Articles from MARCH 2017

UAE: Sharjah prepares for take-off


Omran Properties, the Sharjah-based real estate joint venture backed by Mohamed Alabbar’s Emmar and Eagle Hills, has announced three new projects in the emirate worth a total of Dhs2.47bn ($672.4m). The company, which was established in 2016 with Sharjah Investment … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

OMAN to slash crude supplies to Asia


Oman will cut crude oil exports to Asia by 15 per cent to meet local demand, the Ministry of Oil and Gas said in Muscat. The supply cuts are expected to begin from June this year and will partly account for … Continue reading

Category: Business

UAE condemns escalation of illegal Israeli aggression against Palestinians of the Occupied Territories


By Pat Lancaster. The UAE has punched  a significant hole in the shameful wall of official silence surrounding Israeli expansionism.  At the UN in Geneva, its ambassador condemned the latest developments in Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement policy in the Occupied … Continue reading

Category: News and Views, Uncategorized

Syrian Rebels take control of ‘key’ IS base near Raqqa


US-backed Syrian rebels say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State group near its stronghold, Raqqa. Talal Sello, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said they had seized Tabqa airport from … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

EGYPT: Who will save the Copts?


The latest string of attacks in northern Sinai’s El Arish against Coptic Christians were indirect attempts by armed groups to undermine the government, according to Egyptian experts and analysts, quoted by Al Jazeera. Hundreds of Copts fled their homes last … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

Banksy’s new Bethlehem hotel offers the worst view in the world


The Walled Off hotel may sound utilitarian, even bleak. Its owner says it has “the worst view of any hotel in the world”, while its 10 rooms get just 25 minutes of direct sunlight a day. But, nestled against the controversial … Continue reading

Category: Travelog

Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad: London exhibition narrates overlooked stories

Ala Younis

 The Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad   exhibition focuses on female artists and architects who have contributed to the Iraqi capital city’s cultural landscape. There are two unique sculptures cum installations in white: one shows leading male architects outside an architectural … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

Syrian children suffer the horrors of savagery


Children in Syria are suffering from “toxic stress”, Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs