Aboul Gheit to Attend UN Security Council’s Meeting

Aboul Gheit to Attend UN Security Council’s Meeting

Earlier today, Sunday 18th 2017, the Secretary – General of the Arab League,  Ahmed Aboul Gheit left Cairo for New York.     Abou El Gheit is to join the UN Security Council’s meeting this Tuesday (the 20th of June, 2017) where the council is scheduled to vote on the UN Secretary – General’s (Antonio […]

Egypt’s Siwa Oasis Is Now a Global Center For Medical and Enviromental Tourism

Egypt’s Siwa Oasis Is Now a Global Center For Medical and Enviromental Tourism

  There’s a little paradise hidden in Egypt’s Western Desert, away from the city’s pollution and urbanization, and it’s called Siwa Oasis. Located 50 km east of Libyan borders, Siwa has attracted tourists from all over the world. From warm springs and swimming in Cleopatra’s bath, to sand boarding and Sufi rituals, this must be one of Egypt’s […]

EgyptAir Slays Israeli Publication for Using Fake Photo for Libyan Hijacked Plane

EgyptAir Slays Israeli Publication for Using Fake Photo for Libyan Hijacked Plane

By Katrina ElGahsh

Social media sassiness is always a pleasure to read. You just grab your popcorn and cheer your head off. A libyan aircarft was hijacked with 118 passengers on board and was forced to land in Malta. While the hijackers were threatening to blow up the aircraft, thankfully all passengers and crew members were released. No […]

16 Beautiful Pictures of Siwa You Won’t Be Able to Stop Looking at

16 Beautiful Pictures of Siwa You Won’t Be Able to Stop Looking at

Most people are so obsessed with the North Coast and Sinai that they forget that Egypt actually has other beautiful places to go. One of these places is The Siwa Oasis. What’s that? It’s an oasis in Egypt, between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert. It is one of Egypt’s […]

5 Progressive and Inspiring TED Talks from the Middle East

5 Progressive and Inspiring TED Talks from the Middle East

By Sana Panjwani

In an ideal world, each and every one of us would have the opportunity to be educated, and I’m not talking about trivial subjects like learning the chemical compound of salt or how to measure and graph the oscillation pattern of a singing pendulum – but lessons relevant to life. Ever since the World Wide […]

Where Do Egypt’s Tourists Come From?

Where Do Egypt’s Tourists Come From?

There’s no question about the fact that Egypt’s tourism took a big hit after the events of Jan. 25 and its aftermath. It seems like every time the country starts getting back on its knees in the tourism field, something comes along and numbers start dwindling again. However, there are some nationalities that just can’t […]

Legendary Dishes Middle Eastern Countries Are Famous For

Legendary Dishes Middle Eastern Countries Are Famous For

The Middle East is a rich region in culture, history, natural beauty and, well, every other way possible, in our opinion! The region also has a wonderful variety among its countries in dialects, habits and resources. For that, the Middle East offers food that is nothing short of fantastic. Each country shines with its own national dishes […]

Out of this World Places You Won’t Believe Are in the Middle East

Out of this World Places You Won’t Believe Are in the Middle East

Maybe you’ve seen those articles displaying stunning, otherworldly photos of far-off places around the globe. Photos that your deepest cynical self can’t help but “wow” in wonder. Photos that tickle your travel bug and fuel your raging urge to get out of this country planet. While a globe-trotting adventure may not exactly be in your […]

Discovering MENA: How Libya Finds Itself on the Verge of Collapse

Discovering MENA: How Libya Finds Itself on the Verge of Collapse

What's the story, Morning Glory?

Even though the news has gone unnoticed because Ukraine and the Malayan plane are still swamping our screens, Libya is not faring that well. First, a Panamanian-flagged North Korean tanker (beautifully called “Morning Glory”) took illegal cargo of crude oil from rebels in the east of the country and safely left the port, ignoring the […]

How Ukraine and Venezuela Look Like the Arab Spring

How Ukraine and Venezuela Look Like the Arab Spring

The Anatomy of a Revolution

It’s something we in the Middle East don’t consider foreign, the uprising of citizens against corrupt governments and coups that topple regimes so old and in place no one would have thought possible. From Tunisia to Egypt then Libya, the world took notice and watched as these countries fought for their liberties, begged for basic […]