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  • Jan 8th, 2014 - 13:22 GMT

    The Middle East Geopolitical Calendar brings you important dates and events you need to know in 2014.
  • Jan 5th, 2014 - 06:20 GMT

    2013 was full of violence, revolutions and human rights disasters in the Middle East - think daily bombings in Iraq, Egypt's turmoil and an eight-year-old Yemeni girl dying from sexual injuries on her wedding night. Although things might have seemed dire, goodness did erupt all over the region and doom and gloom did not triumph. Take a look at these seven heartfelt stories that will restore your faith in humanity as we journey into 2014.
  • Jan 2nd, 2014 - 10:50 GMT

    The new year is a funny time of year - on one hand, it is a time for reflection and meditation on the year that has past. On the other, it is a time to look ahead and look inwards - to decide how you may try and better yourself in the coming year through resolutions and promises. Al Bawaba has come up with some resolution ideas for Middle Easterners - from celebs to lay people - to help put the region on the right path in 2014!
  • Dec 31st, 2013 - 00:27 GMT

    Al Bawaba's yearly news digest of the key drama afflicting the region in 2013. From Cairo to Damascus, the road to an elusive peace and prosperity for embattled countries has been rocky, as 'Arab Spring' countries continued to strive to calm the upsets hanging over from the uprisings that began in 2011.
  • Dec 29th, 2013 - 09:38 GMT

    Which celeb will YOU spend your New Year's Eve with? Here's a concert line-up for the Middle East's hotbed of performances to see in the new year of 2014. Now YOU decide...
  • Dec 26th, 2013 - 14:17 GMT

    Despite bitter fighting and sectarian trouble, Christmas was not cancelled in the Middle East this year. Although there may be more people who celebrate Ramadan, this Christian holiday does not go unmarked by the Orient. Take a look at how the birth of Jesus is celebrated across the region.
  • Dec 24th, 2013 - 12:24 GMT

    Women have, and always are, rising and sometimes falling in the Middle East. While the overall gains are in an upward motion, sometimes it takes a large scale setback to keep things moving forward. A review of the most prominent points of contention for women in the Middle East in 2013 shows progress and pitfalls alike.
  • Dec 18th, 2013 - 14:36 GMT

    What the Arab uprisings morphed into...From Arab Spring to full-blown civil wars or tribal turmoil, we take you on a journey of three years, country by country to explore Arab hopes and dreams turned sweet or sour.
  • Dec 16th, 2013 - 10:14 GMT

    Some news stories just stay with you...even when you might want to forget them. This is a rollout of some our most beloved bits that made the news staff and readers alike say "WTF?!"
  • Dec 16th, 2013 - 09:39 GMT

    With a rich cultural history and politics that move so fast they'll give you whiplash, it's no wonder that the Arab people have been a mystery to those trying to understand them for years - even Arabs themselves will admit that "understanding Arabs" is a tricky business. Fear not! Don your best David Attenborough impression and get ready for an anthropological journey....Al Bawaba is here to give you some handy hacks on how to decipher the Middle Eastern mind!