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Mohammed Assaf on live TV. (YouTube screenshot)
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Mohammed Assef, winner of Arab Idol, sings his winning song on The official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV station.
The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million. (File photo)
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The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million.
Salma said during the conference that the goal of The Prophet is to "show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world." (AFP/File)
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Take advice from Salma Hayek on life and good values as she speaks during a press conference in Lebanon.
Tanjaret Daghet fled the war in Syria and now perform in Lebanon. (Flickr)
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Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding a new fan base in Lebanon, with their Arabized Western music.
This selfie by Nancy Ajram is up to 316,874 likes and counting. (Facebook)
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What's not to love? The whole world is clearly obsessed with Arabia's sweetheart songstress, Nancy Ajram, as indicated by her 15 million Facebook likes!
Preservation Hall Band is bound for Oman. (Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Royal Opera House Muscat is about to get jazzed up by New Orleans' electrifying band Preservation Hall.
Is there anyone without a crush on this handsome man? (Islah News)
08:30 GMT
Qusai Khouli reveals what he's looking for in the woman of his dreams!
Robbie Williams electrifying the Yas Island crowd. (Image: Twitter)
05:11 GMT
Robbie Williams was simply brilliant before his crowd of 20k at his Yas Island concert on Saturday night.

April 26, 2015

Hayek paid a visit to the Gibran Museum during her visit to Lebanon. (Al Mohajer)
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is in Lebanon for her new movie "The Prophet."
Jennifer Lopez will glitter the stage. (Facebook)
16:59 GMT
That's right, the woman, the legend, the big booty that is Jennifer Lopez will be opening up the 14th edition of the Mawazine Festival in Rabat.
Saoud Abou Sultan has defended himself and assured his fans that he's innocent. (Image:
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Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan speaks out after being sentenced to three years in jail.
The Ahmed Ezz vs Zeina drama continues. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
12:56 GMT
Wittingly or unwittingly, by sharing on Facebook her refusal to follow the Twitter account “The Full Truth About Ahmed Ezz”, Egyptian actress has triggered many people to follow the Ahmed-hating page.
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!
George and Amal Clooney in Venice for their wedding. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
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It's sure to be an epic party as George Clooney has invited his celebrity buddies to party hardy in his and Amal's Lake Como villa for her birthday.
Madonna's music has been deemed anti-Islamic by ISIS. (
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Madonna's music has been deemed anti-Islamic by ISIS.
Angelina Jolie has a heart for the region's refugees. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
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Angelina Jolie is a passionate advocate for refugees in this region, and she implored the UN Security Council to increase, rather than decrease aid.
Mai Kassab is so proud of her husband and his band. (Image: Facebook)
09:40 GMT
Egyptian singer Mai Kassab is one proud wifey after her husband Oka was in a documentary film about his band.
DJ Mila Alias is playing at the SAX FASHION SUMMER BANG party at the Dead Sea in Jordan. (Image: Facebook)
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For the first time in Jordan, Ukrainian DJ Mila Alias will be playing at the Sax Fashion Summer Bang party on May 8.

April 24, 2015

If you’re in Egypt, Massi will be in Alexandria today and Cairo on April 26. (Image:
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Souad Massi’s music: an interpretation and celebration of classic Arabic poetry.

April 23, 2015

Pitbull performing in Bahrain. (Image: Facebook)
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Here's why this year's Bahrain Formula race and corresponding concerts are deemed the best ever for the kingdom!
Majida El Roumi is returning! (Image: Facebook)
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The Jounieh International Festival saw Majida El Roumi on stage four years ago, and she's coming back, Baby!
The Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. (Image:
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The second edition of the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015.
DJ Danny Howard in the house. (Image: Facebook)
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Friday night's funnest and fittest attraction in Dubai will be the UK's Danny Howard at the decks of the inaugural DXBeach festival.
Mai Kassab and Oka's first year of marriage is most unusual. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT
While away on her honeymoon, Egyptian artist Mai Kassab's former producer pressed charges against her for assault.
Hayek will be attending the screening of "The Prophet" in Lebanon this month. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
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Lebanese-Mexican Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is heading to Lebanon in April for the premiere of her new film "The Prophet."
Mark and Michelle make a very charming couple. (Image:
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Michelle Keegan jets off to Dubai with a group of friends for her hen weekend.

