| Jun 17, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Women are being urged to get behind the wheel Sunday in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to defy its driving ban. The protesters plan to hit the road more than a year after a Saudi woman sparked an uproar by sharing a video of herself driving online, spurring her...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:40 PM
As Israel ramped up its threat to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons cache, Syria’s embattled government said Monday that its weapons were secure and they would not use them -- unless provoked by an outside attack....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Black Iris, 360East, and 7iber are names that may not be familiar to U.S audiences, but for the Jordanian online community they represent websites and blogs with the online presence of Daily Kos or the Huffington Post. Although the websites' purposes...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Egypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
| Dec 25, 2011
Women in Saudi Arabia won a small but promising victory this year. No, they aren't being allowed to drive; that's still forbidden. Most of the time, they still can't work, travel or even open bank accounts without the approval of a male guardian. But they...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 11:28 AM
And the news cycles keep hitting the collective windshield like a meteor belt. One minute it's Charlie Sheen wetly exploding across the screen, then Japan, then we're dropping bombs on Libya ... the hits just keep on coming.
I found a prophetic quote...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 5:01 AM
(Reuters) - Close U.S ally Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday asked his former ex-military adviser Marouf Bakhit to form a new cabinet, an official said.
The official said the monarch officially accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai, a...
| Feb 20, 2011
| 9:30 PM
LONDON, England -- Forget Willy Wonka's golden tickets. For Britain's great and good, there's only one envelope that matters -- and the British royal family has revealed that they're in the post.
The marriage of Kate Middleton to England's Prince...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Saudi Arabia named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz to be crown prince Monday, the state news agency reported, putting him next in line to the throne of the oil-rich kingdom.
His appointment comes a day after burial services for Crown Prince Nayef bin...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 2:27 PM
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Defence Minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, seen as more moderate than his hawkish brother Crown Prince Nayef who died on Saturday, is likely to be anointed heir to the throne of the world's top oil exporter....
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:38 PM
A crackdown on pro-democracy protests is isolating Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, with each passing day.
Syria has now been suspended from the Arab league and Jordan’s King Abdullah told a British network al-Assad should step down....
| May 19, 2011
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States will support efforts for reform across the Middle East and North Africa, including "transitions toward democracy," President Barack Obama said Thursday in what the White House billed as a major speech laying out U.S. policy...