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.

Saudi Arabia to Reopen Some of Yemen’s Sea and Airports After International Outrage

Saudi Arabia to Reopen Some of Yemen’s Sea and Airports After International Outrage

By Reem Tolba

  Almost two weeks ago, Yemen’s Shiites rebels, known as Houthis, fired four ballistic missiles that were intercepted near Riyadh’s global airport. In response to that, the Saudi-led coalition closed down Yemen’s land, sea and airports a week ago. This blockade was deemed hysterical to Yemenis as it hindered the UN aid to the state. […]

Another Sporting Event That Is Only for Women Just Took Place in Saudi Arabia

Another Sporting Event That Is Only for Women Just Took Place in Saudi Arabia

By Reem Tolba

  After having the country’s first basketball tournament for women, the same thing just happened in Saudi Arabia — only this time, it was a football tournament.   The tournament was held on the 15th of November in a private school in Jeddah. Six teams took the field, on the condition of having an all-female […]

Polish Far-Right Demonstrators Carried Signs Saying ‘Pray for Islamic Holocaust’

Polish Far-Right Demonstrators Carried Signs Saying ‘Pray for Islamic Holocaust’

By Reem Tolba

  Last Saturday, tens of thousands of far-right demonstrators marched through Warsaw to mark Poland’s Independence Day. About 60,000 people carried signs that expressed their fascist tendencies, with some saying “Pure Poland, White Poland,” “Pray For Islamic Holocaust” and “Refugees Get Out!” on them.   It has been reported to be one of the biggest gatherings […]

This School in Sharjah Just Broke a Guinness World Record

This School in Sharjah Just Broke a Guinness World Record

Another day, another chance for the UAE to break world records — only this time, it’s not Dubai.     Sharjah’s India International School reigned supreme when its students broke the Guinness World Record for creating the largest human image of a boat.       4,882 students, wearing the colors of the UAE National flag, participated […]

Qatar Airways Plane Forced to Land After Wife Discovers Husband’s Affair

Qatar Airways Plane Forced to Land After Wife Discovers Husband’s Affair

By Reem Tolba

  Qatar Airways flight QR-962 had no option but to make an unscheduled landing in Chennai, India after an Iranian woman went ballistic when she discovered that her husband is a cheater.   The family was originally heading to Bali, Indonesia, for a vacation after staying in Doha but was offloaded in Chennai for their quarrel, […]

Is Morocco Spying on Spain and Algeria?

Is Morocco Spying on Spain and Algeria?

By Reem Tolba

  Morocco has just launched its first observation satellite on Wednesday. The purpose of the satellite is to mainly serve military activities and monitor the borders of Morocco. The project will also help in keeping an eye out for the desertification of agricultural lands.   High-profile Moroccan figures traveled to Kourou, French Guiana to attend […]

An Arab Woman Just Beat Beyonce on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List

An Arab Woman Just Beat Beyonce on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List

by Reem Tolba

Forbes has just revealed its annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and oh my, we are very proud.     The UAE’s first female cabinet minister and Sharjah’s ruling family member, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, was ranked number 36 worldwide — beating Beyonce who ranked 50. Al Qasimi ranked first on the Arab women’s […]

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: A Machiavellian or a Man with a Vision?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: A Machiavellian or a Man with a Vision?

Social media platforms are full of “Game of Thrones: Saudi Edition” jokes, and honestly, we’re all here for them. What is currently happening in the Kingdom is something out of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world. News of the anti-corruption campaign led by Saudi’s Crown Prince that included the arrest of at least 11 princes […]

Egyptian Wife Wants to Divorce Husband for Not Allowing Her to Do Any Household Chores

Egyptian Wife Wants to Divorce Husband for Not Allowing Her to Do Any Household Chores

  Hey ladies, imagine having a husband who cooks, cleans and sweeps the house for you, all while taking care of his actual job? Dream husband, right? Well, one Egyptian wife disagrees.   Samar M, 28, has reportedly filed a complaint at New Cairo’s Family Court against her husband, seeking divorce, for not allowing her […]

Egypt Recovers Over 300 Stolen Antiques from the UAE

Egypt Recovers Over 300 Stolen Antiques from the UAE

  Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have seized over 354 archaeological artifacts and have returned them back to Egypt. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah had ordered that the pieces be returned to Egypt safely after local police captured them.   The Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany inspected all the pieces […]

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