August 30, 2012
Election crimes exposed: Notorious alleged gangland boss, Sabri Helmi, who goes by the nickname 'desert fox', has revealed his corrupt relationship with the government of former President Hosni Mubarak and threatened to expose senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
August 29, 2012
Does the punishment fit the crime? An Egyptian businesswoman has been sentenced to 500 lashes and five years in prison in Saudi Arabia after a business dispute with a Saudi princess in 2009.
The controversial blogger behind 'A Gay Girl in Damascus', Tom MacMaster, is waiting for the legal all-clear to release a book of the same name.
French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death near Paris, sources close to the matter told AFP Tuesday. The probe comes after
August 28, 2012
The verdict is in: Court rules Israel not responsible for the death of American activist Rachel Corrie. But, for family and supporters of the ISM human shield, the result has left a bitter taste.
Does having blue blood cause younger men to lose their clothes and their minds? Our American in Arabia tries to cast his gaze away from the bare truth that stands before him and looks at Prince Harry and his Saudi counterpart going wild. He concludes, unsurprisingly, that Arab and British princes are out of control!
The heros of Iraqi culture continue to pass away. Several giants of Iraqi literature are currently very ill, but there seems to be no chance of either the expenses of their medical treatment being covered or of their being sent abroad.
August 27, 2012
As we settle back into life post-Ramadan, we take a look at the penalties dished out to Algeria's holy month sinners.
A open letter from a prominent human rights defender and a wave of protests in the capital leaves the new president on shaky ground.
The Egyptian president was among those heading to Tehran for a summit dreamed up by Iran to prove it hasn't been isolated from the rest of the world.
August 26, 2012
Stories from the horses’ mouths: Former IDF soldiers break the silence to expose military practices that subject Palestinian children to beatings, humiliation and intimidation.
Imprisoned in a Saudi palace, separated from her kidnapped daughter, Candice Cohen-Ahnine emerged to tell her story of the Saudi Prince and father to her child, only to succumb to a tragic death after a fall. Now the French Jewess's death is being treated as suspicious.
After a victory for the liberals at the polls, now Libyans face the heat from ultra-conservatives who take revenge on Sufi sites.
August 25, 2012
Parrots, birds of prey, luminous fish and quirky animals galore: the alternative animal market is alive and kicking in the UAE. Falcon pets for kids are all the rage.
August 23, 2012
The first ever Iraqi astronaut takes on the world rather than the universe to skydive his way into history.