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.

This Picture of Yoda next to King Faisal Is from an Actual History Book in Saudi Arabia

This Picture of Yoda next to King Faisal Is from an Actual History Book in Saudi Arabia

  “Do or do not, there is no try,” Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master who is stronger than most in his connection with the Force, have said these inspiring words. He also has been accidentally included in a Saudi Arabian history book.   The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia is recalling all copies of […]

Wife Exposes Her Syrian Husband’s Fake Kuwaiti Citizenship

Wife Exposes Her Syrian Husband’s Fake Kuwaiti Citizenship

After being fed of up her significant other criticizing Kuwaitis, a wife got so angry that she revealed her husband’s fake Kuwaiti citizenship and got him arrested.   Little did she know that not only her husband but also her children will lose their Kuwaiti citizenship, according to the Kuwaiti law.     In her […]

Cairo Metro Authorities Announce Special Rates for Students and Seniors

Cairo Metro Authorities Announce Special Rates for Students and Seniors

Most, if not all, large metropolitan centers and cities possess comprehensive subway systems. Similarly, most of these city centers have special packages for different age groups. Students, young children, and senior citizens often get discounted rates, and/or special prices on annual and/or monthly subscriptions to the subway.   Engineer Ahmed Abd Elhady- Cairo Metro’s Official […]

Saudi Arabia to Lift Ban on Internet Calls

Saudi Arabia to Lift Ban on Internet Calls

VoIP (Voiceover Internet Protocol) services in the Middle East, are often a touchy topic. Indeed, some countries often possess laws that make the status/legality of such services a very murky and unclear territory.     One Middle Eastern country that has specifically become infamous for its fights with Internet messaging and calling applications/services is Saudi […]

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

  Halimah Yacob, a Muslim Malay, will be sworn in today as Singapore’s eighth president after being one of the only candidates that could meet the stringent eligibility rules for the six-year post.   In this particular election, only candidates from the minority Malay group were able to qualify. Malays form just over 13% of […]

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

Within the past several years, a great deal of war, conflict, and sheer tragedy has plagued the Middle East. Specifically, wars have been raging on and on in the countries of Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Accordingly, pictures of homeless elders, image of school aged children in diasporic circumstances, and realities like disease, hunger, refugee camps, […]

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Daesh Plot Against Defense Ministry

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Daesh Plot Against Defense Ministry

Saudi Arabia has just broken up a Daesh plot to use a suicide bomb against Defense Ministry offices, while separately dismantling an alleged spy ring — according to Khaleej Times.     The dual announcements show the security challenges facing the kingdom that is now fighting its war in Yemen, and embroiled in a diplomatic […]

The Cheapest School Supplies in Egypt Will Still Cost You a Fortune

The Cheapest School Supplies in Egypt Will Still Cost You a Fortune

  It’s the beginning of a new school year and every parent in Egypt is broke. The insane increase in products’ prices   has badly affected every corner of our lives. Yet, any education related fees still remain the most painful for everyone involved.   Parents had the shock of their lives this week while […]

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

by Fadila El Karrany

Time magazine recently released pictures from their yet to come issue and people were in for a shock – the good kind – because a Muslim woman made it on their cover for the very first time. Women generally – Muslim women specifically – are rejoicing for this major step forwards in the world of […]

Here’s How the UAE Is Helping Emiratis in the US During Hurricane Irma

Here’s How the UAE Is Helping Emiratis in the US During Hurricane Irma

The government of the United Arab Emirates is once again setting an example, for all other states, on how they immensely care for the well-being and security of their citizens! After Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston, Hurricane Irma is doing the same to the state of Florida.     While Irma already hit and destroyed […]

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