September 27, 2011
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.
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...
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 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 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.
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
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.
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."
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
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, 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.
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.
Palestinian officials say they will give time to the Security Council to consider their U.N. membership request.
September 21, 2011
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.
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.