Added on 10/09/2012
Actor , Aleppo , Artist , Bashar al-Assad , Cairo , Damascus , Edinburgh , Facebook , film producer , France , Free Syrian Army , Hollywood , London , Los Angeles , President , program director , Reuters , Robert de Niro , Social Media , Syria , Syrian National Council , United Kingdom , United States , William Hague
MICH CAFE: Orwa Nyrabia has been missing for almost three weeks. Pressure is mounting to find out where he is though it’s being led from outside the Arab world.
Added on 16/08/2012
Assad , Assad government , BBC , Citizen Journalism , Damascus , Foreign media , Homs , Internet connection , John F Kennedy , Journalist , Latakia , Mobile Phones , President , Reporters Without Borders , smartphone , Social Media , Syria , Tal al-Mallouhi , Twitter , US Federal Reserve
MICH CAFE: With traditional media officially locked out of Syria since the start of the revolution there in March 2011, citizen journalism has taken over the mantle, at a great cost.
Added on 12/07/2012
Congress , Electronic Frontier Foundation , free and open Internet , free press , Geneva , Hillary Clinton , Human Rights Council , Internet , Internet freedom , Internet users , Lebanon , Mich Cafe , Mobile Phones , Online activism , Secretary of State , Social Media , Twitter , United Nations , United Nations Human Rights Council , United States
MICH CAFE: The democratic freedoms enabled by access to the internet are under threat from a variety of sources.
Added on 27/06/2012
Dubai , Dubai Crime , Dubai Laws , Dubai police , Mobile Phones , Online media , UAE , United Arab Emirates
MICH CAFE: While reading a recent article on traffic offences a brainwave hit me – the offenders could play a key role in wiping out Dubai debt
Added on 14/06/2012
Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh , Africa , Bahrain , Bangladesh , Children , China , Dubai , Gulf News , Kuwait , New York , Niger , Saudi Arabia , South Asia , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United Nations , United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund , United Nations Population Fund , Women , Women's issues , Yemen
MICH CAFE: It’s an issue throughout the Arab world and beyond. Finally, it’s being addressed.
Added on 02/06/2012
Dubai , Dubai Municipality , New York , UAE
MICH CAFE: Whether it’s trash cans with prints of tulips or the vibrant arrangement of flowers along key areas Dubai’s done a great job in prettifying the city
Added on 20/03/2012
Arab Spring , Democracy , Egypt , Human Rights Watch , Iran , Middle East , The Wall Street Journal , Women , Women's issues
MICH CAFE: When Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi speaks it is always worth listening. She has been reflecting on what the Arab Spring means to women
Added on 04/03/2012
Baghdad , Basketball , Beijing Olympics , Brunei , Christoph Wilcke , Council of Senior Religious Scholars , Dubai , fencing , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Football , Human Rights Watch , International Olympic Committee , Jeddah , Lebanon , London , Mecca , Middle East , Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Noor al-Malki , Olympics , Palestinian Territories , Qatar , Reading , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Olympic Committee , Sport , Sporting Club , sprinter , Stamford Bridge , Tunis , Tunisia , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , Vicky , Women , Women's issues
MICH CAFE: Human Rights Watch have just published a report that highlights the deep discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia.
Added on 19/02/2012
Activist , DC , France , Gandhi , Gaza , Helena Cobban , Israel , Israeli military , Israeli Military Strength , Journalist , Khader Adnan , military commander , Palestine , Palestinian Legislative Council , Palestinian Territories , South Africa , U.S. government , United Kingdom , United States , Washington , West Bank
MICH CAFE: He has been fasting for more than nine weeks so the opportunity to avert disaster is ebbing by the hour.
Added on 10/01/2012
Dubai , Facebook , Haya Bint Al , Haya Bint Al Hussein , Jordan , Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum , princess , Sheikha Al Jalila , Social Media , Twitter , UAE , United Arab Emirates , Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
MICH CAFE: Facebook and Twitter, it appears, have taken over from newspapers in a key area of life. The recent arrival of a Royal baby in Dubai underlines this fact.
