DANIEL M. VARISCO: It’s a crisis that seems to have evaded the world’s attention but the human disaster that Sahel is facing is vast
LINDSEY HILSUM, INFORMED COMMENT: It’s the absence of true democracy that has resulted in the myriad problems that Libya’s facing
JUAN COLE: Mitt Romney is flip-flopping on whether ‘Muslims Are Bad’ or that the U.S should supply them with sophisticated weapons.
JAMES DORSEY: Critics are asserting Qatari building standards are shoddy and cast doubt on the safety standards of stadiums…
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Whether it’s Syria or Yemen the bloodshed just seems to go on. It’s always been so.
JAMES DORSEY: The participation of Qatar’s women athletes opens up differences between it and the Islamic thinking in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: It is sad young Arabs and Muslims see NATO as an expeditionary force striking at the convenience of the White House
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Kuwait always features highly in lists of press freedom in the Arab world but it keeps a tight rein on literature
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: The audio files contain intercepted conversations with Gaddafi, his sons, and members of the international community.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Held up as a model of a modern Islamic state Turkey faces some formidable difficulties
DANIEL M. VARISCO: What is it about us a species that we seem to be in a state of perpetual conflict?
JUAN COLE: There’ll be some missing faces at the upcoming meeting in Baghdad but regional divisions are sharpening.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The march was in support of Palestine but there was no doubting the underlying message.
JUAN COLE: Not that you’d know from watching American TV news but there have been important developments in the Arab world recently
CGNEWS: Three young Libyans have used their new found freedom to set up a radio station to discuss issues formerly off-limits.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: While it’s been a mixed year for women globally there are many advantages to being a woman in Oman
ROB L. WAGNER: They played a leading role in the early stages of the Arab Spring. But have women seen concrete benefits yet?
CROSSROADS ARABIA: ‘Where are the Americans?’ is a question that’s being asked in Syria at the moment.