September 4, 2011
The common cause of Jews and Muslims uniting against the ban in their concern to protect their traditions of halal and kosher meat is due to the importance both religions place on preventing animal suffering.
China was prepared to violate UN sanctions in late July: China offered huge stockpiles of weapons to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi during the final months of his regime, according to papers that describe secret talks about shipments via Algeria and South Africa.
The financial crisis finishes off a UAE-resident Indian family. This three-member family made their living and home in the Emirate Ras Al Khaimah and allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves in their house, over despair from dire finances.
September 3, 2011
Libya's national football team is set to unveil a white kit, which marks a break with the green colour associated with ruler Muammar Gaddafi's regime. The new kit would make its debut during the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique.
Oil companies in Europe are betting on the survival of President Bashar Assad in Syria, in sharp contrast to their support for Libya’s opposition six months ago...
During this Eid holidays, citizens voiced their disapproval as well as concerns on the poor state of these parks, but many stressed on the lack of safety and use of old equipment and rides, which were just painted to look new.
September 1, 2011
What worked for Sadat's Egypt (though not so much for him) with the Camp David treaty with Israel, might not stand a chance with today's less facile, newly fired-up Egyptian populace. In the new revolutionary environment, a subservient and accommodating Egypt is an entity of the past.
The possibilities for criminal reform as seen in Lebanon's budding example. A Sidon former prisoner is now making a living off seashell crafts after patiently learning the skills for his shell-craft in a 2 year-jail-sentence.
The events of the Arab uprisings brought into the spotlight the military and its function in Arab countries. Arab revolutions will only be fully realized when states reform their armies, argues Fayez Sara.
August 31, 2011
It is crucial that people in these areas receive the maximum support and help. The facts and figures on the situation in Somalia are shocking and striking.The situation in Gaza is also miserable as Palestinians face daily challenges with their attempts to go on with daily life.
August 29, 2011
Does economic productivity actually fall during the Muslim Holy Month? As far as our author is concerned- there is no getting away from a serious decline in productive economic activity during the Holy Month: Think about it, this article was commissioned for the first week of Ramadan, and instead appears during the last. Happy Eid.
Five women who formed a part of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's select unit of female bodyguards have claimed that they were raped and abused by the now ousted dictator and his sons. Whether these guards were virginal upon entry to service, as the myth goes, they were more likely to be compromised upon retirement.
A glamour model and ex-girlfriend of one of Colonel Gaddafi's sons has recalled the terrifying moment when she was captured by Libyan rebels who threatened to 'burn her alive'.
August 28, 2011
This killing of a Libyan leader is not of Gaddafi but of the deputy, the second in command, to al-Qaeda, Atiyah abd al-Rahman. This loss leaves the organization down a good organizer-manager and force for al-Qaeda's fast diminishing ranks.
Emirates and Etihad issue rebooking conditions for travellers affected by disruptions due to Hurricane Irene for East Coast airports. Those traveling from the Gulf or Arab world, planning to spend the Eid period on the East coast U.S. - say New York- will have to have plan Bs.