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.

Off The Post: The Living Legend – Mohamed Abou Treika

Abou Treika in lines Name: Mohamed Mohamed Abuo Treika Number: 22 Born: 7 Nov 1978 (34 yrs of age) Career: – Al Tersana; 1997 – 2004, Al Ahly; 2004 – Present Goals: Tersana (91) + Al Ahly (105), Egypt (31)  As we close down 2012, there is nothing much to highlight across the Egyptian football […]

One Hell of An Alimony Fee For Berlusconi

FOUR MILLION DOLLARS A MONTH! Can you imagine taking 4 million dollars a month from your ex husband, just simply because you were once married?! Nope we can’t! Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former Prime Minister and Media Billionaire Mogul, has agreed to pay his 2nd wife Veronica Lario $4 million a month in alimony. Since the […]

Kanye Confirms Kim’s Pregnancy!

Platinum selling rapper, Kanye West has announced earlier today that his girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant with his baby! Rumors started flying online after West apparently interrupted his own performance in Atlantic City, asking the crowd to “make some noise for my baby mama.” Check out the video below, which captures the moment, which was […]

Christmas Around the World!

The world is covered with different traditions and since Christmas is a universal celebration we decided to put who you how the world over, celebrates this joyous day.  We take you to the route first where “Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem holds a representation of the Baby Jesus as he and clergy arrive to pray at the […]

Messi Not the Highest Paid Football Player

Move over Messi your no longer the highest paid footballer in the world, your ex comrade Samuel Etoo has taken that title! Messi’s new contract with Barcelona has been signed, sealed and locked till 2018, with a salary of 16 million euros (21.2 million dollars) a year! If that doesn’t make you want to be […]

Egypt Reports From The Polls

Egypt just completed its first couple days of voting for the new constitution. Having said that due to the most recent issues with the Juridical strike that has occurred there have been very few actual judges available to monitor the voting procedure. Here is an account from Mosireen on the most recent complaints of the […]

Gunman Kills 20 Children & 6 Adults in Conneticut Elementary School

Twenty school children were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in US history. The 20-year-old gunman, who law enforcement sources identified as Adam Lanza, fired what witnesses described […]


Egypt-shit-theatrical One is stunned with the intensity Egyptian politics is taking. The pace is too fast, that I don’t know if before I finish writing this article, something new will occur unexpectedly in Egypt. We are watching an epic thriller, ladies and gentlemen. Where should I start? With this acceleration of events, one can not […]

Discovering MENA: Morocco’s Third way – Model or Mockery?

This week, a new Friends of Syria meeting is scheduled to take place in Morocco, a country that has been hailed as a model for other Arab countries. Is that assessment correct? In February 2011, thousands of protesters, spearheaded by the February 20 Movement for Change, inspired by Facebook and Twitter and by their neighbours […]

Happy Birthday, Hamas?

Last week, particularly on Saturday 8 December (a few days in advance, though , to make the day coincide with the day the first Palestinian Intifada broke out in 1987 in the Gaza Strip itself), the Gaza Strip witnessed several scenes of rapture, as thousands of people rallied in Gaza to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the funding the controversial […]