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From Ahram Online, discussing Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) with Israel: On 9 December, 2004, a report that was published on the Muslim Brotherhood’s website Ikhwan Online titled: “Muslim Brotherhood MPs: QIZ threatens Egypt’s security”, sa [read more] [get feed]

You feel it on your arms, the back of your neck, the bridge of your nose. The warm ticklish sensation of the heat, of the sun, of the warmth. It’s hot and beautiful, it fills up your soul. Up. Up. Up. Some people are like the sun. You might not know [read more] [get feed]

These two videos are made by Ali Zaraket, Yehya Jaber, and Hussein Ghourayyeb. [read more] [get feed]

This is this second part of the "A series of Unfortunate events" in Egypt. We are starting the week with another disaster. There is a fire now in G [read more] [get feed]

Since the beginning of France’s intervention in northern Mali (Operation SERVAL), users of the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum have posted continuous news updates on the situation in northern Mali. During much of 2012, forum users have seen Mali as an unqualifi [read more] [get feed]

So, after quite a long wait, Jordanian band Jadal are coming back on the 29th with a new album. Today, they released the first single, “ElMakina”. I have a long history with Jadal, starting with when I first saw them play live at Champions in [read more] [get feed]

       According to an edict from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, effective 10 December, expatriate organizations and associations are banned from the Kingdom. Right now this news is raising more questions than answers. The statement notified foreig [read more] [get feed]

بقلم: مجيد الكفائي لم يكن يحلم…. كان يسمع صوتها… كانت قريبة من منضدته… امرأة متوسطة الطول بيضاء أنيقة ترتدي ثيابا وردية اللون صوتها فيه نغم دافئ وعيونها سوداء جميلة يفيض منهما الحب والحنان. نظر إليه [read more] [get feed]

الصورة بعدسة حسام دعنة يجتمع متقاعدو السلط في ساحة العين وسط المدينة حيث يمضون ساعات طويلة من نهارهم في لعب لعبة المنقلة وتجاذب أطراف الحديث. خلال رحلة لقاءات حبر التصويرية إلى السلط مؤخراً شاركونا بعضاً من قصصهم وذكرياتهم. استمعوا إلى مقتطفات منها. [read more] [get feed]

Goodness isn’t about the advertising campaign or how expensive a skincare product is, but often, our capitalist society makes you forget that. That’s why this post is about Nivea: simple, thick, creamy Nivea, which makes amazing products that [read more] [get feed]

For the People, By the People is a collection of stories from Muslim people and about human lives collected and edited by author Sabah Hadi.  In addition to this book having a wide and varied collection of stories from men and women of the Muslim faith, i [read more] [get feed]

 تناول الجزء الأول من هذا المقال قضايا المشكلات الأسرية في بلدان الابتعاث وأسبابها، كما عرض توجيهات وزارة التعليم العالي للطلبة بعدم اللجوء إلى السلطات الأجنبية، وأن القيام بذلك قد يعرض بعثتهم للإيقاف. في هذا المقال نستكمل الحديث عن هذا الموضوع لمعرفة الإ [read more] [get feed]

بقلم تيسير الكلوب في الثامن من كانون الأول، عهد الملك عبد الله إلى رئيس الوزراء عبد الله النسور برئاسة لجنة ملكية لتعزيز منظومة النزاهة. تضاف هذه اللجنة إلى الرصيد السابق من اللجان التي تشكلت ضمن توجيهات ملكية سامية، يذكر منها، على سبيل المثال لا الحصر، ل [read more] [get feed]

China Kitchen is another Chinese restaurant recommended by my readers to try out. They had an outdoor seating area and since the weather was good thats where I ended up sitting. When I got the menu I found it slightly confusing at first because they have [read more] [get feed]

For those of you who are interested in mixed martial arts, an event called “First Blood” will be held at Mocenpick Hotel on December 15th, in which fighters from Russia, Canada, and Lebanon will be competing. Tickets can be purchased from Virg [read more] [get feed]

As a huge El Morabba3 fan, November was really good to me: two unplugged gigs and one regular show make Roba a very happy woman (with a sore throat from too much cheering). Here’s a peek into their Canvas gig that we went to on the 21st, where the a [read more] [get feed]

At the first glance, the newly announced Lebanese iTunes store is destined to fail. Think of it for a moment: Who in their right mind in Lebanon will buy a song online when the illegal market for music in Lebanon is so rampant and copyright law-enforcemen [read more] [get feed]

‘Inside the Middle East’ meets chop shop owner Hussain Salmeen, who builds and customizes bikes in Kuwait. I’ve seen their bikes in person before and their customization is pretty extreme. [Link] Thanks Andrew nam [read more] [get feed]

From my recent article on Christianity Today: Addressing the nation in a televised interview Thursday, President Mohamed Morsi welcomed the sudden completion of Egypt’s draft constitution after months of gridlock. Amid public outcry against his deci [read more] [get feed]

