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.

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 […]

UAE Ensures Schoolchildren’s Safety Through These Driving Laws

UAE Ensures Schoolchildren’s Safety Through These Driving Laws

Dubai’s latest implementation of driving and traffic rules, is designed to ensure the safety of school going children, especially with back-to-school season being just around the corner.   Indeed, Assistant Commander-in-Chief to the Dubai Police for Operations Affairs, and Chairman of the Federal Traffic Council – Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin- has affirmed that motorists […]

13 Decomposed Bodies of Egyptian Men Found in Libyan Desert

13 Decomposed Bodies of Egyptian Men Found in Libyan Desert

Libyan media outlets reported to Al Arabiya and Khaleej Times, that 13 — or more — decomposed bodies of Egyptian men and their passports were just found in a desert in Libya.     Alwasat news website reported that the bodies of illegal Egyptian migrants were found near Jaghbub Oasis, south of Tobruk. A military source […]

VIDEO: Parents Break into Europa Schule Kairo School Due to Rise in Fees

VIDEO: Parents Break into Europa Schule Kairo School Due to Rise in Fees

  Egyptians are not having a good time this week. A new set of prices is turning our lives upside down, and everyone is losing it. Whether it’s electricity, car gas, transportation or school supplies, social media is flooding with rants. However, this video takes it up another notch.   Facebook user, Sherif Asaad, posted […]

Muslims Are Being Massacred in Burma, and Western Media’s Coverage Is Shocking

Muslims Are Being Massacred in Burma, and Western Media’s Coverage Is Shocking

Over the past week, social media users have been sharing status updates and videos, pertaining to the treatment of Muslims in Burma. Indeed, the videos often contain footage of the horrid forms of torture (they are not shared in this article because they are extremely graphic) that Muslims in Burma are facing. Accordingly, the status […]

This 14-Year-Old Emirati Teenager Just Became One of the World’s Youngest Solo Pilots

  With only 25 hours of training, 14-year-old Mansoor Anis from Sharjah, has officially become one of the youngest solo pilots ever.     Anis started learning how to fly a plane when he was just seven years old, using a computer flight simulator, and the help of his uncle. “With the simulation software, he […]