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.
Jewish settlers protested Tuesday against Palestinian plans to seek United Nations endorsement of statehood in the occupied West Bank, and clashes erupted in one village, underscoring growing tensions in the territory.
September 20, 2011
Libya's last French connection: Gaddafi escapes in state-of-art anti-tracking Mercedes provided by Sarkozy
Gaddafi and the 'evasive' French connection: How Sarkozy inadvertently aided and abetted Gaddafi at the crucial stages of his get-away and NTC -dodging until today. The French President left the now-fallen but hidden Dictator with a neat escape-mobile, 'state-of-art, anti-tracking, armoured Mercedes.
With all eyes on UN for Palestine state application, the UN spares a word for Yemen, urging Yemenis to rely on dialogue and dismiss violence.
Mass executions in Iran in the war on drugs - not boosting Iran's human rights record. 22 hung in Iran convicted of drug crimes.
September 19, 2011
For more than a decade, successive United States presidents have voiced their keenness on a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Bill Clinton, then George W. Bush, then finally Barack Obama have taken turns delaying a formal application for statehood under the guise of wanting to gain more favorable conditions through a continuation of peace talks.
Doctor tells parents to screen their babies and asks firms not to discriminate against those with the condition. It is far more practical to know your status in advance of marital situations. Carriers do not suffer any symptoms of a condition that is not active as recessive gene.
With youth in the region turning more and more to English content, Middle East software developers and digital content companies are countering this trend with the release of new Arabic mobile apps.
September 18, 2011
US accepts the idea of a Palestinian state in principle; how can it oppose at UN? The two faces of the US: hypocrisy uncovered.
September 17, 2011
Palestinian Statehood for dummies- guide: In the wake of Palestinian determination to seek statehood at the UN General Assembly in a few days, some readers may wonder what it's all about. Questions and answers, to shed light on this decades-long struggle.