Added on 02/01/2013
Editor, MEP Australia , Dubai , London , New Year's Day , Sydney , Video , Videos
VIDEO: Spectacular fireworks exploded over Sydney in a blaze of light and colour as the city kicked off a wave of global celebrations from Dubai to London.
Added on 29/12/2012
Jonathan Cook Avigdor Lieberman , Christians , Christmas , Gaza , Haaretz , Haifa , Israel , Israeli government , Nazareth , New Year's Day , Palestine , Shimon Gapso , Soviet Union , Tel Aviv
JONATHAN COOK: A heavy hand is being applied to those hotels and hostelries in Nazareth that seek to make Christian residents and visitors welcome
Added on 29/12/2012
Steve Royston Adel Fakieh , Ahmed Al-Omran , Bahrain , Crown Prince , Egypt , Energy , Iran , Israel , Journalist , Literature , Middle East , Mohammed Mursi , New Year's Day , news site , Olympics , Retail , Riyadh Bureau , Robin Barrett , Sarah Attar , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Syria , Wojdan Shaherkani
STEVE ROYSTON: It’s by no means scientific or representative but here are the people and special moments that resonated with me this year
Added on 23/10/2012
Abu Muhammed Hajj , Indonesia , Islam , Jeddah , King Saud University , Mecca , New Year's Day , Saudi Arabia , Yemen
ABU MOHAMMED: There will always be some little detail from your first Hajj that will stay with you as the years roll by.
Added on 15/10/2012
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Children , New Year's Day , Taliban , United Nations
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Last Thursday was the first International Day of the Girl Child. It made me focus on my own particular role as a mother.
Added on 22/02/2012
Rania Al Malky Alexandria , Christians , Egypt , Freedom and Justice Party , Justice Party , MP , Muslim Brotherhood , New Year's Day , Orthodox Catholic Church , Salafi Al-Nour Party , United States
RANIA AL MALKY: Muslim residents attacked the home and shops of Coptic tailor, Murad Girgis following a relationship between him and a Muslim woman.
Added on 05/01/2012
David Roberts Afghanistan , America , Christmas , Emir , Europe , Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani , Hizballah , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , New Year's Day , Obama , Obama administration , Oil , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Strait of Hormuz , Tehran , United Arab Emirates , United States
DAVID ROBERTS: It appears that both the United States and Iran’s domestic political requirements have spun the region into a dangerous spiral.
Added on 04/01/2012
Steve Royston Happy New Year , Middle East , New year , New Year's Day , Oxford , Saudi Arabia
STEVE ROYSTON: I thought of the Q-less dictionary as words rattled round my head to describe my golf game, and prospects for the world in 2012…
Added on 01/01/2012
Tabsir China , Congo , Europe , Germany , New Year's Day , Philippines , South Africa
DANIEL M. VARISCO: It’s a curious tradition and one worth burying, in my humble opinion – the bore that is the New Year’s Resolution.
Added on 31/12/2011
Rania Al Malky Abdel Moneim , Adel Emara , Cairo , Cairo Criminal Court , Daily News Egypt , Egypt , Habib El-Adly , Hisham Mubarak Law Center , Hosni Mubarak , Human Rights Watch , Mubarak , New Year's Day , Rania Al Malky , SCAF , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Tahrir Square
RANIA AL MALKY: Over the past two weeks, SCAF has turned this cause for celebration to a potential apocalypse, casting a dark shadow of fear…
Added on 23/12/2011
Rob L. Wagner Big Adventure , Christianity , Christians , Christmas , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Eid Al- Fitr , Eid Al-Adha , Expatriates , Food and Drink , Information Technology , Jeddah , Jesus Christ , Massachusetts , New Year's Day , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , United Kingdom , United States
ROB L. WAGNER: If you’re subtle you can enjoy a surprisingly festive Christmas in the Kingdom. Many Saudis also quietly acknowledge Christian friends’ celebration.
