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Arabian Nights and Arabic Novels

Arabian Nights and Arabic Novels

One Thousand and One Nights is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English-language edition (c. 1706 – c. 1721), which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment, and where the most famous Arabic prose of tales was created. In some aspects, we could consider that these Arabian Nights tales are the […]

Spies & Journalists, the Thin Line Tightened between Media and Security

Spies & Journalists, the Thin Line Tightened between Media and Security

“23-year-old Zubeida is one of 1,500 Egyptians who vanished from the streets in what human rights campaigners call enforced disappearances. Zubeida’s mother spoke to Orla Guerin (BBC correspondent in Cairo) about the torture her daughter was subjected to at the hands of the police”. This was what BBC Newsnight tweeted mid-February, to reveal what they […]

40 Years of Fake Peace and Illusion Wars

40 Years of Fake Peace and Illusion Wars

On 9 November 1977, late Egyptian President Sadat (born December 25,1918, assassinated October 6, 1981), startled the world by announcing to his parliament his intention to visit Jerusalem and speak before the Knesset (the unicameral national legislature of Israel), seeking genuine peace. The initiative was prepared by the US political kitchen, and shortly afterward, the […]

Dubai vs Gwadar: The New World Economy War

Dubai vs Gwadar: The New World Economy War

  Major industrial infrastructure investments launched by the UAE government are expected to push expenditure. According to a report published by the Dubai-based Arabic Language Al-Bayan newspaper, the Dubai economy will remain the least vulnerable to future economic crises due to current investments made in the build-up to Expo 2020. Current real estate and tourism […]

The Political Domino Effect in the Middle East

The Political Domino Effect in the Middle East

The military occupation of the British, the French, and the Soviets departed from many parts of the Middle East during and after World War II, while Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle Eastern states on the Arabian Peninsula  generally remained unaffected by World War II. However, after the war, the following Middle Eastern states had […]

The Diplomat’s Wife who stole Middle Eastern Treasures

The Diplomat’s Wife who stole Middle Eastern Treasures

Egyptian researcher of Egypt’s Heritage Taskforce Monica Hanna has uncovered the worst case of illegal pirating by Australian citizen Joan Howard, wife of Keith Howard who served as the Australian diplomat for the United Nations in 1967. In her open letter to H.E. Neil Hawkins (Ambassador of Australia to Egypt) Monica Hanna wrote about Joan […]

Why Do Dictators Kill Cartoonists?

Why Do Dictators Kill Cartoonists?

Naji al-Ali was the most significant cartoonist in the Arab world; his works have been published in almost every publication of Arab media, but thirty years ago, he was gunned down on the streets of London—where he had fled to from Kuwait three years earlier upon receiving death threats. The unknown killers were never arrested, […]

The Two Middle Easts!

The Two Middle Easts!

The term “Middle East” used to combine two different regions both inhabited by Arabs: Egypt and North Africa countries along with Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Yemen, on the one hand, and the rest of the Arabian Peninsula states: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE on the other. Differentiating the two groups of countries […]

Qatar Crisis: How Media Can Start Wars and End a State

Qatar Crisis: How Media Can Start Wars and End a State

It was unexpected, but it happened. A member of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is being harshly punished by neighbors and members in the same Arab league. According to the Arabic calendar, the tenth day of Ramadhan reminds Arabs of their victory over Israel’s occupant troops in Sinai (Egypt) and […]

Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye

Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye

As expected and wished by millions of Korean citizens, the Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye from office on charges of corruption and abuse of power. After the voting of the Constitutional Court, Park become the first South Korean president to lose office through parliamentary impeachment. The situation my not […]

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