Morocco

September 26, 2012

Major donors fear unrest if Morocco doesn't deal with the cost of living
07:46 GMT

Morocco is to be granted 1.64 billion dirhams ($190 million) in a financial package by the Arab Monetary Fund.

September 20, 2012

The Saudi King and the Egyptian President have met several times since Morsi's election, as the oil-rich Kingdom offers substantial financial aid packages
09:21 GMT

The oil-rich Saudi Kingdom illustrated it's financial might by supporting post-Arab Spring with financial aid, as other nations in the region also receive substantial packages.

September 18, 2012

Pope won't be dragged into Lion's Den: May 2001 saw Pope John Paul II congregating with Bashar al Assad - that very fellow of the murderous dynasty. While the crafty host tried to seduce the Catholic Pontiff into taking an anti-Israel stance, the Pope wasn't playing ball, staying clear of 'Anti-Semitic' remarks dredging up bad Holy Land memories.
14:57 GMT

Papal Middle Eastern tours across the ages: How have the reigning Pope Bennedict XVI and the late Pope John Paul II fared in the Holy Land? The Pope pontificates from Lebanon to Morocco as we take a look at papal Middle East tours past and present.

September 17, 2012

Sources claim that Tamer and Basma were a couple long before they were prepared to admit it
09:38 GMT

If you thought the drama surrounding Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny's upcoming marriage to Moroccan ex-Star Academy contestant Basma Bosil was maxed out think again!

September 11, 2012

Known to his legions of fans as the Caesar of Arabic music, Kadim al-Sahir has a big name to live up to. The straight-laced star normally manages to avoid scandal and celebrity cat fights. But his love of Syrian erotic poetry suggests that an edgier side might come out on screen.
13:41 GMT

There's no such thing as too much talent in the Arab world as MBC begins the hunt for the new Haifa.

Muna Amarsha is taking a well-earned break in Morocco
08:33 GMT

Moroccan singer Muna Amarsha is getting back to her roots with a well-earned family break in her homeland before she hits the recording studio for work on her next project.

September 9, 2012

Tamer Hosny in a clinch with Basma Boussil
13:23 GMT

The price of loving Tamer Hosny is costly for any new kid on the celebrity block, as Basma Boussil leaves her singing career behind her to take her marital vows.

September 6, 2012

Samira Saeed's new album won't hit shelves until April 2013
07:51 GMT

Fans who were looking forward to seeing the New Year in with Samira Saeed's upcoming album were disappointed to hear that the star has postponed its release until April 2013.

September 5, 2012

Tamer Hosny and Basma Bosil's marriage announcement hasn't gone down well with some of their fans
12:42 GMT

A Facebook war has erupted between fans of Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny over his decision to marry Moroccan rising star Basma Bosil.

September 3, 2012

Tamer Hosny took to Facebook to announce his marriage to Moroccan beauty Basma Bosil
07:20 GMT

Wedding bells were ringing on Facebook this week when Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny announced his upcoming marriage to Moroccan beauty of Basma Bosil via video link on the site.

August 31, 2012

Mohammed VI of Morocco
10:08 GMT

Activists call for the end to the pledge of allegiance ritual, calling it "degrading."

August 30, 2012

Majida Al Roumi hopes she will be the first to release an exclusive Al Hashimi Qarbawi track
14:09 GMT

SIx years after his death, legendary Algerian song writer Al Hashimi Qarbawi, is at the centre of a musical battle between Lebanese diva Majida Al Roumi and Moroccan singer Latifa Raafat, who both want the rights to songs written and composed by the late folk musician.

August 28, 2012

Libya: It was all going so well as elections ended on a post-Gaddafi-high of optimism for the liberal future. But then the Salafis started bulldozing moderate Sufi mosques. Facebook extremist groups popped up to congratulate the Salafis but most Libyan were unimpressed and the interior minister was forced to resign.
15:23 GMT

As the Arab Spring's rallying cry for change seems to have been answered with Islamist power-takers, we look at how the Arab world has responded, particularly over the last couple of weeks. Was the clean sweep of Islamist governments what the Arab people wanted? Arabs seem to be fighting back with a resurgence of protests, and an Islamist backlash. The people are generally unhappy with the free-for-all chaos of unbridled Salafi mayhem and destruction that has arisen in the power vacuum left by non-Islamic dictators.

August 21, 2012

Everton off to a flyer following 1-0 victory
05:34 GMT

Everton pulled off the shock of match day one with a 1-0 win over Manchester United Monday.

August 16, 2012

Jordan has a handful of cafes that stay open during the fasting hours of the holy month and those who need to, usually make it their business to find them. Shops are open, but you are offered a black bag to conceal your illicit day time groceries. Drinking water in public carries a penalty or prison sentence. At best a ticking off by a policeman.
12:57 GMT

The Middle East region presents varying challenges to these Ramadan victims, who are either not required to partake or who chose to opt out of their religious obligations. Here is Al Bawaba's cross-section of the Arab world's various approaches toward Ramadan - from the strictest to the more lenient and free-fasting.