Politics View all

‘Aggressors’ and ‘Self-Defence’: Ever-Flexible Definitions

‘Aggressors’ and ‘Self-Defence’: Ever-Flexible Definitions

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: So who's the 'aggressor' and what exactly are the parameters of the right to 'self-defence'? …

“Jewish” or “Israeli”: Varying Degrees of Squeamishness

MONDOWEISS: Were those who murdered Mohammed Kheidr 'Israeli' or 'Jewish'? Media outlets differed in their description. …

‘The Long War’: Israel’s Violence on Palestinian Youth

JUAN COLE: The brutal murders of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian youth have driven attacks on children to top of the news agenda but it's not new. …

The Fear Business: It’s Thriving in Jordan

The Fear Business: It’s Thriving in Jordan

NASEEM TARAWNAH: Look east, look north, look south, look west - everywhere around Jordan spells trouble with a capital 'T'. …

‘Palestinians: Don’t Repeat Israel’s Fatal Failures’

‘Palestinians: Don’t Repeat Israel’s Fatal Failures’

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It's clear that Israel's character and actions have been shaped by its past. There's a warning to Palestinians. …

Denying the “Nakba”: ‘Not An Option, Israel’

Denying the “Nakba”: ‘Not An Option, Israel’

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It's an event that defines both Israel and Palestine. It's brutal realities will not be wished away. …

Food and Drink View all

From Budget to Blowout: Dubai’s Top 10 Restaurants

From Budget to Blowout: Dubai’s Top 10 Restaurants

SARAH WALTON: I've had enough of TripAdvisor's weird recommendations. Here's a list of the restaurants in Dubai you shouldn't miss. …

Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014

Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014

SARAH WALTON: It's going to be a very busy year indeed on the dining front in Dubai. Here are my predictions. …

Desert Elixir: The Miraculous Powers of Camel Milk

Desert Elixir: The Miraculous Powers of Camel Milk

LAYLA: Its healing properties have been known by residents of the Middle East for generations. But there is increasing scientific evidence of its power…

Silvena Rowe In Dubai: What do we Think?

Silvena Rowe In Dubai: What do we Think?

SARAH WALTON: A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve...…

Grilled Loin of Hyena: A Surprising Saudi Delicacy

Grilled Loin of Hyena: A Surprising Saudi Delicacy

CROSSROADS ARABIA: It may not feature high on the menu at many restaurants around the world but Saudis have a taste for hyena…

Dubai’s Fishy Delight: A Friday Lunch at The Barracuda

Dubai’s Fishy Delight: A Friday Lunch at The Barracuda

SARAH WALTON: It's taken me a lot longer than virtually everyone else in the city to discover one of Dubai's dining gems. …

Dubai’s Top 5 Restaurants: A Personal Choice

Dubai’s Top 5 Restaurants: A Personal Choice

SARAH WALTON: I'm often asked what are my favourite restaurants in Dubai - well then, here they are. …

Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer

Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer

SARAH WALTON: How did I not know of it before? The heavenly taste of freshly baked feteer is a treat worth celebrating. …