[YouTube] Manchester United are going to be holding their #IAMUNITED fans party in Kuwait this coming December 9th. The party will feature a live broadcast of the biggest game of the season between Manchester United and Manchester City. This is a pretty b [read more] [get feed] [read more] [get feed]

We were silent,still,sitting on thoserusty ironrods. Therest of herregretswere dying, far offin the distance. [read more] [get feed]

بقلم: ياسمين وجيه أبو نصارلحظة صمت، اغمضت عيني وفُتح الباب وشعرت بأحدٍ يقترب من سريري ، ومن بعدها لم اشعر بشيء الا بامي تيقظني صباحاً حتى اذهب للمركز. نهضت مسرعة وفزعة وانتظرت ام [read more] [get feed]

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7iber | Oct 20 - 10:56 GMT

كاليغرافيتي في عمّان | Calligraffiti in Amman

فيديو محمد حجازي، صور حسام دعنة By Mohammad Hijazi and Hussam Da’na مخرجًا فن الخط العربي من الكت... [read more] [get feed]

2:48 AM [The B-Sides] | Oct 20 - 10:07 GMT

Ebola in Kuwait?

According to, three men of African origin that were being held at the Rumaythia Po... [read more] [get feed]

2:48 AM [The B-Sides] | Oct 20 - 09:05 GMT

Save The Kuwait Bookshops

As a kid growing up in Kuwait in the 80s I used to pass by Muthana Complex in Kuwait City all the... [read more] [get feed]

Joesbox | Oct 19 - 16:53 GMT


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A Sense of Belonging | Oct 19 - 14:26 GMT

Do Egyptians Support ISIS? How about the Brotherhood?

Estimates say the number of Egyptian recruits in ISIS equal 8,000, perhaps 20-30 percent of their... [read more] [get feed]

7iber | Oct 19 - 12:02 GMT

Ballet, Films, Exhibitions and More in Amman This Week

This week, the Jordanian version of the classical ballet “Coppélia” makes its debut on the main t... [read more] [get feed]

7iber | Oct 19 - 10:58 GMT

باليه، أفلام، ومعارض فنية في عمّان هذا الأسبوع

أسبوع خريفي ماطر يشهد عدة أنشطة ثقافية وفنية في عمّان. فعلى خشبة المسرح الرئيس في المركز الثقافي ... [read more] [get feed]

2:48 AM [The B-Sides] | Oct 19 - 09:29 GMT

Life with the Vespa – Part 1

Every now and then I’m going to post a series of posts on life with my Vespa. It’s so... [read more] [get feed]

2:48 AM [The B-Sides] | Oct 19 - 07:41 GMT

Kuwait didn’t look like Kuwait

While flipping through the photos I brought back home from KOC I found these three which I loved ... [read more] [get feed]

2:48 AM [The B-Sides] | Oct 19 - 07:33 GMT

One fight and you’re out

In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry’s director of public relations and moral guidance Brigadi... [read more] [get feed]

Egyptian Chronicles | Oct 18 - 21:23 GMT

When a former Egyptian Police officer joins IS

It all started when I logging in to twitter this afternoon, I saw this tweet retweeted by journal... [read more] [get feed]

وسع خيالك | Oct 18 - 16:02 GMT

مقبرة الموسيكا #فصل جديد من استخدام الحياة

لا أحد يَصفُ ما يحدث الآن بأنه فوضى. يستخدمون مصطلحات وتعبيرات متنوعة في شكلها لكن جوهرها إيجابي ... [read more] [get feed]

Egyptian Chronicles | Oct 18 - 13:16 GMT

Egyptian restoration style

I am not an expert in restoration or renovation of old monuments but I think I have eyes to see t... [read more] [get feed]

Abu Aardvark | Oct 17 - 23:21 GMT

The Black-Market Battleground

Degrading and destroying ISIS could take place in the halls of Sotheby's, not the Pentagon. [read more] [get feed]

Abu Aardvark | Oct 17 - 22:29 GMT

The World This Week in Photos

Protests in St. Louis; a pilgrimage in Peru; and the funeral of a Kurdish fighter. [read more] [get feed]

Abu Aardvark | Oct 17 - 22:25 GMT

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world. [read more] [get feed]

Abu Aardvark | Oct 17 - 20:54 GMT

'If We Lose This, We Lose Everything'

After thousands of pro-democracy protesters clash with police, compromise in Hong Kong looks incr... [read more] [get feed]

Abu Aardvark | Oct 17 - 20:31 GMT

K Is for Kim Jong Un

Suki Kim's memoir about teaching in an elite North Korean school run by evangelical missionaries ... [read more] [get feed]

Abu Aardvark | Oct 17 - 20:31 GMT

K Is for Kim Jong Un

Suki Kim's memoir about teaching in an elite North Korean school run by evangelical missionaries ... [read more] [get feed]

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