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  • Jan 29th, 2014 - 16:51 GMT

    We all love Jordan! What better way to celebrate King Abdullah II birthday as he turns 52 than to enjoy his kingdom, Hashemite-style! Jordan as a desert country lacking in resources and some would argue soul has received negative press in the past but here are 10 reasons Jordan does it better to knock that bad rap on the head!
  • Jan 27th, 2014 - 11:51 GMT

    Saudis are airing their own scandals virally. While social media trends are rising in Saudi, the outside world is also being granted front row seats to some of the more hush-hush experiences of locals in the Kingdom via YouTube uploads.
  • Jan 23rd, 2014 - 11:07 GMT

    Let your spending or imagination run wild with this list of the most luxurious, jaw-dropping hotels across the Middle East.
  • Jan 21st, 2014 - 14:51 GMT

    On January 22 in Montreux, Switzerland, major world powers will finally come together to discuss a topic that has divided the international community for 34 months - the Syrian civil war. We bring you the lowdown on who's who at Geneva 2-from the players and parties to the political allegiances and foes that will determine the outcome of the highly-anticipated peace conference.
  • Jan 16th, 2014 - 11:50 GMT

    A dozen must-see documentaries that dare to tackle the Middle East.
  • Jan 14th, 2014 - 13:38 GMT

    Ariel Sharon may have been in a coma for eight years before he died, but he had a major impact on the Middle East that continued despite his incapacitation. Take a look at the eight policies that have cemented his troubling legacy in the modern Arab world.
  • 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.