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.

A Humble Message to Egypt and the Entire World from Pope Francis

A Humble Message to Egypt and the Entire World from Pope Francis

  Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, led a joyous mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country’s embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims. His humble message to the people of Egypt, and the world, was very inspiring.   “There are no perfect families. We […]

Was GUC Student Shaden Mohamed’s Death a Hate Crime?

Was GUC Student Shaden Mohamed’s Death a Hate Crime?

  22-year-old Egyptian student, Shaden Mohamed, lost her life while crossing the street in Germany during a hit and run. While her death was already sad enough, news has now emerged that the hit and run was an intentional hate crime.   According to n-tv.de, a German news website, a high school student witnessed the accident […]

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

When we think of children in a war-torn country, we think of photographs containing images of devastation, hunger, poverty, and lost innocence.   Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian refugee currently residing in Turkey, has put words to these images.     Bana’s words have proved just how much narrative and personal perspective matter, when it […]

Is the UAE Banning Haj?

Is the UAE Banning Haj?

The UAE is reportedly not administering Haj permits to Muslim expatriates currently residing in the UAE, as stated by the UAE’s Ministry of Religious Affairs (Al Awqaf).     It is largely unclear why this ban is being placed but, according to Khaleeji Times, Umrah office officials have affirmed hearing that this policy is going […]

New Zealand Considers the Laptop Ban on Flights from the Middle East

New Zealand Considers the Laptop Ban on Flights from the Middle East

  New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English just announced that they’re considering to raise the security against flights from Muslim countries in the Middle east.   The new rules would follow similar measures taken last month by USA, UK, and Australia. Minister of Transport told Reuters in an interview in Dubai that “The New Zealand […]

New Initiative Allows You to Ask President Sisi Whatever You Want Online

New Initiative Allows You to Ask President Sisi Whatever You Want Online

  Do you have thousands of questions for our President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi? Do you want to know the long-term plan for Egypt’s economy and tourism? Do you have no one to ask so you keep writing statuses waiting for someone to give you some sort of explanation? Well, those days are over and done […]

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

The results of the first round of the French Presidential Elections are in, and Emmanuel Macron is in the lead with 23.9% of the vote, and Marie Le Pen is in second place with 21.4% of the vote.     This means that Macron and Le Pen will be going head to head for the […]

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

Lebanon activists ramp up pressure on reviled rape law Lebanese activists ramp up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic art installation of hanging wedding dresses along Beirut's sunny seaside Posted by AFP News Agency on Saturday, April 22, 2017   It is […]

Footage of Egyptian Food Truck Getting Brutally Confiscated Makes Social Media Angry

Footage of Egyptian Food Truck Getting Brutally Confiscated Makes Social Media Angry

This video, containing footage of a food truck, its equipment, and cooking utensils, getting confiscated by Egyptian authorities has caused a frenzy over social media platforms.   The food truck in question is owned and operated by two Egyptian women, Shaimaa and Yasmine. The two women are 31 year old graduates of reputable universities who […]

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia Announces New Critical Royal Decrees

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia Announces New Critical Royal Decrees

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued new royal decrees; announcing several new domestic policies and a cabinet reshuffle. The policies are expected to immensely influence the domestic and foreign policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Firstly, the royal decrees included several domestic policies, among them is the payment of two […]

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