August 31, 2012
The Middle East's internet crackdown: For Arabs those wild days of internet freedom to blog boldly may be counted. As we write, countries in the region are clamping down on their citizen's right to surf with abandon as they introduce laws to censor and curb their online enthusiasm.
Iran on Friday rejected a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claiming that the Islamic Republic has doubled the number of centrifuges used to enrich uranium in the underground site of Fordo
August 30, 2012
Opening the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Tehran, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reaffirmed the peaceful aspects of its nuclear program
This is the first time that Egyptian head of state went to Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
August 29, 2012
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tehran Wednesday for the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.
August 28, 2012
We find out how Israelis are taking tips from Cold War survival strategies and bunkering down in case of all-out war with Iran.
Sahl Hasheesh, a popular Egyptian tourist destination, will host first round of the Hurghada Asian Film Festival with the participation of 35 countries in October.
Iran indicated yesterday it might allow diplomats visiting Tehran for this week's Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit to go to the Parchin military base, which UN nuclear experts say may have been used for nuclear-related explosives tests.
August 27, 2012
A run-down of some of what's shown so far at the Lebanese Film Festival, as well as an overview of the advantages of short film festivals for audiences. The Lebanese Film Festival continues until Aug. 26 with an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil. For scheduling information see www.lff2012.org
August 26, 2012
TEHRAN (FNA)- Two batches of rial denominated bonds, each worth 5,000 billion rials (almost 400 million dollars), will be issued in next two months, an Iranian deputy oil minister announced.
Born in Tehran, they are the rock band seeking to bridge the gap between Persians and Arabs.
August 25, 2012
Iran, a close ally of the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad, will make a proposal to end the bloody conflict in Syria during the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran next week
August 21, 2012
A report in Sunday’s New York Times says Iraq has been using a network of financial institutions and oil smuggling operations to help Iran skirt economic sanctions imposed because of its nuclear programme.
August 15, 2012
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia last night made a symbolic gesture to address Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by asking the Iranian president to sit beside him in welcoming the leaders of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) .
August 14, 2012
Muslim leaders unite for a 'palace' summit in Saudi Arabia where they will attempt to tackle the tall order of the Middle East's issues this season. They will attempt to reunite the Muslim Ummah and to consolidate cohesiveness among Islamic countries.