Added on 29/12/2012
Adel Fakieh , Ahmed Al-Omran , Bahrain , Crown Prince , Egypt , Energy , Iran , Israel , Journalist , Literature , Middle East , Mohammed Mursi , New Year's Day , news site , Olympics , Retail , Riyadh Bureau , Robin Barrett , Sarah Attar , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Syria , Wojdan Shaherkani
STEVE ROYSTON: It’s by no means scientific or representative but here are the people and special moments that resonated with me this year
Added on 11/08/2012
National Health Service , Olympics , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: So will a New Britain emerge in the wake of the medals, stadia and closing ceremony? I don’t think so. We are what we are. An English man writes.
Added on 09/08/2012
ITN , Olympics , Sarah Attar , Saudi Arabia , Videos
VIDEO: Sarah Attar becomes the first female Saudi track and field athlete to compete at the Olympic games. An ITN report and interview…
Added on 07/08/2012
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: Her father ought not have a hard time winning cases against those posting false and defamatory information on Facebook and Twitter.
Added on 07/08/2012
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: Congratulations to the Saudi Equestrian team for winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics….
Added on 05/08/2012
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: Media reaction to Saudi women’s participation in the Olympics has been mixed but it’s marked a clear watershed.
Added on 02/08/2012
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EMAN AL NAFJAN: The Olympics usually barely registers on Saudi consciousness. This time round, though, things are different
Added on 01/08/2012
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Hajj , London , Mecca , Olympics
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMMED:In both the Olympics and pilgrimage, people are put into close proximity with each other, forced to look past difference towards their common goals.
Added on 31/07/2012
Egypt , Jordan , Khaled Mattawa , Libya , Literature , Olympics , Poet , Poetry , The Guardian
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Thanks goodness we no longer have the embarrassment of the Olympics ‘Art Competitions’ but the UK’s Guardian newspaper did some nice work.
Added on 31/07/2012
Algeria , Bahrain , Beijing , Djibouti , Egypt , Elizabeth II , Iraq , Jordan , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , Olympics , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Somalia , Sport , United Arab Emirates , Women , Women's issues
DAVID ROBERTS: The Olympics Opening Ceremony was striking for many reasons not the least of which was the presence of so many women leading Arab teams.
Added on 30/07/2012
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JUAN COLE: The trip of Republic Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to Israel is in bad taste for lots of reasons. Here are just 10 reasons as to why…
Added on 28/07/2012
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JUAN COLE: These are the first Olympic Games where women from every country in the world are participating. There is a bigger question for Saudis.
Added on 21/07/2012
The View From Fez
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THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Whether it’s the longer daylight hours or because you’re an Olympic athlete there are particular challenges for Muslims this Ramadan
Added on 20/07/2012
Lee Wellings , Muslims , Olympics , Ramadan , the summer games , Videos
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: It is the ultimate test of sporting ability, but this London Olympics will provide extra difficulty for some Muslim athletes.
Added on 19/07/2012
Common Ground News Service
Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani , Basketball , Football , International Olympic Committee , Jeddah United Sports Company , Journalist , judo , Maha Akeel , Ministry of Education , Olympics , Sarah Attar , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Olympic Committee , Singapore , Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani , Women , Women's issues
MAHA AKEEL, CGNEWS: The participation of two Saudi women at the Olympic Games will provide inspiration and encouragement for girls throughout the Kingdom
Added on 26/06/2012
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES DORSEY: It’s likely excellent news for Dalma Malhas but it’s unlikely she’ll be driving to show jumping events in the Kingdom anytime soon.
Added on 26/06/2012
Abdullah , BBC , London , Olympics , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi embassy in London , Saudi Olympic Committee , Women Athletes
CROSSROADS ARABIA: In March Saudi announced it would support women athletes. In April it reversed its position. Now June, and it appears female athletes will receive support.
Added on 13/06/2012
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES M. DORSEY: The publication of a new report examining worker conditions in Qatar ups the ante for the authorities.
Added on 07/06/2012
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Should Dubai win Expo 2020 it would be a significant, significant boost to the city – economically, socially and in terms of global recognition.
Added on 01/06/2012
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JAMES DORSEY: Critics are asserting Qatari building standards are shoddy and cast doubt on the safety standards of stadiums…