Added on 10/10/2011
Sultan Al Qassemi
Arab Gulf , Boston , Canada , Emiratis , Facebook , Gulf Arab , Harvard University , Kuwait , law student , Los Angeles , Oil , Qatar , Toronto , Twitter , Washington DC
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: Qatar, he told me, has one of the most impressive constitutions, as well as the most impressive parliamentary building. “Too bad there’s no parliament to occupy it,” he said.
Added on 09/10/2011
Ali Khamenei , America , Bahrain , Food and Drink , Gulf Cooperation Council , Hizballah , Iran , Iraq , Journalism , Journalist , Kuwait , Manama , Manama’s Pearl Square , Martial law , Middle East , Oman , Persian Gulf , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Tehran , The Wall Street Journal , United Arab Emirates , United States
DAVID ROBERTS: The Wall Street Journal has published a very curious piece indeed on the relationship between Iran and Bahrain. It’s long on allegation but very short on proof.
Added on 03/10/2011
Bahrain , Democracy , Iraq , Jeddah , Kuwait , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: This was the election before ‘the Big One’ – the 2015 Municipal Elections where women can vote and stand for office. So was it a damp squib, as some have suggested?
Added on 30/09/2011
James M. Dorsey
Abdullah , Abu Dhabi , Arab Spring , Bahrain , Banking , Dubai , East Africa , Egypt , fencing , GCC , Gulf Cooperation Council , handball , Jordan , Kuwait , Libya , Manama , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , Oil , oil prices , Oil wealth , Oman , Pandora's box , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Sultan Qaboos bin Said , Syria , Tunisia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Their reluctance to be proactive rather than reactive has so far shielded the GCC from the revolt. The question is for how long, and what’s the price?
Added on 24/09/2011
Corruption , Emir , Kuwait , Kuwaiti MP , Oil , oil revenue , Oil revenues , Prime Minister , Sabah Al Sabah , The New York Times , World Bank
DAVID ROBERTS: Allegations of corruption have been swirling around Kuwait’s parliament for a very long time now. It’s time that the issue was treated seriously.
Added on 15/08/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abdul Aziz Al-Asheik , Ahmad Eid Al-Harbi , Alwaleed bin Talal , Bahrain , Basketball , Big Adventure , Brazil , Dubai , FIFA , Football , Germany , Iranian Football Federation , Jeddah , Kings United , Kuwait , Ministry of Education , Olympics , Oman , Ramadan , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , United Kingdom , United States , Women , Women's issues
ROB L. WAGNER: ‘Unseemly’, ‘undignified’ and ‘a threat to players’ virginity’ in the eyes of religious conservatives but women’s football is making major strides in Saudi Arabia.
Added on 27/07/2011
Iraq , Kuwait , Oil , Saddam Hussein
DAVID ROBERTS: There seems to be little attention paid to the continuing worsening in relations between Kuwait and Iraq. That may change as we appear to be entering a downward spiral.
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 20/06/2011
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Chechnya , dishwasher , Islam , Kuwait , Salwa Al Mutairi , Sarah Palin , US Federal Reserve , Women
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: She’s certainly made an impression but unfortunately it’s a damaging one for Muslims
Added on 16/06/2011
Common Ground News Service
activist and journalist , Algeria , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Asmaa Mahfouz , Bahrain , Bangladesh , Boston College , Cairo , co-author , Democracy , Editor-in-Chief , Egypt , Hosni Mubarak , Indonesia , John L. Esposito , Jordan , Kuwait , Middle East , Natana J. DeLong-Bas , Pakistan , Political activist , President , The [Oxford] Encyclopedia , Tunisia , Turkey , Women , Women's issues , Yemen
NATANA J. DELONG-BAS, CGNEWS: They have confronted Western stereotypes and achieved much – but will they actively participate actively in emerging democracies?
Added on 12/06/2011
Chechnya , Kuwait , Middle East , Political activist , Religious law , Salwa Al Mutairi , Women , Women's issues
DAVID ROBERTS: ‘Concubines’ are the solution to protecting Kuwaiti men from “..adultery and corruption,” according to a female Kuwaiti political activist. Great idea, eh?
