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  • Aug 16th, 2012 - 12:57 GMT

    The Middle East region presents varying challenges to these Ramadan victims, who are either not required to partake or who chose to opt out of their religious obligations. Here is Al Bawaba's cross-section of the Arab world's various approaches toward Ramadan - from the strictest to the more lenient and free-fasting.
  • Aug 13th, 2012 - 17:13 GMT

    Our panel of Arab and Middle East Olympic medal achievements from London 2012. See which Arab athlete defied the odds, broke records or fell short in his game.
  • Aug 10th, 2012 - 16:58 GMT

    Dip into this sample of Ramadan TV to get a taste of just how racy Arabic TV can get once people start munching their food. Find out who misses Mubarak and who's re-considering their iminent marriage. Al Bawaba's selection of talk-show scandalous revelations.
  • Aug 7th, 2012 - 16:36 GMT

    Who is really playing a critical role in the Syria crisis? Given that no violent protracted revolutionary struggle in the Arab world came to pass independently, who are the real movers and shakers and just how much international intervention is really at play in Syria today? Revealed, the foreign puppet masters operating the strings.
  • Aug 5th, 2012 - 14:18 GMT

    Assad and Gaddafi, Syria and Libya: the similarities are too inviting not to comment. The signs of Libya's end are being seen in Syria, and Assad's finish looks imminent, going by Gaddafi's downfall. Using the respective parallels we can draw between the two cases, we try to glean whether the end is nigh for Syria's Lion.
  • Aug 3rd, 2012 - 17:54 GMT

    Find out what the Arab world is abuzz with this Ramadan TV season, as complaints, gossip and controversy circulate. We look to the the TV soap productions of the holy month to see what's got everyone talking, and generally indignant and offended this season. Ramadan TV's bloopers and big issues.
  • Jul 31st, 2012 - 14:38 GMT

    Back to Egypt: Whatever happened to Egypt and Morsi one month into his leadership? Here's a catch-up quite overdue with the country whose revolution kept us on our toes and then to everyone's astonishment delivered cleanly and safely a new fresh-bearded President in place of the old ousted rotten dictator. Included is the first reading of the Morsimeter and a general snap-shot of new-born democratic Egypt at one month-old. Morsi's performance rating, the month after
  • Jul 29th, 2012 - 12:16 GMT

    After the weekend of the Opening Ceremony and flag parades starring Arab entries to the London Games, we look at Arab achievements in Olympic-terms to date. We take stock of medals gained, and success delivered by Arab athletics and tot up the Arab world's collective and individual medal count historically.
  • Jul 25th, 2012 - 15:17 GMT

    Whether the Middle East takes Gold, it certainly has won hearts and minds with its 'athletic' revolutionary triumphs in the political arena this year. We take a look at some of the Arab world's Olympians competing at London 2012 this week, in our hand-picked panel of sporting giants from Tunisia, through Libya, Egypt, Syria and more.
  • Jul 22nd, 2012 - 10:33 GMT

    Introducing our very own TV-listing for Ramadan 2012 in a sliding gallery of TV blurbs. Find out what's playing this season from the old sagas, to the new entries and the still up-for-debate controversial numbers.