Morocco

July 16, 2012

Ramadan like an Egyptian! No one does Ramadan quite like Cairo. Business & pleasure come to a standstill in the day, but the roads heave at break-of-fast (Iftar) time. Throw in extra prayers to the 5, added sheesha opportunities in long Ramadan nights when the dense population is all out, and you get the holy month in the city that never sleeps.
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For anyone planning on trying Ramadan abroad, whether for the experience of a travelling Ramadan, or out of necessity in times of political unrest in the Middle East, here's our Ramadan tourist special - a cross section of Arab world cities and capitals for a state-of-the-art Ramadan experience.

July 2, 2012

Rajaa Kassabni
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The Moroccan singer goes all Emirati on us with her latest track, 'Beautiful Bride'.

July 1, 2012

Abu Hamza, one of the law firm's clients
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A UK law firm defending alleged terrorists caught by Middle East governments are making big bucks.

June 20, 2012

Maisa Moghrabi is daring to film a movie based on a book banned in the KSA
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Moroccan actress Maisa Moghrabi has completed filming the new television drama “Li’bat Al Mar’ah Rajul” (A Woman’s Game is a Man). The show was adapted from the controversial novel by Saudi author Sarah Al Ilwi.

June 15, 2012

Ragheb Alama
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The Lebanese actor and singer travels to Morocco for a 'one of a kind' visit.

June 13, 2012

Dounia at the Mawazine festival
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The Moroccan Arab Idol star goes hijabi after fans complain about her revealing clothing.

June 1, 2012

The Moroccan national football team coach Eric Gerets (R) attends a training session in Marrakesh
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Morocco Coach Eric Gerets is hopeful of securing a result as the Atlas Lions arrived in Banjul ahead of their 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Scorpions of Gambia at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday.

May 28, 2012

Fadl Shaker
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The fiery Lebanese singer prays for God to destroy the Syrian President at a recent gig in Rabat, Morocco.

May 16, 2012

"There's a lot of potential in the Arab world and all these shows help in bringing them in the spotlight," said Ali Jaber.
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The singing competition The Voice is coming to the Arab world, with scouts scouring the region for talent.

May 12, 2012

Arabs Got Talent: The show must go on!
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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

Arabs Got Talent, Episode 4 leaves viewers on the edges of their seats
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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

Iraqi-Moroccan Shatha Hassoun defends Elissa
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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

Arabs Got Talent has returned to our screens for the second season
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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

Carmen Suleiman: Winner takes all did not apply. Both finalists wished each other the prize in a saccharine  display of graceful sportsmanship combined with Arab warmth, ahead of the final showdown. Consensus agreed that both girls, the Moroccan talent voicebox, and the Egyptian young starlet were deserving winners that did the Arab world proud.
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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

Ahlam gets judged at trouser-gate: The UAE judge got the Arab judging treatment, with viewers all trouser talk! Her unseemly tighter than tight 'Cameltoe' trousers (pants) got more mentions than the singing stars. Her answer to the media the morning after: 'Are you here to watch & vote for the talented contestants or to comment on my clothes?'
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Here are some reminders of the talking points, ahead of today's final showing of Arab Idol.