JAMES M. DORSEY: Leeds United’s negotiations for a takeover by Bahrain’s Gulf Finance House (GFH) may not give it access to the funding that has boosted the fortunes of others…
JAMES M. DORSEY: Qatar has repeatedly denied it exploits foreign labour. “The Ministry has received no complaint of forced labour and it is inconceivable that such a thing exists in Qatar…”
VIDEO: The White House has reportedly rejected a request by Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to meet President Barack Obama. A snub?
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The challenge building underground where water can be inches below the surface is considerable, but not insurmountable… given enough money.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: In its depiction of the life of the second caliph a television epic has touched a nerve while attracting huge viewing numbers
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Media reaction to Saudi women’s participation in the Olympics has been mixed but it’s marked a clear watershed.
MUSTAFA ANDELHALIM, CGNEWS: Egypt is creating its own narrative. There are lessons to be learned from Turkey but it’s not a complete solution
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The march was in support of Palestine but there was no doubting the underlying message.
RAMZY BAROUD: Leaders of adjacent countries might find themselves forced to choose sides in a conflict over resources and military presence.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: I am not a supporter of Iran’s nuclear program. But I am even less a supporter of assassination as state policy.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The leading Islamic party’s announcement that it’s not interested in imposing a dress code on women has been welcomed.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The creators of the Stuxnet virus, which allegedly did significant damage to Iran’s nuclear programme, used fake soccer websites to smokescreen their handiwork
RANIA AL MALKY: No apology will suffice to reverse the insult that such a blatantly false claim has dealt to the memory of the victims…
Following months of protests outside the Kuwaiti parliament the lid finally came off and a group of protestors stormed the gates. What does this mean?
JONATHAN COOK: The demand has risen to the top of the Israeli agenda and if accepted will condemn Palestinians as ‘historic interlopers and trespassers’.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The current rate at which Saudis are consuming water is simply unsustainable. Drastic action needs to be taken. And soon.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Jeddah is set to eclipse Dubai as the home of the world’s tallest building following the recent announcement made by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.