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  • Oct 10th, 2012 - 21:08 GMT

    The Free Syrian Army (FSA) - the military wing of the rebel group opposition - are doing a fine job of doing themselves out of their position as viable alternatives to the current regime. In this cross-section of their worst bits, a picture emerges of them as hardly the paragons of virtue for a better Syria.
  • Oct 8th, 2012 - 12:13 GMT

    Celebrities in the Arab world are not doing themselves any favors through their social media conduct. Their tendency to get petty, crude or too political, leaves something to be desired in this relatively new arena. Often, they are guilty of opening new channels and access to their personal life that they then realize the want to close. A gallery of gaffes, drama, tears, tweets and triumphs gives us a flavor of what we're dealing with.
  • Oct 2nd, 2012 - 19:25 GMT

    What has the UN ever done for the Middle East? Questioning a failed inheritance for a people left with unimplemented resolutions and missions undelivered.
  • Sep 26th, 2012 - 20:58 GMT

    Will the growing feeling of hysteria and empty threats flying between Israel and Iran amount to a full-blown conflict or is it all of no consequence - just bombast and bluff? Only time will tell. Here, some coverage of the face-off between two nations spoiling for a fight.
  • Sep 24th, 2012 - 13:28 GMT

    Here, we trace the relationship since the Cairo speech that captured the world's imagination and set out the stall for the fresh-faced newly inaugurated President to make friends with Muslims, up until the anti-American riots of September 11, 2012.
  • Sep 20th, 2012 - 14:14 GMT

    Take one Syrian activist with a quirky concept and a love of cats and you get FSA Kittens, a site supporting the Syrian rebels, claws and all.
  • Sep 18th, 2012 - 14:57 GMT

    Papal Middle Eastern tours across the ages: How have the reigning Pope Bennedict XVI and the late Pope John Paul II fared in the Holy Land? The Pope pontificates from Lebanon to Morocco as we take a look at papal Middle East tours past and present.
  • Sep 15th, 2012 - 15:35 GMT

    Al Bawaba's picks of films and works offending the Abrahamic faiths: The movies in this cross-section fully expected and possibly depended upon offending religions in order to succeed or make a point.
  • Sep 11th, 2012 - 13:41 GMT

    There's no such thing as too much talent in the Arab world as MBC begins the hunt for the new Haifa.
  • Sep 8th, 2012 - 13:23 GMT

    What sets Dounia TV coverage apart from other revolution news from Syria? For some audiences, this state-friendly TV channel is transmitting is a very real representation of the Syrian revolution. Not technically a Syrian state-owned TV station, it is about as close to the Assad regime as it gets. While bombs explode and gunfire spatters across screen, Dounia journalists are reporting ‘all clear.’ These news broadcasts, alongside conspiracy theories of Barcelona football players using their passes to send messages to the Syrian opposition, has made Dounia an object of ridicule.