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  • May 12th, 2013 - 16:31 GMT

    Following Stephen Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott of Israel, here’s a look at other well known celebrities who have gone the extra mile to show solidarity with the people of Palestine.
  • May 9th, 2013 - 15:34 GMT

    Ahlam is stealing the show once again this series of Arab Idol. From catty comments to outrageous outfits and silly stunts, the UAE’s most notorious loud-mouthed diva has made the region’s favorite talent show all about her.
  • May 7th, 2013 - 14:01 GMT

    The Middle East is hotting up, and we’re not even talking about the weather. Arab Idol is down to to the final 10 contestants, which means tears, tantrums and tunes will be amped up to the max.
  • May 5th, 2013 - 15:11 GMT

    Despite the widespread regional turmoil and violence, on Easter day Christian Arabs marked the occasion of Easter with both simple and pomp-filled ceremonies.
  • May 2nd, 2013 - 14:35 GMT

    As Justin Bieber gets ready for his double date with Dubai this weekend, we take a look at the drama the teen star’s international tour has already unleashed on the UAE.
  • Apr 30th, 2013 - 17:37 GMT

    What started as school children spray painting anti-Assad messages on a wall in Syria's southern city of Daraa has entered its third year of violent conflict. The UN estimates that over 70,000 have been killed in the fighting, with over 1.4 million fleeing to neighboring countries.
  • Apr 28th, 2013 - 16:20 GMT

    Sunday is the Orthodox Palm Sunday, celebrating when Jesus returned to the city of Jerusalem. The day is known as Shaa'nineh in Arabic and is one of most important dates in the Orthodox religious calendar.
  • Apr 25th, 2013 - 15:09 GMT

    This is the man whose sizzling good looks are deemed a threat to Saudi national security. Whether because gay men might fall for him or straight fellows could fall foul of his irresistible charms, Saudi Arabia was none too pleased with Omar Borkan al Gala’s hot face on its sand soils. A closeup in a provocative photo panel of the man ejected from the KSA for being too handsome for his own good.
  • Apr 23rd, 2013 - 16:34 GMT

    What better way to wish a happy St. George’s Day to all our English friends than to commemorate their most recent and most outrageous regional antics.
  • Apr 21st, 2013 - 16:45 GMT

    It’s hardly surprising that all eyes were captivated by the Boston bombings and the suspect #2 manhunt over the weekend. Just when we were sure it was a domestic issue, some Chechen flavor was thrown into the melting pot to re-awaken those global Jihad watchers. But let’s not for a moment forget our Middle East where the news is nonstop. A look at the weekend of regional rumblings.