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Arabian Peninsula

My Desert Adventures: The Falcon and the Saudi Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.26.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

If you build it, a city like no other to rise out of the sands of the desert, they will come. Whenever I'm in Dubai, I discover something new that m...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

The UAE's High Stakes in Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.

Yemen Is No Place for Men, Women and Children

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Since the escalation of warfare on March 26, the United Nations recorded at least 6,221 civilian casualties with at least 1,950 civilians killed, and 4,271 wounded. Some 21 million people, about 80 percent of the population need some kind of assistance.

Hope and Progress in Oman

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

Ornithologists may have discovered a rare species of owl in Oman. But there's an even rarer breed of higher education exhilaration in this tiny nation, an excitement that is igniting a flame of hope and possibility in a world that so desperately needs it.

White House Holds High-Level Meeting Over Security Threat

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

(Updates with details about meeting, adds senior official, background) By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Pres...

Saving Yemen From Itself

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Although recent efforts made by the Saudi government to raise billions of dollars geared toward the development of Yemen is a welcome sign, there is little assurance that these funds will in fact stabilize the situation and save the country from itself, unless the money is delivered and invested wisely.

Officials: U.S. Building Secret Drone Bases In Africa, Arabian Peninsula

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Pen...

Midwest Girl Living in a Mid East World

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Sobel

Despite the fact I find the desert area outside of the beautiful seaside Corniche and cosmopolitan downtown rather dreary, I am having a love affair with Qatar.

Al Qaeda Plans For Israel War

The Daily Beast | Bruce Riedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The terror group's arm in Yemen is ordering jihadists across the region to ready themselves for a war "by the Jews against Iran" that will spread acro...

Yemeni Government Plans to Short-Circuit Broadcast/Online Media: Activists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to Yemeni sources, the government is strong-arming parliament to ram through the legislation to avoid any debate of the matter by journalists' unions, media representatives and civil society groups.

Iran: Airlines Must Say 'Persian Gulf' Or Face Airspace Ban

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Airlines must use the term 'Persian Gulf' rather than 'Arabian Gulf' to describe the body of water separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula, or face...

Arabia Felix 103: Despite Crippling Travails, Yemen Draws Eager Tourists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The inhospitable terrain, weather and occasional kidnapping of foreigners may keep the faint-hearted at bay, but itinerant archeologists, scholars and adventure seekers still flock to Arabia Felix.

Arabia Felix 101: Yemen in the Grips of Unrest

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yemen has mounted a tight security plan for the holy Moslem month of Ramadan starting this week in a bid to thwart any new terrorist attacks, the Yemen Times reported.

Arab Women Beginning To Crack The Glass Ceiling

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Noor Al-Fayez is the new deputy minister for women's education in Saudi Arabia, a country where women are still not allowed to drive a car.