M. LYNX-QUALEY: Thanks goodness we no longer have the embarrassment of the Olympics ‘Art Competitions’ but the UK’s Guardian newspaper did some nice work.
DAVID ROBERTS: The Olympics Opening Ceremony was striking for many reasons not the least of which was the presence of so many women leading Arab teams.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: This question is working deep into your mind, and leaving you sleepless at night with worry. Can you refuse to fire on fellow Syrians?
‘In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.’ Thurgood Marshall A recent article on the Al Jazeera News website by Sudha G. Tilak titled Whitening Cream: Fair deal for India’s Women? –took me back to the days growing up black in the US; years before the hay days of [...]
RAMZY BAROUD: There has been a flood of Palestinian refugees into Syria and they’re facing desperate times.
JAMES M. DORSEY: FIFA’s investigation of Mr. Bin Hammam is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg, and will inevitably broaden to the Qatari World Cup bid itself.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s the first time that I can recall such a story being covered by the Saudi media.
JUAN COLE: These are the first Olympic Games where women from every country in the world are participating. There is a bigger question for Saudis.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: A number of international programmes combined with improved education have led to significant improvements for Moroccan women
ILENE COHEN, MONDOWEISS: Goodbye ‘Two State Solution’, Goodbye ‘Right of Return’, Goodbye Palestine. Dani Dayan spells out the real vision
RYAN STROM, CGNEWS: There are many practical steps that Muslims can take this Ramadan to help preserve and protect the planet.
ROB L. WAGNER: The odious campaign by Michelle Bachmann against Huma Abedin marks the real beginning of a potentially disastrous period in U.S history
JAMES M. DORSEY: If Mr. Bin Hammam would be hard pressed to portray the ruling as evidence of his innocence, it is in many ways equally condemning of FIFA.
VIDEO: Amateur video purportedly shows a tank being hit and the crew fleeing in Aleppo, Syria. A report by ITN.
NEWS FROM SYRIA: Every day seems to bring yet another desperate move by the regime – now they’ve brought in jets to pound their people.
VIDEO, EURONEWS: EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to tighten sanctions on Syria, further upping the pressure on President Bashar Assad’s regime.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Until a new law kicks in, it’s pretty easy to avoid unfavorable court decisions in Saudi Arabia. How? It’s simple: don’t show up at court!