Added on 08/12/2013
Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi , Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi , Al-Hirak , Al-Islah , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Asia , Hamid al-Ahmar , Jamal Benomar , Politics , South Yemen , South Yemen insurgency , South Yemen Movement , United Nations , Yemen , Yemeni uprising
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s looking increasingly likely that major protests will resume in Yemen in the new year.
Added on 04/12/2013
Asia , Dhofar Governorate , Index of Oman-related articles , Oman , Religion/Belief , Salalah , Sultanates , Tourism in Oman , Western Asia
DHOFARI GUCCI: A workplace discussion with two educated young men regarding the role of women in my country left me distressed and sad
Added on 27/11/2013
Asia , Cairo , Cairo Governorate , Dubai , Middle East , Nile River Delta , United Arab Emirates
JAMES MULLAN: There’s a surprising sense of optimism abroad in ‘New Cairo’ where many young returnees from the UAE are now based.
Added on 14/11/2013
Al-Aqsa , Asia , Benny Morris , David Ben Gurion , Fatah , Fertile Crescent , Hamas , Ilan Pappé , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Middle East , Palestine Liberation Organization , Palestinian exodus , Palestinian militant groups , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian people , Palestinian Territories , Politics , Salman Abu Sitta , Shay Hazkani
RAMZY BAROUD: An hour spent flipping between two Palestinian TV channels made it abundantly clear how Palestinians are missing a clear story about their present and future
Added on 08/11/2013
Rob L. Wagner
Abdulmeneem Al-Shehri , Asia , Geography of Saudi Arabia , Illegal immigration , Jeddah , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues
ROB L. WAGNER: Although it had been widely anticipated the scale of the recent crackdown in the Kingdom has surprised many people
Added on 08/11/2013
Ashraf Khatib , Asia , Dror Etkes , Fertile Crescent , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , large natural gas deposits , Levant , Meged oil field , Oil , oil field , Oslo , Oslo Accords , Palestinian Environmental Quality Authority , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian people , Palestinian Territories , Politics , United Nations General Assembly observers , USD , War/Conflict , West Bank , Western Asia , World Bank
JONATHAN COOK: It’s clear that Israeli policy is to ensure that any possibility of a future Palestinian state being economically viable remains very remote
Added on 02/11/2013
Asia , Civil war in Iraq , Iraq , Iraq War , Iraqi insurgency , Mexico , Nouri al-Maliki , Politics , Politics of Iraq , Sunni , Syria , United States , War/Conflict , Washington
JUAN COLE: Nouri Al-Maliki is in Washington pushing for increased U.S involvement in his country’s affairs. I have one word of advice to President Obama – resist!
Added on 29/10/2013
Al Qaeda , Asia , Fertile Crescent , Foreign relations of Iraq , Iraq , Iraqi insurgency , Levant , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Middle East , Politics , Syria , United States , War/Conflict
RAMZY BAROUD: The sectarian genie that was released via the US invasion of Iraq is now running rampant around the Middle East
Added on 27/10/2013
Asia , Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice , Cultural anthropology , Culture , Family , Gender , Law enforcement in Saudi Arabia , Marriage , Patriarchy , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues , Sociobiology , Women's rights in Saudi Arabia
EMAN AL NAFJAN: When women are stopped driving in Saudi Arabia it’s generally a policeman who does the stopping.
Added on 23/10/2013
Arab citizens of Israel , Asia , Benjamin Netanyahu , Central Elections Committee , Development towns , Fertile Crescent , Israel , Karmiel , Likud , Likud Party , mayor , Mohammed Zeidan , Nationalism , Nazareth Illit , Religion and politics , Religion/Belief , Salim Joubran , Social Issues , Zionism
JONATHAN COOK: It seems to have fallen under the radar of the news-reporting community but some very unpleasant campaigning has been going on in this week’s elections
Added on 17/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
Adly Mansour , Arab world , Asia , East Africa , Egypt , Egyptian Armed Forces , Egyptian military , Hosni Mubarak , House of Saud , Iran , Israel , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Middle East , Middle Eastern countries , Mohamed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , North Africa , Obama administration , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Sinai , United States , War/Conflict , Washington , Western Asia
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.
Added on 15/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
Ali Bin Al Hussein , Arabian Peninsula , Asia , Asian Football Confederation , Bahrain , Basra , Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , FIFA , Football , International reactions to the 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising , Iran , Iraq , Iraq national football team , Iraqi Football Association , Iraqi government , Kuwait , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Persian Gulf countries , Politics , President , Prince , Saudi Arabia , Shi'a–Sunni relations , Soccer , Sports , United Arab Emirates , War/Conflict , Western Asia
Sectarian divisions fuelling conflict across the Middle East have spilt on to the soccer pitch with Iraq’s decision to boycott the Gulf Cup and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) warning the Iraqi government not to interfere in the game. It is hard to separate the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that governments in Bahrain […]
Added on 13/10/2013
Asia , Far East , Hajj , Hospitality/Recreation , Islam , Mecca , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia
ABU MOHAMMED: Many of us on the Hajj break are slaves to our cars, busy transporting our loved ones from beach to mall to play center
Added on 13/10/2013
Al Adha , Asia , Eid Al-Adha , Eid ul-Fitr , Holiday , Islam , Islamic culture , Islamic festivals , Oman , Public holidays in Oman , Ramadan , Sawm
DHOFARI GUCCI: It used to be ‘holiday heaven’ in Oman. Not any more and it’s no bad thing really.
Added on 10/10/2013
Asia , Egypt , Fatah , Fatah–Hamas conflict , Gaza , Gaza Strip , Governance of the Gaza Strip , Hamas , Hosni Mubarak , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Mahmoud Abbas , Palestinian militant groups , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian Territories , Politics , United States , War/Conflict , West Bank , Western Asia
RAMZY BAROUD: The ‘pampered men’ of the PNA are in no hurry to take on a ‘national liberation project’. The attack on Gaza continues.
Added on 09/10/2013
Arab–Israeli conflict , Asia , Benjamin Netanyahu , Binyamin Netanyahu , Iran , Israel , Israeli Jews , Israeli society , Politics , Religion/Belief , Western Asia
JUAN COLE: Binyamin Netanyahu’s observations on Iranian jeans-wearing provoked much mirth but the two countries have a lot in common.
Added on 06/10/2013
Abdullah Hamidaddin , Asia , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Committee for Promotion of Virtue and The Prevention of Vice , Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice , Islam in Saudi Arabia , Islamic religious police , Law enforcement in Saudi Arabia , Religion/Belief , Saudi Arabia , Sex segregation , The Religious Policeman , Zealotry
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A well-known commentator on Saudi affairs has examined critically the role that the religious police occupy in everyday life
Added on 04/10/2013
Asia , Assad , Entertainment/Culture , Fertile Crescent , Gaza Strip , Israel , Palestinian people , Paradise Now , Second Intifada , Tarek , War/Conflict
JONATHAN COOK: It is written by Palestinians, stars Palestinians and is funded entirely by Palestinian money. Welcome to ‘Omar’.
Added on 29/09/2013
Amira Hanafi , Arabic language , Asia , Central Semitic languages , Egyptian Arabic , Egyptian language , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Languages of Egypt , Poet
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Amira Hanafi, an Egyptian-American poet, is about to embark on a novel initiative inspired by her experiences in Tahrir Square during 25th January revolution