Desert Elixir: The Miraculous Powers of Camel Milk
LAYLA: Its healing properties have been known by residents of the Middle East for generations. But there is increasing scientific evidence of its power
Polio: The Latest Disaster to Befall Assad’s Syria
MICH CAFE: Prior to the civil war its prevalence in Syria was very low indeed but the conflict has seen a spike in polio in the country
Camel Milk Woes Rising on MERs Link
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudi Arabia is a great consumer of camel meat and milk. Both have seen a resurgence in the marketplace as ‘good, home-style foodstuffs’.
Syria’s ‘Florence Nightingales’: U.S Medics Go To Front
KIRAN ANSARI, CGNEWS: Tired of watching the horror unveil on television a group of American medics have decided to take direct action
Female Genital Mutilation: Still Major Issue in Oman
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The last time I raised this issue publicly the reaction was overwhelming but ‘woman with the incense burner’ still prowls hospitals in Dhofar
The ‘Insha’allah Attitude’ is Killing Oman’s Kids
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: I’m amazed at the attitude of the Salalah’s adults to their children’s safety. Once they’re out of diapers the kids are expected to look after themselves
Dutch ‘Abortion Ship’ Blocked By Moroccan Navy
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Up to 700 abortions are performed in Morocco per day, according to activists, even though the practice is illegal.
Healthcare in Saudi, the US and UK: Who does it Right?
STEVE ROYSTON: In one respect he is fortunate: Saudi has abundant resources to throw at these problems, unlike the US and the UK, where health services are competing for funds.
My 10-Point Plan To Rid Oman’s Roads of Carnage
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: Enforcement of rules is essential if the daily horror that occurs on Oman’s roads is to be minimised. Here are my suggestions.
Women’s Health in Morocco: Huge Advances Made
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: A number of international programmes combined with improved education have led to significant improvements for Moroccan women
Child Brides: Action Is Being Taken At Last
MICH CAFE: It’s an issue throughout the Arab world and beyond. Finally, it’s being addressed.
Red Cross Issues Urgent Appeal On Syria
NEWS FROM SYRIA: The Red Cross issued a rare political statement on Syria to highlight the critical situation facing citizens there.
The ‘Baby Dictators’: Throw Their Books Out
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: They’re full of contradictory advice which will only make you feel inept. Forget them.
Epidemic: More Than Half of Saudi Women ‘Overweight’
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Add a diet rich in fats and sugars to a lifestyle that actively discourages exercise and you end up with a catastrophic situation that’s only getting worse.
It’s Official: Morocco is Now Malaria-Free
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Bad news for mosquitoes is good news for residents and tourists. Malaria has finally been eradicated from Morocco.
‘Liquid Gold’ Threatened by Hollywood Stars’
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The many properties and benefits of Morocco’s Argan Oil have been known for a very long time but they’ve suddenly come to the attention of film stars and other celebrities. Good news?
Saudi Maternity: Good Business, Bad Medicine?
ABU MUHAMMED: I am told that some hospitals and clinics with birthing centers have good reputations in Saudi, but it only takes one to spoil the barrel…
The Urgent Need For Physical Education in Saudi
CROSSROADS ARABIA: With obesity at epidemic proportions it’s essential that the Ministry of Education launches comprehensive physical education programmes.