The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 has demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant economic trends revolve around the economic theory of deregulation...
Harry Burns: Would you like to have dinner? Just friends. Sally Albright: I thought you didn't believe men and women could be friends. Harry Burns: When did I say that? Sally Albright: On the ride to New York. Harry...
British Library has announced plans to make more than half a million pages of historic documents detailing Arabic history and culture available online for the first time, as part of its ambitious programme to publish more online content. J.G. Lorimer's Gazetter,...
You might be thinking why didn't you get selected even after having a good interview? There might be many reasons but the most common is that many job seekers fail to create an impression through their resume which, as...
Currently in it’s second year, the 2012 London MENA Film Festival showcased a strong variety of films from the Middle East and beyond. Hermoine Macura discovers this year’s festival focus. Following a successful pilot launch last year, the London...
Morocco is emerging as a beacon in the Arab world in terms of countering extremist ideology and promoting “tolerance, respect and dialogue among religious groups”, a newly published report said on Tuesday. The US Department of State study on religious freedoms...
No matter whom we are or where we are in the world, one cannot deny that human rights and civil liberty are the most controversial topics, after politics, of our time. By all odds, the most debate-provoking topic in...
By Rahma Rachdi Tarak Ben Ammar was born on 12 June, 1949 in Tunis to a French mother of Corsican origin and Tunisian father. His father was a lawyer who was later appointed as a diplomat. Tarak is the nephew of Wassila Bourguiba, wife...
Prayers of worship are sacrosanct. The atmosphere of calmness and peacefulness that they generate is incomparable, aided immensely by the ambience which ensures that one leaves all tensions and worries far behind. As if, allowing the higher power –...
The United Nations on 31 October marked the birth of symbolic seven billionth baby, though the demographics were unclear whether the baby would be born in India or Philippines. Currently, India's population is 1.21 billion and is poised to...
Just like 'Good vs Evil', the 'Rich vs Poor' topic has always stirred a lot of debate, and proven controversial at times. Many of us believe it is because we always view the less-fortunate as weak and helpless, and...
Obesity is reaching epidemic levels and no country seems to be immune to this disease. Though the concern for health is evident for many, the financial burden on a country's economy could be crippling. The US has just started...
Social Media is an important tool today. But going by the trends, it's women who seem to wield it more efficiently than men. Who invented social media? Who knows, but suffice to say that we can’t easily interpret the invention...
A relationship between two people is usually based on trust, affection and respect. To love and be loved is the most precious feeling a person can have, but in some cases - with the passage of time - people...

The Story Told by Eyes

Everyday we see lots of children, we capture their smiles in our mind, we preserve their innocence in our heart, we hear their giggles and laughters... Today you will see the eyes of the children and the stories that have...
Tala Badri is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Musical Arts (CMA). Born and educated in Dubai, Tala studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is the only female Emirati music graduate to date....
World?s fastest growing economy has another national crisis to deal with ? the sky-rocketing rise in divorce rate of the country. Since 2004, divorce rates in China have doubled. A total of 1.96 million couples applied for divorce, a...
Saudi Arabia's historical reform that allows for its female nationals to drive has brought in much International applause and cheer across the world. The automobile industry in Saudi Arabia has also geared for the change, some in the most...
A new research shows that male life expectancy would be equal to female by 2030, which means that the gap which was very prominent since the records began in 1841, is now set to close in. Professor Leslie Mayhew, a...
This Downtown restaurant serves the healthiest food you can ingest into your body. If you want to get a real feel of the food culture of Taiwan and enjoy a slice of Taiwanese warmth and hospitality, check Taipei Dao -...
Breath-taking performances, electrifying compositions and stunning visual effects marked the audio launch of much-anticipated Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 on 27 October at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai. -Megastar Rajinikanth marks first overseas movie promotion -A. R. Rahman wows audiences...
"You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering." ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel Art is an effective means of communicating the experience of pain than words ever could. The painful experience...
“They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much. It was a time when the unthinkable became thinkable and...
Farah Al Fardh is an Emirati lady gifted with multiple talents. She takes great interest in acting, dancing and writing but her knack of paper wizardry clearly stands out. She developed an interest in paper-based arts and crafts at an early...
Hicham Lahlou already stands among the world's elite designers. This young French-Moroccan designer - a voluble, dynamic, ever smiling, generous and optimistic personality - is not only very talented but he is also very funny. So much so that...
With International Women's Day around the corner, we interviewed  Joy Ajlouny, Dubai-based professional who co-founded a unique app-based package delivery service. Joy speaks of her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and the role of Arab women in societies today. Joy Ajlouny, co-founder...
by John Brian Shannon. For many, this is the time of year when we count our blessings and look forward to the new year with expectant hope. For all its pending concerns, 2014 looks to be a year of opportunity...
The fifth edition of Abu Dhabi Art, 'Abu Dhabi Art 2013' organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority will be held from November 20th to 23rd promising an exciting programme  of art, talks and performances that will...
As I write this article, the world's eyes are on London for what promises to be a sizzling summer of super sports! Alliteration aside (poor puns notwithstanding) the serious business of sporting excellence is about to capture a global...
Women lawyers in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to practice in the Saudi courts according to a justice ministry directive published on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice decided to permit women lawyers to practice in courts starting from next month....
Hi again! Assuming that you have understood and accepted the classification of Arabic that I proposed in my previous piece, I will help you to start learning Arabic. The first and absolutely necessary step is to master the alphabet!...
The United Nations on Monday said it needed $54 million to help meet the growing needs of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan, particularly children who are suffering the most from the crisis. The UN Children's Fund UNICEF...
Toyota is strongest car brand among Saudi women Chevrolet is most popular among women compared to men Toyota is the strongest car brand among women in Saudi Arabia, however when comparing the perception of car brands by gender, Chevrolet stands apart...
Authorities in the UAE said The Dubai Creek is one of the six locations being considered as world heritage site. If selected, the creek would join Al Ain on the prestigious list which also includes famous wonders like The Giza...
The Dubai Food Festival is gastronomists' paradise enriching their palate and their culinary experience beyond compare. Foodies mark your calendars!!! For three weeks, from 21st February to 15th March, the Dubai Food Festival will be on, presenting the entire world on...
Cities set to be at the forefront of regional design 10 Innovative Global Designers Showcase Interpretation of Nature Through Functional Designs at Upcoming Design Days Dubai The Cities collection at Design Days Dubai portrays the art of nature and the art...
Earlier this year when I was in California- I realized it was such a good break. I asked myself, if a “break” and a “vacation” are the same thing and I realized that they are different.  I had a...
A survey conducted by Yahoo! Maktoob Research has revealed that one third of Arab women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region shop online with single women most active online shoppers. The survey quizzed 1,000 women of all ages across MENA...
In celebration of the Year of Tolerance as declared by the Supreme National Committee for Tolerance, Dubai-based designer Farida Talaat has created a cross-stitched artwork representing the initiative’s official logo. Set in an...
Coffee and tea consumption in the Arab world more than tripled over the last decade with a whopping 85% increase in the UAE during the last three years alone, a report revealed on Sunday. According to the latest coffee statistics...