Added on 20/07/2013
Africa , Arab world , Economy of Egypt , Egypt , Foreign relations of Egypt , Geography of Egypt , Liquefied natural gas , Macro-engineering , Politics , Red Sea , Suez , Suez Canal , United States
JUAN COLE: Recent events in Egypt don’t seem to hold much appeal for the major news corporations in the U.S but all Americans have a stake in what happens there
Added on 01/04/2013
The View From Fez
Abraj Al Bait , Asia , Hajj , Hospitality/Recreation , Islam in Saudi Arabia , Majdi Khalil , Mecca , Pilgrim , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia , Travel agency , Umrah
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: There has been a marked increase in the number of scams as well as increased cost, two factors hitting religious pilgrims in Morocco
Added on 22/03/2013
Asia , Geography of Asia , Geography of Saudi Arabia , Hospitality/Recreation , Jeddah , Mecca , Red Sea , Riyadh
ABU MOHAMMED: Life’s more expensive than the capital, Riyadh, but Jeddah provdes a haven of outdoor art and it’s close to the sacred sites.
Added on 06/09/2012
Susie of Arabia
Al Hamra , Art , Artist , Culture , Henry Moore , Jeddah , Mecca , Medina , Middle East , Oil , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia , Sculptor , United Kingdom
SUSIE OF ARABIA: It’s a little known fact but the original work of some of the world’s most famous sculptors is scattered throughout the Saudi port city.
Added on 03/09/2012
Alternative Energy , Booz & Company , Economy , Electricity , Energy , Energy consumption , Oil , Oil production , Oman , Qatar , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Advances in solar power and nuclear plants will help Saudis address their energy issues but water consumption is a major issue.
Added on 27/08/2012
deputy mayor , Jeddah , Red Sea , Reuters , SAR , Saudi Arabia , Transport
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The challenge building underground where water can be inches below the surface is considerable, but not insurmountable… given enough money.
Added on 05/05/2012
Jeddah , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia
ABU MOHAMMED: Finding a pleasant, uncluttered, litter free beach near Jeddah seemed impossible. Then a friend pointed me in the right direction
Added on 23/04/2012
Susie of Arabia
Caribbean , Fiji , Hawaii , Mexico , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia , Sport , Travel
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Did I have the stamina for snorkelling in the Red Sea? Yes and it was so worth the trip.
Added on 14/03/2012
Common Ground News Service
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi , Arabian Sea , Economics , Employment , freelance journalist and editor , national government , north Yemen , President , Red Sea , South Yemen , southern Yemen , Yemen
ABUBAKR AL-SHAMAHI, CGNEWS: A limited window of opportunity has opened for Yemen’s new government.
Added on 26/01/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Ali Akbar Salehi , Ali Al-Naimi , Arabian Gulf , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Captain , China , Ehsan Ahrari , European Union , GCC , Gulf Cooperation Council , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Islamists , Israel , Israeli government , Japan , Jeddah , Korea , Kuwait , London , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , Middle East Analyst , Military hardware , Norfolk , Oil , oil customer , Oil producer , Oil production , Oman , OPEC , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Pentagon , President , Qatar , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , South Korea , Strait of Hormuz , Sunni , Turki al-Faisal , United Arab Emirates , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States , Virginia , Wen Jiabao , Yanbu
ROB L. WAGNER: As tensions increase all parties are beginning to make calculations regarding the effect of a possible conflict in the Arabian Gulf.
Added on 02/01/2012
Afghanistan , Asaf Ali Zardari , Baghdad , Bahrain , Binyamin Netanyahu , China , Congress , Egypt , Egyptian military , Foreign Policy , Gaza , Iran , Iraq , Islamabad , Israel , Muslim Brotherhood , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Nouri al-Maliki , Pakistan , President , Prime Minister , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia , South Asia , Syria , Tehran , Turkey , U.S. Congress , United States , Washington , Yemen
JUAN COLE: Many of the dangers to which I pointed in last year’s list still exist, of course, but a whole host of new difficulties has emerged.
Added on 23/12/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Big Adventure , Christianity , Christians , Christmas , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Eid Al- Fitr , Eid Al-Adha , Expatriates , Food and Drink , Information Technology , Jeddah , Jesus Christ , Massachusetts , New Year's Day , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , United Kingdom , United States
ROB L. WAGNER: If you’re subtle you can enjoy a surprisingly festive Christmas in the Kingdom. Many Saudis also quietly acknowledge Christian friends’ celebration.
Added on 27/08/2011
Ariel Sharon , Army , Camp David , Egypt , Egyptian military , Gaza , Gaza Strip , Hamas , Israel , Israeli military , Lebanon , Ma’an , Mobile Phones , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , President , Red Sea , Ronald Reagan , Secretary of State , Sinai , Sudan , United States , Uri Avnery , Washington
RAMZY BAROUD: Why is Israel bent on discrediting Egypt, exploiting the most sensitive period of its modern history, and destabilizing the border area?
Added on 19/07/2011
Jeddah , Jeddah police , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Human Rights Commission , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: No-one disputes that domestic violence is a serious issue but there is evidence that incidents of female on male violence are increasingly prevalent in the Kingdom.
Added on 13/06/2011
Electricity , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s been rejected by UNESCO as a ‘World Heritage Site’ due to neglect. Will the authorities rescue ‘Old Jeddah’?
Added on 30/05/2011
Arabian Peninsula , Dubai , India , Jeddah , Kashmir , Pakistan , Red Sea , Saudi Arabia
STEVE ROYSTON: I’ve been visiting Jeddah for more than 20 years but haven’t been there since the floods. I was curious to know if it had changed.
Added on 19/04/2011
Australia , Bahrain , Cairo , Canada , China , Cyprus , Delhi , Dubai , Egypt , Employment , Europe , European Union , Expatriates , Far East , Germany , India , Indonesia , Ireland , Japan , Jeddah , Jordan , Lebanon , London , Los Angeles , Malaysia , Manama , Middle East , Moscow , Naples , Oil and gas , Oman , Red Sea , Rio , Riyadh , Russia , Rwanda , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , South Korea , Syria , Thailand , Turkey , United Kingdom , United States , Yugoslavia
STEVE ROYSTON: One year ago I wrote the 10 good reasons to work in the Middle East. I would not change one of them. I have, however, added 10 reasons you may not want to.
Added on 06/03/2011
Algeria , Alternative Energy , Bahrain , BP , Christmas , East Africa , Egypt , European Union , GCC , Libya , Mediterranean , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , PR , Qatar , Red Sea , Saudi , Social Media , Syria , Tunisia , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ANDREW MACKAY: Countries across the Middle East and Africa need to examine the damage done to their reputations, and rebuild vital revenue streams from inward investment and tourism.
Added on 20/12/2010
Ashoura , Bahrain , Christmas , Colorado , Damascus , Easter , Iran , Iraq , Manama , Middle East , Mohamed , Muharram , Ottoman Court , Print media , Ramadan , Red Sea , Taliban , YouTube
STEVE ROYSTON – In the two hours I listened, I couldn’t begin to understand the intricacies. But I was struck by the gentle emotion, and parallels to Easter.
Added on 07/10/2010
Common Ground News Service , Dead Sea , Israel , Jerusalem , Jordan , Mediterranean , Middle East , Negev , Oil , Palestinian Territories , Red Sea , Syria , West Bank , World Bank
People often associate the Middle East with oil. But in the region’s cities, villages and farms, access to a different resource is becoming rather problematic: water. Finding a solution here may also reveal another – the path to peace.