Posts Tagged ‘Arab Spring’

How four men survived as hostages of IS

(Media Release) In his classic novel 1984, George Orwell writes about Room 101 – a torture chamber where you are subjected to your worst nightmare, the worst thing in the world, to break your resistance. To survive any such place of profound pain is the greatest of gifts, a triumph of the human spirit. In […]

Fitness First debuts into health supplements segment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submitted by Press Release Distribution Vitamins and dietary supplements consumption is set to increase year-on-year as residents in the region slowly begin to make changes to their diets and lifestyle. Dubai – UAE, March 1, 2016: As levels of obesity and health awareness among UAE residents continues to surge upwards, Fitness First Middle […]

Saudi prince held over record Beirut airport drug bust

(Media Release) A Saudi prince and four other people have been detained in Lebanon in the largest drug seizure in the history of Beirut airport, a security source has said. Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz was among those detained by airport security while allegedly “attempting to smuggle about two tonnes of Captagon pills […]

Momentum Shifts in Syria, Bolstering Assad’s Position

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Not long ago, rebels on the outskirts of Damascus were peppering the city with mortar rounds, government soldiers were defecting in droves and reports circulated of new territory pried from the grip of President Bashar al-Assad. As his losses grew, Mr. Assad unleashed fighter jets and SCUD missiles, intensifying fears that mounting […]

Redrawing the Middle East map: Iran, Syria and the new Cold War

What originally brought Syria and Iran together was not the Shia sect, but Iraq – the common enemy both hated and feared As President Barak Obama resettles in the Oval Office and casts his gaze again beyond US politics, he may well be reminded that few eyes were on the ball when the Arab uprisings […]

Egyptians vote in landmark presidential election

Egyptians are voting in their first free presidential election, 15 months after ousting Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring uprising. Fifty million people are eligible to vote, and large queues have formed at some polling stations. The military council which assumed presidential power in February 2011 has promised a fair vote and civilian rule. The […]

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