RAMZY BAROUD: The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is largely rooted in the fact that the country is an open field of competing interests…
SARAH WALTON: Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerash – it’s a familiar tourist trail but don’t forget to spend some time in the capital, Amman
DAVID ROBERTS: It’s too early to say what exactly happened but it’s possible to make some educated observations on the Villagio tragedy
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Zionism decrees Israel should be a “light unto nations.” Israel’s cyberwarriors are making the country a “flame” unto the nations.
CHRISTINA HEBERT: As the smoke clears and the ashes cool in what remains of Doha’s most luxurious mall, people all over the world are asking, how could this happen?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s been an unmissable soap opera for some time. Now there’s an interesting twist in the tale.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: How can civil servants judge whether a journalists is being ‘professional’? The simple answer is they can’t
EMAN AL NAFJAN: The video’s gone viral but what’s the real meaning of the ‘Battle of the Riyadh Mall’?
EINAT LEVY, CGNEWS: A ceremony that celebrates the sanctity of life rather than death leaves one feeling strengthened rather than fearful
RAMZY BAROUD: Euphoria has given way to hard truth throughout the Arab world. It’s difficult to generalise but there are certain commonalities
VIDEO: A lone woman takes on the religious police in a Saudi Mall. “Get out? I’ll show you who’s getting out…”
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Whether it’s Syria or Yemen the bloodshed just seems to go on. It’s always been so.
JUAN COLE: The Egyptian electorate seems to have a strong leaning for ‘law and order’. Very similar to the U.S electorate in the 1960s
JAMES DORSEY: The participation of Qatar’s women athletes opens up differences between it and the Islamic thinking in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: War, according to Aaron Miller, is inevitable unless something extraordinary happens in the next year.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Censorship is developing many tentacles in Tunisia today but writers are refusing to take attacks lying down
AHMED AL OMRAN: New regulations that are coming into force in Saudi Arabia mean increased oversight of their work