May 12, 2012
The fifth episode of Arabs Got Talent (AGT) was the penultimate of the recorded auditions to qualify for the live semi finals. It was marked by a good deal of talent and was not short on comedic elements to lighten the intensity of the competition either.
May 4, 2012
The Arab variety show that is Arabs Got Talent is finding its stride by the 4th episode, gearing up for the 5th which promises yet more surprise factor if the second season's drama is anything to go by.
April 27, 2012
Reports are rife of Lebanese singer Elissa rudely kicking the fans and entourage of Iraqi singer Shatha Hassoun out of the Amman hotel in which both stars stayed in Jordan. Shatha protests Elissa's innocence.
April 25, 2012
From Jordan, through Morocco, Sudan and Saudi Arabia, here are some of the highlights of last week's 3rd episode of Arabs Got Talent. From the judges side though, while mildly entertaining, it's more a case of "Still haven't found what I'm looking for."
March 25, 2012
The final show-down for Arab Idol was not without all the drama and Arab sentiment that such a show fittingly warrants. Egypt's deserving winner was Carmen Suleiman. Here is a round-up of the best bits in pictures.
March 23, 2012
Here are some reminders of the talking points, ahead of today's final showing of Arab Idol.
March 15, 2012
Morocco's sleepy awakening could be about to get its caffeine fix and join in the revolution of its North African brothers and Levant rebels.
February 28, 2012
At the end of 2011, the number of credit cards in circulation in Morocco rose by 13.6 percent compared to 2010, reaching 8 million cards issued,
February 23, 2012
The Moroccan tourism sector remained stable in 2011 in spite of the Arab Spring and the instability it has created.
February 18, 2012
Firmly into 2012, how are the Arab revolutions developing? We check in with some of the Arab protest pictures to gauge to what extent they have reached revolution saturation, or on the contrary are just getting started.
February 6, 2012
The latest happenings from the celebrity circles of the Middle East in pictures and words!
January 10, 2012
Here's a look back at some of the year's bizarre and controversial fatwas. Weird is the word! Some are a source for debate, others an invitation for mockery or bashing, and still others, fit into a class of their own as 'bogus' fatwas. Like the Saudi Muslim Sheikh who tried to ban an airport on account of its phallic design...
January 8, 2012
A run-down of the top predictions from the prominent men and women in their field of regional 'predicting' and fore-casting. These Arabian 'predictors', primarily for the Arab world but also for the global future, share some of their ominous foresights for the year ahead.
January 3, 2012
As expected, the King of Morocco appointed on Tuesday the members of the new government following the win of Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) in elections held late November.
December 31, 2011
As the year comes to close, many are relieved that a year of stormy clouds and unabated anger is behind us. Things can only get better or is there still worse to come? In 2011, it turned out that we could not forecast the range of violent weather, nor could we predict the rage of people. From the Gulf to the Caucuses, and from the USA to Japan the world felt pain in 2011.