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  • Nov 6th, 2013 - 09:48 GMT

    Someone needed to let these celebs know that wearing THAT outfit to the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013 red carpet is unacceptable.
  • Nov 5th, 2013 - 06:37 GMT

    Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi appeared before a Cairo court on Monday on criminal charges -- but not for long. The ex-Egyptian ruler refused to play nice and get changed into his prison uniform...or acknowledge the legitimacy of the court proceedings. The judge adjourned the case until 2014. Here's a play-by-play of Monday's trial.
  • Nov 4th, 2013 - 08:47 GMT

    As former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi goes to trial in Egypt over his alleged incitement of murder against protesters in 2012, we take a look into what has made Morsi the man he is today - his journey to the Brotherhood and how he has ended up behind bars.
  • Oct 31st, 2013 - 13:38 GMT

    Not all that glitters is gold...and not all that can be learned about the Middle East can be done so through Wikipedia! From biographies of Jerusalem to foreign correspondents raving on the Lebanese civil war, why not turn off your smartphone and get back to basics with Al Bawaba's book club of best books on the Arab world.
  • Oct 29th, 2013 - 13:09 GMT

    With the Gulf's Gerge'an trick-or-treating to the delicious sweets fed to you by your Teta during Eid, the Middle East wins hands down at Halloween traditions. Move aside pagans! Here's why the Arab world can take or leave, and certainly doesn't 'need', your spooky All Hallow's Eve!
  • Oct 27th, 2013 - 13:47 GMT

    In the Arab world where women are as obsessed with beauty as in the next culture if not more zealously, with vigorous hair removal regimes and make-up laid on with a trowel to show for it, there are still some beauty tips with their roots deeper than the ubiquitous Western fads. These are the beauty tips from yester-year -- the bizarre and sometimes gross tricks of the Bedouin trade from our tetas. Myths, old wives tales and tried and tested techniques, here’s how to preserve that oriental beauty, old Arab-style!
  • Oct 24th, 2013 - 13:22 GMT

    It's been 17 years since he came to power - and AT LEAST 17 blunders have been made by Bibi. Al Bawaba puts the spotlight on Benjamin Netanyahu's baddest behaviour and argues that Bibi is bad news - for peace, for Palestine and for Israel.
  • Oct 22nd, 2013 - 13:16 GMT

    Who stood out from the crowd and who should have stayed behind the scenes? The most memorable of the Arabs Got Talent auditions of 2013 -- the ones who stood out, the outstanding as well as the ones who should have sat-out!
  • Oct 20th, 2013 - 13:16 GMT

    The U.S. and Iran’s mutual mistrust: How a quarter of an hour on the phone between leaders has us revisiting a quarter of a century of frosty relations. 15 historical moments in a trajectory of deep-seated distrust.
  • Oct 20th, 2013 - 09:52 GMT

    What not to wear for Halloween in the Middle East if you want to keep it PC and culturally sensitive. The pitfalls of going to town on the fancy-dress potential in the Arab/ Muslim world where funny can touch on disrespectful or sacrilegious.