Saudi Arabia Receives a Diplomatic Apology from the UK

Saudi Arabia Receives a Diplomatic Apology from the UK

Britain just sent an official apology to express their regret to Saudi Arabia. Why, you say? That weird incident that took place last Thursday. Major General Ahmed Al-Asseri, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, was in a visit to London with Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. While entering an office in […]

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

  Turkey hasn’t caught a break in the last month, much like the Middle East. Every time one country begins to breathe a sigh of relief, a bomb or some kind of atrocity happens in a neighboring country. Making this one of the most tumultuous regions in the world.   That being said with all […]

Yemeni Authorities Turn Down UAE Offer to Save Endangered Animals

Yemeni Authorities Turn Down UAE Offer to Save Endangered Animals

  UAE authorities offered temporary evacuation for starving animals in a Yemeni zoo near the front-line of the civil war in the southern city of Taiz.   The Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah and Al Ain Zoo, proposed to transfer 265 animals from the besieged zoo to the UAE where they can […]

These Muslim Americans Prove That Ramadan Connects Us All

These Muslim Americans Prove That Ramadan Connects Us All

Every Ramadan, NGO Islamic Relief USA delivers food packages to 30 countries around the world. In a form of displaying the beauty and diversity of Ramadan around the globe, Islamic Relief USA decided to share the stories of 30 Muslims from all over the world and how their heritage and traditions are intertwined in their Ramadan and Eid […]

Photos of the Tragic Floods Wreaking Havoc in Yemen

Photos of the Tragic Floods Wreaking Havoc in Yemen

By Alia Atef

Tragedy continues to take place in Yemen as Cyclone Chapala hit the already war-torn country, bringing with it rainfall, havoc and destruction. Yemen, which only sees a slight amount of rain yearly, is struggling to deal with what is considered ten years’ worth of rain in only two days. The cyclone Chapala had reached Mukalla, […]

Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Yemen Is

Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Yemen Is

Unless you’ve been there, we bet you didn’t know Yemen was this breathtaking. Here is visual proof of the country’s stunning scenery, from the ecological haven of Socotra Island to surreal Sana’a, the world’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the greenery of Ibb and the desert architecture of Hadramaut… Feast your […]

12 Arabic Swear Words and Their Meanings You Didn’t Know

12 Arabic Swear Words and Their Meanings You Didn’t Know

The Arabic language is a beautiful, multi-faceted thing. We have different dialects and a whole set of words that differ from country to country and region to region. What one thing may mean in Egypt may mean something totally else in Lebanon. What one thing may mean in the Emirates may have a whole other […]

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 […]

10 Drugs the Middle East is Famous For

10 Drugs the Middle East is Famous For

The drug scene seems to be unavoidable these days, be it in Egypt or the rest of the Middle East. While substances like ecstasy, cocaine and MDMA have no doubt made their way from the west into every Middle Eastern club, party, bar and even weddings (come on, guys, really?!!?), we bet you didn’t know […]

Discovering MENA: Has Yemen Made It?

Discovering MENA: Has Yemen Made It?

Last Jan. 25 (coincidentally, a key day for Egypt’s revolutionaries), Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) wound up after more than nearly a year of on-off discussions. The talks – six hours a day, five days a week in normal situations – started last March and were a key part of the murky 2011 agreement brokered […]