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  • 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!
  • 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.