April 22, 2015

A singing Cinderella story is coming to life in Oman. (Image: Facebook)
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This Cinderella tale is gonna be royally awesome.
Safinaz in her trouble-making "flag" dress. (Image: Twitter)
19:09 GMT
If only Safinaz would have had a better costume designer. She might not have ended up in prison for six months!
Meet the Arab world's One Direction! (Image: YouTube screenshot)
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Who are "The Five" and why are they the Arab world's answer to One Direction?
Will they say "I do"? (Image:
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Meet the women who will meet their husband for the first time on their WEDDING day!
The Instagram picture Linsday posted on Monday. (Image: Instagram)
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Oh, Lindsay! Lohan sadly confuses "You're Beautiful" with "You're a Donkey" in Arabic!
Assaf is a star in every sense of the word. (Image:
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A timeline on why Assaf made it onto Arabian Business's "100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40" list this year.
Suhell Nafar, Tamer Nafar & Mahmoud Jreri are the members of DAM. (Image:
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Men and women switch stereotypical roles in the Middle East in DAM's new music video.

April 21, 2015

Schooly's throwing one more epic party. (Image: Facebook)
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He's become a Dubai favorite behind the decks and radio over the last eight years, and now industry legend Schooly is saying see ya to the UAE. Not without one last epic party, though!
Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi has passed away. (Image: Wikipedia)
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Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi lost the battle to a long illness.
Joelle Hatem and former husband George Al Rassi posing with their son Joe. (Image: Facebook)
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After the celebrity couple made a nasty split, Lebanese singer George Al Rassi goes on the air to clarify.
Gigi enjoyed an early birthday dinner in West Hollywood with her boyfriend Cody Simpson. (Image:
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Gigi Hadid's boyfriend got her McDonald's vouchers for her birthday.
Will Ahlam become the next Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world? (Image: Albawaba file)
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Emirati singer Ahlam wants to be the Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world!
Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan can now sing his sorrows behind bars! (Image:
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Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan can now sing his sorrows behind bars!
"Men Gowa" film to be screened at El Sawy Culturewheel. (Image: courtesy of Egypt Independent)
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The movie won first place in the "A must-watch movie" competition, and now it will be available for Egyptian audiences in Zamalek on April 23.
Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri has sadly passed away at the age of 65. (Image:
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Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri has sadly passed away at the age of 65.

April 20, 2015

Abdel Halim Hafez was and still is one of the most popular Egyptian singer to date. (Image:
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The Egyptian Culture Ministry to open heritage museum for prominent Egyptian singers.
Nesreen Tafesh dished that she and Bassem Yakhour have no chemistry! (Image: Facebook)
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In a perfect world, there's true chemistry between the leading lady and her on-screen lover, but that's not the case for co-stars Bassem Yakhour and Nesreen Tafesh
Angelina Jolie visiting Syrian refugees in Zaatari Camp. (Image: AFP)
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After visiting Syrian refugee camps, Angelina Jolie is determined to make her next adopted child a Syrian one.
Pitbull owned the stage in Bahrain. (Image: Facebook)
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Pitbull brought his "International Love" to Bahrain on Saturday night for a performance that left Formula 1 fans' hearts racing.
Ahlam's latest album cover resembles Queen Elizabeth on a British stamp but with Ahlam's face on it! (Image: Facebook)
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Can you imagine if Ahlam quit Arab Idol?
Dominique dressed modestly at the Quran event in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
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We shouldn't judge Dominique Hourani for attending a Quran event, we should praise her instead.
Amr Diab will be sweating in the hot May sun until his lawsuit is done. (Image: Facebook)
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Amr Diab is calling for MBC Masr to suspend the show “The surprise.. Days in the life of Al-Hadaba” in a lawsuit that was adjourned on Sunday.
Royal Sisters, Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen come to Dubai for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. (Image: Four Communications)
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Royal Sisters, Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen come to Dubai for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.
The spotlight has been on Mohammed Assaf as Palestine's golden boy, but he's not the only star from the strip.
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A great singer, a talented musician and a gifted gymnast from Gaza are showing the world a new face of Palestine, proving Mohammed Assaf isn't the only one doing wonders.
Amal Clooney is the ever stylish woman. (Image: Several sources)
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A timeline of Amal Clooney's ever-changing style.

