Tunisia

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.

Najwa Karam on stage in Carthage
11:48 GMT

In a rare bit of teamwork, the Arab Idol and Arabs Got Talent judges plan to perform together in Tunisia.

August 2, 2012

Durra Zarrouk
12:07 GMT

Tunisian actress Durra is newly single after her split from the fiance of 2011. Here she tells us why they didn't make it down the aisle.

July 31, 2012

Hind's daughter, Alia
09:57 GMT

The Tunisian actress gives us a sneak peak of her daughter on TV show 'Ana wel Asal'.

July 29, 2012

Egypt - the shining light of the Middle East whether in film, learning or revolutions is also, it turns out, the seat of sport triumphs in the Games: So far the Land of the Pharaohs have clocked up 24 medals: 7 gold, 7 silver,10 bronze
Rooting for Egypt this year, you've got 20 chances for Gold as they're entered for 20 sporting events.
12:16 GMT

After the weekend of the Opening Ceremony and flag parades starring Arab entries to the London Games, we look at Arab achievements in Olympic-terms to date. We take stock of medals gained, and success delivered by Arab athletics and tot up the Arab world's collective and individual medal count historically.

July 11, 2012

Saber El-Rebai denies rumors
11:07 GMT

Saber Rebai faces down rumors of him and a girl said to be his fiance. He is having an uneasy relationship with the press lately.

July 8, 2012

Egypt: Flying high, the 'Arab Spring Professionals'. With a revolutionary leader democratically elected and their dictator at death's door, the Egyptians look like they've won the Arab Spring lottery. No thanks to a last minute military coup attempt by SCAF.
19:47 GMT

In this Arab Spring Redux - we attempt to give a run-down of the Arab Spring at its various respective stages by individual country. Featured are the Arab Revolution pros and pop-idols who have got it down to a protest, spring and vote! This school report takes a look at each country's progress and stage of the Arab Spring 18 months later. Top of the Pops: the Arab Spring charts. The top ten!