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  • Nov 15th, 2012 - 19:33 GMT

    Has Islam had a 'Happy' Hijri year that passed? A review of 1433 for the Islamic faith to discover how the religion fared in terms of 'successes' and 'losses'.
  • Nov 13th, 2012 - 17:19 GMT

    The Arab world is seeing a new breed of music that is something a little different to the run of the mill Haifa Wehbe and Elissa pop or George Wassouf anthems. Alternative rock bands are breaking the surface, and they may not be received with open arms by a region - while open to political shifts- still wary of social change and the influence lurking in the lyrics of these avant-garde artistes.
  • Nov 11th, 2012 - 09:14 GMT

    The fashion-forward and daring pitch up in an empty car showroom to watch the glamor of the Middle Eastern catwalk.
  • Nov 10th, 2012 - 08:54 GMT

    As signs of dissent begin to bubble up across this oil rich, apathetic region, questions are asked about how long these old-fashioned governments can survive.
  • Nov 6th, 2012 - 11:38 GMT

    As the coaches' final teams of five get set to impress on The Voice this Friday night, we take a look at the behind-the-music drama (the tears, the gossip and the scathing judgement) that has taken the attention away from the singing talent over the past few weeks.
  • Nov 4th, 2012 - 07:03 GMT

    Just hours ahead of the polls, we take a look at Obama's Middle East tab of debts - promises undelivered or broken. Did he manage to undo Bush's unpopular Middle East legacy, and will an empowered region post Arab Spring expect more from the next president who they will hold to account?
  • Oct 31st, 2012 - 13:13 GMT

    In the final leg of the US Presidential race, will the Middle East matter as much as Hurricane Sandy? We take a quick look back at what the two final candidates had to say on the all-important Middle East (geography, doctrines, war-budgets and the Arab Spring vote) before we get lost in the more pressing domestic concerns facing the US this vital week of the big election day. The Middle East may have to go on the back-burner as Obama gets judged on cleaning up the mess left behind by Sandy, rather than plotting peace for Palestine.
  • Oct 28th, 2012 - 19:50 GMT

    It was a moveable feast for some who had to make other plans when certain celebs crashed and burned on them with concert cancellations. For some down-faced revelers in Lebanon and Egypt, it felt more famine than feast, as they looked to top their holiday spirits for Eid Al Adha 2012 elsewhere. Generally the Gulf's entertainment line-up was all a-go and fireworks and smiles all round.
  • Oct 25th, 2012 - 14:37 GMT

    Hajj and the sacrifice: On this most spiritual of journeys, the practical progress of the pilgrim is often overlooked so this Eid, we investigate the ways to short-cut, fast-track and get you to Mecca post-haste.
  • Oct 23rd, 2012 - 15:27 GMT

    Whether they're more famous for their good acting, stellar singing or scandalous private lives, many of the Arab worlds darling celebrities are taking a break from the hype to make that spiritual journey to Mecca for Hajj or Umrah. Celebs can be good Muslims too, their public pilgrimages suggest. But is there more to these religious sacrifices than meets the eye?