Al Jazeera

Arabian Business



  • >Who's building tallest tower ever?
    Dubai -- long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive -- will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:56pm -
  • >Killer's hanging halted by victim's mom
    The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer this week -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • >Abu Hamza al-Masri's trial begins
    The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:20pm -
  • >'Trolling' terrorists on Twitter
    "We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position when it comes to violent extremists. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:12am -
  • >Saudi Arabia to build tallest building ever
    Work will likely start on the Kingdom Tower next week. When it's finished, it will stand 3,280 feet tall -- 558 feet taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:08am -
  • In Iraq, 18 dead in attacks
    Attackers in Iraq killed 18 people and left dozens injured. A car bomb explosion in the capital led to at least five deaths while 13 Iraqi soldiers were killed by gunmen in the north of the country.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:01am -
  • Fit for a queen and a sheikh?
    After almost three centuries at the heart of London's busy Piccadilly retail district, Fortnum and Mason is broadening its horizons.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:41pm -
  • Meet Syria's 'Malala'
    In the midst of uncertainty, Mizune, 14, one of thousands of refugees who fled Syria since the civil war began, is sure of one thing: "We can help and improve our nation with education."
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:20pm -
  • Is Assad winning Syria's war?
    As the Syrian President states he is on course for victory, Amara Walker talks to a former U.S. Ambassador to Damascus.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:12pm -
  • Saudi veteran intelligence chief calls it quits
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the man behind the kingdom's committed policy to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has stepped down from his intelligence post, according to the country's official news agency.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:42pm -


  • >Algeria profile
    Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:02am -
  • >Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
    President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity", amid a row with Iran.
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:19am -
  • >British teenager killed in Syria
    A British teenager said to have "died in battle" fighting with anti-government forces in Syria, is described as a "martyr" by his father.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:41pm -
  • >Algeria's president gets fourth term
    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:54pm -
  • >Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria
    At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:49pm -
  • >US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
    The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's rising music star
    Israel's latest star and her musical heritage
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:32am -
  • What makes Jerusalem so holy?
    What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:18am -
  • Syrian children at mercy of attacks
    Syria families in fear of randomness of mortar attacks
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:29pm -
  • The Saudi women smoking shishas
    Should a woman need a man with her to smoke a hookah?
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:26pm -

New York Times

Washington Post

  • Iran cuts nuclear stockpile closest to weapons grade by 75 percent, U.N. agency reports
    VIENNA — Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on its way to transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday. Read…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:48am -
  • Syrian opposition fighters obtain U.S.-made TOW antitank missiles
    Syria’s opposition fighters have been supplied with U.S.-made antitank missiles, the first time a major American weapons system has appeared in rebel hands. It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles, which are capable of penetr…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:31am -
  • Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordanian warplanes destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said Wednesday. A Jordanian security source said the vehicles, which appeared to have machine guns mounted on them, were pr…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:25am -
  • As Syrian army steps up Homs offensive, rebels look for exit or prepare for final fight
    BEIRUT — As the Syrian army steps up its assault on the last rebel-held areas of Homs, those holed up inside say they fear that the city, once dubbed the capital of the revolution, is close to slipping completely from their grip. Read full article…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:55pm -
  • A war-torn Libyan port muscles its way back
    MISURATA, Libya — There still are buildings on this Libyan city’s main drag that look like Swiss cheese from months of concentrated bombardment by Moammar Gaddafi’s forces three years ago. But while much of Libya stagnates and festers amid post…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Palestinian university students’ trip to Auschwitz causes uproar
    JERUSALEM — Professor Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland a few weeks ago as part of a project designed to teach empathy and tolerance. Upon his return, his university disowned…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 4:18am -
  • Syrian rebels, government report poison gas attack
    BEIRUT — Syrian government media and rebel forces exchanged accusations Saturday over an alleged poison gas attack on a village that reportedly injured scores of people. Details about the attack in Kfar Zeita, a village in Hama province about 125 m…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 2:32am -
  • Libyan oil at heart of conflict with roots in country’s east
    AJDABIYA, Libya — For nine months, a Libyan militia has occupied massive oil compounds in the desert and along the eastern Mediterranean coast, obstructing this nation’s lifeblood. Last week, after days of negotiations, the armed group struck a d…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 1:40am -
  • To save money, Iran ends popular cash payout program
    TEHRAN — In a bid to cut spending, the Iranian government has ended a massive cash assistance program and launched a celebrity-driven campaign to convince millions of Iranians that they do not need the help. Read full article >>
    - 7 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 12:02am -
  • From Cairo to Suez, Egypt workers defy government with labor strikes
    SUEZ, Egypt — Strikes staged by thousands of Egyptian workers for higher wages and better working conditions in recent months are setting the stage for a possible confrontation between the impoverished laborers and a new president after elections t…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 3:00pm -


The Economist

  • Kenyan farmers: Insure my cows
    AS WELL as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-...
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • Syria’s civil war: The ebb and flow of horror
    ACCORDING to President Bashar Assad, Syria’s three-year-old fratricide may soon be over. Speaking at Damascus University on April 13th, he declared that his army’s “war on terror” had reached a turning point. From now on, he implied, it w…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • South Africa’s trial: Justice, after all, is being done
    “WHAT do other people in SA talk about? Those who don’t talk about the #OscarTrial?” tweeted Zelda la Grange, a former aide to Nelson Mandela. For weeks the country has been transfixed by the trial of Oscar Pistorius, a sporting hero with two a…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • Palestine: No room for a new inn
    SO GREAT has been the recent expansion of Jewish settlements around the little Palestinian hamlet of Beit Skaria, on the south-western edge of Bethlehem, that it is now completely surrounded. To reach its pretty hilltop you have to drive through…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • Algeria’s election: The old man won’t go away
    NOT surprisingly for a country that lost a million people in its struggle for independence in 1954-1962 and perhaps another 200,000 in its later civil war at the end of the century, humour in Algeria tends to be darkly cynical. And not surprising…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • Libya’s eastern city: If only the bombs would go away…
    “WELCOME to Benghazi, birthplace of the Libyan revolution,” declares the sign on the runway of its ramshackle airport. Visitors may be forgiven for not taking the words at face value. Three years after the uprising that began in Libya’s second…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • Corruption in South Africa: Nkandla in the wind
    Zuma says he’s spotless“I AM often asked by people from India and Russia, ‘Why do you worry?’”, says David Lewis, head of Corruption Watch, a privately funded watchdog based in Johannesburg. Why indeed? South Africa sits in the middle o…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • Arabic and the internet: Surfing the shabaka
    THE Arab world from Rabat to Baghdad likes to surf. The proportion of Arabs online grew 30-fold between 2000 and 2012. Shaking off their stuffy image, 41% of Saudi internet users are on Twitter, the highest rate in the world. But Arabic speakers have…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • Angola: Still much too oily
    A new Luanda sprouts up under the old oneFROM the top of the Fortaleza de São Miguel, a 16th-century Portuguese citadel that once dominated the Angolan capital, you see an army of cranes erecting high-rise offices, fancy hotels and blocks of sma…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • Israel-Palestine: A peace process that is going nowhere
    ZE’EV ELKIN, Israel’s 43-year-old deputy foreign minister, who emigrated from eastern Ukraine in 1990, chuckles about the rise of “Russians” into his country’s highest posts. The foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, hails from Moldova,…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 6:59pm -