February 11th marked the third anniversary of Yemen's revolution. Noon Arabia sums up reactions as the country is divided into a six-region federation state
Whether for romance or just a hug between family members, male and female characters in Iranian movies are not permitted to touch.
Among continuous images of starving children, shelled buildings, and war, several debates find their way today on social media among Syrians and friends of Syria. Of course, the hearts are there, the carefully chosen teddy bear pictures, and the petals of roses genuinely placed or displayed deliberately for a picture to be Instagrammed later. Show More Summary
When the citizens of Bosnia’s second largest city, Tuzla, went out to protest on February 4, 2014, few expected to witness the countrywide unrest that erupted a week later.
"This is Guinea-Bissau for those who don't know / This is where the traffickers are given more privileges than college professors / I swear pigs wear ties and suits here."
Venezuelan citizens took to the streets to demand that authorities release young people who had been arrested in previous demonstrations. They also demanded improvements in food supply and public safety.
The invitation to Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to sing at the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer has been rescinded.
While authoring Les Misérables, the celebrated Victor Hugo wrote in 1862 that despite affirmations slavery had vanished from European civilization, it still existed -- as prostitution imposed on women. In December 2013, the French Assembly...Show More Summary
For three bloody years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has proven time and time again that his relationship with Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad is more important to him than winning the world's approval. But with Russian pride on...Show More Summary
The seriousness of the US-initiated framework for a possible solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem appears to have shaken dormant relations in the region, including in Jordan. The Palestinian-Jordanian relationship, which is experiencing...Show More Summary
The technophobic strain in Hollywood cinema which I talked about recently in relation to the RoboCop remake is also evident here: [youtube:kLnafnNhOLo] My sense is that Spike Jonze's Her might be an antidote to this kind of thing, but I haven't seen it yet.
Abu Muhammad al-Amriki -- his last name means "the American" -- is precisely the kind of militant who terrifies U.S. counterterrorism officials. In a new video, Abu Muhammad, speaking in English interspersed with Arabic phrases, claims to have lived in the United States for 10 or 11 years before leaving to join the jihad in Syria. Show More Summary
"This is a nightmare for those who remain faithful to an ethic of rationality, be it religious or political."
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Israel destroys farmland in Hebron Middle East Monitor 11 Feb — The Israeli Nature and Parks Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture sabotaged, on Monday, hundreds of square metres of farmland planted … Continue reading ?
A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.
When Estherline arrived at our hospital doors in rural Haiti with near-fatal stab wounds, my colleagues and I weren't fazed. It was 2004 and Haiti was in the midst of escalating violence from rebel groups that would eventually lead to a bloody coup to oust president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Show More Summary
Outstanding journalists in India who write in English could replace Thomas Friedman overnight, improving the New York Times's accuracy and saving it money.
President Fernández announced an increase in pensions and education allowances, sparking the hashtag #Aumentamos (we increase), where users gave their own account of what has ‘increased’ in the country.
An insightful BBC interview with Abhisit Vejjajiva, former primer minister and leader of Thailand's opposition Democrat Party, justifying the 'Bangkok Shutdown' and his party’s boycotting of the election. Fears of a new Asian flu epidemic...Show More Summary
After the report, a 6,000-strong force reportedly raided 12 hotels and entertainment venues, leading to 67 arrests.