News & Politics

We scoop up the latest news buzzing all over the world – from breaking stories to behind-the-scenes analysis, above-the-fold headlines to offbeat news, we’ve got you covered in the region and beyond.

Abu Dhabi to Introduce a New Method of Transportation Really Soon

Abu Dhabi to Introduce a New Method of Transportation Really Soon

Believe it or not, but traveling via cable cars might become an actual thing in Abu Dhabi!     And even though construction hasn’t even started yet, but according to The Department of Municipal Affairs & Transport, the Cable Car project has been shown to be a part of a portfolio of upcoming projects and future […]

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Rejects Gender Equality in Inheritance, Tunisia Fires Back

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Rejects Gender Equality in Inheritance, Tunisia Fires Back

  Tunisia shocked the world this past Tuesday after its president, Beji Caid Essebsi , called for gender equality in marriage and inheritance. The Minister of Justice was asked to reconsider Publication No. 73 of Tunisian law; this publication bans Tunisian Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims. The president proposed an end to religious-based inheritance laws as […]

King Salman Opens Saudi Border for Qatar Hajj Pilgrims

King Salman Opens Saudi Border for Qatar Hajj Pilgrims

  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Haj and Umrah has just confirmed that all pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom to perform Umrah from different countries in the world — including those who came from Qatar.   The decision was made by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz who ordered that the border with Qatar be reopened to […]

Dubai’s Population Could Double by 2027

Dubai’s Population Could Double by 2027

According to a new study, Dubai’s population is due to increase by 1,000% in 40 years. But unlike other cities in the world, Dubai is not growing due to natural increase but immigration.     “The research project is focused on the growth of Dubai, which has seen a rapid transformation, with the population of […]

This Organization Is Spending Dh45 Million to Help Families in Eid Al Adha

This Organization Is Spending Dh45 Million to Help Families in Eid Al Adha

  Eid Al Adha is upon us, which basically means communities around the world are joining forces to help those in need — particularly Emirates Red Crescent.   They’ve decided that they’ll distribute more than Dh45 million worth of food and clothes around the world to more than 200,000 under-privileged families this Eid. According to […]

You’ll Never Guess the Country with the Fastest Internet in the Arab World

You’ll Never Guess the Country with the Fastest Internet in the Arab World

by Karima Gahsh

I don’t know about you, but the Internet is pretty cool. Like, so cool that I cannot live without it. In fact, it’s possibly the most important thing in my life — and other people’s lives. Which is why my heart was struck with terror when I stumbled upon this new study from English cable […]

New Cairo’s Oscar Are Selling an Endangered Species of Fish

New Cairo’s Oscar Are Selling an Endangered Species of Fish

  In 2012, a study was conducted for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species found that 86% of the population of parrotfish faced a low risk of extinction globally, on the other hand, Oscar Grand Store, New Cairo, among other stores and retailers, sell them.     This week, a post went viral on […]

Egyptian Woman Redefining Gender Roles While Driving 18-Wheeler Truck

Egyptian Woman Redefining Gender Roles While Driving 18-Wheeler Truck

  “Home is a woman’s kingdom, but my kingdom is my profession,” Om Khaled says in an interview.     In this day and age, people still joke about the misconception that women can’t drive. Not only is that statement untrue, but Om Khaled is a living proof that women can drive better than men. […]

Tunisian President Calls for a Secular End to the Story of Gender Inequality

Tunisian President Calls for a Secular End to the Story of Gender Inequality

  Amidst presidential election campaigns in Tunisia, current president, Beji Caed Essibsi, has called for equality between men and women in all fields, including those of heritage and marriage. To say Essibsi’s proposal has caused a media frenzy would be an understatement.   Last Sunday, on Tunisia’s National Women’s Day, the Tunisian president called the […]

158 Kilos of Cannabis and Dh2.7 Million Worth of Pills Seized in the Gulf

158 Kilos of Cannabis and Dh2.7 Million Worth of Pills Seized in the Gulf

In joint operations carried out by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman during the first half of this year seized around 158 kilos of cannabis and Captagon tablets worth Dh2.7 million. These operations resulted in the arrest of 12 dealers.     Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Federal Anti-Drugs Control Department and […]

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