Added on 08/06/2011
Abdullah II , Albert Einstein , Anwar Sadat , Arab League , Artist , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Benjamin Netanyahu , CNN , Congress , Crown Prince , Democracy , Desmond Tutu , Egypt , Europe , Faisal , Gulf Cooperation Council , Hussain , Jordan , Kuwait , Middle East , Middle East Opinions of America , Novelist , Ohio , Oil wealth , President , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , U.S. Congress , United States , Wael Ghonim , Washington
STEVE ROYSTON: There are many reasons why the ‘Arab Voice’ is so weak in the United States. But that doesn’t give leaders and opinion formers an excuse.
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 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.
Added on 04/05/2011
Afghanistan , Africa , Algeria , America , Arabian Peninsula , Azerbaijan , Bahrain , Balkans , Bangladesh , Brunei , Central Asia , Egypt , Germany , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Islam , Jordan , Kenya , Kerala , Kuwait , Lebanon , Libya , Malaysia , Maldives , messenger , Middle East , Morocco , Muslim , Nigeria , Pakistan , Palestinian Territories , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Singapore , Somalia , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Syria , Tanzania , Tunisia , Turkey , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , Yemen
AMERICAN BEDU: It’s a topic that seems, more often than not, to generate more heat than light but here’s my attempt to define a Muslim.
Added on 02/05/2011
Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Al-Ahram Center , Army , Asaf Ali Zardari , Ayman al-Zawahiri , Barack Obama , Bush , Bush Administration , Central America , Central Intelligence Agency , CNN , Congress , Department of State , Dick Cheney , Dome of the Rock , Dwight Eisenhower , Egypt , Egyptian military , Fahd , France , fundraiser , Gaza Strip , Inter-Services Intelligence , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Jeddah , Jerusalem , Joe Biden , Kabul , Kuwait , Leonid Brezhnev , Libya , Middle East , Obama , Osama Bin Laden , Pakistan , Pakistani intelligence , Palestinian Territories , Pentagon , Peshawar , President , Prime Minister , Ronald Reagan , Saddam Hussein , Saudi Arabia , Soviet Union , Sudan , Syria , Taliban , Tunisia , UN Security Council , United Kingdom , United Nations , United States , US government , USG , Washington , West Bank , White House
JUAN COLE: Post Osama, President Obama should do us all a favour and now remove U.S. troops from Iraq.
Added on 21/04/2011
Al Ahram Weekly , Alexandria , Arabian Gulf , AUC Press , Bahaa Taher , Bahrain , Beirut , Cairo , Catherine Cobham , Christina Phillips , Columbia University , Denys Johnson-Davies , Editor-in-Chief , Edward Said , Egypt , Elias Khoury , Emile Habibi , Gamal al-Ghitani , Ghassan Kanafani , Google+ , Haifa , Hanan al-Shaykh , Hassan Nasrallah , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Abdel Meguid , Ibrahim al-Koni , Ibrahim Aslan , Ibrahim Jabra , Indiana University , Iraq , Islah party , Italy , Khairy Shalaby , Kuwait , Literature , Minister of Information , Morocco , Mourid Barghouti , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Paris , Peter Theroux , Qatar , Radwa Ashour , Rashad Abu Shawar , Salwa Bakr , Samia Mehrez , Shakir Mustafa , Syracuse University , Syria , Tawfiq al-Hakim , United Kingdom , William Hutchins , Yemen Times , Yusuf Idris
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The Arab Writers Union has listed the Top 100 Arabic novels. Puzzling, annoying, lists such as this are nevertheless fun.
Added on 17/04/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi
Censorship , Dubai , Foreign media , Gulf News , Kuwait , Local media , Mishaal Al Gergawi , MSNBC , Official spokesperson , Omani government , PR , Public Relations , Social Media , Spy , United Arab Emirates
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Most government media arms have dug their boots in. That their positions may be correct is irrelevant. After all, how strong is a position that isn’t communicated?
Added on 14/04/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi
AED , Bahrain , Energy , Entrepreneurship , Finance , finance minister , International Atomic Energy Agency , Iran , Kuwait , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Oil , oil prices , oil reserves , Qatar , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , United Arab Emirates , Venezuela
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Unlike an Emirati or Qatari, a Saudi doesn’t have delusional expectations of financial entitlement and pre-deserved stature at the marketplace. A Saudi is glad to find a job at all.
Added on 13/04/2011
Iran , Iranian government , Kuwait , Kuwaiti MP
DAVID ROBERTS: It’s not the best of times between Iran and several of its neighbours at the moment. The rhetoric is rising and several members of the Kuwaiti parliament are joining in with gusto.