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  • Nov 13th, 2013 - 13:34 GMT

    Ahead of today's hotly anticipated football World Cup qualifier play-off between Jordan and Uruguay, here's the low-down on the players, the teams and the prospects, when team Nashama takes on the Celeste squad.
  • Nov 11th, 2013 - 13:30 GMT

    As the peace talks have been described as "futile" and Israeli settlements are at an all time high, one would be forgiven for thinking that the Arabs and the Jews have nothing in common. You couldn't be more wrong! These two ancient Semitic peoples have more similarities than meet the eye.
  • Nov 9th, 2013 - 10:54 GMT

    The Middle East may be famous for its revolutions and tyrant dictators, but many classic Hollywood films have been filmed across the region. Adding another dimension to the already jam-packed list of sightseeing across the Arab world, here are the Middle Eastern film locations of your favorite blockbusters!
  • Nov 6th, 2013 - 09:48 GMT

    Someone needed to let these celebs know that wearing THAT outfit to the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013 red carpet is unacceptable.
  • Nov 5th, 2013 - 06:37 GMT

    Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi appeared before a Cairo court on Monday on criminal charges -- but not for long. The ex-Egyptian ruler refused to play nice and get changed into his prison uniform...or acknowledge the legitimacy of the court proceedings. The judge adjourned the case until 2014. Here's a play-by-play of Monday's trial.
  • Nov 4th, 2013 - 08:47 GMT

    As former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi goes to trial in Egypt over his alleged incitement of murder against protesters in 2012, we take a look into what has made Morsi the man he is today - his journey to the Brotherhood and how he has ended up behind bars.
  • Oct 31st, 2013 - 13:38 GMT

    Not all that glitters is gold...and not all that can be learned about the Middle East can be done so through Wikipedia! From biographies of Jerusalem to foreign correspondents raving on the Lebanese civil war, why not turn off your smartphone and get back to basics with Al Bawaba's book club of best books on the Arab world.
  • Oct 29th, 2013 - 13:09 GMT

    With the Gulf's Gerge'an trick-or-treating to the delicious sweets fed to you by your Teta during Eid, the Middle East wins hands down at Halloween traditions. Move aside pagans! Here's why the Arab world can take or leave, and certainly doesn't 'need', your spooky All Hallow's Eve!
  • Oct 27th, 2013 - 13:47 GMT

    In the Arab world where women are as obsessed with beauty as in the next culture if not more zealously, with vigorous hair removal regimes and make-up laid on with a trowel to show for it, there are still some beauty tips with their roots deeper than the ubiquitous Western fads. These are the beauty tips from yester-year -- the bizarre and sometimes gross tricks of the Bedouin trade from our tetas. Myths, old wives tales and tried and tested techniques, here’s how to preserve that oriental beauty, old Arab-style!
  • Oct 24th, 2013 - 13:22 GMT

    It's been 17 years since he came to power - and AT LEAST 17 blunders have been made by Bibi. Al Bawaba puts the spotlight on Benjamin Netanyahu's baddest behaviour and argues that Bibi is bad news - for peace, for Palestine and for Israel.