March 1, 2012
The Lebanese national football team made history as they qualified for the fourth round of Asian Zone 2014 World Cup qualifying despite losing 4-2 against the UAE in Abu Dhabi.
February 29, 2012
Another Saudi national has waded into controversy after he posted insults to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on his Twitter account. Hamoud Saleh Al Amri, who claims to be a convert to Christianity, lives in Mecca and calls himself “Makkah Pastor”.
In spite of his religious cultural shock, our American in Arabia feels that he is more Arab than not. Besides pure genetics, here's why Brett thinks he's got the art of being an Arab down.
From spreading the fake ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Ryan Seacrest to wishing 'Death to the West', Sacha Baron Cohen ruffled more than a few feathers at the 84th Academy Awards by arriving dressed as his Gaddafi/Saddam alter ego from "The Dictator".
Twenty HIV/AIDS cases have been discovered in the Kingdom since the beginning of the year, a Ministry of Health representative said.
February 28, 2012
The discovery of the gospel that predicts the coming of Prophet Mohammed, found in a 1,500 year-old Bible, has been stirring much controversy especially in light of the contradictions it has with the Quran.
Under the co-production of famed actress Salma Hayek, an international celebrity line-up has been cast for the adaptation of all-time bestseller novel “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran into an animated feature film.
Following in the footsteps Khadar Adnan, whose high-profile two-month hunger strike managed to secure his release, Hanaa Yahya Shalabi, the longest-serving Palestinian woman prisoner in history, has gone on hunger strike.
February 27, 2012
Activists demanding citizenship rights for their children pledged to demonstrate every week in front of the Prime Ministry until they receive a response from the government.
Iran’s state television has described the country’s foreign film Oscar win as a victory over Israel. The Monday broadcast says the award won by “The Separation” succeeded in “leaving behind” a film from the “Zionist regime".
Stoked by Afghanistan's reaction to the Quran-burnings, Brett draws parallels between contemporary Islam and old world Christianity, while exploring religious intolerance existing in both faiths at different times.
A 1,500-year-old Bible in which Jesus is believed to have foretold the coming of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to Earth has attracted attention from the Vatican this week.
February 26, 2012
While Bashar Al-Assad is cooking up a referendum for his people, the international community asks how he reconciles a referendum (a consultation with the citizens) with continued repression, and still no reforms.
Our American in Arabia offers a good-natured guide to three ways to 'smoke' the Assads out of the lion's den. The lion's survival strategy per se is outwitted in this parodic take-down.
In an appreciation rarely shown among Arab leaders, King Abdullah stressed the need of his people’s cooperation in achieving greater progress and national solidarity.