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February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

January, 2012

  • 25 January

    EU Calls for Egypt to Lift State of Emergency

    One year on from the uprising in Egypt which ousted the President, Hosni Mubarak, the EU has called for the military leadership in the country to lift a partial state of emergency which still holds in the country. Nevertheless, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Matters, Catherine Ashton, hailed the successful first meeting of the People’s Assembly …

March, 2011

  • 15 March

    Faith: Is Religion the Real Problem in the Middle East?

    Those who enjoy the blame-game prefer it not to be a multiple choice question. A problem has to be all the fault of religion; for example the headline is “religious riots” if the criminals burning down churches and mosques happen to belong to different religions. Or, alternatively, the problem is all about land, ethnicity or nationalism; nothing to do with religion. Life would be …

  • 9 March

    IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

    Improving women’s rights is crucial to achieving nearly all of the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals, the global development framework adopted by the UN in 2000 for improving people’s lives and combating poverty in a sustained and sustainable way by 2015. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, it is essential to emphasize the importance of protecting the rights …

November, 2010

  • 29 November

    Lebanon PM, Saad Hariri, at Union of Arab Banks Conference

    The Union of Arab Banks wrapped up its conference in Beirut on Friday 26th November 2010 after hearing from eminent speakers such as the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, and the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyib Erdogan. The agenda included methods for Arab banking to better integrate with the international banking sector, the best utilisation of oil money, …

May, 2010

  • 11 May

    US: Interview with Comedian Dean Obeidallah

    As the 7th New York Arab-American Comedy Festival draws to a close, The Global Herald caught up with its co-founder and producer, Dean Obeidallah. Here, the comedian describes his work in the United States and the Middle East, as well as what it means to be Arab in post-9/11 America. How did the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival go? This …