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  • 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.
  • Dec 18th, 2013 - 14:36 GMT

    What the Arab uprisings morphed into...From Arab Spring to full-blown civil wars or tribal turmoil, we take you on a journey of three years, country by country to explore Arab hopes and dreams turned sweet or sour.
  • Dec 16th, 2013 - 10:14 GMT

    Some news stories just stay with you...even when you might want to forget them. This is a rollout of some our most beloved bits that made the news staff and readers alike say "WTF?!"
  • Dec 16th, 2013 - 09:39 GMT

    With a rich cultural history and politics that move so fast they'll give you whiplash, it's no wonder that the Arab people have been a mystery to those trying to understand them for years - even Arabs themselves will admit that "understanding Arabs" is a tricky business. Fear not! Don your best David Attenborough impression and get ready for an anthropological journey....Al Bawaba is here to give you some handy hacks on how to decipher the Middle Eastern mind!
  • Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:57 GMT

    For the last three days, historical snowfall Alexa has battered the Middle East, blanketing the region in frosty layers of white. Click through the slideshow to see how Alexa brought surprise, joy as well as despair to families throughout the Levant.
  • Dec 11th, 2013 - 13:34 GMT

    In honor of the anniversary of the shoe-thrower that struck (and missed) George W Bush in 2008, we bring you some classic shoe-throwing footwear-fodder and incidents of shoe-crimes through recent times in and out of the Middle East.