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.

Donald Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia on First Overseas Visit of Presidency

Donald Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia on First Overseas Visit of Presidency

  US President, Donald Trump, has touched down in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning as he sought to escape, if just briefly, the scandals and the chaos that have engulfed his administration back home.   Stepping off Air Force One in 38 degrees Celsius heat with his wife Melania, Mr Trump and his entourage received […]

Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Remember that Indonesian kid that went viral for smoking 40 cigarettes a day? Well, it seems like this phenomenon is more common than we think it is.   While most kids nag for candy and toys, this toddler has a thing for her mommy’s shishas.   A shocking video has been shared online, showing a child crying […]

Saudi Arabia Offers Massive Reward for Reporting Illegal Expats

Saudi Arabia Offers Massive Reward for Reporting Illegal Expats

  Security authorities in Saudi Arabia have just announced that they’re offering a reward to anyone who reports residency or labor violations involving expats.   It has been reported by Jamaan Bin Ahmad Al Ghamidi, consultant to public security, that the reward could reach up to 50,000 Saudi riyals.   Al Ghamidi also added that there would […]

Egypt’s Minister of Education to Limit International Schools’ Tuition Increases

Egypt’s Minister of Education to Limit International Schools’ Tuition Increases

Egyptian Minister of Education Tarek Shawki has announced that he will place a limit on the increases that international and private schools are set to place on their tuition fees.   The increase is inevitable given the fact that these schools – like any private businesses – want to mitigate the negative consequences that they […]

Zagazig Man Offers His Kidney in Exchange for Shelter

Zagazig Man Offers His Kidney in Exchange for Shelter

  How far can a father go to protect and care for his children? This Egyptian man definitely took things to a whole new level.   After losing all hope to find a place to live for himself and his family, this man — known as Abdallah Ramadan — stood in the middle of a […]

Muslim Preacher Encourages Parents to Lock Their Daughter for Taking off the Veil

Muslim Preacher Encourages Parents to Lock Their Daughter for Taking off the Veil

  Islamic preacher, Souad Saleh, received a phone call on her show from a crying Egyptian mother who was seeking advice about her daughter who recently took off the veil.   According to the mother, the 18-year-old daughter has been locked inside the house ever since she took off her veil. The daughter even missed out on […]

3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

  Three Egyptian doctors have been banned from practicing medicine for three years by the Primary Disciplinary Board of the Egyptian Doctor’s Syndicate.   The decision made by the board comes from evidence that shows that these doctors have been using the, now infamous, “Kofta Gate” device (commonly known as Kofta Aids), invented by Egyptian […]

Passenger Gives Birth on Emirates Flight to Paris

Passenger Gives Birth on Emirates Flight to Paris

  Flying can cause enough anxiety as it is, but having a baby mid-flight?   Even if you planned for that — which no one does because it is just NOT supposed to happen — it’s a terrifying thought. An Emirates jet found itself with some extra precious cargo onboard after an expectant mother gave birth mid-flight.   […]

VIDEO: Arab-American Family Assaulted by White Man in Texas

VIDEO: Arab-American Family Assaulted by White Man in Texas

A disturbing video emerged on social media containing footage of a white American man yelling out racial slurs to an Arab-American man. The Arab man and his family were peacefully enjoying a public beach near their hotel in Texas.   What had originally happened was that two strange women came up to the Arab man, […]

Pizza Hut Under Fire After Mocking Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Pizza Hut Under Fire After Mocking Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The official Facebook Page of Pizza Hut Israel posted a screenshot from a video that was released on Sunday by the Israel Prison Service (IPS).   The screenshot implied that Marwan Barghouti — a Palestinian political figure and the leader of a mass hunger strike that started on the 17th of April — ended his strike […]