Booz & Company Ramez Shehadi, Danny Karam, Fady Kassatly Booz & Company explains the importance of communication via social media   Fady Kassatly  Ramez Shehadi              Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2012: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has successfully joined the social media revolution....
Saudi Arabia's labor ministry issued new laws affecting women at the workplace, on Sunday. According to the new rules, only women may work in lingerie and cosmetic stores. Men will be forbidden from entering these type of shops. Such...
Former Tunisian dictator's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's wife claimed her husband was ousted in an "orchestrated" coup while offering "sincere condolences" to the people who died during the uprising. The former first lady also told French daily Le Parisien that...
The power vacuum in the Arab World is expanding, giving the opportunity for World Powers to pounce in. Yet, Europe's chances are on the rise, given the depleting popularity of the United States in the region. When revolts sneaked in...
Six Gulf Arab foreign ministers will meet in September to discuss a plan for closer integration of the mostly Sunni Muslim monarchies, Saudi Arabia's English-language Arab News reported on Sunday. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah proposed last December that the Gulf Cooperation...
A growing number of Arab women are carving a name for themselves in the Arab world, and bringing about a true change, not only to their community or country, but to the wider region as well. Whether it is...
Libyan cities are flooded with thousands of campaign posters put up by people campaigning to elect a 200-member assembly which will lead the oil-rich nation over a short transition period - roughly 12 months if all milestones are met -...
While some might think that the sky is falling now that a new President of China and a new Chinese Premier will be installed in March 2013 -- Stephen S. Roach with his years of professional experience working with many of the individuals involved, tells...
The British government has decided to step up its security measures, especially after the unrest in the Arab world. It has decided to set up an early warning system to identify and prevent unrest in high-risk areas where it...
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been named in a US government report on human trafficking over his?alleged sexual relationship with underage Moroccan belly dancer Karima El Mahroug, also known as Ruby. ?In February 2011, judges set a trial date...
The U.N. General Assembly on Monday passed the resolution 174, urging Tel Aviv to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to have access to its nuclear facilities. This was promptly refused by the Israeli regime. Not only did...
Mr Arvind Kejriwal, the new CM of Delhi, Do you have the time for an open letter? Wow You took Delhi by storm. You presented to the people an image of a party that was named AAP (ordinary people party). It...
Evidence is emerging of unregulated and probably illegal tuna fishing in Libyan waters during this year's conflict. Signals recorded from boats' electronic "black boxes" show a large presence inside Libyan waters, a major spawning ground for the endangered bluefin tuna. Strands...
While Algerian authorities insist a parliamentary election on Thursday would consolidate democracy in the country, many people are skeptical about such statements and do not expect any major changes. The major North African economy is facing pressure from its eastward...
Indian government upped its battle with British mobile network Vodafone after raiding its Mumbai and Delhi offices during the last few days. The company started operating in India in mid 2007 and has spent an estimated $18.53 billion during...
By Yassir Karooka A popular uprising takes more than deep-seated grievances among the masses and the courage to stand in defiance against injustices. A successful popular uprising requires inspirational leadership and a political force bestowed with the ability to effectively...
From being seen as a reliable leader, who brought vision at a time when there was a lack of it, Merkel?s recent approach to situations such as the Eurozone crisis and Libya policy, has broken down the once bold...
The recent elections in Italy have shown a deepening divide between the citizens and politicians of Italy. The political deadlock created despite a dramatic election that saw the 5-Star Movement of Beppe Grillo, a-comedian-turned-politician become the strongest party in...
Despite the widespread call from emerging economies for their candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the IMF board announced on Tuesday that it has selected French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for the position. With Lagarde clinching on...
Reports coming from investigations into News Corporation?s News of the World, closed down after the hacking scandal broke out, reveal that tabloid?s journalists not only hacked mobile phones, but also personal computers. Police and parliament initially focused their investigations on...
Diplomats from Saudi Arabia have confirmed news of the country planning to raise its arms purchase from the United States to $90 billion from $60 billion. This is in an attempt to upgrade the country?s military forces as it...
French leader Nicolas Sarkozy proposes UN observer status as interim solution to end 20 years of fruitless talks ByGisela Perez-Mauri, United Nations, New York. Shortly after addressing the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, US President Barack Obama reaffirmed...
Whither the Gulf? Towards Knowledge Economy N. Janardhan (This article was first published on http://english.alarabiya.net) A fortnight ago, my column focussed on identifying economic diversification ? particularly during a period of high oil prices ? as one of several possible reasons for...
Only four months ago, many pundits in the US were predicting political chaos along with a dramatic drop in the polls for President Barack Obama if he refused to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built directly over the...
Iran has convened a meeting with world powers in Istanbul in search of a diplomatic solution to the nation’s nuclear work. The Islamic Republic considers the international sanctions that target its energy and finance industries as 'illegal and irrational'. The...
UN official said Libya's new rulers had found uranium yellowcake, partly refined uranium ore, which was a left over of the former regime's nuclear programme. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to release...
A Dutch MEP has accused Romania of blackmailing the Netherlands after more than a dozen truckloads of tulips were seized at the Romanian border. "It looks like Romanian authorities have chosen the Dutch tulip ? a core product of the...
Libya’s interim government has announced it is ceasing cash payments to former rebels following revelations of widespread fraud worth hundreds of thousands of Libyan dinars. The post-Gaddafi government had been making payments to civilians-turned-fighters who joined the rebellion against...
A month ago the U.K. was rocked by the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World, at that time the insatiable British appetite for dirt was blamed. Now we have witnessed one of the most horrific riots...
Candidates running for the FNC kickstart their election campaign from Sunday after a lull due to Eid holidays.?The council hopefuls have time until the 24th of September to gain voter confidence and court their votes. The Federal National Council (FNC)...