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  • Feb 13th, 2012 - 16:18 GMT

    Where is the love in the Middle East this Valentine's Day? With leaders still at militant logger-heads with their own people, and broken hearts left over from war torn regions, Valentine's Day for Arabs at home might be as conflicted an occasion as love affairs universally can be.
  • Feb 12th, 2012 - 08:10 GMT

    As we take a look at Egypt's long-leading family, the Mubaraks, since the dramatic ouster, a year ago, we can barely conceal the apathy and disinterest felt toward this dictator clan as the world speculates over another dictator family still bent on beating down its people; Syria's Assads.
  • Feb 8th, 2012 - 22:01 GMT

    In the winter months people in the Middle East are also in need of warming foods. Some of the region's nourishing and healthy winter foods can keep you warmer, and guard against winter viruses. Both sweet and savory, here are some of the Levant and Arabian seasonal specialties.
  • Feb 6th, 2012 - 15:08 GMT

    The latest happenings from the celebrity circles of the Middle East in pictures and words!
  • Feb 2nd, 2012 - 17:36 GMT

    Egypt demonstrates to us what happens when sport meets politics and gets ugly. At Port Said on the1st February, a calamity for sport and Egypt- still- in- revolution unfolded, causing an upset that will go down in Egyptian and world history. More than a football scuffle or altercation, yesterday's tragic bloodbath at Port Said's stadium took place when sport was infiltrated by politics, ending in death and Egyptian football being suspended for the second time in a year.
  • Feb 1st, 2012 - 17:17 GMT

    As the Syrian conflicts escalates, showing little sign of abating, or of effective intervention, the whole world has been abuzz with the prospect of Syria slipping into a sectarian scenario reminiscent of Iraq and Lebanon.
  • Jan 29th, 2012 - 15:27 GMT

    Syria's external links: As the Syrian 'lion' rages and the regime's clampdown on opposition forces scores an alarming death-toll, the media is ridden with questions addressing the peculiar deadlock or impasse in this Arab Spring country. Since international players often seem to 'help' to determine the fate of Arab regimes, it may be prudent to examine who exactly is set to profit from this regime's seeming inevitable demise, or else retention of power should the Arab League's (shaky) Peace Plan be implemented. Which countries of the region and transregionally are praying for Al Assad's removal, and which would far rather he hung around?
  • Jan 24th, 2012 - 15:13 GMT

    On the eve of January 25th, the anniversary for Egypt's awe-inspiring "Jan 25" Revolution, we look back on a year ripe with burgeoning change and one long stop-starting protest: The road from Mubarak to SCAF to Islamists, and a revolution reaffirmed.
  • Jan 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 GMT

    Al Bawaba's pickings of some of the more colorful Tweeps operating in the Middle Eastern Twitter-sphere include friendly Lebanese politicians and singers to the actively engaged Emirs and Queens of the region. Which Arab politicians or celebrities are dominating the Twitter-verse?
  • Jan 16th, 2012 - 09:01 GMT

    Masses of Tunisians marched in peaceful triumph Saturday Jan 14, 2012, to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution that ended the dictatorship of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali — and indisputably sparked uprisings around the Arab world. Arab dignitaries too were out for the occasion of professing their pro-revolution stance, joining their hands in recognizing the momentous events that precipitated an Arab Spring. How far has Tunisia come along, and what is the legacy left behind for Arabs and the world?