September 25, 2012

Could the Nile become the latest battleground: Egypt is denying claims that violence could break out over water-sharing from the river
10:25 GMT

An Egyptian official has emphatically denied the veracity of allegations that his country had reached an agreement with neighboring Sudan to use its territories as a launchpad for potential attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities over the dispute of Nile water-sharing.

September 24, 2012

Aside being a painter, Abdul Qader al-Mubarak was also a teacher and a graphic designer. Photo source (Al Arabiya)
11:45 GMT

The Sudanese artist uses watercolor to recreate the colors of his homeland.

September 14, 2012

17:52 GMT

Violent events following the issue of a U.S. anti-Islam movie continued on Friday across the Arab world. After the violence that caused the death of four Americans in Libya , including the U.S. ambassador, today at least three people killed in Suda

September 10, 2012

South Sudan is facing a severe fuel shortage.
08:53 GMT

Shortage of fuel has severely affected the government’s business in South Sudan as towns are facing blackouts while hundreds of vehicles line up at gas stations to try to get fuel.

August 31, 2012

Kuwait: The Gulf state won't be arranging mass tweet-ups anytime soon. Even the ruling family aren't spared from the arrests as the Kuwaiti government cracks down on politically critical tweets. Sheikh Meshaal al-Malek al-Sabah was the latest victim, detained for his "outrageous views" online.
15:05 GMT

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.

August 29, 2012

09:38 GMT

With South Sudan now eligible to sign up to the IMF club and receive interest-free loans, will the fledgling country be a taker and arguably ultimately a loser?

August 14, 2012

Ahmadinejad and King Abdullah meet
14:16 GMT

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.

August 13, 2012

South Sudan’s youth and sports minister, Cirino Hiteng (L) and Toby Lanzer, the new UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan.
14:18 GMT

The high rate of unemployment among the young people in South Sudan will soon be a thing of the past, should the planned national youth service initiative announced by government become a reality.

Kom Kom Geng, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee
09:26 GMT

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will effective Monday begin the long-awaited public hearing on the Auditor General’s 2007/2008 report, which unearthed massive financial mismanagement in the country.

August 8, 2012

South Sudan flag
10:22 GMT

South Sudan has called on the international community to assist the one-year old nation fill a huge financial gap created by the recent agreement with Khartoum as details on oil deal emerge.

August 6, 2012

Mutrif Sidiq, spokesperson of Sudan negotiating team.
12:32 GMT

Sudanese negotiating team confirmed that they reached an agreement on oil transportation fees but did not provide further details.

August 5, 2012

George Clooney
05:16 GMT

George Clooney is giving up his sports car in the name of offering aid to Sudan - a cause close to the super-activist's heart.

July 30, 2012

South Sudan President Salva Kiir with Israeli President Shimon Peres
23:24 GMT

South Sudan and Israel signed, in the latter’s capital Tel Aviv this week, their first economic cooperation agreement which focuses on development of technology and water infrastructure.

July 29, 2012

Egypt - the shining light of the Middle East whether in film, learning or revolutions is also, it turns out, the seat of sport triumphs in the Games: So far the Land of the Pharaohs have clocked up 24 medals: 7 gold, 7 silver,10 bronze
Rooting for Egypt this year, you've got 20 chances for Gold as they're entered for 20 sporting events.
12:16 GMT

After the weekend of the Opening Ceremony and flag parades starring Arab entries to the London Games, we look at Arab achievements in Olympic-terms to date. We take stock of medals gained, and success delivered by Arab athletics and tot up the Arab world's collective and individual medal count historically.

July 24, 2012

Omar al Bashir(R) and Salva Kiir
16:30 GMT

Sudanese negotiators on Monday dismissed as “nothing new” what their South Sudanese counterparts have termed as the “last offer” to resolve the two countries’ disputes over oil transit fees.