FASHION FOR TURKISH WOMEN IS ON THE UP

A year after its launch, last June, Ala, the first fashion publication for conservative Muslim women,…

IS LEBANON ON THE BRINK OF BEDLAM ?

This time around, Syria is concerned that its control of Lebanon is slipping again, with anti-Syrian…

VISA PROCEDURES ON THE AGENDA

Leaders of the Travel & Tourism industry who attended the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC)…

STREET CHILDREN OF AFGHANISTAN

The West spends thousands of dollars to protect its property and personnel in Afghanistan. Barriers, concrete…

EGYPTIAN ELECTIONS

There are bound to be teething troubles

THREE VIEWS OF OMAN

Oman is amongst the most stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents…

COVER STORY

Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani (Businesswoman-banking and finance and women's rights activist)

THE DARK SIDE OF THE ARAB SPRING

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's latter day Pharaoh, forced to relinquish power on 11th February 2011, is facing…

A MAGHREBI TINDERBOX

The Tuareg are fabled desert warriors known as "the blue men" because of the distinctive colour…

BOUTIQUE HOTELS

From Marrakech to Beirut : A look at the growing trend of small boutique hotels as…