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EU bans Syrian president’s wife from travel, shopping

EU bans Syrian president’s wife from travel, shopping

The European Union banned the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from travelling to the EU or shopping with European companies in a move to stop her buying the Chanel dresses and Louboutin shoes she apparently craves.

March 24, 2012 3:33
 
Obama calls to Abbas to discuss Middle East peace

Obama calls to Abbas to discuss Middle East peace

US President Barack Obama spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time in six months on Monday to discuss the long-stalled Middle East peace process, the White House said.

March 20, 2012 11:07
 
People, Policies and Presidents: What’s next for the Arab region?

People, Policies and Presidents: What’s next for the Arab region?

A wave of reform has washed over the Arab world. Yet, it remains to be seen whether leaders will stick to pledges and peacefully cede real power, or find ways to divide, co-opt or cow their opponents.

April 3, 2011 1:56
 
First among equals?

First among equals?

Lauded in the West for their glamour and social activism, the region’s First Ladies are making a name for themselves. But the reality of their situation is far more complex, says Trends magazine.

March 2, 2010 12:20