- 'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music
Outspoken singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, is known for tackling taboo subjects in her music.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:50:10 GMT.
- The town that banned Muslims from buying property
A Lebanese town has banned Muslims from buying and renting property, forcing this family from their home.
BBC News. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:01:30 GMT.
- U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?
The Afghan government has been left on the sidelines as the U.S. and the Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks this year in the Gulf nation of Qatar.
Merrit Kennedy. NPR. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:18:00 -0400.
- Elissa, Lebanese pop star, retires from 'mafia-like' music industry
Elissa has challenged taboos in her music and is one of the best-selling Arab singers of all time.
BBC News. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:55:43 GMT.
- Sudan's deposed military ruler 'received $90million cash from Saudi Arabia'
Omar al-Bashir (pictured in a Khartoum courtroom today), who was ousted in April after 30 years in power, allegedly received the money from Prince Mohammed and former Saudi King Abdullah.
Daily Mail. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:18:14 +0100.
- Oil Prices Rise on Saudi Oilfield Attack: Winners & Losers
A weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemeni separatists sends oil prices higher. Here's a rundown on big winners and losers from the oil price rally.
Tirthankar Chakraborty. Zacks. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:44:00 GMT.
- Qatar 2022 Or Bust: China Call Up Brazilian Striker Elkeson
China have called up Brazilian striker Elkeson for their first World Cup 2022 qualifying match against the Maldives next month. ...
By Steve Price, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:55:19 +0000.
- Interior designer exhibition set for mid-September in Dubai
The 29th edition of the Index Exhibition, a product showcase for interior designers and architects in the Gulf Cooperation Council, is set for Sept. 17-19 at Dubai World Trade Centre. ...
Furniture Today Staff. Furniture Today. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:16:53 +0000.
- 'It's time these boys got ruthless': Arnold wants early goals on road to Qatar
The Socceroos have struggled to break down defensively-minded opponents under Graham Arnold, but they'll get plenty of practice on the road to Qatar 2022.
Vince Rugari. Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:11:20 +1000.
- Putin, Qatari Emir discuss bilateral ties, upcoming meetings
The phone call was initiated by Qatar
Tass. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:48:08 +0300.
- Muslims mark Eid and final days of hajj in Saudi Arabia
Almost 2.5 million pilgrims have taken part in a symbolic stoning of the devil in the final days of the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, as Muslims around the world marked the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations.
Irish Independent. Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:50:01 +0100.
- Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia for final stage of annual haj pilgrimage
Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage amid summer heat and regional tensions.
CBC News. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:25:55 EDT.
- Activists say pro-Syrian government journalist released
BEIRUT (AP) - A Syrian pro-government journalist has been released nearly eight months after he was detained by security agents and held incommunicado, activists and family members said Saturday. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 07:52:10 -0400.
- Annual Hajj Pilgrimage Begins
This year 200 survivors and relatives of victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 51 people are attending as guests of the king of Saudi Arabia.
Voice of America. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 05:56:16 -0400.
- Lebanese daily publishes blank edition to protest crisis
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's only English-language daily is protesting the country's deteriorating economic and political conditions by publishing a blank edition. ...
Washington Times. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:03:11 -0400.
- Aman in Al Ula: Three new luxury hotels to open in Saudi Arabia
Marking the brand's first entry to Saudi Arabia and the region, hotel and resort brand Aman has signed a partnership deal with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to develop its first Middle East properties in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. ...
Hsyndicate. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 10:49:22 +0200.
- Saudi Arabia to allow women to travel without male permission, open businesses
Women will also be able to apply for a passport.
ABC News. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 06:30:53 -0400.
- Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Open to Deal to Avoid Execution
If the federal government not seeking the death penalty in his case, alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed reportedly will help to terror victims in their lawsuit against Saudi Arabia.
Newsmax. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 19:07:48 EDT.
- US citizen reportedly released from Syrian government detention
A U.S. citizen who was detained by the Syrian regime has been released in a deal brokered by the Lebanese government, a Beirut security official announced Friday, according to Reuters.
Hollie Mckay. Fox News. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:06:09 GMT.
- Saudi Arabia Suspends Visas To People from Congo Over Ebola
Saudi Arabia suspends visas to people from Congo over Ebola outbreak, days before the hajj.
Voice of America. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:54:15 -0400.
The Arabian Peninsula is located in southwestern Asia, in a region
known as the Middle East. Nations on the Arabian Peninsula
include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as Oman, Qatar,
Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. To the northwest of the
peninsula lie the Arab States of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arabic is the primary language of these States.
More news and information about selected Arab nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh, and its national
currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal. In 2007, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 27,601,000.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2007 was 709,000.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2007, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 6,053,000.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2007 was 2,506,000.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2007, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 3,926,000.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2007 was 3,205,000.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2007 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2007, the UAE's estimated population
The Republic of Yemen's capital city is San'a, and its national currency
is the Yemeni Riyal. Yemen's population in 2007 was estimated at