with her director. (Image: Twitter)
06:00 GMT

Arabia's sweetheart Nancy Ajram has released a sassy new song, showing a side of Nancy not normally seen! "Ma Aw'idak Ma Agheer" (I will not Promise I will not be Jealous) holds strong feelings of love, doubt, jealousy and pride between lovers.

Screenshot from the documentary.
04:00 GMT

The documentary following politically diverse Egyptian revolutionaries is on the short list for next year's Oscar's with tall hopes of snatching the award.