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March 19, 2014

"Wadjda" makes it way into the new art cinema house (Image: Facebook)
13:03 GMT

The first art house cinema in Egypt raises its curtain to the Saudi female directed film "Wadjda".

A very hipster looking Khaled Abol Naga (Image: Facebook).
12:34 GMT

Film festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Berlin are more important than American film awards, claims the Egyptian filmmaker, and here's why.

We would have never guessed that this is superstar Ragheb Alama!
12:14 GMT

A very special Arab superstar has posted a cute picture of him in the style of #ThrowbackThursday. Who's the mystery celeb?

"Noah" is making waves all across the Middle East (Image: Film poster from Facebook)
12:08 GMT

Countries like Tunisia, Morocco, and Lebanon are considering keeping the Biblical tale blockbuster from screening in theaters as others have already done.

Photo of a pensive Mick Jagger courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter via Mick's Facebook page and taken by  Joe Pugliese Photographs.
11:50 GMT

Still in a state of confusion and loss, the Rolling Stones rock star that recently held an Abu Dhabi gig pays tribute to the lady he lost soon after his return to the States.

Saeed and his wife were asleep when their flat caught fire this week. (Image: Hawa Jordan)
10:39 GMT

Bad news for actor Saeed Saleh this week who had to escape his burning home with his wife.

A still from the film, which pits Arabs as zombies against Israeli soldiers. (Image: YouTube)
08:29 GMT

Israel has made its first zombie film, and guess who the flesh-eating monsters are? Yep, the Arabs!

The lovely Assaf won last year's season of Arab Idol. (Image: Facebook)
08:01 GMT

Arab Idol producers took the talent show to Palestine for the first time in the history of the show.

Sharjah's Roman theatre will serve as a new international cultural spot for the city. (Image: Khaleej Times)
07:15 GMT

A spectacular blend of sound, music and lights: Sharjah’s Roman style amphitheater to serve as venue for international cultural and art events.

Dubai Opera District (Image courtesy of
05:19 GMT

Sailing vessel meets opera in Dubai with the planning of a 2000-seat venue that hopes to rival the world-famous Sydney Opera House.

March 18, 2014

Who's really telling the truth between Zeina and Ahmed Ezz? (Image: Albawaba edit)
15:47 GMT

Every day brings new secrets about Ahmed Ezz and Zeina with it. What did we find out about them today?

Kazem told everyone that he's also a fan of Haifa Wehbe. (Image: Facebook)
14:43 GMT

Following Haifa Wehbe's sweet flattering comments about Kazem El Saher, he thought he'd now return the favor!

It's a sad day for Mick Jagger as he mourns the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott (Image: Facebook)
13:51 GMT

They'd just returned to the US after rocking Abu Dhabi when Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment. Now the band's Perth gig is off the list, but June 4 will still bring Israel the Rolling Stones.

Will Myms and Hassan make a good on-screen couple? (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT

Rumor has it that Egyptian actor Hassan Raddad is in love with Myriam Fares. What's the real story?

Brightly colored bicycles are parked outside metro stations in Dubai near the Al-Ghurair Center in preparation for next week’s Dub Fest international street theater and comedy fair. (Image: Saudi Gazette)
11:51 GMT

Dub Fest, the Middle East’s largest event of its kind, will see over 30 international artists take to the streets around Al Ghurair Center to perform over 300 shows to thousands of spectators from March 20 to 29.