1. bickern

    A New Democracy after the Arab Spring

    Tunisia is the only Arab country to have emerged with a viable civil society and democracy after the Arab Spring, but the system is on the ropes as authoritarianism casts its shadow over the country. Tunisia has held its second-ever presidential election - a huge milestone for the world’s...
  2. mollag

    Arab barbarity

    More brutal beheadings, 48 in four months, is the bad news. The good news is it is our chums in Saudi who are at it , phew, for a moment I thought it was those animals, ISIS [not our chums] who we rage at for chopping folks heads off...
  3. bal canavar

    ZIMBABWE seeing their Arab Spring ??

    Could we be seeing the end of Mugabe rule ?? Zimbabwe protesters paralyse Harare with march against Robert Mugabe protesters brought the centre of Zimbabwe’s capital to a standstill and fought running battles with police on Friday during one of the biggest demonstrations against President...
  4. Mushtaq

    Saudi Singer Shams Bandar Slams Arab World and Hypocrisy

    The 28-year-old Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar Al-Aslami might not have been so popular before but after making some bold comments about the Arab world she is getting the limelight almost everywhere. Shams was interviewed recently where she lamented on the worrisome situation that a number of...
  5. B

    Unity of Arab parties in Israel

    Israel's Arab parties hope for unity to win - Al Jazeera English Can this joint effort bring "unity" to the Arabs in this Israeli election? Or is it too little too late? Bill.
  6. Mushtaq

    Shame on the Rich Arab states

    The cataclysm in Syria has created the worst refugee crisis the world has known since the end of the World War II. This, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNHCR, which has prime responsibility for coping with the 3.9 million men women and children who have fled...
  7. suzyq

    US and 3 Arab countries start air strikes Syria

    CNN) -- American jets began bombing ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday, raising U.S. involvement in the war-torn country and sending a forceful message to the terror group. The airstrikes focused on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN, though other locations were hit as...
  8. A

    UN and Arab league step back in Syria

    Arab summit will not urge Assad to quit: Nabil al-Arabi The Arab League, which is holding its annual summit in Iraq this week, will not call for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to resign, the group's secretary general said in comments published on Sunday, AFP announced. Nabil al-Arabi told...
  9. Elvira

    Arab Spring

    It has been a long time since the beginning of the uprising of the Arab States against their tyrannical rulers.How do we westerners feel ? Personally I am delighted that the 'People Power' has had such a huge and brave impact.But would we have been so brave? Also where do you think it will end ??
  10. shirleyanntr

    arab kebab

    although this is called Arab kebab its a common and popular meal in Hatay its easy to make and very tasty..i was reminded of it when we were in Adana at the weekend.. you can use minced meat or kuşbaşı..those very small pieces a bit like cubes of stewing steak but much smaller... here we go...
  11. B

    Arab League

    For curiosity reasons only. Why are the Arab Nations not leading in any attempt to prevent a massacre in Libya? Bill.
  12. tykatem

    Egypt Crisis Has Nine Arab Leaders Worried

    Egypt Crisis Has Nine Arab Leaders Worried (c) Sky News 2011 The protests in Tunisia and now Egypt have several Arab leaders concerned about the prospect of dissent spreading to their country. YEMEN President Ali Abdullah Saleh came to power in 1978. He rules over the poorest country in the...
  13. A

    Arab Evening in Side - 27th Sept 09 -

    One For The Road bar/restaurant in Side (just behind Akbank and Yapi Kredi by the big flag roundabout before ruins road to Old Town Side) which is run by Ken and Jan (English couple) are holding an Arabic Evening from 7pm on Sunday, 27th September 2009. Middle Eastern buffet, fancy dress...
  14. Mushtaq

    Turkey's "Brad Pitt" stirs wide Arab interest

    By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - With his blond hair, blue eyes and romantic gestures, Turkish actor Kivanc Tatlitug has captured the hearts of women across the Arab world, his fame creating a wave of regional interest in his homeland. Dubbed "the Middle East's Brad Pitt" by Turkey's...
  15. peter the postie

    Arab patience?

    I wonder how much patience City's new arab owners will have with Mark Hughes? Considering City are supposedly aiming for a way into the Champions league it seemed a strange decision to leave Steven Ireland AND Robinho out of a game that could pave way for one such route! The official line was...
  16. Mushtaq

    Bush shoe-ing worst Arab insult

    By Martin Asser BBC News Around the Arab world, if you want to escalate a situation, by saying for example "I'm going to thump you", add the words "with a shoe" and you're literally adding insult to injury, at least the threat of injury. It's that cultural significance that has added real...
  17. rafiki

    book: The personal experience of one woman, marrying an Arab Muslim

    Thinking of marrying into the Muslim faith? Read this book Before you do!!.. FATWA (living with a death threat) by Jacky Trevane. Any women thinking of marrying a Muslim should most definatly read this True story of a womans horrific life as the wife of a Muslim. An excellent book! I would be...
  18. merlin

    Arab investments grow in Turkey....

    Since the less-friendly atmosphere in the US and European Union following September 11, 2001, towards Arab investors, Turkey has since a jump in Arab capital in-flow this year. At the end of 2004, around 200 companies with Middle Eastern (ME) origin began operating in Turkey. A total of $42...
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