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  • Dec 29th, 2011 - 21:19 GMT

    A reminder in brief of the tumultuous news schedule of the year passed. 2011 saw news churned out globally at such a rate that had viewers transfixed to their TV screens, computers and phones for constant updates. In no order of importance or calendar chronology, Al Bawaba offers you its very own review in montage of the year in two parts.
  • Dec 25th, 2011 - 03:01 GMT

    Christmas is observed in some Middle Eastern countries, by local peoples as well as by expatriates. How do these some 10 million Christian 'Arabs' living in the Middle East mark Christmas, with most living in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine? Christmas visits smaller Arab Christian populations in Jordan, Iraq, and even some of the Gulf states.
  • Dec 22nd, 2011 - 13:49 GMT

    Christians in Egypt are complaining of the after-effects of the Arab Spring. What exactly is their gripe with Egypt's crusade for change? In amongst all the cacophony of revolution, uprising and protest and the vying for change in the Arab world, there is another story that has at times been neglected. The predicament of the Coptic Christians of Egypt has perhaps been overlooked leading up to Christmas for the Eastern Church. Has the Coptic protest that stole the headlines of October-November been drowned out by global uprisings?
  • Dec 18th, 2011 - 09:30 GMT

    2011 was the year the political news stole the limelight from the Arab World's celebrities and stars. Revolutions were the fodder for the people's entertainment, where once the pop songs and soap operas had been their daily bread. A highlight of the year's drama for the celebrity camp, in a star-studded line-up.
  • Dec 13th, 2011 - 13:37 GMT

    The relationship of Arab and Persian can be summarized as one of antagonistic alternating bouts of best of friends with worst of neighbors!
  • Dec 8th, 2011 - 14:25 GMT

    Islamic guide to vegetable shopping - what's in and what's in the bin, according to a Muslim cleric banning women from touching sexy or penis-shaped vegetables.
  • Dec 5th, 2011 - 11:56 GMT

    For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a solemn day of mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 680 AD at Karbala in modern-day Iraq.
  • Dec 2nd, 2011 - 15:10 GMT

    Who did the Egyptian actors and musical artists vote for in the first round of parliamentary elections, embarked on last week? Separating the anti-Islamist vote from the rest of the celebrity voices.
  • Nov 28th, 2011 - 14:11 GMT

    A who's who and what's what in the first round of Egyptian parliamentary elections.
  • Nov 24th, 2011 - 11:18 GMT

    Arabian protest temperatures soar and heat up despite the onset of winter. Back to Tahrir for the Egyptian Revolution Take 2.