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  • Dec 30th, 2012 - 16:43 GMT

    2012 was a year that revolutions got over the giddy success of 2011 and sobriety set in around the same time as Islamists took power. A scramble for the Middle East ensued as the Syrian conflict intensified and afflicted the entire region with its geopolitical fallout. Bringing you the year in politics from a region gripped by battles for power.
  • Dec 28th, 2012 - 09:58 GMT

    We take a look at who hit the headlines this year for their topsy turvy love lives in the dramatic world of the Arab celebrity.
  • Dec 26th, 2012 - 15:39 GMT

    Around the region, Christians and non-Christians alike mark Christmas in often surprising or more un-surprising classic 'western' ways. A seasonal flavor of Christmas from a cross-section of the Middle East.
  • Dec 23rd, 2012 - 11:33 GMT

    We take a look at the biggest stories from around the region during the year, to tell you about the high and lows of another turbulent year for the Arab world.
  • Dec 20th, 2012 - 14:11 GMT

    Was 2012 the year the region's celebs scored the most in the 'haram'-stakes? A year review of the Middle East's most scandalous episodes from our brazen and shameless Arabian beauties.
  • Dec 18th, 2012 - 14:57 GMT

    With all the noise coming out of a re-energized Egypt, and given the rapid changes to have beset the country in the last few weeks, Al Bawaba thought it fitting to deliver a summary of what's gone down in protest-central - with the constitution drama - for those that blinked and missed it.
  • Dec 16th, 2012 - 13:55 GMT

    As the show closes its curtains, we take a look back at our favorite moments of season one of MBC's The Voice Arabia.
  • Dec 13th, 2012 - 19:49 GMT

    Atheists in the Middle East and majority-Muslim countries of the world have it tough. If out and publicly disavowing God, they can be persecuted officially by the state or harassed by the faithful mainstream society. Some countries deal with them more harshly than others, and often they are locked away or worse as a menace to the ruling political order as much as an offense to the religious faithful.
  • Dec 10th, 2012 - 13:22 GMT

    A look at how the aging celebs in the Arab world try to stay young.
  • Dec 6th, 2012 - 17:35 GMT

    As we revisit the region after Palestine's second successful bid for enhanced access to the UN, we ask who is the pariah now? As Israel grows more and more isolated in the international arena, it even looks likely Hamas stands a chance of re-entering the international fold, if it plays its cards right. Is Israel being left out in the cold, as traditional cheer-leaders to the Jewish state start to dis-band and consider defecting to the other side?