Berlin vows to finally crack down on Arab criminal gangs that have plagued city for DECADES

Seized by fears of being labeled xenophobic, Berlin officials have allowed a parallel world to emerge in Germany’s capital – one inhabited by criminal gangs of Middle Eastern origin. But is it too late for a crackdown? After years of inaction, Berlin law enforcement authorities are finally taking the growing issue of migrant gangs seriously. […]

Her Arab Twist on Iconic Western Art Is … Candy Wrappers

On first glance, Ghada al-Rabea comes off as orthodox and austere. The 40-year-old Saudi artist dresses from head to toe in an abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, and masks her entire face save the area around her kohl-lined eyes with a niqab. But one look at her paintings, crafted meticulously with candy and chocolate wrappers, […]

Arab coalition forces enter airport in port city of Hodeidah – Yemen military media

Arab coalition forces have entered the airport of Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, the media office of the Yemeni military allied with the Saudi-led coalition confirmed on Twitter. “Army forces backed by the resistance and the Arab alliance freed Hodeidah international airport from the grip of coalition of the Houthi militia,” the statement said. […]

Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan: Arab occupational force – and Arabs will pay for it

Washington reportedly wants Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar to replace the US in terms of troop deployments and funding in “stabilizing northeastern Syria,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The US currently has two major points of military presence on the ground in Syria: one on the border with Jordan in the south and […]

Reported death of Libya strongman sends shockwaves through Arab world

Unconfirmed reports that General Khalifa Haftar, a key figure in Libya’s political landscape, has died in Paris hospital are fueling speculation about the country’s future. Haftar had suffered a stroke earlier this week. Haftar, 74, was reportedly admitted to hospital in France in serious condition. His office denied the reports by outlets such as Le […]

Lebanon urges Arab League to sanction US over Jerusalem decision

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:47 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:59 Arab League nations should pressure the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Lebanon’s foreign minister told a gathering in Cairo, which condemned the move as “dangerous and unacceptable.” “Pre-emptive measures (must be) taken against the decision, […]

‘Jerusalem is like a wife, you can’t share it’ – Israeli debates Arab on RT

With Jerusalem home to important Muslim sites it’s not enough to make it the Palestinian capital, says retired colonel Reuven Berko. Trump and Netanyahu are using Arab world turmoil to make Jerusalem the Israeli capital, argues lecturer Ahmed al-Burai. US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Washington will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of […]

Saudi-led ‘Arab NATO’ declares total war on terrorism, not particular ‘country or sect’

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman has vowed to “wipe” terrorists from the “face of the earth” using resources available to the Islamic Military Alliance, a so-called ‘Arab NATO’ which claims to be targeting a “faceless enemy,” rather than any particular “sect” or “country.” Formed in 2015 by then-deputy Crown Prince and defense minister of Saudi […]

NY Times hails ‘Arab Spring’ in Saudi Arabia, world goes ‘Huh?’

A gushing profile of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in which New York Times star columnist Thomas Friedman praised him as the architect of the country’s “Arab Spring,” intent on moderating Islam and fighting corruption, has attracted quite a backlash. During Friedman’s visit to Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman – or “M.B.S.” as the […]