September 15, 2012

Protest in Tunis
06:51 GMT

Tens of thousands of Muslims demonstrated Friday across the Arab world to denounce anti-Islamic film, made in the United States. At least six people were killed in Tunisia, Sudan and Lebanon.

September 11, 2012

Saba Mubarak during a scene from 'Mamlakat al-Naml' (The Kingdom of Ants).
14:05 GMT

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

Tunisian women of the revolution - is it really 'V' for victory nearly two years on?
13:12 GMT

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

Kuwait: The Gulf state won't be arranging mass tweet-ups anytime soon. Even the ruling family aren't spared from the arrests as the Kuwaiti government cracks down on politically critical tweets. Sheikh Meshaal al-Malek al-Sabah was the latest victim, detained for his "outrageous views" online.
15:05 GMT

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

Dorra Zarrouk
12:25 GMT

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

Libya: It was all going so well as elections ended on a post-Gaddafi-high of optimism for the liberal future. But then the Salafis started bulldozing moderate Sufi mosques. Facebook extremist groups popped up to congratulate the Salafis but most Libyan were unimpressed and the interior minister was forced to resign.
15:23 GMT

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

Tunisia has achieved remarkable results in term of production of wheat.
09:57 GMT

Global financial lenders are advising countries to prepare for the possibility of higher food bills in the coming months.

August 20, 2012

El-Seed says his minaret project makes art visible as an actor in the process of Tunisia's cultural and political change
11:35 GMT

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

Jordan has a handful of cafes that stay open during the fasting hours of the holy month and those who need to, usually make it their business to find them. Shops are open, but you are offered a black bag to conceal your illicit day time groceries. Drinking water in public carries a penalty or prison sentence. At best a ticking off by a policeman.
12:57 GMT

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.

Najwa Karam will be hard at work over Muslim holiday Eid Al Fitr
08:15 GMT

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 disappoints Tunisian fans in Carthage
10:30 GMT

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

Kazem al Saher
07:48 GMT

The Iraqi singer has his wages from concerts confiscated to pay back alleged huge debts.

August 10, 2012

Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia celebrates with his gold medal holding a Tunisia flag during the medal ceremony following the Men's Marathon 10km swim
18:33 GMT

Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia won the Olympic gold medal Friday in the men's 10-kilometer marathon swimming event.

August 7, 2012

Habiba Ghribi of Tunisia poses with her silver medal following the medal ceremony for the Women's 3000 metres steeplechase
11:18 GMT

Yuliya Zaripova of Russia won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

August 5, 2012

Bronze medallist Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 1500m Freestyle Final
15:17 GMT

Sun Yang of China set a world record Saturday in winning the Olympic gold medal in the men's 1,500-meter swimming event.