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  • Jan 3rd, 2013 - 14:35 GMT

    The New Year party in the Arab world was best enjoyed if you were attending a celebrity concert. Some of the region's hottest stars were spread across the music capitals so that as many lucky fans as had tickets could see in the year 2013 in glamorous star-studded style.
  • Jan 2nd, 2013 - 12:05 GMT

    The region - feeling embattled by revolutions, distressed economies and slaughtered Syrians, saw the New Year of 2013 in with less splendor and spruce than years past. Though the party spirit was subdued, the eve did not go by altogether unmarked by Arabs who like to throw a good old knees-up. Dubai speared the way into a new year in ostentatious urban-desert fashion, sparing no expense to hit a high note in a flagging region.
  • 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.