September 7, 2011
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai said Tuesday that the Christians of the Middle East reject any attempt to divide the region into sectarian states, the National News Agency reported. They also advocate the right of return for Palestinians to a homeland.
A clamp-down on Saudi poor driving conduct: Anyone who thinks he is above the law must face the consequences of breaking it. That there are bad, careless and, worse, selfish drivers in Saudi Arabia is only too well known.
September 6, 2011
A Jordanian military officer has been charged with a crime against Spain's historical heritage after being caught carving his name on a wall of the Alhambra. Warrant Officer Mohammad Jaradat is expected sometime in the coming few months to stand before a Spanish court for sabotaging Spanish heritage.
An Emirati man has been arrested in India on suspicion of buying an underage wife he planned to bring back to the UAE to double up as his spouse and housemaid.
Fresh reports surface on Queen Rania's year-old hosting of the Murdochs and Blairs for a three-day tour of Jordan and the baptism of their children, which took place beside the River Jordan, are breaking, as the media highlights the fact that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s children.
September 5, 2011
A family split, with brothers divided: A son of Muammar Gaddafi blamed his high-profile (possibly sibling rival) brother for the collapse of talks with Libya's new rulers on abandoning one of the last remaining loyalist bastions.
The WikiLeaks spotlight is once again trained on American war crimes in Iraq. Heavy weights in the media industry The Guardian and The New York Times as collaborators to the leaks could be at risk of back-lash.
Friends in politics are friends in the good times. 'How to leave your ally in 24 hours?' reported a news website that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had declined to accept a phone call from his former “ally” Muammar Qaddafi following the collapse of the Qaddafi regime in Libya.
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.