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.

New York Anti-Muslim Ads Get Some Positive Competition

Rejoice for you can still have faith in the world! When all hell broke loose late last month in New York’s subway systems, most of the Middle East and the educated world braced for the worst. Hate speech directly pointed at the “Barbaric” Muslim “Savage” by one of the many hate groups in the U.S. […]

Schumacher To Retire

The most synonymous name with racing is now retiring! Seven time world champion race car champ Michael Shumacher will retire after the end of this Formula one season. Who will be replacing the star Mercedes driver next season? None other than Lewis Hamilton.  “Basically, I’ve decided to retire at the end of the year,” Schumacher […]

Discovering MENA: Any News On Syria?

Most important data: death toll dangerously approaching an outrageous number: 35,000 (mostly civilians, and too many innocent children amongst them) since the outset of the uprising in March 2011, with countless injured and more than 25,000 detained. Moreover, more than 260,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries (moreover, the number of internally displaced persons is […]

First Muslim Minister in Norway

 Hadia Tajik, Norway’s Minister of Culture In the midst of the all that is happening around the world and as the hate towards Muslim’s increases due to misunderstandings and lack of knowledge on all sides, Norway steps up to the plate and delivers a groundbreaking move. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has appointed a Muslim […]

Mona El Tahawy Arrested in New York

Let me start this by saying, this is not a news piece, this is an opinion! I’m at a loss for words and i’m torn, as an American citizen raised in the U.S. for a good majority of my life I’ve always believed in the land of the free and yet i identify with my […]

Anti Islamist Ad’s Take Over NY Subway

  New Yorkers woke up this morning to subways covered in propaganda posters promoting Israel and dismissing Islam pinning it instead as ‘Jehad’. With the message clearly being one of the ultimately most racist posts I have seen in a while. But in the land of the free it is all the same your right […]

Catch Me if You Can Comes To Life

I’m thinking of becoming a professional con artist or thief seems like the trend in Egypt and around the world these days! Ok no I have morals unfortunately and they tend to kick in! Andrea Sirlo doesn’t seem to have a problem emulating pilots and traveling the world for free. The man posed as an […]

Discovering MENA: A Palestinian Reconciliation in Sight?

A delegation of Palestinian representatives has been visiting Egypt. Apparently, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met this week with Hisham Qandil, Egypt’s Prime Minister, in Cairo. They discussed various possibilities to lift the siege of the Gaza Strip, one of the electoral promises of the Muslim Brotherhood, and even addressed plans to develop a free-trade […]

Pakistani Government Official Offers Bounty on Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Life

This movie has taken a huge toll on the world and it seems that it’s coming no where near an end. Just yesterday, a Pakistan government minister has personally offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who kills the man who made the anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Islam.” Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced the bounty at […]

AUC Strikes Again

Last week, we thought this whole student movement dilemma came to an end at AUC as classes resumed and life on campus as we know it was back to normal. I guess we were all mistaken! Plans were in the works, students were meeting, scenarios were being put in to measure and a petition that […]