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  • 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.
  • Apr 18th, 2013 - 15:14 GMT

    A cross section of the region’s most curious and controversial contestants making waves on the talent show circuit. From Arab Idol through the Voice, Talent and X Factor, the Arabs, Israelis and Persians know how to put on a good ‘freaky’ show!
  • Apr 16th, 2013 - 16:37 GMT

    Another bad day for Iran as it takes the brunt of a nasty earthquake clocking magnitude 7.8. We take a look at the aftershock felt as far as Kuwait City and Doha.
  • Apr 14th, 2013 - 16:40 GMT

    With Mubarak’s retrial re-adjourned and the former president’s fate still hanging in the balance, we take a look at an unlikely victory for a man til now seen to be close to death’s door and the very picture of defeat last year in his sick-bay, dockside. Morsi, no less the laughingstock - having taken a ribbing from American satire king John Stuart - presents little threat to his own tattered reputation. Mubarak, the re-trial.
  • Apr 11th, 2013 - 16:53 GMT

    A Human Rights Watch report shows that since July 2012, 4,300 civilians have been killed by their own government. And with rebel forces also targeting bakeries, petrol stations and hospitals, no one is safe in this brutal conflict.