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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...

Yemen Forces Open Fire, Kill More Than 20 Demonstrators

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni forces opened fire on a protest camp and killed more than 20 demonstrators Monday in the southern city of Taiz while gover...

Al Qaeda Bomb Plans Published On Web Site: Editors Boast About $4,200 Cost Of Attack

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is promising more small-scale attacks like its attempts to bomb two U.S.-bound cargo planes, which it...

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...

Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Expands Operations

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit, is led by...

Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Claims Responsibility For Attempted Airliner Attack

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use "every element of our national power" to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christ...

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.