In a clear sign that the blockade has failed to have any adverse effect on normal life in the country, both the wholesale and retail sections at the central fruit and vegetable market in Abu Hamour are packed with fresh produce of different varieties. These items are coming by …Read More »
The Qatar Fund for Development (QFD) has announced start of the third phase of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa City, the biggest residential project in Khan Yunis governorate in southern Gaza Strip. Some 700 apartments at a total cost of $43mn will be constructed in the third …Read More »
Six weeks into the punitive Saudi-led blockade of the tiny nation of Qatar, there are already signs it is backfiring for the perpetrators – an unsurprising fact in light of the many historical precedents of blockades and sanctions regimes in the region. After Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and annexed Kuwait …Read More »
A new ‘taboo-breaking’ book aimed at providing halal and somewhat candid sex advice for Muslim women has hit the shelves. ‘The Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex’ was published by an anonymous female Muslim psychologist last week, who used an alias in an attempt to prevent direct …Read More »
A government official in Qatar said on Wednesday that the four Arab countries blockading it have acted dangerously and in a “disorganised manner” after apparently changing their demands. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain said Tuesday that Qatar should commit to six principles on combatting “terrorism” and negotiate a plan to …Read More »
Mohammed bin Nayef, the 57-year-old nephew of the Saudi king, was until recently a powerful figure in the royal court as heir to the throne. But the prince was summoned to a palace in Mecca one night in June, where he was held against his will and pressured until dawn …Read More »
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar on June 5 and imposed a land, air and sea blockade on the country. The quartet accused Qatar of funding “terrorism”, an accusation Qatar rejects as “baseless”. The state department also said that individuals and “entities” in Saudi Arabia had …Read More »
A court in Tunisia has banned Wonder Woman, a US film starring a former soldier with the Israeli army, more than a month after it was scheduled to open at cinemas, a legal source said. The film was due to be screened at two venues in Tunis in early June, but the …Read More »
The 40-year-old bride leaves an empty seat for her dead son. But when she sees who shows up at the ceremony, can’t hold back her emotions.
Two years ago, Becky Turney from Alaska experienced the worst day of her life when her son Triston died, aged just 19. But despite the pain, Becky had no choice but to carry on with her life. Two years after her son’s death, she married the man of her dreams, Kelly …Read More »
They screw plastic bottles to a piece of cardboard and hang it in the window. The air flows differently now.
In a lot of places around the world people don’t have access to some of the luxuries we take for granted: electricity, internet, running water, or even regular supplies of food and clean water.Add to that the unbearable heat of summer temperatures in places like India and half the population …Read More »