Added on 02/11/2011
Common Ground News Service Alexandria , Coptic Church , Copts , Egypt , Manar Ammar , New Year's Day , southern Egypt
MANAR AMMAR, CGNEWS: The meeting between Mohamed Tantawy and Coptic Pope Shenouda III heralds positive change. Engagement is required.
Added on 28/10/2011
thehedonista Abu Dhabi , Al Hamra , Al-Hijrah , Amman , Beirut , Blue Mosque , Christmas , Cyprus , Damascus , Dubai , Dubai Mall , Easter , Eid , Eid Al- Fitr , Eid Al-Adha , Food and Drink , India , Islamic New Year , Istanbul , Kerala , Muscat , New Year's Day , Oman , Photos , Sofia , Sri Lanka , Tunis , UAE's National Day , Umbria , United Arab Emirates
THE HEDONISTA: Eid al Adha has been my favourite – the last few years it has fallen far enough out of summer it occurs with the change of season.
Added on 03/09/2011
David Westley Abraaj Capital , Al Adha , Algeria , Army , Dubai , Eastern Europe , Egypt , Eid Al- Fitr , Eid Al-Adha , European Union , Libya , Middle East , New Year's Day , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Qatar , Ramadan , The Maghreb , United Arab Emirates , Youth Movement
DAVID WESTLEY: This year, the return to ‘normality’ will be significantly harder to achieve for those countries that have gone through their Arab spring; the pathway to success is still far from clear.
Added on 18/05/2011
Common Ground News Service Alexandria , Cairo , Christmas , Egypt , H.A. Hellyer , Institute for Social Policy and Understanding , Muslim Brotherhood , New Year's Day , Tahrir Square , UN Court , University of Warwick , www.hahellyer.com
H.A HELLYER, CGNEWS: The spirit of solidarity that was displayed by Copts and Muslims in Tahrir Square is embedded deep in Egyptian society.
Added on 27/03/2011
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Bahrain , Democracy , Egypt , Japan , Libya , Middle East , New Orleans , New Year's Day , policeman , Reuters , Syria , Tunisia , Twitter , Yemen
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMMED: Dictators are particularly sensitive to the corrosive effects of humour. They’ve always taken it very seriously indeed…
Added on 11/01/2011
M.-Lynx-Qualey Al Aswany , Al Masry Al Youm , Alaa al-Aswany , Alexandria , Bahaa Taher , Copts , Egypt , Galal Amin , New Year's Day , Satellite channels , Youssef Ziedan
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Egypt’s three leading contemporary novelists reflect on the origins, significance and consequences of the recent bomb attack on a Coptic church in Alexandria.
Added on 09/01/2011
David Roberts FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Football , Germany , Italy , Japan , Mexico , New Year's Day , President , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Russia , Sepp Blatter , South Africa , United Kingdom
DAVID ROBERTS: So Sepp Blatter has begun the softening up for the first ever Winter World Cup. It makes sense, you know….
Added on 05/01/2011
Osama Al Sharif Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Alexandria , Baghdad , Condoleezza Rice , Coptic Church , Copts , Egypt , Egyptian government , Iran , Iraq , Islam , Israel , Lebanon , Middle East , New Year's Day , Pakistan , policeman , Reuters , Secretary of State , Somalia , Sudan , Terrorism , UN Court , United States , Washington , Yemen
OSAMA AL SHARIF: Christians are not the only victims of sectarian terror: Mosques, shrines, religious parades have been targeted indiscriminately, affecting Sunnis, Shias and other sects…
Added on 04/01/2011
Alexander McNabb Android , Broadband , Etisalat , Google+ , Happy New Year , mobile Internet , New Year's Day , Nokia , Operating system
ALEXANDER MCNABB: My plan? What plan? It was called ‘Mubashir’ because nobody knew what 3G was (“I don’t understand what 3G is!” “No problem, take this! It’s called Mubashir!” “What is it?” “3G”).