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  • Jan 15th, 2013 - 13:09 GMT

    Desperation is leading many a former western star to jet off to warmer, more inviting and less judgmental climates in search of a second chance at fame. Here are some of our favorite faded celebrities to wash up on Dubai's inviting shores.
  • Jan 13th, 2013 - 14:07 GMT

    Fake noses, flashy beards, false promises - these are just some of the scandals that have rocked a resurgent Islam in the Middle East halls of power today. It's a case of do what I say, as ruling Islamists have struggled to practice what they preach across the Maghreb and the newly revolutionized Arab club.
  • Jan 10th, 2013 - 21:17 GMT

    A cross-section of the Middle East in floods of water and snow after the worst stormy winter spell in a decade.
  • Jan 8th, 2013 - 12:35 GMT

    WIth our favorite stars in the Arab world from Haifa to Tamer getting on a bit, there are new kids on the block with ambitious plans to stir up some scandal and take over the celebosphere.
  • Jan 6th, 2013 - 15:17 GMT

    Whether it was actions by Muslims or on behalf of Muslims or even against Muslims, the year of 2012 can be defined by activities revolving around Islam. Was it a record-breaking or reputation-making year for the faith or the faithful? Did Islam make as many headlines as in years past? Probably, and then some. Here are the highs and lows of Islam in 2012.
  • 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.