Added on 02/01/2013
Al-Hayat , Islam , Jerusalem , Mahmoud Abbas , Mauritania , Palestinian Territories , President , Religion , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Yusuf al-Qaradawi
CROSSROADS ARABIA: They came thick and fast throughout the last year. Many of them, though, just serve to devalue the meaning of a religious edict
Added on 22/09/2012
Al Qaeda , Al-Hayat , Arab Spring , Benghazi , Chris Stevens , Interior Ministry , Libya , Libyan government , Ministry of Defense , Ministry of the Interior , Muammar Qaddafi , Muslim Brotherhood , The US ambassador , United States
JUAN COLE: The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi seems to have been a turning point for the people of Benghazi.
Added on 23/07/2012
Abu Bakr , Actor , Al-Hayat , Central Asia , Iran , Islam , Libya , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia , Umar Ibn al-Khattab
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A row has broken out among various religious figures as to whether it’s permissible to portray Islamic figures in film.
Added on 19/04/2012
Al-Hayat , Amr Moussa , Arab League , Democracy , Democratic Front , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Hosni Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , Muslim party , President , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Tahrir Square
JUAN COLE: Strange statements are emanating from Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. What are they up to?
Added on 11/04/2012
James M. Dorsey
Abdul-Aziz Al Saud , Abu Dhabi , Al Watan , Al-Hayat , BBC , Crown Prince , East Africa , Egypt , Hosni Mubarak , Human Rights Watch , International Football Association Board , International Olympic Committee , Islamist , Middle East , Nawaf Bin Faisal , Nayef , North Africa , Olympics , Port Said , princess , Saudi Arabia , Sport , Suez , Suez Canal , Suzanne Mubarak , The National , United Arab Emirates , Women , Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
JAMES M. DORSEY: An Egyptian feminist group has challenged the fans that played a key role in toppling Mubarak to recognise women’s rights.
Added on 28/03/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Al-Hayat , Christoph Wilcke , Crown Prince , Dalma Rushdi Malhas , Dubai , film director , Germany , Human Rights Watch , International Olympic Committee , Jeddah , London , Nayef , Olympics , Riyadh , Rushdi Malhas , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Summer Olympics , Tara Umm Omar , The New York Times , the summer games , woman athlete , Women , Women's issues
ROB L. WAGNER: It was a very welcome surprise – the announcement that Saudi Arabia will have at least one woman at the Olympics
Added on 20/02/2012
Al-Hayat , Islam , Muttawa , Nasser al-Omar , National Guard , prominent human rights lawyer , Religious Police , Saudi Arabia , Saudi court , Sharia court , United States
AHMED AL OMRAN: A new force is making itself felt at social events in the Kingdom The mohtasbeen are an unofficial muttawaeen who have a clear agenda.
Added on 06/02/2012
Al-Hayat , Board of Grievances , Grievances , Manal Al Sharif , prominent human rights lawyer , Saudi Arabia , UN Court , Women , Women's issues
AHMED AL OMRAN: It’s all been a bit quiet recently on the women-drivers front. There has, though, been an interesting development this week.
Added on 24/12/2011
Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz , Al Waleed Bin Talal , Al-Hayat , Democracy , Governor , Jeddah , Minister of Justice , Ministry of Information , Ministry of Justice , Mohammed Al Eissa , Riyadh , Salman bin Abdul Aziz , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Social Media , Spain , Women , Women's issues
EMAN AL NAFJAN: In September the King announced women could vote in municipal elections. Conservatives are fighting a rearguard action.
Added on 04/08/2011
Al-Hayat , Amnesty , Crown Prince , London , Mohammed Fahad Al-Qahtani , proposed law , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association , Saudi embassy in London , Shoura Council , Social Media , Twitter
AHMED AL-OMRAN: A leaked draft of a proposed, new anti-terror law has been leaked to Amnesty International. A predictable storm has erupted.
Added on 19/07/2011
Al-Hayat , Beirut , Cairo , Facebook , Hanan al-Shaykh , Ibrahim Aslan , Journalist , Kindle , Lebanon , Literature , London , Middle East , Morocco , Muslim Brotherhood , Peter Theroux , Raja Alem , Riyadh , School of Oriental and African Studies , Social Media , The Maghreb , The Yacoubian Building , Twitter
M. LYNX-QUALEY: In a wide-ranging discussion at the Shubbak festival Hassan Daoud, the Lebanese novelist and journalist, had much to say…
Added on 04/07/2011
Al-Hayat , Europe , Jeddah , Law , Sangean SR3 Radio , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency , Saudi Credit Bureau , Saudi Gazette , Saudi government , Shoura Council
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi government is going to get tough on debtors. Some 63,000 Saudis could find themselves in jail…
Added on 29/06/2011
Al-Hayat , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Saudi government , Saudi Shoura Council , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: After heated debate the Shoura Council has agreed the common characteristics between GCC nationals permit intermarriage.
Added on 30/05/2011
Al-Hayat , Egypt , Facebook , Journalist , Literature , Middle East , Poet , Sinan Antoon , Syria , Tunisia , Twitter , Youssef Rakha
M.LYNX-QUALEY: Poets have traditionally held a central role in reflecting the life of Arabs. Is that role, however, being usurped by other, more modern means of communication?
Added on 07/05/2011
Al-Hayat , Egypt , Emile Habibi , Europe , Literature , The Complete Review
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Is Naguib Mahfouz the ‘Arabic Balzac’, the ‘Arabic Zola’ or the ‘Arabic Thomas Mann’? Who cares? He wrote novels in a tradition that grew separately from European and American authors.
Added on 09/04/2011
Al-Hayat , America , Amman , Beirut , Cairo , Cairo University , China , Declaration of Independence , Egypt , France , India , Islamabad , John Stuart Mill , Jordan , Martin Luther King Jr. , Middle East , Novelist , Pakistan , PayPal , Politics , Thomas Jefferson , Tunisia , United Kingdom , United States , US State Department , Washington
JUAN COLE: I am hopeful that the book will find an eager reception in Egypt, Tunisia and other countries yearning for democracy in the Arab world.
Added on 09/10/2010
Al-Hayat , Baghdad , Berlin , Iraq , London , Margaret Obank , Oil , Poet , Sinan Antoon , Youssef Rakha
A new translation of Boulus poem made M. Lynx Qualey reflect on how little-known the towering, excellent Boulus is in English—outside of Banipal readers.