Middle East News, Features

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Growing extremism, not Fayyad, is the problem

    Growing extremism, not Fayyad, is the problem Controversy over Salam Fayyad’s appointment as a UN deputy for Libya reflects fundamental weakness of the U.S. Approach to the Middle East. But ...

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal

    Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal President Donald Trump held a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offering enthusiastic support for ...

  • 11 Feb 2017

    Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

    The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi ...

  • 09 Feb 2017

    Moderate Arab nations must lead in the Trump era

    Moderate Arab nations must lead in the Trump era From the Arab News Feb. 8, 2017 By Ray Hanania Assertions that US President Donald Trump is unfair to the needs of the Arab world are misleading ...

  • 08 Feb 2017

    Hanania on radio with Bruce DuMont, defending Trump

    Ray Hanania on Radio with Bruce DuMont, Beyond the Beltway Jan. 29 Ray Hanania joins Bruce DuMont Sunday 6 to 8 pm CST with fellow guests Phil Beverly, Jahmal Cole, and Mike Miller The radio show ...

  • 06 Feb 2017

    Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song

    Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song Superstar singer Lady Gaga has lit up Social Media with renewed speculation over why she included the word “Lebanese” in one ...

  • 01 Feb 2017

    When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

    When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in ...

  • 31 Jan 2017

    Vice President Pence meets with Jordan’s King

    Vice President Pence meets with Jordan’s King Trump administration moves to reinforce ties with moderate Arab World leaders. Speaks with leaders of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia the ...

  • 26 Jan 2017

    Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

    Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of ...

  • 25 Jan 2017

    Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely

    Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric came to an abrupt halt this past week on many issues including one that Arab ...

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  • Lady Gaga, courtesy of Wikipedia

    Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song Superstar singer Lady Gaga has lit up Social Media with renewed speculation over why she included the word “Lebanese” in one of the songs she performed at the 51st (LI) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, called “Born This Way.” The word popped up in a set...

  • Oprah Winfrey, courtesy of 60 Minutes

    Oprah Winfrey Becomes a Special Contributor to 60 Minutes Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed broadcaster, producer, actress and philanthropist, will become a special contributor to 60 MINUTES, the #1 news broadcast in television, it was announced today by the news magazine’s executive producer, Jeff Fager. Ms. Winfrey will make her first appearance on CBS News’ legendary...

  • Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again...

  • An expensive television Christmas Story. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    An expensive television Christmas Story A new generation’s “Christmas Story,” not about Santa Claus or the spirit of kindness, but about the way our utilities control our lives with no accountability and definitely no really good service. This one is about Comcast/Xfinity but it could be about them all Published in the Des Plaines Valley...

  • TV’s Ray Donovan knocks it out of the park The Showtime TV series Ray Donovan is one of the best programs on cable. It can be compared as the Irish version of the HBO series The Sopranos, but is more unpredictable and exciting. I can’t believe I didn’t catch on when it first aired in 2013...

  • How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter...