Nigerian govt says in touch with Boko haram over ‘Chibok girls video’

Sunday, 14 August 2016

The Nigerian government on Sunday said that it is “in touch” with Boko Haram over the ......

Sexual violence used as a war tactic: U.N. report

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and ......

Amnesty: U.N. powers should give up veto on genocide votes

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have been urged by Amnesty International to ......

Saudi real GDP growth improves in 2014: Jadwa

Monday, 05 January 2015

JEDDAH —Using 2010 as the new base year, Saudi real GDP growth improved in 2014 as oil sector ......

Yemen at the end of 2014

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Khairallah Khairallah is an Arab columnist who was formerly Annahar's foreign editor (1976-1988) and Al-Hayat's managing editor (1988-1998).


In Arab politics, it’s all backstabbing and no backbone

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Chris Doyle is the director of CAABU (the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding). He has worked with the Council since 1993 after graduating with a first class honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. As the lead spokesperson for Caabu and as an acknowledged expert on the region, Chris is a frequent commentator on TV and Radio and gives numerous talks around the country on issues such as the Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Islamophobia and the Arabs in Britain. He has had numerous articles published in the British and international media. He has travelled to nearly every country in the Middle East. He has organized and accompanied numerous British Parliamentary delegations to Arab countries. He tweets @Doylech.


Ker-ching! 2014 sees Mideast artists cash in like never before

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

In spite of the Middle East’s volatile politics, or perhaps because of it, 2014 will be ......

Social media’s cultural awakening for young Arabs in 2014

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories. She can be followed and contacted on twitter @YaraWazir


2014: A year of Tunisian political success?

Friday, 26 December 2014

As armed conflict and extremism plague much of the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia is ......

Saudi plans record 2015 spending despite oil drop

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, on Thursday announced a 2015 budget with ......

The future is past: Between 2014’s oil prices and the days of yore

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

It goes without saying that 2014 has been a tumultuous year, with geopolitical conflicts in Eastern ......

The Arab world’s top 5 unsung heroes of 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

From the UAE’s famed female fighter pilot Maryam al-Mansouri to Egypt’s “Shut up ......

From Sisi to Suez, defining moments that rocked Egypt in 2014

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

From the resignation of the Egyptian government to the election of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ......

Going it alone, Obama made big moves in 2014

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a “year of action” focusing on fairness ......

Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in media pop culture

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Just for fun, let’s try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin ......