Added on 09/12/2013
Asia , Business/Finance , car dealers , Dubai , E 311 road , Economy of Dubai , Emirates of the United Arab Emirates , Gulf News , Persian Gulf , Salik , Sharjah , Transport in the United Arab Emirates , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We appear to be back in the, ah, ‘glory days’ of 2006 and 2007 if recent reports are to be believed. Oh joy.
Added on 02/08/2013
James M. Dorsey
Arab–Iran relations , Iran , Persian Gulf , United Arab Emirates
The battle between Iran and various Gulf state for the identity of the energy-rich region has spilled onto its soccer pitches. It’s the Persian Gulf League vs. the Arabian Gulf League.
JAMES M. Dorsey: The battle between Iran and various Gulf state for the identity of the energy-rich region has spilled onto its soccer pitches. It’s the Persian Gulf League vs. the Arabian Gulf League.
Added on 18/07/2013
Asia , Dubai , Dubai police , Emirati people , Law/Crime , Persian Gulf , TWITTER INC. , United Arab Emirates , United Arab Emirati people , YouTube Inc
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It may have come as a surprise to the individual who filmed and loaded the video on YouTube that he was potentially breaking the law.
Added on 01/07/2013
Business/Finance , Community Development Authority , Dubai , Entertainment/Culture , Geography of Asia , Gulf News , Persian Gulf
ALEXANDER MCNABB: A new regulatory authority for social clubs in Dubai has appeared. So is the humble book club included?
Added on 19/06/2013
Dhaid , east coast , Geography of the United Arab Emirates , Hajjar Mountains , Hospitality/Recreation , Kalba , Masafi , Persian Gulf , Radar , Sharjah , Sharjah Airport , Technology , United Arab Emirates
As eagle eyed observers will recall from earlier posts, Sharjah has been suffering from a mysterious and expensive spate of radar shootings. Someone has been regularly taking out the traffic radars on the Mileiha Road – the arterial route that leads from the notorious National Paints parkabout all the way out to the delightful East […]
Added on 28/01/2013
Asia , Dubai , Emirates of the United Arab Emirates , Geography of Asia , Hospitality/Recreation , Persian Gulf , Sharjah , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You can keep your super-malls and your skyscrapers. The back street souks of Sharjah do me fine, thanks all the same.
Added on 13/04/2012
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JUAN COLE: It’s well worth looking at previous situations where major powers tried to use economics to bring Iran to heel.
Added on 21/03/2012
Ehud Barak , gas prices , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Israel Radio , Israeli intelligence , Jeffrey Goldberg , Middle East , Netanyahu , New York , Pentagon , Persian Gulf , simulation , Uganda , United States , Washington , White House
ANNIE ROBBINS, MONDOWEISS: The Israelis are playing down the consequences of an attack. American ‘top brass’ aren’t buying it.
Added on 14/01/2012
Barack Obama , Europe , Iran , Israel , Middle East , Obama , Persian Gulf , President , Strait of Hormuz , United States , United States Navy , War
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Right now I’m thinking of that Marx Brothers line: To war! To war! Fredonia’s going to war! Except this will be far from a farce.
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 10/04/2011
Abdullah , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Egypt , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Middle East , Nigeria , Obama administration , Oil , oil prices , Oil production , Persian Gulf , President , Riyadh , Robert Gates , Saudi Arabia , Secretary of Defense , Secretary of State , the Associated Press , United States , Venezuela
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Whenever the words ‘United States’ and ‘Saudi Arabia’ occur in the same sentence it seems inevitable that the phrase ‘dependence on oil’ will appear too.
Added on 23/03/2011
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ISSA KHALAF, MONDOWEISS: The price of military intervention always comes at a higher price than initially anticipated. Can the United States afford to intervene in Libya?
Added on 01/02/2011
The Moor Next Door
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TMND: The dominant official American attitude toward democratic reform in Egypt is concerned with the possibility that the Muslim Brothers might sweep the polls.
Added on 18/12/2010
Abu Dhabi , Arabian Gulf , Dubai , Google+ , Gulf , Iran , Kuwait , Persian Gulf
DAVID ROBERTS: I looked first, sorry my angry Iranian friends, for Persian Gulf and Arabian Gulf. Though you easily irascible fellows ought to be pleased…
Added on 24/11/2010
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES M. DORSEY: As dark as that moment was for Casablancan rockers, the trial was a turning point setting Morocco on a path to becoming one of the Arab world’s more liberal societies when it comes to alternative lifestyles.