April 19, 2015

A still from the award-winning film Theeb. (Image: Gulf Times)
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Award-winning film Theeb will begin screening in Doha on April 23.
Sherine soaking up the sun in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
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Sherine Abdel Wahab soaks up the sun in Beirut and celebrates her "Best Middle Eastern Female Artist" MEMA win.
The official poster of the film "From A to B." (Image:
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Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced today that its slate of UAE-produced films will now be available on iTunes.
Haifa didn't care much for her ferocious critics. (Image: Facebook)
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Haifa Wehbe's new music video did not exactly impress everyone!
Youssef during his latest appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (Image: Twitter)
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Bassem Youssef explains the Middle East's current state of affairs to Jon Stewart!
Syrian actress Lina Diab is still MIA. (Image: Facebook)
08:15 GMT
We're left with more questions than real answers on why Lina Diab went AWOL after her sister Rana finally speaks up.
Sean Paul sharing his excitement to be in Bahrain at a press conference in the kingdom. (Image: Facebook)
07:59 GMT
"Bailando" singing artist Sean Paul rocked out before a sold-out crowd in Bahrain yesterday.
Ghada Adel stars in "The Pledge". (Image: Facebook)
07:42 GMT
Ramadan will take us to an unknown village that appears to be cursed in the TV series “The Pledge” ("Al-Ahd"), starring Ghada Adel among other Arab actors.
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef. (Image: Facebook)
07:19 GMT
What better way to enjoy Eid El Fitr with the family than to celebrate at the cinema and watch Rania Youssef star in the film "Shad Agzaa".
Bob Sinclar rockin' a concert. (Image: Facebook)
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"World Hold On" hit maker Bob Sinclar is coming back to Dubai this week for a gig at Cavalli Club on April 23

April 17, 2015

Screenshot of the Abu Dhabi desert from the new trailer. (Image: YouTube)
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The "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" new trailer opens in on the desert planet Jaku (aka Abu Dhabi!). Read all about it here.

April 16, 2015

Ahmed Ezz's controversial look. (Image: El Fagr news)
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Ahmed Ezz is in the Egyptian spotlight often, be it for his artistic talents or some scandal, and his latest attention grabbing act was sporting a new look that Wafaa Amer assures she has no probs with.
Assaf and Nour el Sherif are working together on a Palestinian production. (Image: Facebook)
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Mohammed Assaf is doing something he's never done before!
Assaf will be singing his heart out in Amman on May 1. (Image: Facebook)
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Mohammed Assaf's upcoming concert is taking place in Amman.
This royal couple was more than generous with thier wedding gifts for guests! (Image: Khaleej TImes)
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Myriam Fares was one of several Arab celebs that hit up a Kuwaiti royal wedding where VIP guests were presented with diamond rings!
Bassem with his silver award for "Best TV Host." (Image:
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Bassem Youssef's satirical TV program "El Bernameg" is the first Egyptian and Arab program to win similar award.
Tamer Hosny Live in Holland - Amsterdam 12 April / European Tour. (Image: Ashtar Studio)
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Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny is a raging success in Europe!
Somaya al-Khashab will proudly show off her new figure on screen.
09:23 GMT
She's lost weight, looks great, and is ready for the camera again in "Yana Yanty" TV series with actress Fifi Abdo at her side.
Pitbull practicing on the plane to his big Bahrain performance. (Image: Facebook)
09:03 GMT
Pitbull has flown in, Najwa Karam's warming up the vocal chords, and other superstars are ensuring this will be a weekend to remember at the Formula One Gulf Air Grand Prix celebrations at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

