February 16, 2012
MP Hussein al-Miribi, a member of the Iraqi Parliament's Economic Commission, called on the Finance Ministry to release information on debts incurred by the Iraqi government
February 8, 2012
In the winter months people in the Middle East are also in need of warming foods. Some of the region's nourishing and healthy winter foods can keep you warmer, and guard against winter viruses. Both sweet and savory, here are some of the Levant and Arabian seasonal specialties.
January 31, 2012
The spokesman of the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company, Hamed Ka'bi, told journalists that the country is negotiating with Japan and South Korea to sell them gasoline.
January 29, 2012
Syria's external links: As the Syrian 'lion' rages and the regime's clampdown on opposition forces scores an alarming death-toll, the media is ridden with questions addressing the peculiar deadlock or impasse in this Arab Spring country. Since international players often seem to 'help' to determine the fate of Arab regimes, it may be prudent to examine who exactly is set to profit from this regime's seeming inevitable demise, or else retention of power should the Arab League's (shaky) Peace Plan be implemented. Which countries of the region and transregionally are praying for Al Assad's removal, and which would far rather he hung around?
January 27, 2012
In an attack Friday on a funeral ceremony near a hospital in the Iraqi capital Baghdad at least 28 people have been killed.
January 19, 2012
Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan announced on Monday that the UAE will forgive AED21.3 billion ($5.8 billion) in Iraqi debts
January 14, 2012
A bomb killed at least 53 Shiite pilgrims near the southern port city of Basra on Saturday.
January 8, 2012
The Iraqi government has formally asked authorities in the semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region to hand over Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi
A run-down of the top predictions from the prominent men and women in their field of regional 'predicting' and fore-casting. These Arabian 'predictors', primarily for the Arab world but also for the global future, share some of their ominous foresights for the year ahead.
January 5, 2012
A wave of blasts hit two Shi’ite districts in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 24 people
December 25, 2011
Christmas is observed in some Middle Eastern countries, by local peoples as well as by expatriates. How do these some 10 million Christian 'Arabs' living in the Middle East mark Christmas, with most living in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine? Christmas visits smaller Arab Christian populations in Jordan, Iraq, and even some of the Gulf states.
December 22, 2011
A series of explosions Thursday morning in Baghdad killed over 30 people
December 21, 2011
Iraq's prime minister told Kurdish authorities Wednesday to hand over the Sunni vice president
December 15, 2011
After nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, the USA on Thursday formally ended the war in Iraq
December 13, 2011
The relationship of Arab and Persian can be summarized as one of antagonistic alternating bouts of best of friends with worst of neighbors!