ALEXANDER MCNABB: As an ex-smoker I’ve vowed not to become a frothing-at-the-mouth anti puff ranter. The latest UAE legislation has turned me, however.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED:
EMAN AL NAFJAN: Progress is being made in helping to protect women and children in the Kingdom from domestic abuse. But it’s painfully slow progress.
Last night at the hotel lobby of an Arab Gulf country, a family walked in aiming for the westernized café that sells everything but Arabic coffee. The mother seemed distant as she pressed buttons on her smart phone. The father looked tired as he buffed away on his cigarette, and a whole band of children […]
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Too often modesty is used as an excuse to silence women. We must not allow this situation to continue.
RAMZY BAROUD: Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay but still it remains open. And what a bizarre place it has become.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The proposed paralysis of an individual in revenge for a criminal act ten years ago has created an international uproar. What can the Saudi authorities do?
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Perhaps in light of the events in Steubenville, Ohio what’s needed is a simple ‘How To’ and ‘How Not To’ guide
QASIM RASHID, CHRIS STEDMAN, TABSIR: One of us is Muslim and one is an atheist but we agree on certain fundamentals concerning religion