Added on 14/02/2012
James M. Dorsey
2014 World Cup , AFC , Ala'a Hubail , Ali Said , Asia , Asian Football Confederation , Australia , Bahrain , Bahrain Football Association , Basketball , Caribbean Football Union , China , Dubai , FIFA , Football , Gulf Cooperation Council , Gulf News , Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa , hassan , Hassan al-Dirazi , International Football Association Board , Japan , Martial law , Mohamed bin Hammam , Mohammed bin Hammam , Mohammed Hubail , national basketball team player , national soccer team goalkeeper , President , Sepp Blatter , Soccer , South China , Tareq al-Fursani , United Arab Emirates , Zhang Jilong
JAMES M. DORSEY: Campaigning is under way for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation. The position is never far from controversy.
Added on 04/01/2012
Dubai , Emirates ID card , Gulf News , online applications , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The New Year has brought a welcome announcement from the UAE authorities – the ID Card procedure is to go online. Cautious optimism then.
Added on 27/11/2011
Matt J. Duffy
Abu Dhabi police , AED , Canada , Censorship , Defamation , Dubai , Dubai Crime , Dubai Laws , Dubai police , Europe , Gulf News , Media , New York , United Arab Emirates , United States
MATT J. DUFFY: Private parties should be allowed to settle differences via civil courts and truth should be set as the ultimate defence against defamation.
Added on 24/10/2011
Dubai , Dubai Crime , Dubai Laws , Dubai police , Facebook , Google+ , Gulf News , presiding judge , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: … It does leave you wondering what would happen if a truly complex case of Internet fraud or identity theft did come up for the Dubai courts to make judgment on…
Added on 17/10/2011
Abu Dhabi , Al Khaimah , Al Quwain , Dubai , Emirates ID card , Emirates Identity Authority , Gulf News , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: So, three years later, we have a real deadline (“We’re serious this time, we’re telling you!”) with a fine to be imposed upon those not complying,
Added on 16/10/2011
Enoc , EPPCO , Gulf News , Local media , richest oil producing nations , The National , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Quite why the company has broken its silence now remains to be explained, but one is left with the feeling there’s something…
Added on 25/09/2011
Abu Dhabi , Al Khaimah , Al Quwain , Dubai , Federal National Council , Gulf News , UAE
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Happiness follows the successful conclusion of the UAE’s dalliance with voting. Shame one UAE paper feels the need to gloss over the mildest of grievances.
Added on 18/09/2011
Dubai , Editor-in-Chief , Elections , Facebook , Federal National Council , Gulf News , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Gulf News’ editor Abdul Hamid Ahmad points out not all Dubai candidates have been active. “They do not have the motivation..”
Added on 31/07/2011
Ahmed Bin Shabib , Dubai , Geekfest , Gulf News , Middle East , plastics , UAE , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: I’ve been here more than twenty years but there are still a few things to learn about how to survive a Dubai summer.
Added on 09/07/2011
Adnoc , Dubai , Enoc , ENOC Group , EPPCO , Gulf News , Khaleej Times , oil industry , PR , Public Relations , The National
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Here are the five rules of Public Relations that may help Enoc, and indeed any other company that has to break bad news, going forward…
Added on 09/07/2011
Abu Dhabi , Bahrain , Crown Prince , Democracy , Emir , Foreign Affairs , Gulf News , Iran , Kuwait , Kuwait’s Parliament , Minister of the Interior , MP , Prime Minister , Reuters , Sabah Al Sabah , Saudi Arabia , Shiaa , Spy , Tehran
DAVID ROBERTS: Kuwait’s Parliament is undergoing another crisis. What are the key issues which so frequently flare-up and cause such anguish?
Added on 29/06/2011
Bloomberg , Daily Telegraph , Dubai , Dubai government , Enoc , ENOC Group , Gulf News , PR , Sharjah government , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: “Deliciously, Deena twists the knife: “Pressed for answers, he made casual comments on the weather to change the subject…”
Added on 25/06/2011
Adnoc , ENOC Group , Gulf News , oil producing nation , Sharjah government , The National
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The end of ENOC/EPPCO in Sharjah? Quite possibly. Could it have been avoided with public debate over the real issues..?
Added on 09/06/2011
Adnoc , Enoc , EPPCO , Gulf News , Jebel Ali port , Middle East , Oil producer , petrol , Social Media , The National , UAE , UAE newspapers , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s yet more bad publicity for the country (the oil producer that ran out of fuel – wait for the internationals to pick that one up).
Added on 26/05/2011
Dr Abdulkhaleq Abdullah
Abdulkhaleq Abdullah , Arab Gulf , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Democracy , Egypt , Gulf News , Iraq , Kuwait , Libya , Middle East , Oman , Pandora's box , President , Syria , Tunisia , UAE , UAE University , United States
ABDULKHALEQ ABDULLAH: The situation in Bahrain has seriously unnerved other Gulf states and has significantly undermined attempts to promote democracy throughout the region.
Added on 24/05/2011
Sultan Al Qassemi
AED , Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Broadband , George Washington , Gulf News , Libya , Philippines , President , Prime Minister , Russia , Social Media , South Africa , UAE , UAE's National Day , United Arab Emirates , United States , Woodrow Wilson
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: This year is an ideal time for the UAE, the only successful union in the Arab world, to institutionalise a State of the Federation address.
Added on 19/05/2011
Abu Dhabi , Emirates ID Authority , Emirates ID card , Gulf News , Public Relations , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The big news, however, is that the National ID card is ‘to be mandatory’, a card we were first told would be mandatory three years ago, back in 2008
Added on 16/05/2011
Beirut , Facebook , Google+ , Gulf News , Online media , Privacy , Social Media , Twitter
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It would do as well to be aware that you’re now essentially a public figure. And you’re leaving footprints behind all the time…
Added on 12/05/2011
Android , Egypt , Facebook , Google+ , Gulf News , Hillary Clinton , Jordan , Morocco , Saudi Arabia , Sky News , Social Media , Twitter , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , White House
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Presumably GN felt it couldn’t use the word ‘Jewish’, but I do feel misled… Context and analysis? I’d rather trust Twitter…
Added on 10/05/2011
Sultan Al Qassemi
AED , Arab Gulf , Arabian Peninsula , Asharq Al-Awsat , Civil society , Dubai , Dubai School , Egypt , Facebook , Finance , Freedom and Justice Party , Gaza Strip , GCC , Gulf News , Hosni Mubarak , Human Rights Watch , Iran , Jordan , Kuwait , London , Media law , Middle East , Mohamed elBaradei , Muslim Brotherhood , Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt , President , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Syria , Tahrir Square , Turkey , UAE , UAE government , United Arab Emirates , Yemen
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: UAE national observers commented in private that many names on the UAE petition calling for an elected parliament were UAE members of the Muslim Brotherhood.