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  • Jun 23rd, 2013 - 15:54 GMT

    On Saturday night, Gaza native Mohammad Assaf was crowned the winner of Arab Idol 2013, causing widespread Arab euphoria. Beyond the winning voice, Assaf has won the hearts and minds of everyone who tuned in to the talent show (and then some). As Assaf fever sweeps the globe, we peel away the layers to find out what made this Palestinian cutie a regional icon.
  • Jun 20th, 2013 - 14:58 GMT

    World Refugee Day 2013 comes at a time when the number of refugees is at its highest globally in almost 20 years. According to a UN report, 7.6 million people were displaced in 2012.
  • Jun 18th, 2013 - 15:14 GMT

    As the G8 summit gets underway in Northern Ireland, it’s no secret that the topic of the Syrian crisis is going to dominate the discussion table. Although never the best of mates, the Assad regime has been a divisive force in the G8 group and the gloves have really come off as each of the leaders (and their ministers) wade into the murky territory of the Syrian civil war. As they’re being bogged down by politics and pomp, we’ve dug deep to find the most outrageous and dramatic things these eight world leaders have said about Syria before they had to be on their best behavior in Belfast.
  • Jun 16th, 2013 - 15:32 GMT

    Throughout the region, Arabs are holding their breath in anticipation. But the collective suspense has nothing to do with F-16s. There’s no talk of no-fly zones. The only tears here will be shed after a perfect power ballad, rather than a run-in with the Turkish police.
  • Jun 13th, 2013 - 12:55 GMT

    Tomorrow Iran goes to the polls and we’re here to give you the low-down on the Persian state’s big election day.
  • Jun 11th, 2013 - 15:06 GMT

    Egypt in trouble: the leading light of the Arab World plunges into darkness. A look at the turmoil that's arisen in Egypt since former president Hosni Mubarak's downfall and the Muslim Brotherhood's revolution-spirited takeover
  • Jun 10th, 2013 - 13:24 GMT

    Riding out the protests must be the Turkish government’s short-term goal. But in the long run, the country faces a greater challenge to reconcile democracy, secularism and Islam, a test whose outcome will be critical for the whole region
  • Jun 6th, 2013 - 12:22 GMT

    Ever looked at your favourite Arab star and been struck by deja-vu? We have! We’ve scoured the internet high and low and think we’ve come up with some classic doppelgangers for you. From Ahlam to Kfoury, take a look at who we think were separated at birth.
  • Jun 4th, 2013 - 13:36 GMT

    Racy and hot, check out some of Instagram’s most popular Israeli female soldiers pics.
  • Jun 2nd, 2013 - 16:03 GMT

    Widespread protests in Istanbul this weekend have uncovered the growing disquiet with the Turkish government under the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. From his policies on the environment to his stance on Syria and his alleged Islamization of the country, we’re taking a look at the discontent bubbling under the surface in Turkey.