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  • Jan 21st, 2014 - 14:51 GMT

    On January 22 in Montreux, Switzerland, major world powers will finally come together to discuss a topic that has divided the international community for 34 months - the Syrian civil war. We bring you the lowdown on who's who at Geneva 2-from the players and parties to the political allegiances and foes that will determine the outcome of the highly-anticipated peace conference.
  • Jan 16th, 2014 - 11:50 GMT

    A dozen must-see documentaries that dare to tackle the Middle East.
  • Jan 14th, 2014 - 13:38 GMT

    Ariel Sharon may have been in a coma for eight years before he died, but he had a major impact on the Middle East that continued despite his incapacitation. Take a look at the eight policies that have cemented his troubling legacy in the modern Arab world.
  • Jan 8th, 2014 - 13:22 GMT

    The Middle East Geopolitical Calendar brings you important dates and events you need to know in 2014.
  • Jan 5th, 2014 - 06:20 GMT

    2013 was full of violence, revolutions and human rights disasters in the Middle East - think daily bombings in Iraq, Egypt's turmoil and an eight-year-old Yemeni girl dying from sexual injuries on her wedding night. Although things might have seemed dire, goodness did erupt all over the region and doom and gloom did not triumph. Take a look at these seven heartfelt stories that will restore your faith in humanity as we journey into 2014.
  • Jan 2nd, 2014 - 10:50 GMT

    The new year is a funny time of year - on one hand, it is a time for reflection and meditation on the year that has past. On the other, it is a time to look ahead and look inwards - to decide how you may try and better yourself in the coming year through resolutions and promises. Al Bawaba has come up with some resolution ideas for Middle Easterners - from celebs to lay people - to help put the region on the right path in 2014!
  • Dec 31st, 2013 - 00:27 GMT

    Al Bawaba's yearly news digest of the key drama afflicting the region in 2013. From Cairo to Damascus, the road to an elusive peace and prosperity for embattled countries has been rocky, as 'Arab Spring' countries continued to strive to calm the upsets hanging over from the uprisings that began in 2011.
  • Dec 29th, 2013 - 09:38 GMT

    Which celeb will YOU spend your New Year's Eve with? Here's a concert line-up for the Middle East's hotbed of performances to see in the new year of 2014. Now YOU decide...
  • Dec 26th, 2013 - 14:17 GMT

    Despite bitter fighting and sectarian trouble, Christmas was not cancelled in the Middle East this year. Although there may be more people who celebrate Ramadan, this Christian holiday does not go unmarked by the Orient. Take a look at how the birth of Jesus is celebrated across the region.
  • Dec 24th, 2013 - 12:24 GMT

    Women have, and always are, rising and sometimes falling in the Middle East. While the overall gains are in an upward motion, sometimes it takes a large scale setback to keep things moving forward. A review of the most prominent points of contention for women in the Middle East in 2013 shows progress and pitfalls alike.