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Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At 78

AP | MITCH STACY and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsens...

Lucia Topalian: Running An Art Oasis in Kuwait

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention Kuwait and you elicit talk of oil wealth, desert sands, and Iraq's invasion of the emirate in 1990. Interestingly, it's been a center for art and culture since before the aggression.

U.S. Embassies In 7 Countries Warn Of Possible Attacks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucasus are warning of possible anti-American protes...

Abdulaziz Sadeq Spearheads Kuwait's National Youth Project Media Campaign

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.

Court Dissolves Kuwait's Parliament

AP | HUSSAIN AL-QATARI | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's constitutional court further complicated the country's chaotic political situation on Wednesday, ruling the parliament wa...

Kuwaiti Tweeps Jailed for Religious Offenses

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Two Muslim Kuwaiti tweeps -- one Sunni, one Shiite -- were handed jail sentences for what the courts considered highly offensive language, since their tweets were sectarian in nature.

Tweeter Sentenced To A Decade In Prison For 'Blasphemy'

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A defense lawyer in Kuwait says a court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for Twitter posts deemed insulting to Islam and...

Transforming Pain Into Purpose

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Dilara Hafiz

Hanouf Aljuhail is not your typical Kuwaiti woman. In fact, she defies the stereotype of a well-to-do woman who can live a life of luxury and leisure because she has chosen to fill her every waking moment with her passion.

Honor Sacrifice by Supporting Vets

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. We must remember them, as a nation, through a commitment to treat our living veterans as well as they have treated us.

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

NSFW: Playboy Twitter Campaign Is A Strip Tease (Video)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

To all the companies struggling to build their social media presence, here's a tip from Playboy: Men will tweet to see boobs. The famed men's maga...

Racing Backwards Into The Future: Saudi Arabia And Kuwait

John L. Esposito | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
John L. Esposito

Regrettably, recent religious decisions in both countries are unfortunate reminders about the hurdles and pitfalls in the implementation of religious reform.

"Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" Reports on Current, Future Regional Trends

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's become an annual must read to take the pulse of where they are, but this year's edition of "Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" (AMO) goes further to s...

Kuwait Makes Move Towards Radical Blasphemy Law

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion

KUWAIT, April 12 (Reuters) - Kuwaiti lawmakers voted in favour of a legal amendment on Thursday which could make insulting God and the Prophet Moham...

Man's Tweets About Muhammad End In Arrest

Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

A man was arrested in Kuwait Tuesday for allegedly Tweeting negative remarks regarding the Prophet Muhammad. The man, identified as Hamad Al-Naqi ...

Borat 'National Anthem' Played For Kazakstan Athletes

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

Wo-wo-wee-wah! Kazakh athletes were left enraged after a parody of their national anthem from the spoof film "Borat" was played for a gold medallist a...

Iran Tries Brotherly Love in the Persian Gulf Oil Game

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

With Kuwait allied with the United States and working more closely with Iran's long-time rivals in Riyadh, it's unlikely there will be any brotherly love in the Persian Gulf anytime soon.

Obama Fulminates Over China's Export Restrictions on Rare-Earths While Silent On OPEC's Collusion

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

OPEC continues to practice its restraint of trade scot-free, with nary a word of condemnation given the influence of oil interests, the commodity exchanges, and our incredibly oblivious courts.

Women After the Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Women were also involved in protests in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia. But their efforts and momentum have yet to be transferred into leadership roles that are directing the future of countries.

Muslim Players Win Hijab Battle in Their Struggle for Women's Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports
James Dorsey

Observant Muslim women's soccer players won a first victory on Saturday with the International Football Association Board's decision to allow players to test specially designed headscarves for the next four months.

Migrants Struggle in the Shadows of Asia's Rising Tide of Inequality

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

In both the "developed" and "developing" worlds," migrants' labor struggles are deepened by social alienation. In Malaysia, exploitation of Filipino and Indonesian migrants is rampant in sectors such as domestic work.

SLIDESHOW: Last US Troops Return Home From Iraq

AP | By MAYA ALLERUZZO | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

-- Under the cover of night, America's war in Iraq ended. It was called a "Tactical Road March" and consisted of five separate movements, all aimed a...

Making Repression Our Business

Nick Turse | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

As the Arab Spring, the Pentagon acted decisively. It forged ever deeper ties with some of the most repressive regimes in the region.

World's Largest Weapons Exporters

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Not surprisingly, the United States is by far the largest arms exporter, with Russia being the only country with more than half the value of military exports.

Kuwait's Emir Dissolves Parliament

AP | HUSSAIN AL-QATARI | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's ruler has dissolved parliament to set the stage for elections in the politically tense Gulf nation. The of...