How 2016 was a deadly year for Arab celebs too

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Was 2016 the year of the celebrity death in the Arab world? With the departures of stars including ......

100 of the best photos captured in 2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Associated Press and Paris-based news agency Agence France Presse have released stunning images ......

Dubai to light up for New Year’s Eve

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Downtown Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – and the ......

The coming turbulence of 2017

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Maria Dubovikova is a prominent political commentator, researcher and expert on Middle East affairs. She is president of the Moscow-based International Middle Eastern Studies Club (IMESClub), expert of Valdai Club and RIAC (Russian International Affairs Council). Twitter: @politblogme


2016 in less than 3 minutes

Tuesday, 27 December 2016


High-end hijabs and Arab Vogue: 2016’s top 10 fashion moments

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

From hijab high fashion to the launch of Arab versions of major brands – not to mention the ......

What has Saudi Arabia been Googling in 2016?

Friday, 16 December 2016

Google announced today its 16th annual Year in Search, offering a unique look at the year’s ......

Coups and plots in Turkey over past 50 years

Saturday, 16 July 2016

As members of the Turkish military take to the streets in an attempted coup we look previous ......

Platini can attend Euro 2016 matches, FIFA tells UEFA

Thursday, 09 June 2016

Banned UEFA president Michel Platini will be allowed to attend matches at the European soccer ......

What Middle East are we to expect in 2016?

Saturday, 09 January 2016

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949


Change up your wardrobe with these resolutions for 2016!

Thursday, 07 January 2016

Years working in the fashion world have taught me never say never to any style or trend. I have to ......

Syria bloodshed: Will it only get worse in 2016?

Sunday, 03 January 2016

Brooklyn Middleton is an American Political and Security Risk Analyst currently based in New York City. She has previously written about U.S. President Obama's policy in Syria as well as Bashar al-Assad's continued crimes against his own people. She recently finished her MA thesis on Ayatollah Khomeini’s influence on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group, completing her Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies. You can follow her on Twitter here: @BklynMiddleton.


Two-year twins: Babies born Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in San Diego

Sunday, 03 January 2016

Twins in San Diego are getting some attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a ......

Dubai property giant to restore hotel damaged in fire

Saturday, 02 January 2016

Dubai property giant Emaar Properties promised Saturday to restore its luxury 63-storey hotel in the ......

First moments of Dubai New Year’s Eve blaze

Friday, 01 January 2016

 Here’s a look outside the skyscraper at the first moments after it caught fire on New ......