ROB L. WAGNER: Saudi Arabian and Indonesian intransigence has put maids needing work and Saudis help between a rock and a hard place.
SLIMGULFIE: Over half a million Bahrainis who share the same religion are now thoroughly divided by their two sects. It’s heartbreaking.
TASBEEH HERWEES, SUHAIBWEBB: The memories of that summer come rushing back. It was, after all, the Abu Salim families who kick-started this revolution.
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: Omar al-Mukhtar was the leader of resistance to colonial rule in Libya eight decades ago. Born in eastern Libya, the heart of current resistance today, his words resonate strongly.
JAMES DORSEY: The workers are a necessarily evil, but over time they are almost certain to change the nature of society – a notion that sends chills down Qatari spines.
ROB L. WAGNER: The Facebook images, twitter messages and online videos fuel Saudi anger and repeatedly raise the question why authorities learned nothing from 2009.
RAMZY BAROUD: In Tunisia that ‘unprecedented anger” has reaped unprecedented results, leaving Tunisia with the great task of rebuilding a civil society.
JONATHAN COOK: The involvement of extremist Christian groups like God-TV will turn this into a religious confrontation – much harder to resolve…