Now thrive the armourers

Now thrive the armourers Arms sales in the Middle East are rarely out of the news. A recent example is a Reuters report that Iran is selling Iraq arms worth $195 million, contrary to the UN embargo on weapons sales by Iran.


Obesity Obesity is a worldwide problem, associated with increased wealth, changes in modern diet and lack of physical activity in a modern lifestyle.


Women The status, problems and progress of women in the Arab world are constantly in the media, rightly so.

The GCC falls out

The GCC falls out The decision by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Bahrain to withdraw ambassadors from Doha in protest at Qatari policy came as a surprise, although there has been friction between the Emirates and Qatar as discussed in our posting of 4 March.

Libya: the coup that never was

Libya: the coup that never was On 14 February General Khalifa Hafter announced a coup d’├ętat on the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV, which added that communications and the internet had been cut in Tripoli (which was not the case).

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