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Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 02:19

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

Arab world set to have over 197 million Internet users by 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 15:50

The number of Internet users in the Arab world is expected to reach 197 million by 2017 with the web users increasing by 20 per cent a year and patent grants rocketing by almost 50 per cent, according to a report.

Once an Arab model, Baghdad now world`s worst city

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:26

As recently as the 1970s, Baghdad was lauded as a model city in the Arab world. But now, after decades of seemingly endless conflict, it is the world`s worst city.

Israel, West hail Sharon, Arab world slams him

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 00:35

As Israelis and the West paid glowing tributes to late Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, the Arab world was less laudatory, slamming him as a "tyrant" and "criminal".

Social media helping education in Arab world

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 21:56

The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by people, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies.

`Russia not losing influence in Mideast`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 09:17

"The idea that Russia is losing influence in the Arab world as a result of the Arab Spring is "wishful thinking," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

US will not retreat from the Arab: Hillary Clinton

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:47

Undeterred by the recent anti-US protests in the Arab world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ruled out its retreat from the Arab World.

New turmoil in Arab world: French PM`s name

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 18:07

French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault`s surname, when pronounced, sounds like the word "penis" in Arabic.

'Rich Arab nations keen to invest in India'

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 20:22

The rich oil-producing Arab nations are keen to make investments in India, since the returns would be higher than from the US or European Union, a government official said Wednesday.

Russia backs Assad, last friend in Arab world

Last Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 19:19

The Kremlin has put itself in conflict with the West as it shields Assad`s regime from United Nations sanctions.

Syria: Assad urged to take asylum in Arab world

Last Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 16:24

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly been urged to avoid meeting a similar fate like Muammar Gaddafi by taking asylum elsewhere in the Arab world.

Eid on August 31 across Arab world

Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 08:58

Eid ul-Fitr, the day of festivities marking the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated on August 31.