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September 27, 2011

This latest double tragedy epitomizes the terrible trend captured in a series of falls from high-rise residences in the UAE in a short time. Gulf News links us to a timeline of these very such child deaths, on the rise if safety action isn't taken.
12:21 GMT
A hysterical mother jumps out of the window after seeing her son lying in a pool of blood: A mother and her five-year-old son died on Tuesday morning after separately falling off their flat on the eighth floor of their building at the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, according to police.
Israeli distinct brand of displeasure is rampant this summer on a double front: firstly, domestic malaise as caused by 
economical discontent, as well as internationally spawned distrust regarding a threatened position in the international 
playing field. The flotilla fiasco followed by the UN ruckus have made manifest the Israeli beleaguered mentality.
10:50 GMT
Far from happy, many are positively unhappy this Summer and should they find a state on their hands come winter, they may face a winter of discontent. People will differ about what instigated recent protests in Israel, but they will agree on one thing...
Kuwait's concern for neighborly relations with KSA and Bahrain: A Kuwaiti social media 'activist' is accused of"state security" crimes and damaging Kuwait's relationship with "brotherly countries".
09:24 GMT
Causing Twitter offense can get you in trouble in the Gulf states: A Kuwaiti lawyer has said his Shiite client is on trial for comments on his Twitter account because the government is frightened of social media's impact on the Arab world.

September 26, 2011

Muslims can revolutionize their nations without importing Western values wholesale: Dr Tarek Ramadan, the grandson of
Hassan Al Banna, who in 1928 founded the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, speaks out on post-revolution change in the 
Muslim Arab world.
15:00 GMT
Muslims in the post-revolutionary Arab World should help the West to reconcile with their values and not follow in their footsteps, says a prominent scholar. Change does not mean aping the West.
Iran's President changes his clothes once a week and hosts plush dinners for those who demonstrate loyalty by their public support for him at events.
12:58 GMT
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not only known for changing his clothes only once a week, but for offering 1500 dollars to guests to dine with him. Fans with dining privileges can show their support in return for this free plush lunch.
Women, it turns out, according to studies, as well as most female admissions, and experiences, are notoriously more intimidated by parallel parking.
11:33 GMT
Statistics have proved that women are not good at parking cars as compared to men. Saudi Arabian's public can rest safely in the knowledge that their parking spots are will be used wisely by the male masters of parking.

September 25, 2011

"Our joy in the Arab Spring would not be complete until the completion of the Lebanese and Palestinian springs. " says Lebanese Forces front man.
14:35 GMT
Christians in the Middle East should not be bystanders to events that are happening in Syria, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said, denouncing the Lebanese government’s support for its neighbor’s policy toward civilian protesters. He also pledged support for the blossoming of Palestine.
Another statesman, known for his charm campaigns and oratory, speaks his mind on the prospects of peace in the Mid-east ahead of the more pressing Palestinian statehood question.
14:03 GMT
From an experienced hand at attempting to mediate peace between Arab and Israeli: In a speech in New York about peace and the Middle East, former US president Bill Clinton said, "Since Netenyahu won the elections, he ignored all the understandings that both sides reached at Camp David."
Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), receives a standing ovation at the UN after giving his speech for statehood.
09:04 GMT
The application for statehood has proven to be more popular than doubters predicted. The bold bid made by Mahmoud Abbas for UN recognition of Palestinian statehood is doomed to fail but has won him admiration at home and sparked new international efforts to seek a negotiated settlement.

September 24, 2011

Syria's crimes against Syrian's very own humanity include a catalogue of unspeakable violations against youth and women.
16:35 GMT
A young woman was found beheaded and mutilated, reportedly by Syrian security agents, underscoring what witnesses and the U.N. human rights office said Friday was a new tactic of retaliating against protesters’ families to snuff out the 6-month-old uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

September 22, 2011

Albania: Where 'burkinis' and bikinis blend to bathe.
13:00 GMT
Albania, fast receiving attention and tourism as an emerging, previously untapped, serene beach spot in Europe is picking up a mixed bag of beach-go-ers. An illustration of the potential clash of cultures that manages to swim side-by-side.
The NYC of Arabia. Dubai is an active city, day and night - as a holiday destination by pleasure-seekers, and a fast-paced metropolitan
financial hub filled with young often single city-worker types, more than it is populated by families.
10:20 GMT
Dubai's 24/7 lifestyle is causing residents to lose sync with their body clock, resulting in deadly diseases, job losses and even road mishaps. Are you one of them, inhabiting this 'city that does not sleep'? Here's a wake-up call.
Will patience pay off for Palestine- and will a September state bid result materialize before 2012?
08:30 GMT
Palestinian officials say they will give time to the Security Council to consider their U.N. membership request.

September 21, 2011

Egyptian schools face teacher strikes in post-revolution change-hungry nation.
17:33 GMT
As millions of Egyptian families struggle to deal with the aftermath of the recent revolution, they have come across a new, extraordinary foe. State teacher strikes that won't back down til pay rises are proffered.
It’s a dogs' world- even in the Arab parts of town, apparently: Each pet gets its own playground, gym and a personal butler service, taking pet care to a whole new level. This is the life....for your pet, privileged enough to stay at the
Royal Suite, at Urban Tails pet resort at Dubai Investment Park.
11:36 GMT
Who said Arabian dogs had it bad? Provided your pet-owner is well-to-do, that is; from a personal butler to private limousine service and air conditioned suites, a new luxury hotel in UAE promises the ultimate in care and pampering for your pets as you holiday.