Added on 12/12/2011
Catholic Church , Christianity , Christmas , Damascus , Deir Mar Musa , Lebanon , Life , Mediterranean , Middle East , Paolo Dall’Oglio , Protests , Red Crescent , Red Cross , Rome , Syria , Syrian Desert , Syrian government
MICH CAFE: A fortnight ago, Fr. Paolo posted a Christmas message on the monastery’s web site. The message did not go down well in Damascus.
Added on 03/11/2011
Adam and Eve , Arafat , Eid , Hajj , Mecca
MICH CAFE: As Nada’s sister joins the more than 1,222,474 pilgrims in Mecca (as at October 26), I wish all readers a blessed Eid al-Adha…
Added on 12/08/2011
Abu Bakr , Abu Dhabi , AED , Al Habtoor Group , Bangladesh , Blue Mosque , Dubai , Germany , Islam , Istanbul , London , Mecca , Ramadan , Tunis , Tunisia , Vicky
I heard ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan saying, when people argued too much about
his intention to reconstruct the mosque of Allah’s Apostle, “You have talked too much.
I heard the Prophet saying, ‘Whoever built a mosque, Allah would build for him a similar place in Paradise’.”
MICH CAFE: The closer you get, the more splendid the mosque looks. The size is breathtaking and I had difficulty getting the four 60-meter-high minarets in one frame.
Added on 07/08/2011
Bahrain , Dubai , Facebook , Google+ , Iftar , London , Middle East , Online community , Ramadan , Satellite TV , Saudi Arabia , search results , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
MICH CAFE: No-one seems to know how it has happened but a modest, cordial drink from a small village in England is a firm Ramadan favourite.
Added on 26/07/2011
Beirut , Energy , Lebanon , Mediterranean , Mount , Mount Lebanon , Sporting Club , Tripoli
MICH CAFE: Many places were out of bounds during the Civil War so it came as an enormous pleasure to wander freely during my recent trip.
Added on 17/06/2011
Art , Barcelona , Beirut , Henry Moore , Lebanon , New York , painter , Prime Minister , Rafik Hariri , Sculptor , Spain , Summer Olympics
MICHE CAFE: I love these huge figures. They make you stop, think… And the idea of public works of art, open for all to see and appreciate, or disparage – is brilliant.
Added on 27/04/2011
AED , Beirut , Dubai , Egypt , Lebanon , United Arab Emirates
MICH CAFE: It works for pizza, why not for shisha? An enterprising Beirut businessman spotted a gap in the market and has a Vespa equipped staff to fill it.
Added on 07/04/2011
Amman , Dubai , Fifa World Cup , Haya Bint Al , Haya Bint Al Hussein , Jordan , princess , Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Sheikha Al Jalila , United Arab Emirates
MICH CAFE: I saw Sheikh Mohammed holding Sheikha Al Jalila on the night of the Dubai World Cup. It immediately reminded me of the 1978 photo of her mother in the arms of her uncle.
Added on 13/03/2011
America , American University of Beirut , Beirut , Damascus , Europe , F. Najia , Istanbul , Lebanon , Mich Cafe , Middle East , midwife , Pennsylvania , President , Prime Minister , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United States , University of Pennsylvania , Women
MICH CAFE, F. NAJIA: The Lebanese woman’s journey from “the age of the veil” to the relative freedom of “the age of the bikini” was a fairly quick one, but the path to ‘freedom’ was paved not by “circumstances” alone.
Added on 24/02/2011
blog site , Censorship , Damascus , F. Najia , Middle East , Syria , Tal al-Mallouhi , Tunisia , United States
MICH CAFE, F.NAJIA: Syrian Military Security this week arrested another native blogger, Ahmad Abul-Khair, on his way back to Damascus from the coastal city of Banias.