President Obama under siege
The European Union is angry, and Germany in particular is livid. Brazil and Mexico are very upset. Iraq and Afghanistan are afraid. Turkey is confused ...
Video of Saudi man beating Asian man prompts govt. to step in
A video apparently showing a Saudi man beating an Asian man has triggered public anger and pushed Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission to ...
Blatter: African team may never win World Cup
FIFA President Sepp Blatter says Africa should get more spots at the World Cup, giving teams from the continent more chances to win the tournament. ...
Sultanate of Brunei introduces Shariah law
The Sultan of Brunei on Tuesday announced the enforcement of Shariah (Islamic law) within its criminal law to take effect next year. The law would be ...
Explosion hits hotel in Myanmar’s main city
An explosion struck one of the most prestigious hotels in Myanmar's main city just before midnight on Monday, ripping apart a guest room and wounding ...
‘Get married or die fasting’
A generation ago, Tariq’s parents would’ve found him someone. And a generation ago, he might’ve been okay with that, or certainly ...
Israel to run for U.N. Security Council seat for 2019-20
Israel said on Thursday it plans to run for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council for the first time ever for 2019-2020, although U.N. ...
Oil soars as military action on Syria looms
Oil prices soared in Asia on Wednesday as Western powers prepared for possible military action against Syria over the regime’s alleged use of ...
Do Indian Muslims need a separate political identity?
In an interview with me here in Jeddah last month, Assaduddin Owaisi, Member of Parliament and President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, ...
Oil prices slip as Libyan production bounces
Oil prices slipped in Asian trade Tuesday as a rebound in Libyan oil production eased concerns about global supply, analysts said. New York's main ...
Gulf markets to outperform Asia in drop caused by Fed
Gulf markets are likely to fall on Thursday after a sharp drop by Asian shares in response to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s intention to end its ...
Dubai laborers stage rare strike for more pay
Thousands of workers employed by Dubai's largest construction firm, Arabtec, stayed away from work on Sunday to back wage demands, a rare labor ...