Politics View all

‘Imams, Stay Out of Politics!’: New Saudi Edict

‘Imams, Stay Out of Politics!’: New Saudi Edict

CROSSROADS ARABIA: An interesting development in the separation of state and religion in Saudi Arabia has just occurred. …

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: Simon Schama is a popular and highly respected historian. But Israel appears to be his blind-spot. …

‘And Poof!’: The Moment ‘The Peace Process’ Died

JUAN COLE: Israel reneged on its promises, Kerry called them out and then all hell broke loose. …

‘Racist’: The Report Israel Doesn’t Want You to Read

‘Racist’: The Report Israel Doesn’t Want You to Read

BEN WHITE, INFORMED COMMENT: The U.N. has just published a report which is a damning indictment of its treatment of non-Jewish citizens…

Price Tag Attacks: Are They Israel’s New ‘Matkot’?

Price Tag Attacks: Are They Israel’s New ‘Matkot’?

IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: There's another good reason to support BDS - the increasing prevalence of planned vandalism against Palestinians …

Libyan Chaos: The Colourful Life and Times of Khalifa Hifter

Libyan Chaos: The Colourful Life and Times of Khalifa Hifter

RAMZY BAROUD: Daily life in Libya today can be easily described in one word - 'chaos'. What are the chances that order will be soon restored? …

Food and Drink View all

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. …

Salalah Dining: An Experience But For All the Wrong Reasons

Salalah Dining: An Experience But For All the Wrong Reasons

SUSAN AL SHAHRI: Wa-hoo, McDonald's has opened in Salalah. You're in trouble if the the fast food eatery sets the standard in your home town. …