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Ban of Israeli-Arab politician revoked

Haneen Zoabi is an Israeli-Arab politician that decided to participate in a flotilla with Turkish activists to breach the blockage of Gaza in may 2010. As a member of the Israeli-Arab party Balad she was elected to parliament almost four years ago. However, an attempt was made to ban her from the general election that […]

December 31st, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar airways sues LDI

Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) a German-Dubai joint venture contracting company, was supposed to built 19 airport lounges at New Doha International Airport (NDIA) by the end of summer 2012 according to the contract that was made. Once the construction worth $ 250m was done the airport should have started providing services by December 2012. However […]

December 31st, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Israel: consolidation of settlements by the creation of University

For the first time in Israel’s History a settlement university was created this week in a city located 11 miles inside the West Bank called Ariel which is home for 20,000 Israeli Jews. This higher educational institution that has 12 000 used to be called the College of Jedea and Samaria before it declared itself […]

December 28th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Political turmoil

For four days now, Sunni Muslims have been demonstrating against Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. On Wednesday, they decided to block Iraq’s main trade route that allows the country to export and import products to Syria and Jordan. The protest reached this culminating point because of the lack of response they received after expressing their […]

December 27th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Military to be removed from University grounds

On Saturday a protest was initiated in Sana’a University by students attending the campus as well as many other activists which were responsible for the injury of several students. These students gathered at the eastern entrance of the university after the launching of a campaign called the Ana Nazel (I’m participating). Since Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, […]

December 27th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

IFC Backs Trade in Middle East and Africa through FIMBank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has granted a $30 million loan to Malta-based FIMBank designed to boost trade between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and to support economic development in the region. The loan will help FIMBank offer trade financing to companies that import and export food, […]

December 26th, 2012 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Legendary liner QE2 on sale

It is being speculated that the world famous liner QE2 that was retired since 2008 and that made its last trip to Dubai last year will be sold to a Chinese firm. This comes as a surprise for many because since July the owner of the liner, Istithmar, had expressed his desire to turn the […]

December 25th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Mansour: learning about the Arab identity

UAE has been trying for the past few years to incorporate the Arabic identity into its new generation in order to help them develop their ties to their country. Knowing that besides education given in school the lessons that are learned from the media are essential a new Emirati cartoon is to be released on […]

December 25th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Decline of security in Yemen

Yemen witnessed over the past few months a series of kidnappings targeting foreigners. Eight months ago, a Red Cross French worker was abducted. The act was followed by the capture of a Swiss national in the port of Hodeida. The most recent kidnapping happened this weekend when three foreigners, an Austrian man and a Finnish […]

December 24th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Christians under siege in the birth place of Jesus.

Every Friday a parish priest leads an open-air prayer ceremony under olive trees in order to protest against Israel’s plan to construct barriers that will separate into two his home town of In Beit Jala. This separation barrier is meant to cut off 58 families, a monastery, and a convent. The community which is mainly […]

December 24th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »