September 11, 2012
Director Chawki al-Mejri's new film Mamlakat al-Naml (The Kingdom of Ants), is set to share the deep-rooted traditions of Palestinians with Lebanese audiences.
September 4, 2012
We take a look back to see how the revolutionary pioneers have fared after the dust has settled and their new government has had time to make changes.
August 31, 2012
The Middle East's internet crackdown: For Arabs those wild days of internet freedom to blog boldly may be counted. As we write, countries in the region are clamping down on their citizen's right to surf with abandon as they introduce laws to censor and curb their online enthusiasm.
August 30, 2012
Giving up a career in economics and political sciences was a gamble that has certainly paid off for Dorra Zarrouk. The Tunisian actress, who is commonly known by her first name only!
August 28, 2012
As the Arab Spring's rallying cry for change seems to have been answered with Islamist power-takers, we look at how the Arab world has responded, particularly over the last couple of weeks. Was the clean sweep of Islamist governments what the Arab people wanted? Arabs seem to be fighting back with a resurgence of protests, and an Islamist backlash. The people are generally unhappy with the free-for-all chaos of unbridled Salafi mayhem and destruction that has arisen in the power vacuum left by non-Islamic dictators.
August 21, 2012
Global financial lenders are advising countries to prepare for the possibility of higher food bills in the coming months.
August 20, 2012
A number of recent attacks on creative freedom and the scope of artistic expression have sparked substantial debate in Tunisia. French-born Tunisian graffiti artist El-Seed has attempted to relieve the tension by completing Tunisia's largest mural on the Jara Mosque.
August 16, 2012
The Middle East region presents varying challenges to these Ramadan victims, who are either not required to partake or who chose to opt out of their religious obligations. Here is Al Bawaba's cross-section of the Arab world's various approaches toward Ramadan - from the strictest to the more lenient and free-fasting.
All work and no play makes Najwa Karam a successful popstar. Whilst fans will be spending Eid Al Fitr relaxing and celebrating, the Lebanese singer is working overtime throughout the Muslim holiday.
August 15, 2012
Asala Nasri seems to lurch from one upset to the next. More Syrian politics than music at the moment, she can't seem to find a way to please all her fans. This time, through her latest concert, she's upset the Tunisians at home in historical Carthage.
August 12, 2012
The Iraqi singer has his wages from concerts confiscated to pay back alleged huge debts.
August 10, 2012
Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia won the Olympic gold medal Friday in the men's 10-kilometer marathon swimming event.
August 7, 2012
Yuliya Zaripova of Russia won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.
August 5, 2012
Sun Yang of China set a world record Saturday in winning the Olympic gold medal in the men's 1,500-meter swimming event.
In a rare bit of teamwork, the Arab Idol and Arabs Got Talent judges plan to perform together in Tunisia.