April 15, 2015

Paris DJ'ing at one of her gigs! (Image:
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OMG! Paris Hilton is coming to Abu Dhabi this April!
The heartbreakingly handsome Mohammed Assaf. (Image: Facebook)
15:50 GMT
Oops, did Mohammed Assaf do it again? Did he play with Zein Al Masri's heart and get lost in the game?
Omar Junior is gay and proud but not allowed to enter Egypt! (Image: Google)
15:03 GMT
A new law bans gays from entering Egypt... too bad for Omar Sharif's grandson!
Hala clearly has genuine love for her step-mom Dounia. (Image: YouTube still)
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Hala Turk and her step-mom Dounia Batma express their love for one another in a new sweet duet.
Paul van Dyk in his hometown of Berlin. (Image: Facebook)
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The Vamps kicked off the Bahrain Formula One concerts, and DJ Paul van Dyk will be shutting it down.
The Vamps strutting their stuff. (Image: Facebook)
12:57 GMT
Just last weekend The Vamps steamed up Bahrain with their smokin' hot songs, and now it looks like their next dose of catchy tunes will be a little bit trippy and more MGMT inspired.
Sorry Jordan, Kimye are now officially in Paris! (Image:
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Kim Kardashian was rumored to visit Jordan with her family, but looks like she changed her destination to Paris instead!
Deacon Blue doing their music magic in Harrington last year. (Image: Facebook)
11:27 GMT
Will Dubai dig the tunes of Deacon Blue again after 13 years?
Haifa in a scene from her new video "Breathing You In." (Image: YouTube still)
10:46 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's first ever English music video featuring Casper Smart is finally out!
Haifa Wehbe's happy about her salary.
05:33 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's not only the most controversial celebrity this Ramadan, she also makes the most cash!

April 14, 2015

Kim and her husband Kanye will be visiting Jordan on Tuesday, according to some leaked sources. (Image:
15:29 GMT
Jordan is bracing itself for Kim Kardashian's promised visit just as she rounds up her Holy land tour.
One of the Bollywood shows at the Cairo Opera House. (Image: Bassam Al Zoghby)
14:54 GMT
This year, the India by the Nile festival brought several components addressing Egypt's Bollywood lovers, uncovering – or reasserting – the unconditional passion that the population holds towards the Mumbai's riches.
Iranian director Marjane Satrapi at the Cannes Film Festival 2008. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)
10:55 GMT
Known for being an author and animated film creator, Marjane Satrapi is ready to reinvent herself.
French Montana is making way to the Middle East again. (Image: Facebook)
10:47 GMT
Will his on again-off again gf Khloe K remain in the region to see French Montana perform at the JW Mariott Marquis on Thursday, April 23?
Lina has now been off the radar for two weeks. (Image:
10:32 GMT
Syrian actress Lina Diab is nowhere to be found!
Diesel will be filming scenes from his new film "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Iraq. (Image: Facebook)
09:05 GMT
Vin Diesel will be filming scenes from his new film "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Iraq.
Haifaa Al Mansour's, director of the Saudi film "Wadjda." (Image: Facebook)
08:37 GMT
Saudi filmmakers celebrated the the second government-approved film festival in Saudi Arabia.
Lil Jon is coming to Cavalli Club! (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT
Only one more night until epic rapper Lil Jon bounces into the Emirates for a gig at Dubai's Cavalli Club on April 15.
Amal Clooney's surprising casual look. (Image: Twitter/ Hello Magazine)
08:01 GMT
She's become quite the fashion icon, we attribute it to her Beirut roots, but we're surprised Amal Clooney chose a biker jacket and jeans to visit her celebrity husband on set.
Kim Kardashian's Facebook post this morning. (Image: Facebook)
07:47 GMT
Baptizing baby North, meeting the Jerusalem mayor, and potentially crossing into Jordan to promote tourism all after spending five days in Kim's Armenian homeland make for one epic trip to the Holy Land.