Blog Posts - Arab World



THE TECTONIC SHIFT - U.S. Task Force on Support of Middle East

"Task force tackles how U.S. can support vulnerable Middle East" PBS NewsHour 3/30/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  There have been tectonic and tragic shifts across the Middle East and North Africa in the five years since the beginning of the Arab Spring m...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2016

EGYPT - Opposition Today

"5 years since uprising, Egyptian opposition demoralized by crackdown" PBS NewsHour 1/25/2016IMHO this is just more evidence that the 'Arab Spring' is in deep freeze, considering has happened in Egypt and other Arab nations.ExcerptSUMMARY:  It's...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 28, 2016

Novo Cinemas Reveals Further Expansion Plans in the Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submitted by novocinemas.com Press Release Distribution Novo Cinemas, already a dominant player in the film exhibition market in the Middle East, continues to expand its footprint in the region. Following...
by Free PR Online on Jan 25, 2016

Novo Cinemas Reveals Further Expansion Plans in the Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submitted by matrixdubai.com Press Release Distribution Novo Cinemas, already a dominant player in the film exhibition market in the Middle East, continues to expand its footprint in the region. Following...
by Free PR Online on Jan 21, 2016

United Muslim Army – A myth?

There have been many calling out for a unanimously agreed platform for a more close-knitted Muslim world. Especially with Muslim countries undergoing extreme security situations, a desire to build a NATO-style Muslims-exclusive army seems like a desp...
by I Love Islam on Dec 28, 2015

SYRIA - Robbing History, Culture at Risk

"How war has robbed Syria of its history" PBS NewsHour 5/19/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  There’s a battle being waged for Syria’s history, where four years of war have devastated cultural heritage sites and looting occurs by all sides of the conflic...
by Mage Soapbox on May 25, 2015

In pictures: Moroccan Salma Zakmout named Miss Arab World, 2015

Moroccan Salma Zakmout was named Miss Arab World 2015, making it the second year in a row that a contestant from Morocco has walked away with the crown in this Arab beauty contest. Other top five finalists are the representatives of Syria , Tunisia,...
by So Moroccan on Mar 23, 2015

JORDAN - Striking Back

"Jordan vows revenge for pilot’s brutal murder by Islamic State" PBS NewsHour 2/3/2015GWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  The brutal tactics of Islamic State radicals reached a grisly new extreme today.  The group put out a video showing a captured J...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 9, 2015

ISIS burns alive Jordan Pilot full video free download

ISIS burns alive Jordan Pilot full video free download being today trending news. Jordan has a new video militant group had held since December ISIS burning alive a Jordanian pilot surfaced on the Internet Tuesday after showing two prisoners were kil...
by Today Trending News on Feb 4, 2015

SAUDI ARABIA - The New King

"Saudi Arabia’s new king inherits immediate challenges" PBS NewsHour 1/23/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died Thursday at the age of 90, was laid to rest in Riyadh.  The new king, Salman bin Abdulaz...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 26, 2015

WAR ON ISIS - Opinion of Syrian Sunni Cleric Critic

"Syrian cleric who led funeral prayers for Peter Kassig speaks out against Islamic State, Assad" PBS NewsHour 11/21/2014ExcerptJUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  Earlier today, friends and family of the Islamic State’s latest Western beheading victim,...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 24, 2014

WAR ON ISIS - Mission Creep?

My answer, of course it is."‘Is this mission creep?’  Why is the US sending additional troops to Iraq?" PBS NewsHour 11/8/2014ExcerptSUMMARY:  Several bombings in and around Baghdad came one day after President Barack Obama announced pl...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 10, 2014

WAR ON ISIS - The Torture Before Beheadings

"The Horror Before the Beheadings" by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, New York Times 10/25/2014ExcerptISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates SayThe hostages were taken out of their cell one by one.In a private room, their captors asked e...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 27, 2014

MIDDLE EAST - Borders Will Change

"Israel's Defense Minister:  Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change" by NPR Staff, NPR 10/23/2014Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is known for his blunt manner, and in an interview with NPR, he says a future map of the Middle East will...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 24, 2014

WAR ON ISIS - The Digital Front

aka "As Satin Spreads His Talons""State Department faces criticism in uphill social media war against Islamic State group" PBS NewsHour 10/22/2014ExcerptGWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  Late yesterday, word came that three teenage girls from the Denver a...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 24, 2014

WAR ON ISIS - Battle for Kobane

"Islamic State gains in Kobane, Turkey rejects 'ground operation on its own'" by Fulya Ozerkan and Rita Daou; Sydney Morning Herald 10/10/2014Islamic State fighters have seized control of a third of the key Syrian border town of Kobane, as Turkey rej...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 9, 2014

TURKEY - Reluctant in 'War on ISIS'

"Why is Turkey reluctant to fight the Islamic State?" PBS NewsHour 10/3/2014ExcerptJUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  We reported earlier on today’s reported beheading of another hostage by the Islamic State group.  This comes as its terrorists c...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 6, 2014

ISIS - How Did the U.S. Miss Warning Signs?

"How the U.S. missed warning signs about the Islamic State" PBS NewsHour 9/29/2014ExcerptEDITOR’S NOTE:  On the Sept. 29, 2014, edition of PBS NewsHour, a second guest in our discussion of U.S. policy on the Islamic State was unexpectedly unab...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 1, 2014

AFGHANISTAN - Security Forces Agreement With U.S.

"U.S. and Afghanistan sign security agreement as new leadership takes over – Part 1" PBS NewsHour 9/30/2014ExcerptJUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  The United States and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement today, which will keep a limit...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 1, 2014

WAR ON ISIS - U.S. and Arab Partnership

"U.S. and Arab partners begin air war against Islamic State in Syria – Part 1" PBS NewsHour 9/23/2014ExcerptJUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  The air war against Islamic State forces has now moved into Syria.  Bombs and missiles rained down on t...
by Mage Soapbox on Sep 24, 2014


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