December 8, 2013
A man who has left behind an extraordinary legacy, Nelson Mandela's death prompted an outpouring of grief - and more importantly love - from world leaders and lay people alike. The Middle East has felt his death acutely - a freedom fighter who publicly supported the Palestinian cause, Madiba won over the Arab world. Here's a rundown of his relationship with the Middle East - one of genuine warmth and close identification. His world was not gulfs apart from the struggles in Arabia.
December 7, 2013
Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney due to suspension for having racked up five yellow cards already this season. Robin Van Persie is believed a possible inclusion for the match, but if the Dutchman cannot go, Javier Hernandez is next in line.
A Ramallah-based entrepreneur has launched an online sex store last week, and hopes to attract customers from across the Arab world to what he described as “a social project,” theGuardian reported on Friday.
December 6, 2013
The Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won Time's Person of the Year popular poll, beating both Miley Cyrus and Erdogan.
December 5, 2013
One of the notorious hashish capitals of the region-and the world-is considering going "green" officially-and legally.
Nine people were killed in northern Iraq Wednesday as part of a a coordinated, massive attack on a shopping mall.
Breaking the taboo of boycotting Israel, the American Studies Association has launched a massive initiative boycotting Israeli academic institutions that are complicit in the occupation.
December 4, 2013
Syrian government will attend Geneva II with full intention of Assad keeping command through any transitions.
The movie being filmed in Abu Dhabi has an emotional lead actor. Vin Diesel Facebooked a tender tribute to his "brother" Paul Walker who passed away in a car crash on Saturday.
Prominent Syrian opposition activist Suhair Atassi has resigned from the post of VP for the Syrian National Coalition.
December 3, 2013
More than 2.2 million people checked into Abu Dhabi's 148 hotels during the first 10 months of 2013, representing a record breaking 26 percent increase in hotel occupancy in UAE's second largest city.
The Israeli military has released its first comic book portraying how “Hamas has vilified the Jewish people, indoctrinated Gaza’s children and attacked Israel with suicide bombings and rockets.”
December 2, 2013
Obama's Semitic shortcomings: Kanye West ain't saying he's a gold-digger, but his President lacks "Jewish connections"
Kanye West defended US President Barack Obama against critics this week, outlining why Bush had more luck in the finance department during his Presidential term.
A-lister Nicole Kidman will be jetting off to the Jordanian desert soon to film scenes for her upcoming movie "Queen of the Desert."
Despite nationwide protests and community leaders categorically stating otherwise, Dror Almog, an Israeli official working on the Prawer Plan, says that the majority of Bedouins in the Negev support the idea of being forcibly removed from their homes and villages.
An entire family is found to be carriers of the Middle East Respiratory Disease after one man's diagnosis triggers a family assessment.
December 1, 2013
There's only one way to drive in the Arab world- headstrong and seatbelt free. For those who are ready to walk on the wild side, saddle up a rental car and hit the streets of the Sahara. Follow these twelve rules and you'll find yourself the Shiekh of the Streets and the Haj of the highways.
November 28, 2013
Residents of besieged Ghouta, the notorious Damascus suburb that was victim to August's chemical attacks, are now forced to eat zoo animals due to the lack of food in the area.
Arab Idol winner and Icon Mohammad Assaf spreads a message of hope to fellow Palestinian refugees.
November 27, 2013
Turkey has received backing for Izmir’s Expo 2020 bid from 60 countries, and is confident of winning the bid, the country’s transport minister Binali Yıldırım was quoted as saying by Turkish media.
Singer-songwriter Arik Einstein died in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.
A longtime Hollywood film producer, Arnon Milchan, confesses that he has spied for and helped Israel buy arms.
November 26, 2013
A new movie tackling homosexuality in the Middle East is soon to be released. Inside, is more about the film and a look at its trailer.
According to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, friction between the Syrian army and Iranian troops on the ground in the war-torn country is increasing due to the "bad habits" of the Syrian regime forces.
November 25, 2013
Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra is reportedly being targeted by French clubs Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and Monaco, both of who are ready to offer him a whopping four-year contract worth 31.2 million pounds.
A poll conducted by daily Israel Hayom revealed that over three quarters of Jewish Israelis believe that Iran will still work towards its nuclear capabilities, whilst nearly 50% thought that Israel should take preemptive military action against the Islamic state.
The United Nations on Monday announced that the Geneva II Syria peace conference - which aims to bring together the government and opposition - is set to be held on January 22, 2014.