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  • 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!
  • Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:57 GMT

    For the last three days, historical snowfall Alexa has battered the Middle East, blanketing the region in frosty layers of white. Click through the slideshow to see how Alexa brought surprise, joy as well as despair to families throughout the Levant.
  • Dec 11th, 2013 - 13:34 GMT

    In honor of the anniversary of the shoe-thrower that struck (and missed) George W Bush in 2008, we bring you some classic shoe-throwing footwear-fodder and incidents of shoe-crimes through recent times in and out of the Middle East.
  • Dec 10th, 2013 - 09:46 GMT

    With the death of Nelson Mandela, the horrors of South Africa's apartheid regime are being revisited. Although Madiba was able to enact great change in his own nation, the Israeli treatment of Palestinians is often likened to the apartheid - and it certainly isn't over. We run you through the similarities between South Africa and Israel. Apartheid 2.0?
  • Dec 8th, 2013 - 10:14 GMT

    A man who has left behind an extraordinary legacy, Nelson Mandela's death prompted an outpouring of grief - and more importantly love - from world leaders and lay people alike. The Middle East has felt his death acutely - a freedom fighter who publicly supported the Palestinian cause, Madiba won over the Arab world. Here's a rundown of his relationship with the Middle East - one of genuine warmth and close identification. His world was not gulfs apart from the struggles in Arabia.
  • Dec 3rd, 2013 - 12:58 GMT

    To marry or to divorce? Those were the decisions celebs had to make this year. Fortunately, there were more weddings bells than sad breakup tunes in 2013.
  • Dec 3rd, 2013 - 09:56 GMT

    Egypt's new constitution broken down into some of the pivotal clauses and held up for a cold daylight review.
  • Dec 1st, 2013 - 13:36 GMT

    There's only one way to drive in the Arab world- headstrong and seatbelt free. For those who are ready to walk on the wild side, saddle up a rental car and hit the streets of the Sahara. Follow these twelve rules and you'll find yourself the Shiekh of the Streets and the Haj of the highways.
  • Nov 28th, 2013 - 14:08 GMT

    The plethora of questions expats in the Middle East may hear on their holidays “at home”.