November 6, 2012
The British Prime Minister heads to the Gulf to broker arms deals and repair relations with the region's leaders.
Like Haifa Wehbe in the midst of too many tweets, Lebanon is 'a nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown', says analyst
A word with popular blogger Karl reMarks about Lebanon, life and freedom and dignity for the Middle East.
November 5, 2012
Somehow, voting in the US election seems to pale in comparison with more pressing global issues and concerns according to our American in Arabia. All kidding aside, Brett shares who he is not voting for this election year.
The foreign ministry has started up a page to reach out in Arabic but many Arabs remain unconvinced of their intentions.
Customs authorities in Aden reportedly confiscated a container loaded with a large quantity of handguns inside biscuit cartons in the Free Zone of Aden on Saturday.
In a tragic tale of a family shattered by different allegiances, this week a Syrian father's own daughter has accused him of murdering his wife to prove his support for Assad.
A crocodile has been roaming the pipes of the sewer network in the besieged Gaza Strip and all attempts to capture him have failed, according to residents.
November 4, 2012
A child who will be guided by the "hands of God" will determine the name of the new pope for Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church who will succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March after leading the Church for 40 years.
As opposition figures meet in the Qatari capital today, evidence mounts that their forces are engaged in 'war crimes' on the ground.
After reports emerged last week that Bahrain was using Tony Blair's former chief of staff to train their government in 'conflict resolution', the Gulf government issues an official denial.
Egypt’s culture ministry has censored a song in a popular new film after Islamist groups filed lawsuits against its producer, claiming the song insulted Islam.
November 3, 2012
To deploy warplanes to the UAE or not to...As the UK considers diving into the deep-end of the Persian Gulf where tensions are escalating between Iran and the Arab states, the British press asks if the UK is trying to buffer Israel against the Iranian threat?
November 2, 2012
Within five days, the Americans will choose the new-old president or Romney, who can barely outbid Obama's policy to strengthen the ties with the number one ally, i.e. Israel. For their part, the Arabs who are preoccupied in containing the repercussions of their spring are watching with interest as hurricane Sandy steals attention away from US foreign policy.
November 1, 2012
With news emerging of a young Egyptian mother caught in the storm and numerous other American casualties, most of the Arab world have gone into mourning. But a few remain, ranting about 'God's Judgement' and pulling conspiracy theories out of the tragedy.
Israel's plan to recruit Arab-Israeli Christians into their national military has sparked outrage among Palestinians who fear this is just the latest move in Israel's bid to 'divide and conquer'.