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  • Apr 3rd, 2012 - 14:43 GMT

    Here is our selection of Middle Eastern leaders when they still had a spring in their step, rather than an Arab Spring on their hands.
  • Apr 1st, 2012 - 07:47 GMT

    A curious line up of the funnier side of Egypt's nominee hopefuls for President. From undertaker, to Mahdi and former thief or belly-dancer, discover your pick of the outlandish candidates in this peculiar panel.
  • Mar 28th, 2012 - 22:48 GMT

    An unsung protest of the Palestinian cause is nearly upon us. March 30 Palestine's Land Day has in the past been overlooked by more prominent calendar dates. But perhaps this year it will attract its share of attention, as Palestinians get riled up to make some peaceful protest! to mark the memory of confiscated lands and ongoing losses of in home and land-stakes. A look at the plans for the day and the history of this commemoration in pictures.
  • Mar 25th, 2012 - 10:41 GMT

    The final show-down for Arab Idol was not without all the drama and Arab sentiment that such a show fittingly warrants. Egypt's deserving winner was Carmen Suleiman. Here is a round-up of the best bits in pictures.
  • Mar 23rd, 2012 - 10:30 GMT

    Here are some reminders of the talking points, ahead of today's final showing of Arab Idol.
  • Mar 20th, 2012 - 13:36 GMT

    Al Bawaba shifts its gaze from male Arab war-criminals, to the mothers of the Arab Spring. In this line-up of Arab Mothers, we remind ourselves of the fallen, falling, concerned Ma-Ma's, as well as the proud and accomplished mothers of the region.
  • Mar 17th, 2012 - 13:50 GMT

    Asma Al Assad's image in the Western media has gone through a serious change since the Syrian uprising began. How Syria's First Lady for charity and good works began to slip if not plunge from grace.
  • Mar 15th, 2012 - 15:11 GMT

    The Assad gmail leaks cause lion's share of embarrassment. On the back of the Guardian's vanguard ground work to breaking 'The Assad Emails' into the public domain, here's a look at the juiciest revelations to emerge from this sensational finding.
  • Mar 13th, 2012 - 22:30 GMT

    A year on from the (Twitter hash-tagged, aptly named) "March 15" 2011 official start of the Syrian round of the wider Arab crisis, Syria's endgame looks nowhere in sight. One year anniversary, and counting. The future for Syria at least upon the anniversary of the Syria Spring looks wide open or tightly sealed and deadlocked. A year in pictures and text.
  • Mar 11th, 2012 - 12:28 GMT

    Does Greece belong more to the Middle East than Europe? While Euro-ministers are set to meet tomorrow to officially sign off on Greece's second bailout, we entertain the idea that Greece not be more at home in the Arab lands, trading Europe for the Middle East?